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Do hips get bigger during pregnancy?

Do hips get bigger during pregnancy?

Weight gain is: common in pregnancy. Hips, buttocks, abdomen, waist and breasts are prone to becoming larger. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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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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If you're hips are wide before pregnancy are they more likely to get wider during pregnancy or less likely to get wider during pregnancy?

If you're hips are wide before pregnancy are they more likely to get wider during pregnancy  or less likely to get wider during pregnancy?

Wide track for hips: A former car manufacturer, Pontiac, made several commercials featuring their "wide track" stance. The width of your bony pelvis and hips is presently a constant. However, pregnancy will allow the ligaments between the pelvic bone joints to be flexible enough to allow them to separate at delivery. Post partum those changes reverse, and if the hips get wider at that point, it is usually due to fat. ...Read more

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Is it common it have hip pain and your hip giving out during pregnancy?

Is it common it have hip pain and your hip giving out during pregnancy?

Yes: The joints in general in pregnancy under the effect of hormones get relaxed , what you said it is possible. ...Read more

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Is it common it have hip pain and problems with your hip giving out during your pregnancy?

Is it common it have hip pain and problems with your hip giving out during your pregnancy?

Hip pain is common: During pregnancy there are three changes that can have significant impact on the hip. First is the change in activity level. Second is the change in weight and how it is carried. And third are the hormone level. All of these changes can impact the stresses around the hip and may lead to hip pain. ...Read more

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Wondering if it's bad to have a hip scope, which is a minimally invasive surgery, during the first few weeks of pregnancy?

Wondering if it's bad to have a hip scope, which is a minimally invasive surgery, during the first few weeks of pregnancy?

2 nd trimester. : First few weeks if pregnancy is the time of organogenesis. Elective, nessasary surgeries if possiable are delayed for 2 nd trimester. If you need this surgery now concider local or spinal anesthesia. Discussion between you, surgeon and obstetrician is the best way to start. ...Read more

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Is it ok to sleep slightly tilted up during pregnancy or slightly angled to to the left? I'm 22w4d with marginal previa. All left causes me hip pain

Is it ok to sleep slightly tilted up during pregnancy or slightly angled to to the left? I'm 22w4d with marginal previa. All left causes me hip pain

Yes.: Sleeping partially tilted to the left or at a partially upright angle is fine. Although we prefer the left side, you may also sleep on your right side. The main idea is to not sleep flat on your back. Also try a pillow under your hips. ...Read more

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What can I do for sore hips during pregnancy? What can I do for a sore pelvis during pregnancy?

What can I do for sore hips during pregnancy? What can I do for a sore pelvis during pregnancy?

Exercises or support: Exercises such as yoga, pilates or physical therapy may help. There are support belts that may also help. The pelvic discomfort is related to relaxation of the tendons and ligaments that connect the bones of the pelvis to allow a baby to pass through. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use rose hip oil and vitamin E oil during pregnancy? I heard rose hip oil is high vitamin a. Is this beta carotene based?

Is it ok to use rose hip oil and vitamin E oil during pregnancy? I heard rose hip oil is high vitamin a. Is this beta carotene based?

Yes: No more than 10, 000 iu of preformed vitamin a should be taken during pregnancy but preformed vitamin a is only found in animal foods (meat, eggs, dairy). There are no vegetarian sources of actual vitamin a- any "vitamin a" said to be in those foods are from carotenes and those are very safe in pregnancy. See http://www.Care2.Com/greenliving/is-vitamin-a-safe-for-pregnant-women.Html. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your pelvis begins to hurt during pregnancy ?

What does it mean when your pelvis begins to hurt during pregnancy ?

Many reasons: It depends on how far along you are in your pregnancy. Pelvic pain could be due to a variety of different reasons (infection, preterm contractions, round ligament pain, etc.). Any significant type of pain during pregnancy should warrant an assessment by your physician. ...Read more

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How long do u have to wait until right above your pelvis start to get hard during pregnancy?

How long do u have to wait until right above your pelvis start to get hard during pregnancy?

Uterine growth: I think you are asking when you can feel your uterus above your pubic bone. Usually this is between 12-14 weeks. ...Read more

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Slight pain left side of pelvis, pregnancy test has 2 lines, one slightly faint line,sweating whilst sleeping at night,have cramps what could be wrong?

Slight pain left side of pelvis, pregnancy test has 2 lines, one slightly faint line,sweating whilst sleeping at night,have cramps what could be wrong?

Pregnancy test: To interpret a pregnancy test compare your results to the package instruction contained in the box for the brand you purchased. It will have a drawing of a positive test and a negative test specific to that brand. Pelvic pain is very complex and an examination will be needed to determine the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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7 months pregnant and I have a pain in my left hip.This happened last pregnancy.What could be causing this.Only hurts when im pregnant?

7 months pregnant and I have a pain in my left hip.This happened last pregnancy.What could be causing this.Only hurts when im pregnant?

Musculoskeletal: There are many musculoskeletal changes associated with pregnancy. Your hip angles change which affect how you walk and your posture. Find a doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) or doctor of chiropractic medicine. They can evaluate you and give you some relief. ...Read more

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Having hip pain early in pregnancy?

Get going: You will need to stay healthy and active throughout your pregnancy, and hip pain is not easy to self manage. Have your physician refer you to a musculoskeletal doctor for care of your pelvis and back. This problem is treatable. You may have to change your foot ware and your exercise routines sooner than later. Do not take over the counter medications at this stage of your pregnancy. ...Read more

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What can I do about hip pain in pregnancy?

Depends on cause: Often this is due to joint relaxation and gait changes in pregnancy. Usually, tylenol, (acetaminophen) ice, and rest are the best. Some also get relief from belly bands or maternity belts. ...Read more

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I have hip pain. What will it do to me after pregnancy?

I have hip pain. What will it do to me after pregnancy?

See a doctor: You are pregnant. Could be different diagnosis. Transient osteoporosis in pregnant women can be possible..If so ride it out. ...Read more

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Is hip pain a sign of pregnancy?

Is hip pain a sign of pregnancy?

No: As a pregnancy progresses and the mom's center of gravity is thrown off there can be some low back or hip pain just like carrying any heavy load around for an extended period of time can cause these symptoms but this is not a sign of pregnancy per se especially in early pregnancy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How could hip dislocation affect pregnancy?

How could hip dislocation affect pregnancy?

Canal width...: Hip dislocations may affect the ability of the pelvic muscles to function properly during labor; and may impede the head of the fetus from "dropping" into the birth canal effectively. It may also interfere with the process of labor...Best to ask your OB about this; c-sections may be a consideration in this case. ...Read more

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