After getting pregnant, sex with my husband was different. It was hard to find the same sex drive I had before, because I was dealing with extreme tiredness and morning sickness. And when I made it to the second trimester, I experienced something completely new: pain during sex.

My OB-GYN explained that I was dealing with round ligament pain, which I also sometimes felt when rolling over in bed, walking or getting dressed.

Round ligament pain is caused by stretching of the round ligament that occurs as the uterus grows to accommodate a growing baby. It can complicate 10 to 30 percent of pregnancies, according to a February 2019 study published in the International Journal of Women's Health.

"It is localized to the lower abdominal quadrants radiating to the groin; it is a cramp-like pain which is worse on movement and is more common in multiparous [having borne more than