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36 weeks pregnant w/ 2nd child, 32 yrs old, having short sharp pelvic pains, mild irregular contractions, and hip pain. How close am i to labor?

36 weeks pregnant w/ 2nd child, 32 yrs old, having short sharp pelvic pains, mild irregular contractions, and hip pain.  How close am i to labor?

Impossible to predic: Unfortunately - there isn't a good way to predict labor. If you are already dilating that's possibly a sign -but still not reliable for predicting when labor will start. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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I am 36 weeks pregnant and having severe hip pain. I can barely walk and the pain came on suddenly. I also have noticed some lower back pain.

I am 36 weeks pregnant and having severe hip pain. I can barely walk and the pain came on suddenly. I also have noticed some lower back pain.

Be seen: I would definitely let your doctor know. The two most common causes would be a condition known as transient osteoporosis of pregnancy which often affects the hip, or a sciatica which is also more common in pregnancy. If it is that severe as you describe, I would let your doctor know immediately. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant, severe constant hip pain, occasional cramping, and very painful constant back pain, have tried moving around, wont go away. Help?

36 weeks pregnant, severe constant hip pain, occasional cramping, and very painful constant back pain, have tried moving around, wont go away. Help?

Labor?: You are term pregnant. Any unusual problems should be assessed by the obstetrician. Do you feel your baby moving? That is important. Bleeding? Fluid passed? You can get a lot of aches and pains as you pelvis prepares for delivery. Things that never stretched out before may be starting to loosen in preparation so it may be no big deal but if you are worried go get it checked out. ...Read more

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Im 17 weeks pregnant, having really bad hip pain. How long does it take for your hips to spread to where they are supposed to be?

Im 17 weeks pregnant, having really bad hip pain. How long does it take for your hips to spread to where they are supposed to be?

Pelvis: The pelvis bones and structures will slowly change while pregnant and then at 9 months with the delivery can accommodate the birthing process. Small changes take place and your hips and skeletal system will not dramatically enlarge. You may be noticing more "fat and muscle" around your thighs and hips as your pregnancy moves forward. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Im 35 weeks pregnant and have had a very good pregnancy. Recently ive started getting the hip pain. My concern i have bad pain in my left side of body?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities including "sciatica" from the back, a painful SI joint, even a condition that can affect the hip known as transient osteoporosis of pregnancy. I would not hesitate to let your obstetrician know, and a good check up would be a good place to start. ...Read more

Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Hip Pain (Definition)

Depending upon who is using the term, hip pain may be limited to pain coming from the hip joint itself, or it can describe pain from a number of different causes in the ...Read more