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Doctor insights on: 17 Weeks Pregnant Achy Legs

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Why do my legs feel heavy and achy at 40 weeks pregnant?

Why do my legs feel heavy and achy at 40 weeks pregnant?

The bigger ? is: Why have you not been delivered? The pressure from the fetus is decreasing blood venous blood return and you are carrying around a lot of extra weight on your legs, time to talk to your health care provider about being induced ! i hope your baby is not too large, good luck, there is a lot more down side than upside with leaving your baby inside and waiting for labor in my opinion. ...Read more

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Why do my legs suddenly ache so much in pregnancy at 33 weeks?

Why do my legs suddenly ache so much in pregnancy at 33 weeks?

Pregnancy/leg pain: There are many things that can cause this. The short answer is call your OB dr. And run it by him/her. They know you better than any other professional. The long answer will just make you unnecessarily anxious and in your situation you do not need other people filling you up with things to worry about. I do hope you do not smoke! good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 18 weeks pregnant and I have horrible achy legs when i sleep! what causes this during pregnancy?

I'm 18 weeks pregnant  and I have horrible achy legs when i sleep! what causes this during pregnancy?

Restless legs: Pregnancy itself can cause restless legs syndrome however so can iron deficiency. Treatment while pregnant is usually keeping limbs warm and try taking a hot bath before bed... ...Read more

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16 weeks 1 day preg. Really bad ache in both legs comes and goes? Related to pregnant or not? Currently taking aspirin. Paracetomol takes the pain away.

16 weeks 1 day preg. Really bad ache in both legs comes and goes? Related to pregnant or not? Currently taking aspirin. Paracetomol takes the pain away.

Likely: It's normal to have aches and pains in the lower pelvis and legs during pregnancy. Having said that, i see that you are on aspirin. Is there a reason that the doctors maybe worried about your formation of a blood clot? Women who are pregnant are at increased risk for blood clots in the leg. May want to see your doctor asap to discuss this pain and rule out a blood clot. ...Read more