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April 24th, 2012, 05:23 PM
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Weird symptom...I know. I am no thin girl, but I apparently do have some muscle! And when I walk around, I have to push on my tummy in places and rub it because honestly, it feels like my muscles are tearing! I am picturing my stomach getting larger underneath the fat and muscle, so when the muscles reeeeeeally stretch, sometimes it goes too far and almost starts to tear. It's a sharp pain, almost like a stitch in your side from running!

Has anyone else experienced this? I am sure I am fine. It doesn't happen when I am sitting, only when I am walking around and moving and stretching those muscles further. What do you guys think?
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April 24th, 2012, 05:33 PM
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My best guess would be your having round ligament pain already. I have been having it when switching from laying on one side over to the next at night time so far, but it does sound like what your describing.
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April 24th, 2012, 05:34 PM
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I have something similar and am wondering the same thing...
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April 24th, 2012, 05:53 PM
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Yep sounds like round ligament pain to me too. My 1st time I experienced it with DS I was walking around at work and it literally felt like someone had stabbed me and ripped the muscles. SOOOO painful! Luckily I learned when it happens to slow down and rest a bit and it won't happen as much or be as painful.
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April 25th, 2012, 09:13 AM
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Yeah, sounds like ligament pain. I've had some of that going on too.
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April 25th, 2012, 09:27 AM
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I agree. RLP is not a good feeling!
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April 25th, 2012, 09:33 AM
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Aside from RLP, your muscles are stretching, its normal. In fact, your abdominal muscles could be separating - its completely common during pregnancy. BeFit-Mom Diastasis Recti/Abdominal Separation

Avoid any activities or exercises which would put more pressure on your six pack muscles (i.e. crunches). If you want you can do some simple and non-strenuous exercises to target your deep abdominal muscles (the transverse abdominals), which should help all around with your abdominal muscles. You should be able to find some on google.
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