Round ligament pain? And maternity clothes

Here, tell me if this sounds like round ligament pain:

Yesterday, as I think I’ve figured out, I just plain and simply did too much. It was an “active” day….including, but not limited to, going to two stores and coming home to take the dogs for a 20 minute walk at a moderate pace. The pain started off as crampy, which is always irritating but happens often. It then turned into an occasional sharp pain on my very lower right side. Then, towards the end of the walk, it was a constant painful pull in the same spot. It felt like I was out of shape and had an exercise cramp, but it was so low, kind of hugging the bikini line area on the right side only. After coming home and putting my feet up, it went back to the occasional sharp pain and that was that. Oh, and my sneezing and coughing fits didn’t help either. Does RLP sound right? Of course I started to worry at first, but other people’s descriptions online sounded like this, especially pinpointing where I felt the pain, so I relaxed a bit. Now I’m playing the “I can’t because I have RLP” card.

That said though, this pain was the worst I’ve felt so far. Nothing severe by any means, but it definitely stops you in your tracks. And it doesn’t seem like there’s much I can do, besides lay down. I’ve really been making a dent in my couch cushions lately.

Moving on – I’ve decided to spend a little bit of money (which always kills me to do so, btw) on maternity clothes for right now. I know I’ll be very large in a few months, which is why I’m saying a little bit of money. I’m borrowing some pants from a friend, and they are a lifesaver. But for tops, I’m looking for winter, longer, cozy shirts. Anyways, I was curious: are there any staple items you would recommend buying if you’re not planning to buy much? And this could be any time of year. Tank tops have been one suggestion. What else do I need at this point with a noticeable stomach that isn’t large? I haven’t gone shopping in a long time so I’m looking forward to seeing what’s out there. If my RLP can be on stand-by, that is.


3 thoughts on “Round ligament pain? And maternity clothes

  1. Belle says:

    Cardis! Around 12 weeks I ordered some simple tanks and cardis from AT Loft clearance in a size or two larger then my normal size. I made sure they were all tones that would mix and match well in my wardrobe. My favorite way to wear them is with a pair of pants, tank and then cardi tied up crop-style to show off my little belly. Cute, comfy, affordable and totally pieces I’ll wear postpartum to get me through the transition back to my pre-baby body. I blogged a few of my pieces here
    FYI – I’m doing the Project 333 throughout my pregnancy to keep sending and wardrobe under wraps. I really enjoy the challenge of living with only 33 pieces of clothing and highly recommend it to other fashion and budget savvy ladies!

  2. Kate @ Infertile First Mom says:

    Yes- that definitely sounds like RLP. It’s how it felt for me too. Unfortunately, too active days tend to trigger it- just your body’s way of reminding you to take it easy.

    Buy buy baby has some cute long tunic type tops on clearance right now (and you can use your 20%off bed bath and beyond coupon there!). A few of those over some basic leggings and you’re all set. The long camis are a good idea for layering, too!

  3. ozifrog says:

    My tops from Next in the uk were brilliant. I also loved the bando band and belly belt from fertile mind… They expand normal pants really well. My other big recommendation is aim for nursing tops with extra panels or flaps, because whilst pregnancy is relatively quick , you NEED this stuff when you’re breastfeeding, and baby, you have NO time to shop. Maternity stuff is much more comfy in the recovery period post partum. So think of this as pregnancy clothing plus six-eight months!!! This is esp true for tops. Anything with ruching up the side seams that is extra long sits much better with the belly, and looks better with leggings. Anything you buy make it nursing friendly. It will help your breastfeeding confidence and make it easier to get out & about with bub.

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