Discomfort during pregnancy
Round ligament pain
From the beginning of pregnancy, you may feel an aching sensation around your uterus. This is completely normal – it is caused by the stretching of the round ligaments supporting your uterus, which must lengthen as the uterus grows.
Later, the hormones saturating the pelvic ligaments may also cause strong pulling sensations in the legs, groin, pubis or sides of the belly. You will feel these aches mainly when changing position or when standing, and they may sometimes make walking difficult. The aches will increase as the pregnancy progresses and tend to be stronger in a second or later pregnancy. To relieve the aching, rest and limit the time you spend standing as much as possible. You may also want to try acupuncture or homeopathic remedies.