Abdominal pain

Pregnancy symptoms

Abdominal pain

Stomach (abdominal) pains or cramps are common in pregnancy. Though the symptoms are usually normal, they can be a sign of something more serious that needs to be checked.

What are the harmless symptoms?
It’s probably nothing to worry about if the pain is mild and goes away when you change position, have a rest, do a poo or pass wind. 

Harmless stomach pains, which can be dull or sharp, may be caused by:

What are the symptoms that needs to be checked immediately?
You should call your doctor or go to the hospital immediately if you have abdominal pain along with:

Conditions that can cause abdominal pain and need to be checked urgently include:

UTI (urinary tract infection): UTIs are common in pregnant women and can usually be easily treated. They can cause tummy pain and sometimes pain when you pee.


Dr. Wanwadee Sapmee Panyakat (OB-GYN) (30 June 2020)


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