15 Jul 2022 | 3 min Read
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By the time you reach the 19th week of pregnancy, you might be feeling a little abdominal pain with cramps as your uterus stretches. The main cause of cramping during this time is the stretching of muscles and ligaments in the uterus.
While that feeling of tugging on both sides of your lower abdomen can be uncomfortable, it also means that the foetus is developing and growing. The main ligament of the uterus (the round ligament) is typically the main cause of any painful cramping.
As this round ligament stretches, it creates either an aching pain or a sharp, tight pain on your sides. Although this pain is considered a normal part of pregnancy as your body prepares for your growing baby, it should only happen every once in a while and not consistently. If it is, it is advisable to consult a doctor. Read on to know more.
Here are some of the tips to deal with cramping at 19 weeks of pregnancy:
Pregnancy cramps can be a cause of concern at times and it is advisable to consult your doctor if you experience:
These symptoms should not be overlooked as some of these symptoms accompanied by cramping can be the cause of an underlying issue including:
Cramping at the 19-week mark during pregnancy is just another uncomfortable change that an expecting mother endures. If you have cramping accompanied by the symptoms mentioned above it is advisable to consult your doctor.
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