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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is okay not to be able to walk when you are 38 weeks pregnant?

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Dr. Jaime Marks
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Pain with pregnancy: Pregnancy can be extremely uncomfortable for some women due to the increased load on your body. Ligaments stretch, nerves are pushed on by the growing baby, there is more strain in your back, legs can swell... However you should be able to walk unless your doctor has put you on bed rest (for other medical reasons, usually not for pain). If you can't walk you should discuss with your doctor.

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A 31-year-old female asked:

Took a nice walk and now my butt hurts. 38 weeks pregnant?

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Dr. Phillip Shubert
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 36 years experience
Likely nothing: At 38 weeks of pregnancy your lower spine and pelvis has developed a curvature to accommodate the weight of the baby. It's called lordosis of pregnancy. I suspect your hips and gluteus muscles (buttocks) are somewhat sore from the extra work. Rest and hydrate, likely by tomorrow should feel a little better

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Last updated May 16, 2014

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