does anyone else find whenever they sneeze they get a sharp pain at the bottom of their bump, like pulling a muscle somewhere? Or is it just me? I have hayfever atm, and I seem to keep feeling the same sharp pain every time!
Yep, I get this too. A visiting physio at my ante-natal class told us about 'bracing' when you sneeze. I would not advise doing this in public as it involves firmly cupping your crutch with both hands when you sneeze! And it was actually more to control light bladder leakage, but I have found that it does help with the sore belly issue as well. Perhaps worth a try????
Hi all, I asked my midwife about this last week cause I was a bit worried, happens if I cough hard too. She said it's completely normal, but to hold on (to the bottom of my bump, about where the pain happens) as it's being caused by the loosening muscles and I might pull something if I'm not careful. So I look odd now standing still and holding on to sneeze and cough, but it does stop the pain.