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What causes lower back ache during the first trimester?

What causes lower back ache during the first trimester?

See below : Mainly due to muscle stretch/strain. Also changes in the way you walk due to changes in your body and your center of gravity. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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Is it normal to have watery transparent mucus, and non elastic before period? Or is it a sign of pregnancy? Have swollen boobs and back ache.

Is it normal to have watery transparent mucus, and non elastic before period? Or is it a sign of pregnancy? Have swollen boobs and back ache.

Not pregnancy sign: It sounds like you are familiar with assessing your cervical mucus to monitor fertility. At the time of ovulation, if fertile, a woman's cervical mucus is quite elastic & watery to egg-white consistency. After conception, there is less cervical mucus; typically the vagina is dryer. So I don't think it is a reliable sign of pregnancy. Wait until you miss a period; then take a home pregnancy test:) ...Read more

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What could cause back ache for a woman of about 22 weeks of pregnancy (my cousin's wife)? ??

What could cause back ache for a woman of about 22 weeks of pregnancy (my cousin's wife)? ??

Center of gravity: Most likely, her changing center of gravity (enlarging pregnant uterus) is pulling her back forward and causing a strain. A belly sling can help lift the uterus off the pelvic and may give some relief. A search for "belly sling" on Amazon.com will show you some examples. Floating in a pool can also bouy the baby up off the pelvis and can help with low back pain & swelling. ...Read more

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Iv been getting a bruised feeling wen I sit and bit of back ache with some clear/white snotty discharge could I be early pregnancy?

Iv been getting a bruised feeling wen I sit and bit of back ache with some clear/white snotty discharge could I be early pregnancy?

Pregnancy: When was your last periods? You should have abcense of periods to consider pregnancy first of all. Several pregnancy tests are available to clear the doubt. ...Read more

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With my first pregnancy i had no back ache but this time i feel mild back ache why?

With my first pregnancy i had no back ache but this time i feel mild back ache why?

Not unusual: Each pregnancy can be different in may ways. As the uterus grows it increases in size. That can cause changes in pressure on the spine and surrounding muscles which can cause some discomfort. Also the nerves that go to the uterus can infuence the spinal muscles. That interconnection can cause low grade discomfort. ...Read more

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I have a BMI of 36 . I'm 24 years old and I already getting really bad back ache is this due to my weight or my pregnancy I'm 13 weeks today ?

I have a BMI of 36 . I'm 24 years old and I already getting really bad back ache is this due to my weight or my pregnancy I'm 13 weeks today ?

Both, back muscle: load/strain with associated internal ischemia & pain induced spasms. Study: https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/1523751, https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/1467559, https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/1366830, https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/1487857, https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/1525187, http://goo.gl/3w4uD2, http://goo.gl/02iz6i & http://goo.gl/2ZwxtW ...Read more

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