The woman’s body changes significantly during pregnancy. Because the baby is developing in the pelvic area and also passes through the pelvis during birth, many of these changes are located there. Women experience a variety of sensations, which may include discomfort or a burning in that area.
The sense of burning in the pelvis during pregnancy depends on many different factors. Pain that worsens over time may indicate an injury or something abnormal, intermittent pain is quite normal. In his book What To Expect When You’re Expecting (What to Expect when you’re pregnant), Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel explained that one of the most common causes of burning or discomfort in the pelvis is round ligament pain, which is the normal stretching ligaments which supports the uterus.
Depending on when the burning sensation in pregnancy appears, you can have several meanings. In the second and third quarters , the women begin to secrete the hormone relaxin explains Dr Raymond Poliakin in his book What You Did not Think To Ask Your Obstetrician (What I did not think to ask your obstetrician). This causes the ligaments are loose and can cause that feeling in the pelvis or move normally associated bones of the pelvic girdle are slightly apart. Though sometimes uncomfortable, the pain associated with relaxin is normal.
Women who experience a burning sensation that seems constant, or that gets worse over time should consider the possibility that it is caused by an infection. Dr Miriam Stoppard, in his book Conception , Pregnancy and Birth (Conception, pregnancy and birth) indicates that the change in the level of hormones causes yeast infections and urinary tract infections are relatively normal during pregnancy. Women who think they may have an infection should see their obstetrician to rule out other causes of the problem and how to treat it to be more comfortable.
Although not rare concern that something is wrong by the pelvic discomfort or burning sensation in pregnancy, most of these problems are normal. Generally, explains Dr. Poliakin, normal pregnancy pains come and go, with positional changes exacerbándolos or relieving them. The women who feel that the pain does not change with time or position might have something that is not related to pregnancy and should see your doctor.
If the pelvic pain that occurs just above the bone is severe and is located on one side for a while can be a serious complication, warns Dr Stoppard. Ectopic pregnancies that cause pain and occurs when a fertilized egg implants in the fallopian tube instead of the uterus. As the egg develops, fills the tube, causing severe pain. If not treated, it can break, causing bleeding and even death. These pains are due to report to the doctor immediately.