What to do if you have pain in the round ligament of the uterus during pregnancy!

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Many expectant mothers may have felt a sharp pain or tingling sensation on one or both sides of their lower abdomen and groin area during pregnancy. This is called round ligament pain, and it is one of the most common types of pain in pregnancy, often occurring in the middle of the pregnancy.

01Causes of pain in the round ligaments of the uterus

During pregnancy, several thick ligaments surround and support the growing uterus, one of which is the round uterine ligament, the ligament that connects the front of the uterus to the groin. As the fetus and uterus grow, the round ligament of the uterus stretches, which can make it more prone to tightening, and sudden movement can cause the ligament to tighten quickly, resulting in a tingling sensation. Symptoms of round ligament of the uterus pain include sudden, sharp cramps in the abdomen. Occurring in one or both locations on the lower part of the abdomen, the pain usually lasts only a few seconds.

02Treatment of pain in the round ligaments of the uterus

1, drug relief

If the pain is unbearable, you can take medication for pain relief under the advice of your doctor, and be sure to consult your doctor before taking the medication to see if this is feasible.

2、Keep exercising

Exercise can make the core abdominal muscles stronger, doing stretches or yoga are good choices, you can also do the following exercises to strengthen the core.

Abdominal Breathing

The body is fully relaxed lying flat on a yoga mat, one hand on the abdomen to feel the changes in the stomach, the nose inhales when the abdomen rises, the mouth exhales, the abdomen slowly shrinks back until the gas are spat out.

Supine Double Upper Limb Lift Breathing

The body is fully relaxed lying flat on the yoga mat with both upper limbs straight and perpendicular to the torso, the chest opens as you inhale and relaxes back to the starting position as you exhale.

Static Dead Bug Style Exercise

The body is fully relaxed lying flat on the yoga mat, both lower limbs flexed at the hips and knees lifted up to 90 degrees from the torso, keeping the pelvis stable, both upper limbs straightened on both knee joints, when you exhale, the upper body is lifted up, both hands and knees are against each other, the abdominal area is tightened, the pelvic floor muscles are tightened to keep the core stable, and when you inhale, you go back to the original position.

Left Side Plank

Lying on the yoga mat on the left side, the line between the left upper limb flexed at the elbow and the left shoulder joint is perpendicular to the ground, the left lower limb is flexed at 90°, the right lower limb is straightened, and the torso is in a straight line; on exhalation, tighten the abdomen (core) while lifting up the pelvis, and the left knee is tightly pressed against the yoga mat, and on inhalation, return to the original position.

3. Hip flexion

Before coughing, sneezing or laughing, bend your hips so that the round ligaments of the uterus are less stretched to avoid stretching.


Uterine round ligament is often encountered in mid-pregnancy pregnant mothers trouble, just a few seconds of pain, you can choose to ignore not to do measures, although only a small annoyance, but if the duration of a few minutes and a lot of pain, or need to go to the doctor to find help, or else to the baby’s detrimental to the baby is not worth the loss.

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