I know that everyone probably hates me for not ever experiencing morning sickness. If you didn’t know that, well I just said it again, I did not experience any morning sickness. Lucky me right? Well I think my payback has arrived.
Last night I was brushing my teeth when I suddenly got incredibly sharp pains in my left lower abdomen that went around to my lower back. I couldn’t stand, sit, or move at all. I honestly thought my appendix burst or something. Thankfully it went away after about 5 minutes. I laid down and fell asleep since the pain was completely gone.
Today I was thinking about it and realized that I’ve had less intense pain the that same area when I move a certain way. I decided to call the OB to see if I needed to worry or what I could do from home. The lady on the phone told me that since I am 22 weeks along I need to call Labor and Delivery. WHAT?? That just sent me into a reality check. I mean I was actually on the phone with labor and delivery. If I had a bad enough problem I would have to go to LABOR AND DELIVERY! That is crazy. It feels like just yesterday I found out I was pregnant.
But anyways, they had me describe my symptoms and told me that it sounded like I was suffering from round ligament pain. This occurs because the ligaments connected to the uterus get strained when the uterus grows. I was told to take tylenol and use a heating pad. That made me feel better but worried at the same time.
Since I have 2 uteruses I know that there is a possibility that my baby wont be able to grow to her full potential inside me and that could cause some serious pain. It doesn’t mean that she wont be healthy it just means she might have to come early and do some growing at the hospital. If I have these severe pains the rest of the pregnancy I am definitely getting my payback for the lack of morning sickness.
Has anyone felt this before? Is it going to be a common occurrence?