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I'm 37 weeks pregnant and keep getting lower back ache that comes and go I've had it for 3 days but no other pain?

I'm 37 weeks pregnant and keep getting lower back ache that comes and go I've had it for 3 days but no other pain?

Low back pain: As you prepare to give birth, the ligaments and tendons of the pelvis loosen to allow the baby to pass through the birth canal. The sacroiliac joint inflammation leads to low back, groin and leg pain. Support for the back is helpful. Ice at night. If the pain becomes too severe see your obstetrician. ...Read more

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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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Lower tummy and back pain during 37 weeks pregnancy. Labor?

Lower tummy and back pain during 37 weeks pregnancy.  Labor?

Braxton hicks: Most likely they are practice contractions. I used to get them every time i stood up from a sitting position. Baby starts to move lower and reposition for labor which puts pain on your back. Good luck and congrats! ...Read more

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37 weeks 5th baby. Nausea soft.Stool, hot flashes and back ache signs of early.Labor? Wed is was 3cm and baby is very low 60%effaced.

37 weeks 5th baby. Nausea soft.Stool, hot flashes and back ache signs of early.Labor? Wed is was 3cm and baby is very low 60%effaced.

Probably: You may be entering early labor. These symptoms and signs are not unusual at 37 weeks, especially during your 5th pregnancy. You are almost there! ...Read more

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Low dull back ache, headache, nausea, and 7 contractions in one hour. 37 weeks 1 day pregnant. Is this labor?

Low dull back ache, headache, nausea, and 7 contractions in one hour. 37 weeks 1 day pregnant. Is this labor?

Possible! Go to L&D!: This could be start of labor with 7 contractions in one hour. With first pregnancy and headache also need to consider precclampsia. I would recommend you go to labor and delivery to be monitored for fetal heart tones, contractions, blood pressure and urine protein. Back ache could be common late pregnancy discomfort or fetal head position occiput posterior (face up). ...Read more

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Im pregnant with very strong symptoms starting early before period sick back ache cramps are the worst at nite what does this mean?

Im pregnant with very strong symptoms starting early before period sick back ache cramps are the worst at nite  what does this mean?

Pregnancy symptoms: It means you are sensitive to the changes that your body undergoes during pregnancy. Back aches aren't unique to pregnancy and aren't considered a pregnancy symptom. Cramping can be normal, unless vaginal bleeding is present. That the symptoms are more common at night probably means you are tired with decreased tolerance to the discomforts. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant, severe back ache and pains what could it mean?

Again, severe is key: When on mentions that there problems are 'severe' in nature, i feel that the best advice is that you seek a medical diagnosis in person. Most folks do not have 'severe' symptoms with simple problems. ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant lower back pain what does this mean?

37 weeks pregnant lower back pain what does this mean?

Common: It can mean anything from muscle spasms to early labor. Keep your doctor up to date with what's going on. ...Read more

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Im 37 weeks pregnant and having bad back pain also leg pain and shooting pain in bottom what does this mean?

Im 37 weeks pregnant and having bad back pain also leg pain and shooting pain in bottom what does this mean?

Not unusual.: This is not unusual. Due to the pressure and stretching, as well as weight gain of pregnancy many women feel that way. Once you have the baby it will likely start to resolve(.just make sure you don't have signs of a blood clot in the legs-swelling, redness, tenderness, etc.) ...Read more

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I am 37 weeks pregnant and have sharp shooting pains in my vagina and lower back pain what does that mean? My vagina feels crampy n i get the sharp pains when the baby moves

I am 37 weeks pregnant and have sharp shooting pains in my vagina and lower back pain what does that mean? My vagina feels crampy n i get the sharp pains when the baby moves

This : This is nearly impossible to answer without examining you. Many women have pain during pregnancy, but there are lots of different reasons why. First, you might be having contractions and going into labor. If you are not in labor, the weight of the baby is certainly putting your low back under stress. Massage during pregnancy is recommended to help relieve some of these aches and pains. Other causes would also need a doctor's exam to determine: hemorrhoids, varicose veins, sciatica, and osteitis pubis (pubic symphysitis). For answers to more of your pregnancy questions, see our website and click on patient forms and handouts: www.Uwmedicine.Org\obstetrics. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant! any tips on what can I do to relieve back ache?

I'm pregnant! any tips on what can I do to relieve back ache?

Exercise,Ht,MasPgBin: Low back pain is common during pregnancy and women have found many useful ways to conquer it including heat, massage, ice, pregnancy binders, exercise, yoga, swimming, controlling their weight, rest, chiropractic help, accupuncture and accupressure and avoiding heavy lifting to name a few. Try one of these and see your provider for advise! ...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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Back ache before period am I pregnant ?

Back ache before period am I pregnant ?

Not possible to tell: You cannot assume a pregnancy on clinical grounds until you have missed your upcoming period. Once you've missed your period then, there is nothing more to say until you get a home pregnancy test and find out the results. In the mean time....if there is any CHANCE you could be pregnant you should start living with good healthy habits as IF YOU WERE PREGNANT. Stop smoking, alcohol, illicit drugs ...Read more

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