By Liz Callahan Schnabolk, Oct 20, 2023

When it comes to body aches in pregnancy, the most common complaint is definitely back pain, which a whooping 60 percent of pregnant women experience, according to Bruney. But many first-time moms will also experience abdominal aches and pains earlier on in pregnancy, explains Kecia Gaither, MD, an ob-gyn in New York City. “These abdominal pains, termed round ligament pain, are related to the uterus expanding out of the abdominal cavity, and typically resolve well into the second trimester,” she says.

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