Sometimes when you reach for something, cough, sneeze or when you change position in bed, you notice, in the groin area, just above where the leg meets the body, a sharp pain or cramp, which usually , it is worse on one side than the other. These pains are known as growing pains, and they are normal during pregnancy.
There are several ligaments that support the uterus.
Towards the end of pregnancy the ligaments stretch to about 24 centimeters and become very thin. The stretching of the ligaments that support the uterus is what causes the pain.
If abdominal pain is accompanied by other symptoms such as fever, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, diarrhea, constipation, vaginal bleeding, it is important to call a doctor or go to a hospital.