The 5 Most Common Kinds of Stomachaches During Pregnancy, and How to Stop Them
There's absolutely zero doubt that pregnancy does some wacky things to a woman's body, especially when it comes to her stomach. In other words, if you're expecting a little one in the future, get ready for a whole lot of changes that range in severity from a few weeks of cramping to full-on, gut-wrenching morning sickness.
According to experts, there are several common causes of stomachaches during pregnancy, so you can get them during any trimester for a variety of reasons. Most of the time they're totally harmless, but just to be sure, we asked Iffath Hoskins, MD, clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at NYU Langone Health, to explain the most prevalent types of stomach pain. Ahead, she explains the most common reasons for getting a bellyache when you're pregnant and the best ways to remedy them. And if you're experiencing abdominal pain regularly, make sure you consult a doctor ASAP.