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Lightning Crotch During Pregnancy

Youch! Learn what that lightning bolt of pain shooting through your vagina is all about.
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May 5, 2017
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This phenomenon doesn’t seem very well documented, but we know many a mama who has complained of what we like to call “lightning crotch.” What is it? Well, some women experience an occasional sharp pain in the pelvis or inside the vagina in the last weeks of pregnancy. This is probably related to your cervix dilating or to the pressure of baby’s head on your cervix. (Either way, know that you’re not alone.)

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