Assessing abdominal pain in pregnancy
Sharp pain in side or groin that lasts less than 2 minutes Pain felt along the sides of the abdomen is common during pregnancy, usually in the first and third trimester. Often described as a stitch-like pain on the right or left, it can take your breath away when it strikes. A possible cause is spasm of the round ligament holding the uterus in place. These short, thick round ligaments stretch to accommodate your growing uterus. Sometimes they stretch too suddenly, such as when you get out of bed or move awkwardly and go into a brief spasm.