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Is using a heating pad on medium high heat for lower back pain during pregnancy considered safe?

Is using a heating pad on medium high heat for lower back pain during pregnancy considered safe?

Yes: Be careful not to burn yourself. Towel or sheet between pad and skin. Not on high and limit duration. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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What are the common causes of back pain in pregnancy?

What are the common causes of back pain in pregnancy?

Weight distribution: Due to the increasing size in the abdomen, your posture will accentuate the curve in your back, leading to increased back pain. ...Read more

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What's the source of relief for back pain in pregnancy?

What's the source of relief for back pain in pregnancy?

Tylenol, (acetaminophen) massage.: Usually, plain tylenol (acetaminophen) is the first choice for management of back pain during pregnancy and t#3 with Codeine the Next Choice . Consult your ob/gyn to make sure it is safe for you to take tylenol (acetaminophen). Do not use any other NSAID like advil/ibuprofen/motrin during pregnancy. Also, getting a chair with good back support, laying in various positions, prenatal massage and back exercises may also help you! ...Read more

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How can I manage back pain in pregnancy?

How can I manage back pain in pregnancy?

Stay active: Keep your weight gain to a reasonable amount. Stay active. Do pregnancy yoga or pregnancy pilates. Swimming is also excellent. Lie down on a flat surface, such as the floor in front of your sofa. Prop your legs on the seat of the sofa. This allows your lower back to straighten and decompress. ...Read more

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How can I prevent back pain in pregnancy?

Diet and exercise: Back pain in pregnancy is common. Keep your weight gain under control. Eat very healthy and sensibly. Pregnancy yoga classes or pregnancy pilates classes or simply staying active can really help with back pain. Women who begin their pregnancy at their ideal weight and who exercise regularly before pregnancy have less back pain. ...Read more

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Is back pain a pregnancy sympton?

Is back pain a pregnancy sympton?

Back pain: Back pain is common to pregnancy, especially at the latter stages, when there are changes in the body to accomodate the baby and it's weight. Having had 4 complete pregnancies, it appears you may already be an expert? Back pain is not normally an indicator of pregnancy at the early stages. ...Read more

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Is back pain normal during pregnancy ?

Yes and no.: To be on the safe side I suggest seeing your doctor for a urinalysis. It's possible to develop a kidney infection during pregnancy and this can threaten both your health and can lead to fetal harm. That said, there are many physical changes and shifting weight strains the low back of pregnant women. Nevertheless, make sure it's not an infection before assuming normal musculoskeletal pain. Call OB. ...Read more

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Does exercise during pregnancy reduce back pain?

Does exercise during pregnancy reduce back pain?

Moderate exercise: Exercise during pregnancy or any other time in life can be helpful for your physical feeling of well being as well as your physical condition. Exercise during pregnancy is certainly still helpful to give you release of endorphins and good feeling. You must be careful, however, and use moderation. Most importantly ask your obstetrician specifics of limitations. Walking normal pace usually good. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more