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Why do I feel weak in the knees and generally unstable while pregnant?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Relaxin

Relaxin is a hormone that is released in pregnancy.
It relaxes the connective tissue in your joints. This makes them looser and makes you more unstable when you walk or exercise. Relaxin is the reason pregnant women waddle. It is also the reason pregnant women are more likely to dislocate their joints. Take things slowly and use extra support when pregnant.

In brief: Relaxin

Relaxin is a hormone that is released in pregnancy.
It relaxes the connective tissue in your joints. This makes them looser and makes you more unstable when you walk or exercise. Relaxin is the reason pregnant women waddle. It is also the reason pregnant women are more likely to dislocate their joints. Take things slowly and use extra support when pregnant.
Dr. Megan Bird
Dr. Megan Bird
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Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Blood pressure

The usual cuprit is low blood pressure.
Make sure you are staying hydrated and, when getting up from bed or seated position, move slowly. If this persists, definitely call your ob.

In brief: Blood pressure

The usual cuprit is low blood pressure.
Make sure you are staying hydrated and, when getting up from bed or seated position, move slowly. If this persists, definitely call your ob.
Dr. Daniel Solomon
Dr. Daniel Solomon
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