1. Thank you for visiting! It sounds as though the spotting you experienced and the pain/pressure you feel at times is exactly as your doctor described. When your placenta implants at the lower portion of your uterus, you can experience spotting. As your uterus grows, the placenta is pulled up and away from the edge of the cervix and the spotting generally ends. Certainly, being overweight can cause more discomfort as well as the position of the baby. The baby may be pressing on a nerve and once the baby moves, that pressure often stops. The round ligament is one that supports the uterus. As your uterus grows, especially during a growth spurt of the baby, this ligament can be suddenly stretched and quite painful. Be sure to stay in close contact with your own practitioner to monitor any ongoing pain or spotting.

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