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Is carrying low a concern in pregnancy?

Is carrying low a concern in pregnancy?

No: How you carry the pregnancy has nothing to do with outcomes. If you are having symptoms of pelvic pressure or contractions, for example, then you need to seek help. ...Read more

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Are there any problems that could arise from carrying a baby very low during pregnancy? Other than being very uncomfortable!? Thanks!

Are there any problems that could arise from carrying a baby very low during pregnancy? Other than being very  uncomfortable!?  Thanks!

No!: Carrying a baby low is neither the sign of a problem in pregnancy nor is it an indication of the baby’s gender. Carrying the baby low can exacerbate lower back pain which is common in pregnancy. The change in the center of gravity differs to the shift seen in carrying the baby higher. ...Read more

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I'm 25 weeks pregnant and have been carrying the baby very low throughout pregnancy. Is this normal?

I'm 25 weeks pregnant and have been carrying the baby very low throughout pregnancy. Is this normal?

Yes: Every pregnancy and every body is different. Especially in the first half of pregnancy, you would expect that the enlarging uterus will be "low" on your abdomen. As the pregnancy progresses the fundus (top of uterus) becomes palpable higher above the belly button. This is actually one of the things your doctor will measure when you go in for exams to make sure the baby is growing as expected ...Read more

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My daughter is in her 9th month of pregnancy. Her dr. Isn't sure the baby is growing. Dr is ordering an ultrasound. Why? My daughter seems to be carrying low, and she is 6 feet tall. She always watches what she eats and has said she's gained 30 lbs. Shoul

Ultrasound : Ultrasound hwelps in getting baby's measurements and weight etc. It also allows to check that fluid around the baby is not decreasing and blood supply to the baby is adequate. Good test to do if there is a concern. Raksha trivedi, M.D. ...Read more

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Is carrying twins considered a high risk pregnancy? My friend is pregnant with twins. Does this mean she has a high risk pregnancy? .

Is carrying twins considered a high risk pregnancy? My friend is pregnant with twins. Does this mean she has a high risk pregnancy?

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Twin preg high risk: The uterus is really designed to only carry one fetus, however generally twins whose mother is otherwise healthy do well. ...Read more

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1st pregnancy + I'm 27 wks, very round + carrying high. find it very hard to be active + I'm always on couch. doc says all ok. I need more energy?

 1st pregnancy + I'm 27 wks, very round + carrying high. find it very hard to be active + I'm always on couch. doc says all ok. I need more energy?

No energy & baby: Congratulations on your first pregnancy. Your "gas tank is full" (abdomen) but you have no energy to "move the vehicle"(your body). If you are taking your iron and vitamins and are not anemic then this situation may be normal. Some moms to be cope by taking exercise classes devoted pregnant women that contain gentle yoga and stretching. The "cure" for this is delivery,& sleepless baby nights. ...Read more

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Is carrying twins considered a high risk pregnancy? My friend is pregnant with twins. Does this mean she has a high risk pregnancy? .

Is carrying twins considered a high risk pregnancy? My friend is pregnant with twins. Does this mean she has a high risk pregnancy?

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Yes: "high risk" means greater supervision. With twins, your friend will be seen more often at her provider than if she was carrying one baby. She needs more Folic Acid for 2 babies, may have extra morning sickness, and has slightly higher risk for miscarriage. Mom's with twins are watched for gestational diabetes, toxemia, placental abruption, and premature birth. Some twins come by c-section. ...Read more

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I am 33 weeks pregnant and I have gestational diabetes..I have been carrying my kid low during ths pregnancy does that mean i can go into labor early?

I am 33 weeks pregnant and I have gestational diabetes..I have been carrying my kid low during ths pregnancy does that mean i can go into labor early?

Always be prepaired: Any pregnancy can go into preterm labor.It is imperative that you have an action plan that includes where & who to call, what symptoms to focus on& where to go if it happens. Preterm labor can be stopped if recognized early enough, giving baby a bit longer to grow & develop & avoid a stay in a premi nursery. ...Read more

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I am 27 weeks pregnant and was carrying my baby pretty high. In just the last day or two I have noticed i'm carrying lower. Should i be concerned?

I am 27 weeks pregnant and was carrying my baby pretty high.  In just the last day or two I have noticed i'm carrying lower.  Should i be concerned?

Not much: This probably simply reflects a change in the baby's position. In the absence of any other symptoms i see little reason to be concerned. ...Read more

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Do subsequent pregnancies cause women to carry baby lower? Meaning are muscles weaker and therefore don't allow to carry high as normal?

Do subsequent pregnancies cause women to  carry baby lower? Meaning are muscles weaker and therefore don't allow to carry high as normal?

May be: Muscle tone is affected by pregnancies and increasing age. However, there may or may not be a noticeable difference in the height of the uterus between first and subsequent pregnancies. ...Read more

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