Pain And Aching In The Bones Around The Vagina And BAB Is Dark Green When 41 Weeks Pregnant?
At night, I was 41 weeks pregnant (via Dr. HPL) in the past few days I felt pain in the vesicles and even walking felt pain and aching. And BAB (sorry) the color is dark green. Is that normal ?? Please explain, thank you.
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Basically during pregnancy, the placenta and ovaries produce a hormone called the hormone relaxin. This relaxin hormone has a function to relax the ligaments and cartilage in the pelvis so that later the pelvis can stretch more in preparation for labor. This hormone also helps soften the cervix to facilitate cervical opening before labor later.
This hormone is very important and very useful to prepare a woman's body for labor, but stretching of the ligaments and cartilage also makes pregnant women often experience pain in the lower abdomen and bones around the vagina. This is especially likely to be more common and pain can also become more severe when the baby's head starts to enter the pelvic cavity. The pain that you feel is very normal.
Regarding your BAB which is dark green, the possible causes can vary, including:
consumption of foods that contain lots of green pigment or green coloring
consumption of supplements that contain lots of iron
use of certain drugs / antibiotics
If you do not feel other symptoms (such as abdominal pain such as twisting, fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, etc.) then you have nothing to worry about. If you encounter other symptoms that interfere, immediately check with your obstetrician for further evaluation and management.
Regarding your pregnancy that has passed from HPL, you should immediately consult your condition to the obstetrician if the gestational age is already 40 weeks 6 days and there are also no signs of childbirth. Your obstetrician needs to do further examination of the fetus and your pregnancy condition (to see if it is still possible to delay labor). Most doctors will recommend induction of labor to avoid the risk of complications in pregnancy after the month when it starts 41 weeks.
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