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19An Achy Abdomen Comes With The Territory

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Experiencing a really achy abdomen can very easily be confused with the intense pain and discomfort experienced when relaxin is released and gets to work. However, it is very common to experience other aches and pains in your abdomen during the third trimester that are not related to the hormone

relaxin.

So what causes your abdomen to ache so much? As the third trimester progresses, the baby continues to grow, which causes the body to stretch. This action results in an achy abdomen.

The cramping associated with fetal growth is less painful and intense compared to what relaxin causes, and is said to feel like period cramps. Kinesiology tape and regular trips to a Webster-trained chiropractor can be a lifesaver during pregnancy.

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