Is it normal for uterus to hurt in pregnancy?

I am 3 months pregnant and since about 6 weeks I would say my uterus sometimes just hurts. Sometimes only for a second, other times the whole day. My pregnancy is going along just fine and healthy but has anyone else experienced this? It is so painful as my uterus is stretching, I realize its just going to get worse most likely but any remedies or any similar experiences?

2/20/2009 asked on 10 May '11 at 01:58

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Ashley w answer on 10 May '11 at 01:58

I had this same problem with my second pregnancy, and my doctor said that it has to do with the muscles stretching around the uterus, and my best remedy was always to use a heating pad (warm, NOT hot!) at night before you go to sleep. Towards the end from about 7 months on I experienced a LOT of Braxton Hick's contractions, which were quite painful, and I still made it to full term! As long as the pregnancy's healthy and everything is fine, just take measures to make yourself as comfortable as possible, even taking a small dose of Tylenol when it's really bad can do wonders!

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Erin b answer on 09 May '11 at 20:37

The discovery health program had a new special on yesterday and said that the latest studies show that women can begin experiencing the first signs of pregnancy as early as eight days after conception. So congrats it is most likely morning sickness. And although it sucks let me give you some good news. Studies show that although they are unable to find a reason for the connection between morning sickness and the health of the baby.... numerous studies done show that women who experience morning sickness are twice as likely as those who don't to have a healthy baby. Good luck.

Tori b answer on 10 May '11 at 09:53

Experiencing headaches during pregnancy is one of the most common discomforts and complaints. Headaches may occur at any time during your pregnancy, but they tend to be most common during the first and third trimesters. An increase in headaches during the first trimester is believed to be caused by the surge of hormones along with an increase in the blood volume circulating throughout your body. These headaches may be further aggravated by stress, poor posture or changes in your vision. Headaches during the third trimester tend to be related more to poor posture and tension from carrying extra weight. Headaches during the third trimester may also be caused by a condition called preeclampsia, which is high blood pressure during pregnancy. If you are not able to prevent headaches, there are still things that you can do to help them go away. During pregnancy, you want to try and relieve your headache by natural means if possible. Pain relief medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen are not recommended in most pregnancies; however, acetaminophen may be reccommended by your health care provider

Erin b answer on 10 May '11 at 12:25

The discovery health program had a new special on yesterday and said that the latest studies show that women can begin experiencing the first signs of pregnancy as early as eight days after conception. So congrats it is most likely morning sickness. And although it sucks let me give you some good news. Studies show that although they are unable to find a reason for the connection between morning sickness and the health of the baby.... numerous studies done show that women who experience morning sickness are twice as likely as those who don't to have a healthy baby. Good luck.

Erin b answer on 10 May '11 at 14:08

The discovery health program had a new special on yesterday and said that the latest studies show that women can begin experiencing the first signs of pregnancy as early as eight days after conception. So congrats it is most likely morning sickness. And although it sucks let me give you some good news. Studies show that although they are unable to find a reason for the connection between morning sickness and the health of the baby.... numerous studies done show that women who experience morning sickness are twice as likely as those who don't to have a healthy baby. Good luck.

Erin b answer on 10 May '11 at 16:43

The discovery health program had a new special on yesterday and said that the latest studies show that women can begin experiencing the first signs of pregnancy as early as eight days after conception. So congrats it is most likely morning sickness. And although it sucks let me give you some good news. Studies show that although they are unable to find a reason for the connection between morning sickness and the health of the baby.... numerous studies done show that women who experience morning sickness are twice as likely as those who don't to have a healthy baby. Good luck.