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Do Hips Spread During Pregnancy
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
If you're hips are wide before pregnancy are they more likely to get wider during pregnancy or less likely to get wider during pregnancy?
Wide track for hips: A former car manufacturer, Pontiac, made several commercials featuring their "wide track" stance. The width of your bony pelvis and hips is presently a constant. However, pregnancy will allow the ligaments between the pelvic bone joints to be flexible enough to allow them to separate at delivery. Post partum those changes reverse, and if the hips get wider at that point, it is usually due to fat. ...Read more
Hip pain is common: During pregnancy there are three changes that can have significant impact on the hip. First is the change in activity level. Second is the change in weight and how it is carried. And third are the hormone level. All of these changes can impact the stresses around the hip and may lead to hip pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is severe hip pain normal during pregnancy and is there anything that can be done besides suffer until the baby comes out?
Wondering if it's bad to have a hip scope, which is a minimally invasive surgery, during the first few weeks of pregnancy?
2 nd trimester. : First few weeks if pregnancy is the time of organogenesis. Elective, nessasary surgeries if possiable are delayed for 2 nd trimester. If you need this surgery now concider local or spinal anesthesia. Discussion between you, surgeon and obstetrician is the best way to start. ...Read more
Is it ok to sleep slightly tilted up during pregnancy or slightly angled to to the left? I'm 22w4d with marginal previa. All left causes me hip pain
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
I gave birth 5 month ago i gained 30kg during pregnancy and lost 22kg till now I have brown stretch marks on my breasts hips and back of my knee?
Is it ok to use rose hip oil and vitamin E oil during pregnancy? I heard rose hip oil is high vitamin a. Is this beta carotene based?
Yes: No more than 10, 000 iu of preformed vitamin a should be taken during pregnancy but preformed vitamin a is only found in animal foods (meat, eggs, dairy). There are no vegetarian sources of actual vitamin a- any "vitamin a" said to be in those foods are from carotenes and those are very safe in pregnancy. See http://www.Care2.Com/greenliving/is-vitamin-a-safe-for-pregnant-women.Html. ...Read more
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