Hello, ladies! This is my first pregnancy and so far things have been going pretty smoothly! Aside from the raging hormones that is
But a few weeks ago I started experiencing a relatively severe tearing sensation to the left of my bellybutton. It lasted for a few days, then I didn't notice it again until a couple nights ago. I'm not doing anything super strenuous, just a half hour walk every day, and twice a day I do a super quick 5 minute stretching/yoga-esque routine that is very very minimal. I'm a stay at home mom-to-be so I'm also doing housework for most of the day, but again, not very strenuous. It's definitely more painful now, and is lasting almost all day with some flare ups depending on what I'm doing (Twisting the wrong way, big belly laughs, etc.) I've read that it could be the muscles separating, but that's not supposed to be painful, and when my muscles contract (like I'm doing a sit up) they still meet in the middle, my belly's just more cone shaped now. It's also very, very localized; diagonally up to the left of my belly button about two inches, and it's a fairly large painful area now, about the size of a baseball. I also think my stomach may be a bit swollen on that side as well. Where this is my first pregnancy, I'm definitely quick to worry, but this seems to be the opposite of normal and very, very painful! When it gets really bad, it hits about an 8 out of 10 on the pain scale. Any ideas would be much appreciated, thank you!!