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Pain in the Vagina during Pregnancy

Many women experience sharp pains in the vagina during pregnancy. The pains usually start in the second trimester. You may keep having them until the end of the pregnancy. The good news is that these pains are rarely a sign of a serious problem. They are usually caused by stretching ligaments and pressure from your growing baby on nerves in your pelvis. These kinds of pains last only a few seconds. They should not last for long periods of time.

When you are have these pains, try to get off your feet and rest. Lie down if you can. It is best to lie on your left side. Avoid lying flat on your back. If you cannot lie down, then sitting can sometimes be helpful.

Disclaimer: This content is reviewed periodically and is subject to change as new health information becomes available. The information provided is intended to be informative and educational and is not a replacement for professional medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional.

HIA File preg5339.htm Release 13/2010

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