Pregnancy does crazy things to your body. That’s not really surprising since you’re growing an entirely new person in a relatively tiny space. Plus, with the sudden influx of new and intense hormones, pregnancy can be extremely uncomfortable in a wide variety of ways.
But for the first-time mom-to-be, all those new twinges and pains can be confusing, anxiety-inducing, and often, pretty scary. What’s normal and what’s not? And how can you tell the difference?
Here’s a breakdown of the pregnancy pains that are NBD, and when it’s time to consult your ob/gyn.
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Shannon M. Clark, MD, MMS is a double board certified ObGyn and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, and founder of Babies After 35. In her roles as a clinician, educator and researcher at UTMB-Galveston, she focuses on the care of people with maternal and/or fetal complications of pregnancy. Dr. Clark has taken a special interest in pregnancy after the age of 35, which according to age alone, is considered a high-risk pregnancy.
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