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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
Is cramping or stretching in lower abdomen and pelvic area is normal during 4 months pregnancy (twin pregnancy).
Being treated by chiropractor for TMJ by pushing on pressure points in/outside my mouth+activator, is this safe during pregnancy (6-8 weeks pregnant)?
Pregnancy cramping: The main cause of pregnancy cramping early in pregnancy is the uterus "stretching" to accommodate fetal growth. Stress can cause indirect cramping as the uterus is not under direct control via the nerve pathways. However, if the body is undergoing an acute stress there can be some indirectly caused cramping. ...Read more
Sideways from rear: Is safest. Male lying under partner with female on top either facing each other or female's back toward partner are both also safe positions. Male sitting underneath on a chair with female either facing him, or both facing forward works for some couples. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can braxton hicks contractions efface or dilate the cervix? I'm having multiple tthroughout the day but completely irregular and unpredictable.
Can having a bunch of braxton hicks contractions all through your 3rd trimester facilitate childbirth?
Does taking warm baths during the last trimester of pregnancy help with keeping the preineal area stretches enough not to tear during labor?
No: Caution with baths as you can get infections ...Read more
Oxytocin is released when the head of baby compresses on cervix of uterus during labor? So can oxytocin release when a tumor compress on uterus?
Other than softening and dilating the cervix, are any measures normally used to minimize discomfort during IUD insertion?
Can endometriosis w/ weak pelvic floor cause smell from rectum to be emitted when uterus contract if scar tissues are attached to rectum?
Brown discharge at 31 weeks pregnancy. Felt tension in pelvic if walking fast. Dr examined cervix and vagina. both normal. Reasons for spotting?
Not clear : Continue to communicate with your doctor.Recent intercourse is also a possibility if it occurred postcoitally. ...Read more
Missonary position during sex, while pregnant. Is this position safe for all stages of pregnancy?
What are risks of manual cervical checks by the ob during pregnancy? Placenta contamination, preterm labor? Had 2 checks in 2 weeks, cervix is fine.
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