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Are Pelvic Ligaments Relaxed By Relaxin During Pregnancy
Does relaxin loosen all muscles / ligaments and bones in body during pregnancy as well as the pelvic area ? Thanks
Yes: though of course it is evolutionarily programmed to help you through childbirth by working specifically on the pelvic ligaments. However, you are probably at increased risk for sprains etc. during this time period, both for this reason and because your balance may be somewhat off. So be careful! I would certainly avoid backbends specifically and use extra care in any exercise regimen. ...Read more
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
Typical exam: There is typically a normal pelvic exam during the initial visit, with pap smear, cultures for infection, and a bimanual exam to evaluate the size of the uterus and pelvis. Physicians will usually do pelvic exams (bimanual only) from 37 weeks on to check the cervix, but this isn't required, especially if you aren't contracting yet. Other exams may be indicated if you are having problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many reasons: It depends on how far along you are in your pregnancy. Pelvic pain could be due to a variety of different reasons (infection, preterm contractions, round ligament pain, etc.). Any significant type of pain during pregnancy should warrant an assessment by your physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Believe it or not ultrasounds have not been shown to positively effect outcomes in pregnancy and some argue cause more unneeded concern. Good news is that you don't need pelvic exams while pregnant. Visits are to monitor your blood pressure, the babies growth, etc. and this is done without a pelvic exam. Good luck with your pregnancy. ...Read more
Is it normal to experience back pain after a standard pelvic check during pregnancy? I'm 14 weeks.
I have pinching in my right pelvic where the underwear line is. Is this normal during week 5 of pregnancy?
Yes: Do your stretches. See your md if pain worsens. ...Read more
Should there be a concern with pelvic and back pressure/pain during the second trimester of pregnancy?
After a pelvic exam during pregnancy is it normal for it to be a little bit before you start bleeding or should you start immediately after the exam?
No: Normally if you are pregnant we do not want to see any bleeding until delivery. ...Read more
Exercises or support: Exercises such as yoga, pilates or physical therapy may help. There are support belts that may also help. The pelvic discomfort is related to relaxation of the tendons and ligaments that connect the bones of the pelvis to allow a baby to pass through. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is pelvic cramping normal during pregnancy? I often cramp after walking for 5 minutes and I am 29 weeks along
Cramping pregnancy: Some cramping can be normal but you need to be careful. Common causes of cramping at 29 weeks include dehydration and bladder infection. So be sure you're drinking enough water so the urine is light yellow. Talk to your OB about your symptoms and be checked for a bladder infection. Preterm delivery can be dangerous so your OB needs to be involved. ...Read more
Why am I feeling baby movements very low as in my pelvic region during 26th week of pregnancy? Anterior lying placenta. First pregnancy.
Blood clot : Seek help immediately if you think you have a blood clot. Ultrasound imaging and by D dimer blood tests will be used to help diagnose blood clots. Signs and symptoms can include redness, swelling, or pain. During pregnancy, heparin is the preferred drug of choice to treat the clot. ...Read more
Hi! I am wondering is it safe to have a pelvic exam during pregnancy? A lot of docotor say that it can cause a miscarriage.
6 weeks pregnant.severe pelvic pain.everything and baby is gd.could this be IBS that worsen during pregnancy.plz help don't wana lose this baby?
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