A 27-year-old male asked:
My wife is 27 week pregnant and have severe back and hips pain.is it normal? and what should we do?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
General Practice 53 years experience
Yes & No: Some women, minority, have these pain patterns with pregnancy. Many drs. Believe problem is loose pelvic joints (sacroiliac, sij, and symphysis pubis) due to an hormone, relaxin, secreted during pregnancy; loosening ligaments enabling wider birth canal. An sij belt has helped some, as reported by dr. Andry vleeming, who chaired european criteria for diagnosis & care of low back & pelvic pain.
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
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Last updated Mar 20, 2013
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