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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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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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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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What exercises must I avoid if I 37 weeks pregnant with back pain?

What exercises must I avoid if I 37 weeks pregnant with back pain?

Depends: Always avoid anything your obstetrician warns you against. Otherwise, be a good observer. If there is a position or activity that bothers you, avoid it. Most people that stay active feel better, so within these broad guidelines, exercise! ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant with constant back pain, does not ease with position change. ?

37 weeks pregnant with constant back pain, does not ease with position change. ?

Time is nigh: As baby continues to grow taking the little room left in the uterus there comes a point where positional changes don't matter anymore. Some part of baby is going to be pressing on the spine even if david copperfield could levitate you. Recall george costanza's wallet from seinfeld? Do you think any position for george would've allowed him to sit straight? Only solution...Thin the wallet out. Gl! ...Read more

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I am 37 weeks pregnant & suffering from excruciating back pain. I had a t11-12 fusion 18 months ago. It's unbearable. Any suggestions?

I am 37 weeks pregnant & suffering from excruciating back pain. I had a t11-12 fusion 18 months ago. It's unbearable. Any suggestions?

See a painspecialist: See a pain specialist. This could be an anesthesiologist, physiatrist or neurologist. They can evaluate you and provide suggestions and treatments that may help you. ...Read more

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I am 36 going on to 37 weeks pregnant and start having some back pain is this a sign of early labor ?

I am 36 going on to 37 weeks pregnant  and start having some back pain is this a sign of early labor
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Possibly: Back pain, considered in the context of other early labor pains, may mean very early labor and needs to be "ruled out , " meaning, other explanations for your back pain should be sought for initially. Consult with your OB as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Back Pain (Definition)

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