When you're pregnant, it can seem like every little thing is a cause for alarm. Especially when it comes to your baby bump. As tempting as it is to worry about each ache and pain — and there will probably be a lot of them — knowing the true pregnancy stomach red flags to watch out for will save you a lot of unnecessary worry in the long run as well as help you discern if there should ever be a true cause for alarm.
The majority of the time, your stomach problems won't be related to the baby at all and will merely be the result of your stomach having less and less room and your baby occupying more and more. But sometimes, there are abdominal pains and other problems that arise that indicate something more serious.
The line between harmless and harmful isn't always black and white, so knowing the difference between a typical pregnancy pain and a more severe one is crucial both for your sanity and for you and your baby's health. Differentiating between cramps, sharp pains, indigestion, itching and other issues can be tricky, but read on to know the major red flags when it comes to all related to your pregnancy abdomen.