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Wide Hips After 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
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
Try a pregnancy test: If you think you may be pregnant the best way to confirm is with a test. They are cheap and easy to use, and reliable!! ...Read more
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?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer