Abdominal discomfort during pregnancy is common occasional complaint to the expecting mothers, and although it can be innocuous, it should be not taken for granted for it may be a symptom of some serious problems. The most common grounds of abdominal pain and feeling of discomforts in pregnancies are the following: 1. Ectopic pregnancy or pregnancy that occurs outside the womb. Usually symptoms of ectopic pregnancy may shows as early as 4 to 7 weeks after impregnation but it may occurs before you know that you are pregnant. It may rupture and is life threatening. Usual symptoms are pelvic and abdominal pain, continuous or intermittent vaginal bleeding and spotting, worsening pain during physical activity, pain from the tip of the elbow, and coughing. 2. Miscarriage. Miscarriage is the termination of a pregnancy in the first 24 weeks but it is most common before the 13th weeks. The first sign is pain in the abdomen a few hours to several days after vaginal bleeding or spotting. 3. Placental abruption. A grave condition of partial or complete separation of the placenta from the uterus before the baby is born. This condition can occasionally cause unexpected and noticeable bleeding that may not show in other cases at first, or you may only have light spotting or bleeding. You may also notice a decrease in your baby’s movement. If this occurs, you may have tenderness in the uterine, frequent contractions, back pain, or contractions in the uterus that does not go away. 4. Premature labor also term as preterm labor is contractions that dilate or efface the cervix that happens within 37 weeks of pregnancy. Symptom such as increased or a changed in the kind of vaginal discharge that becomes watery or mucus like and or just with a tinged in blood, vaginal bleeding and spotting, menstrual like constricting of more than 4 contractions in one hour, abdominal pain and increase compression in the pelvic area. Call your midwife or a doctor immediately if you have these pain and symptoms. 5. Preeclampsia. A multifarious disorder in pregnancy that causes changes in blood vessels that can affect livers, brain, kidneys, and the placenta. Severe preeclampsia results to intense pain, severe headache, and sensitivity in the upper abdomen, blurred visions, vomiting and nausea. You have preeclampsia if you are diagnosed with high blood pressure and protein in your urine after 20 weeks in pregnancy. Signs might be swelling in your face and hands, and sudden and excessive swelling of feet or ankles. 6. UTI or Urinary Tract Infection. Pregnancy makes you more vulnerable to urinary tract infections of all kinds, including kidney infections. Symptoms might include pain, discomforts, burning pain while urinating, aching of the lower abdomen just above the pubic bone, uncontrollable and frequent urge to urinate and foul smelling, cloudy, bloody urine.