Why The Pregnant Wife Was Found On Her Hands and Knees

Some folk remedies are just strange, and some are just wrong, but I have found a few that work great! In pregnancy there is nothing worse that the sharp or tugging pains women get in their lower abdomen during the early second trimester. What can be most frustrating is the lack of knowing exactly what is causing the pains! But often it is something simple your gyno will refer to as round Round ligament syndrome. The round ligaments begin at the top of the uterus just in front of where your fallopian tube enters the uterus. The round ligaments are several inches long in your abdomen, and then they go into the canal at the junction of your leg and lower abdomen. That canal is entered through something called the abdominal inguinal , they actually end at the top of your vulva in the region of the larger lips called the labia majora. and along the inguinal canal, and end in the labia majora. Pain, tugging, nagging, stabbing anywhere along the line of this structure is called "round ligament pain;" it is common and a diagnosis of this has no specific tests we are really guessing when you are told that this is what you have. There doesn't seem to be a specific growing pain of the uterus itself, it's mostly muscle as opposed to this structure which is part ligament and has a tiny bit of muscle. Round ligament pains more typical to be on the right, and the natural rotation to the left of the uterus in pregnancy (yes, some do rotate the other way!) also aggravates the stretch of this ligament.. Movements an exaggerate the pain and so women report more pain when they wake up, sudden over in bed, have sudden movements in exercise class or other vigorous activity (sex!). The pain is caused by irritation of  nerve fibers in or around the ligament or spasm of the ligament. Rarely, the ligament can have medical problems, like a fibroid, or varicose veins of the ligament, it may be due to gynecologic problems like endometriosis that has not completely settled down (which it usually does in pregnancy). The pain is usually self limited as the hormones of pregnancy will cause a laxity that relives the stretch that is the cause in most women. Also the growth of the ligament may catch up with the growth of the uterus and also relieve tension. But other than putting up with the pain, or using pain medication, only one quick fix is recommended: get in the hands and knee position, it helps the uterus fall forward and it does (albeit briefly) relieve the tension on the ligament and helps a woman feel better!


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