Re: How does round ligament feel like?
I don't know about the B-H contractions. I'm almost 24 weeks with twins and still haven't had any.
But round ligament pain... Yeeeeouch!
I understand that the round ligaments are ligaments that hold your uterus in place, so when your uterus grows and stretches, so do these ligaments, and that can hurt SO MUCH. I always felt it down low, below my belly button, and stretching out across the sides of my belly. For me it never felt like a cramp (if it feels like cramping, I would call a doctor, but that's just me), but more like a sore, pulled muscle in my belly. It didn't hurt when I was resting, but hurt a ton during almost any kind of movement. Stretching, sitting up, rolling over in bed, laughing, sneezing, pushing to have a bm (sorry to be graphic)... anything that you use your tummy muscles for, caused me terrible pain.
For the most part, mine has cleared up, although I can still hurt myself once in a while (usually only on my right side) if I stretch wrong, or bend wrong while putting my pants on (how embarassing is that?).
If you're concerned, call your doctor and just get a little reassurance. It's probably nothing, but I'd rather hear "It's nothing" from a doctor or nurse than from a poster on a message board! Good luck, and I hope you feel better!
Identical boys, Max and Jack born 3/19/05!