At 27 weeks, is it normal to have groin pain when my baby kicks?. You mentioned that you're 27 weeks along and you're feeling pains in your groin when your baby kicks and that is normal. If it's only associated with your baby's movement then that's probably the most likely cause and just continue to monitor it. They may be hitting a nerve just right and it can send shooting pains through your pelvis and sometimes they lay just right on a big nerve that we have that goes through our abdomen called the sciatic nerve and that can cause shooting pains down one leg or the other. So there's lots of different things that these babies do to us and yes, it can cause discomfort when they move around. However, do know that one of the best indications that you have when you're at home and not on the monitor at the hospital or the doctor's office your baby's doing well is that they're moving. So pay close attention to your baby's movement. You're getting to the point in pregnancy where it should be pretty regular so if you're noticing less than you usually do, lay down on your side and count your baby's movements. If you get ten or less in two hours, then that's actually a reason in and of itself to go to labor and delivery at the hospital and be monitored. They'll watch the patterns of your baby's heart rate and that tells us whether or not the baby has enough oxygen and is doing well or whether or not there might be reasons for further testing or prolonged monitoring. When it comes to pain, we're always worried about preterm labor when someone who's less than 37 weeks mentions that they've been experiencing pain. So if you have any of the following symptoms, also go to labor and delivery: constant or intermittent lower abdominal cramping, constant or intermittent lower back ache, abdominal tightening, pressure, leaking of fluid-- or the sensation that your water may have broken-- any vaginal bleeding or spotting and an increase in vaginal discharge. If you notice any of these things, then either call your doctor and get advice from them or just go to the hospital and get checked out. Good luck with everything and if you have any other questions for me in the future, feel free to ask them on our Facebook page at facebook.com/intermountainmoms and recommend us to your friends and family, too.
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