Abdominal Pain In Early Pregnancy 


While each of these side effects is one of the better-known early pregnancy signs, they’re not the only physical indicators an expectant mother might be feeling.

What are the Most Common Causes of Lower Back Pain in Early Pregnancy?

Before you start to panic about the things you feel, it’s good to consider whether your cramping and back pain stems from one of these common causes:

(1) Implantation

On the contrary, however, I learned that when a fertilized egg attaches to your uterine wall, it’s quite common to experience slight implantation cramping.

(2) Pregnancy Hormones

It’s also worth noting, however, that changing pregnancy hormones can lead to lower back pain in early pregnancy. When a woman is pregnant, her body will produce increased amounts of a hormone called relaxin.

(3) Digestive Troubles

While not the most glamorous side effect, pregnancy can lead to tummy troubles like constipation and gas. These gestational conditions can often cause cramping and lower back pain during pregnancy.

(4) Round Ligament Pain

For most women, round ligament pain manifests as a sharp pain in the lower abdomen, hip, low back, or upper pelvic area. It catches you off guard and can leave you breathless, and while it’s most common during the second trimester, it can absolutely occur in early pregnancy, as well.

(5) Sex

That’s right. Sex can cause cramps in early pregnancy because orgasm causes your uterus to spasm. It can also cause light spotting, which leads many women to feel terrified, especially if their spotting is combined with uterine cramps.

What Do Early Pregnancy Cramps Feel Like?

If you’re wondering how many women describe what early pregnancy cramps feel like, however, many claim they’re comparable to mild period pain.

Is Lower Back Pain in Early Pregnancy a Sign of Miscarriage or Ectopic Pregnancy?

Back pain and abdominal pains in early pregnancy can sometimes be the first thing women notice if they’re suffering from a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy  (which occurs when the embryo implants itself outside of the uterine cavity.)

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