Round ligament pain is a common cause of abdominal pain during pregnancy. It is due to normal changes that take place as your body is transformed by pregnancy. There are other, abnormal, treatable causes of pain in this area so it is important to inform your healthcare provider when you do experience abdominal pain during pregnancy.
Round ligament pain is caused by overstretching of the associated ligaments. Movement is the main trigger for this condition. It occurs more commonly on the right side of the pelvis.