Aches and Pains During Pregnancy | Kaiser Permanente
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Aches and Pains During Pregnancy | Kaiser Permanente


(playful instrumental music) (baby giggling)>>Rachel Walker, MD OB/GYN
– Aches and pains are a very normal part as pregnancy progresses through the second and into the third trimester. It’s very common to have low back pain and pain in your hips.>>Kathy Wood, MD OB/GYN
– The most common ache and pain
is the round ligament pain. It’s a ligament that wraps
from the top of the uterus down into the groin, and can cause achiness,
sharp, shooting pains.>>Fonda Mitchell, MD OB/GYN
– So, you may feel that you
may have to kinda modify how you walk. Some women may use a little belt. Some women may use pregnancy girdles to kinda help maintain that support and give their joints a little rest.>>Kathy Wood, MD OB/GYN
– You can take acetaminophen for this if you wanna take the
edge off, but in general, most people can tolerate it, and it gets better with time.>>Fonda Mitchell, MD OB/GYN
– But we also recommend
exercise, yoga, stretching. Those types of exercises that allow you to increase your flexibility can also be very helpful, as well too.>>Angela Chiodo, CNM Certified Nurse-Midwife
– So, the third trimester, you
have lots of aches and pains, but you do wanna pay
attention to new things like if you had a bad
headache or vision changes, this could all be indicators
of more serious problems in pregnancy, and you’d wanna talk to your provider about those. (light beeping)

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