Which pregnancy aches and pains are normal?

This is my first pregnancy (and expecting twins) and I'll admit - I'm a bit of a hypochondriac! I'm 24 weeks and I've been experiencing random aches and pains, and I just want to know what exactly is normal and what should cause alarm. Today I've been having some back pain (mid-lower back, no cramping) and sometimes my legs hurt. I guess I'd just like to know what exactly is normal!!!!


Asked by L_Bass at 10:04 AM on Mar. 10, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • aches & pains during pregnancy are normal. I usually have back pain, some stomach pain sometimes & in my legs and hips. Im 36 weeks with one baby lol, so twins, i couldnt imagine.... pains are normal... only be alarmed if you start feeling really intense pains in your stomach, Like really bad cramping & if its in a consistant matter.... If you get alarmed though it never hurts to just touch base with your doctor for piece of mind... this is my first baby as well so if i need piece of mind i never hesitate to call my doctor... better safe than sorry....

    Hope this helps :]

    Answer by kwiseman19 at 10:40 AM on Mar. 10, 2009

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  • Leg cramps are normal. Minor abdominal cramping is normal, but if it doesn't go away or it's really bad, you should call your doctor. Joint pain is normal (especially hips and lower back, but also including knees, elbows, etc.). Breast tenderness and sensitivity is normal, of course. Pelvic pressure/pain is normal, but just like the abdominal cramps, if it doesn't go away or gets really bad, call the doctor. Leg pain is normal (my inner thighs hurt like hell sometimes), but if it's localized pain, tender or warm to the touch or you can see or feel a raised area, you need to call the doctor immediately. And of course, as the babies get bigger and more forceful, all the poking and prodding and stretching from inside will cause some very odd pain, also normal. Oh, and your belly button might get really tender from the pressure of the uterus, but that's normal, too.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 12:40 PM on Mar. 10, 2009

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  • Back pain and leg cramps are normal. I'm about 2 weeks behind you and expecting only one, but my back is killing me exspecially after a long walk and at the end of the day. But if your still realy concerned (maternal instincts speak louder then what anyone says) ask your doc.

    Answer by Hime_Tanuki at 11:30 PM on Jun. 19, 2009

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