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Why does it feel like i got punched in the crotch?

Im 36 weeks and it feels like someone punched me down there. Also it looks very swollen

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:18 AM on Oct. 27, 2009 in Pregnancy

Answers (4)
  • baby is dropping and getting into position. don't worry, be relieved. it usually means things are progressing and you will be having your baby soon!!!!

    Answer by RNmama09 at 10:21 AM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • A lot of times when the baby drops(your at that stage) it causes lots of pressure and sometimes lots of pain.

    Answer by how_reb at 10:22 AM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • baby is dropping and there is increased pressure on the entire pelvic ( and groin ) area. This is totally normal.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:02 AM on Oct. 27, 2009

  • Probably baby dropping just like everyone else has said. I'm 38 weeks and been going through this since about 34 and unfortunately, it only gets worse as he gets bigger. Not everyone even gets these pains at all, but I've got the pressure from him dropping, along with round ligament pain in my groin and hips. Very fun! Try to not get up and down too fast/sharp or you might get the sharp shocks like I do. Also, walking has been helping. It hurts at first but afterwards I'm less stiff.

    Answer by sammybear71 at 11:50 AM on Oct. 27, 2009

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