Pinpointing Prenatal Pelvic Pain

By Riva Preil As any expectant or previously pregnant woman can attest, the body undergoes major changes during the nine glorious months of pregnancy.  One noteworthy change involves a particular hormone called relaxin. Relaxin is a very appropriately named hormone- it’s job is to relax the pelvic ligaments to allow for widening of the pelvis. This …

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When “Relaxin” Can Be Disturbing

By Riva Preil Pregnant women experience many anatomical changes, in large part due to the various hormones circulating through the bloodstream while pregnant. One of these hormones, relaxin, causes a loosening of the ligaments, the structures in the body that keep bones securely connected to one another. On the one hand, this ligament laxity is …

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