Are you suffering from pelvic pain in early pregnancy? What could be the reason behind the pain. In this article we will explore those topics!

Pelvic Pain in early pregnancy is a common complaint from pregnant women, especially in the first few weeks of pregnancy.  The body is changing, even before you see the baby bump. The uterus is growing and some of these changes cause stretch to the ligaments and muscles which can cause pelvic pain. Another cause could be muscle tension or tightness.

Some women complain of pelvic pain similar to menstrual cramps. This can also feel like pressure in the pelvic floor area. Here is a great article that deals with vaginal pressure. The more you can learn about your body the better conversations you will be able to have with your doctor!

It’s always good to discuss with your doctor your symptoms. 

pregnant mother holding belly
Pelvic pain during pregnancy

Remember you have to learn about your body, but you also have to speak up about your care and keep your care team informed of any changes that worry you.

When To Talk To The Doctor

It is urgent to contact your doctor immediately if your pelvic pain includes:

  • Severe pain
  • Bleeding
  • Spotting
  • Fever/Chills
  • Dizziness, Fainting,
  • Racing heart

Your doctor needs to rule out other possible concerns such as:

  • Miscarriage
  • Ectopic pregnancy(abnormally located pregnancy, outside the uterus)
  • UTI (urinary tract infection)
  • Yeast infection
  • Kidney stones
  • Appendicitis
  • Gastroenteritis

Understanding what’s happening is important as your body begins to change, even in early pregnancy.  If you have not spent time yet to learn about your body and your pelvic floor anatomy, then now is a good time to start. Your body is going to go through incredible changes over the next 9 months and the more you know the more empowered you will feel.

Video to Learn More

For more information about pelvic pain during pregnancy and understanding your pelvic floor anatomy check out out this video!


Heather Marra, PT

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