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Doctor insights on: Stretching Pains In Pubic Area During Pregnancy

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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Is cramping or stretching in lower abdomen and pelvic area is normal during 4 months pregnancy (twin pregnancy).

Is cramping or stretching in lower abdomen and pelvic area  is normal during 4 months pregnancy (twin pregnancy).

Yes: Yes but get an ultrasound ASAP to make sure everything is okay with the twins. With twins, You should be getting ultrasound every trimester if available. Get a maternity back brace now if you can, to prevent the back pain you will likely develop soon. ...Read more

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Wt is the best stretching exercise that will make u the most comfortable during pregnancy?

Wt is the best stretching exercise that will make u the most comfortable during pregnancy?

Core and torso..: Core and torso stretching with back extensions. Hip flexor exercise with mild lunges can also help. Swimming provides natural stretching with torso rotation and is an all around good activity for pregnant females! ...Read more

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What can I do for the stretching marks during pregnancy.. This is my second pregnancy... Is there any cream i can use?

What can I do for the stretching marks during pregnancy.. This is my second pregnancy... Is there any cream i can use?

I wouldn't spend $: From my experience, the creams don't work. I've seen women who are super slim prior to pregnancy and gained very little wait have horrible stretch marks, all the while using the expensive creams. And then other women who are obese and gain 70# in their pregnancy who have none. I think stretch marks are primarily genetic, so i don't recommend the creams. If you want to try, likely no harm. ...Read more

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It's burning a lot on stomach due to stretching of skin during pregnancy in 35 weeks.. What to do??

It's burning a lot on stomach due to stretching of skin during pregnancy in 35 weeks.. What to do??

Burning: It is very common for patients to complain about skin itching due to stretching. I have not heard many describe burning. Topical lotions are available to help pregnant women with skin itching and stretch marks. If you truly are having the sensation of burning skin it is worth discussing with your obgyn and having them do a skin assessment ...Read more

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Stretching during sleep during pregnancy and getting sharp pain in the upper side of the abdomen ( middle) for few seconds. What is that pain for?

Stretching during sleep during pregnancy and getting sharp pain in the upper side of the abdomen ( middle) for few seconds. What is that pain for?

Depends: There a variety of aches and pains that occur as the uterus grows inside your body. You did not mention how far along you are. If you are far along then the pain may just be from the growing baby. Upper right side pain can be a sign of gallbladder disease which is common in pregnancy. Have have your obgyn who has more information check you out ...Read more

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How to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy..?

How to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy..?

Difficult: Keeping the skin well hydrated helps but is not a guarantee. It is very random who will get stretch marks. Most women will get stretch marks. ...Read more

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How can I reduce stretch marks during pregnancy ?

How can I reduce stretch marks during pregnancy ?

No great solution: The simple answer is to not get pregnant! there are many proposed treatments and interventions which have been suggested to prevent stretch marks but there are no clear treatments which have been proven to do so in well done studies. ...Read more

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What will reduce my chance of getting stretch marks during pregnancy?

What will reduce my chance of getting stretch marks during pregnancy?

Good diet: "stretch marks" are not strictly mechanical. They are really metabolic in character and often appear in obesity. A good natural food diet and some vitamin supplements help. The largest organ in the body is the skin. Thus it needs to be fed properly like all the other body organs.Ask your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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