Back Pain And Tight Stomach At 33 Weeks Pregnant?

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Afternoon…rnI want to ask, during my 8-month pregnancy I often feel low back pain and tight stomach, is that normal? and I want to ask how about my TFU which is only 24cm and HB which is only 10.9, will it affect my pregnancy? because I just got pregnant with my first child. and according to the midwife, my pregnancy is fine and there is nothing to be afraid of because everything is still within normal limits. Thank you and please answer 😊

1 Answer:

Hi Evie,


Back pain and tight stomach often occur in pregnancy, where this is triggered by several things such as cramps or needs to be watched out for if caused by contractions. The greater the gestational age, the size of the fetus will also enlarge this can also cause pain in the waist. The greater the pressure of the fetus on the surrounding maternal organs and the increase in the weight of the fetus will make a heavy burden on the back and waist.


There are several ways to deal with this, such as:

Do light activities such as walking or exercise during pregnancy
Doing relaxation like swimming
Avoid strenuous activities
Take care of your weight so you don't overdo it
Maintain a sleeping and sitting position to avoid back or waist pain
Use comfortable footwear when walking

TFU or uterine fundal height itself can vary in each individual following the gestation period and is also influenced by the size and location of the fetus. The most important thing is that the fetus grows and develops properly according to the gestation period. Normally a 33 week old fetus weighs about 2.1 kg and is 45 cm long. The location of the fetus will also normally begin to enter the birth position. For this reason, it is necessary to keep regular pregnancy checks with midwives and obstetricians for examinations such as ultrasound to assess the size of the fetus and other pregnancy conditions.


Also try to maintain nutrition, especially if you have anemia or less than normal hb. Because the condition of pregnancy anemia can also have an impact on pregnancy if it is not managed properly. Take the supplements provided and increase the intake of iron-rich foods and meet the daily requirement of vitamin C to overcome anemia in pregnancy.


Hope it is useful,


dr. Adi P.

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