Tummy ache/abdominal pain
It is extremely common to experience abdominal pain that gets better by itself or improves with simple painkillers such as paracetamol 2x 500mg tablets (1g) 4-6 hourly not exceeding 4g in 24hours. However, if you experience pain associated with reduced baby movements or vaginal bleeding, you need to contact your maternity team.
What we mean when we say “severe moderate or mild pain’’:
always there and so bad it's hard to think or talk
you can't sleep
it's very hard to move, get out of bed, go to the bathroom, wash or dress
makes it hard to concentrate or sleep
you can manage to get up, wash or dress
comes and goes (not contractions)
you can manage to sleep
is annoying but doesn't stop you doing things like going to work or eating a meal
If something just doesn't feel right contact your local maternity team
East and North Hertfordshire:
The Princess Alexandra:
01279 444455, extension 2945
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