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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. Stephen Scholand
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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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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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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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