How far into her pregnancy will a pregnant Guinea pig's hip bones start to separate?

When her hips separate, how many weeks/days are left of her pregnancy? We got a pregnant piggie from a store and I can't find much about it online. She's about five months old. I'm not talking about when the bones are as wide as they'll get. How far into the pregnancy will they just begin to separate?

Equine canine rodent lover asked on 09 May '11 at 17:30

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Josiea answer on 09 May '11 at 17:30

Sows can vary but if you have been checking her bones regularly you may just be able to detect them starting to part 7-8 days before birth. The bones will stay wide open for the last 24-48 hours of pregnancy. If the sow has had a previous litter it can all happen fairly quickly. If it is a first time mum the bones seem to have been opening forever and she will keep you waiting!

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Josiea answer on 09 May '11 at 17:30

Sows can vary but if you have been checking her bones regularly you may just be able to detect them starting to part 7-8 days before birth. The bones will stay wide open for the last 24-48 hours of pregnancy. If the sow has had a previous litter it can all happen fairly quickly. If it is a first time mum the bones seem to have been opening forever and she will keep you waiting!

~*lariena ?'s her baby boy*~ answer on 09 May '11 at 22:02

well, there are a few reasons your teeth tend to go south during pregnancy and after. the chemical composition of many many systems in your body has changed and this includes your saliva. this being said, you're more prone to cavities due to the change in your saliva. your gums also become super super sensitive. did you know that most dental insurance companies will approve 2-3 extra cleanings while you're pregnant vs one every six months? call your dental insurance and see if yours does. also, your baby's bones are growing soo rapidly right now and your baby is sapping so much calcium from you as well to build their strong healthy bones. think of it this way, when we break a bone, it takes around 6 weeks for the body to rebuild it. that's just a BREAK! your baby is growing by leaps and bounds week by week which means your body is working over time for 40 weeks to keep up with their growth for an entire skeletal system! that's probably 100 times more work than simply healing a break or fracture. just make sure to take extra precaution. brush 3 times a day instead of 2, floss frequently, rinse well, and drink plenty of milk (milk is not the only source of calcium btw. look up other sources if you're not a fan of milk like me).

Crystal clear answer on 09 May '11 at 22:58

in the initial weeks of pregnancy i was getting stretching pains as my uterous became enlarged to accomodate the baby it was just above pelvis mostly on the left but sometimes on the right didnt hurt at all but at wk 16 it progressively moved upwards towards hip bone and this was a sign that the uterous was coming out of the pelvis. at 19 weeks i got a horrendous sharp stabbing pain on my left side and this was what the doctor referred to as round ligament pain which is caused by increased stretching and sudden movements - it feels like i pulled a muscle and lasted about 2 mins following this at 22 weeks i got another pain but it was more like a pulsating pain around my lower stomach and lower back and it came and went like a pulse it lasted about 5 mins and this i was told was braxton hicks good luck if you do get pains they are normal but if you are worried or show spotting with it get it checked immediately congrats and good luck

*~proud mommy~* answer on 10 May '11 at 01:08

As you get closer to your 12 week mark you will notice a slight hard spot right above your pubic bone, and as you go on, the hard spot will increase. Though your stomach will not be really hard all over, typically the hard that you are feeling later in your pregnancy is actually the baby. For example, I am 36 weeks a long with my 2nd, and I still have some give to my stomach, though my stomach is firmer than it is pregnancy, it isn't this rock hard unmovable thing either, unless the baby is in a position where he is pushing outward.

Jen_with_relish answer on 10 May '11 at 02:55

If you are a very thin person it's probably not too early, although it may not be from the actual baby yet. Your uterus is still way down being protected by your pelvic bones still. The dark line is caused by the hormone influx. Not every woman's belly button changes. With my first pregnancy I gained alot of weight and mine stayed the same. I'm 25 weeks pregnant now and mine is starting to flatten out a little already. It really depends on your body type, the size of the baby and the placement of your uterus and placenta. Congrats btw!