As your baby grows, their movements will become more powerful as their muscles become stronger. You may experience more discomfort later in your pregnancy. As your baby wriggles around, you may experience pain in your ribs, stomach or vagina.
If your baby stays in the same position for a while, such as while they’re sleeping, you could experience a constant pain (like a stitch). When your baby is awake and moving, you could feel individual ‘stabbing’ pains. You are the expert on your body and you’re the first to know if something new or different is happening in terms of the way you feel physically – always communicate pain or new sensations to your health care provider.
Ways to reduce discomfort
Remember, the pain and discomfort you may experience from your baby’s movements is usually not of concern but if you’re experiencing significant or new pains, consult your doctor.
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