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Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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Im 38 weeks pregnant and im getting period like cramps and low back pain can't cope with this pain anymore getting the cramps for 2 weeks now?

Sacroiliac joints: As the pregnancy nears completion, the joints and ligaments of the birth canal begin to loosen. The baby often rotates from breech to head down position. The added pressure leads to cramps and pain from the sacroiliac joints in your back. See your gynecologist to discuss treatments that reduce the pain. ...Read more

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I am having strong back pain and feel like my hips are being pulled apart I am 38 weeks pregnant wot could this be?

I am having strong back pain and feel like my hips are being pulled apart I am 38 weeks pregnant wot could this be?

Softening Pelvis: Your pelvic joints are softening & shifting to allow your baby to move through the birth canal. It is actually pretty common to have pain this late in the pregnancy. You can use a full body pillow when lying down to support your pelvis. Try not to be on your feet all day. You are almost there- the joy of your new baby will make all this worth it. ...Read more

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Back pain that gets worse while laying at 38 weeks pregnant

Usually positional: At this point, you are ready to have your baby and the pain may be related to the baby pressing or lying against certain spinal structures . You may need to adjust how tou position yourself until delivery. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks tomorrow 1 CM dilated and 70% effaced. For the last 2 days have been having constant menstural like cramps and dull back pain. What to do?

Time the Contraction: Time the contractions and if they become regular and under the guidelines your OB gave you you phone or page them for when to go to the labor room. ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant with constant back pain. Please help?

PLEASE CALL YOUR OB: All ? Like this should be directed to your ob, if you are not in labor your OB can suggest pain meds and if it is just back pain and you were my pt would offer to induce you at 39 weeks. ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks pregnant and have been losing my plug for over two weeks, now i have lower back pain and nnausea what should i do?

I am 38 weeks pregnant and have been losing my plug for over two weeks, now i have lower back pain and nnausea what should i do?

Call you OB: Passing the mucus plug doesn't mean a whole lot, but a lot of women assume they are passing mucus plug and instead its meconium stained fluid. Call your OB/midwife and tell them you've been leaking something and may be having early labor. You probably need to be placed on the monitor to check for labor and examined to see if its fluid and to see if cervix dilated. Call this morning! ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more