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Doctor insights on: Do Your Hips Get Wider After Having A Child

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Do your hips get wider after having a child?

Do your hips get wider after having a child?

Yes: During pregnancy hormones can make the joints of the pelvis more flexible and during birth this allows room for the baby to pass through the birth canal. There can be some residual changes to ones hips after having a baby, but is usually not a significant amount. Most of the "widening" is likely from extra weight put on during the pregnancy. Healthy diet, exercise, and breast feeding are the cure. ...Read more

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How is having wide hips helpful for child bearing?

How is having wide hips helpful for child bearing?

More room: Certain shapes of the pelvic bones are more successful delivering babies than others. While we now can rely on c-sections for those hips that don't bear babies well, "wide hips" usually also mean good pelvic structure with plenty of space to carry and deliver a baby in the routine fashion. ...Read more

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Hi it's been nearly 5 months since I had my second child and I am having really bad trouble with my hips and my back and my knees I am in so much pain with them and every time I eat or drink I get a really bad pain in the abdomen can someone help me pleas

Hi it's been nearly 5 months since I had my second child and I am having really bad trouble with my hips and my back and my knees I am in so much pain with them and every time I eat or drink I get a really bad pain in the abdomen can someone help me pleas

If this is acute: And being the weekend, you will have to make a trip to the emergency room.You need to be checked out.May need some diagnostic test or blood test done.You will not be in a position to take care of your baby and enjoy your 5 months old. ...Read more

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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

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Can (very) rapidly going through puberty cause stretch marks? Went up 3 cup sizes/wide hips in wks. They don't bother me. I get cyst on them sometime.

Yes: I do see many who stress about this but it is common. The expansion of the hips and breast enlargement from hormonal changes will sometimes do this. ...Read more

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Me and my bro have same shoulder length.But I have very small ribcage and wide hips.I want to expand ribcage and get manly v shape body.Can it be done?

Me and my bro have same shoulder length.But I have very small ribcage and wide hips.I want to expand ribcage and get manly v shape body.Can it be done?

Our Bodies: Without seeing you it is only speculation that can be used to answer this question. First you may still have some growth. Weight training and exercise may change the body shape in minimal effects. But, bone structure may not really change much unless it is to lengthen those bones still yet to grow. ...Read more

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I had a dislocated hip as a baby. How likely are my children to get it?

I had a dislocated hip as a baby.  How likely are my children to get it?

3-4%, but...: Developmental hip dysplasia, new term for 'congenital hip dislocation, ' occurs way more often in girls and in babies born in breech position.Therefore, the chance will be more or less depending upon the gender and presentation of fetus. ...Read more