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A 35-year-old member asked:

Why do you feel pressure down below during early pregnancy?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Varies: The uterus begins to enlarge very early, there is usually an ovarian cyst present that is a normal part of the pregnancy, there is increased blood flow to the pelvic organs, and many women have some degree of urinary retention during pregnancy - any and all of this can result in fullness and pressure in the pelvis.

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A 32-year-old female asked:

Is mild pressure normal during early pregnancy?

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Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Volume expansion: During pregnancy volume expansion fluid retention commonly occurs. But should be monitored closely by your ob. Serious and life threatening condition during pregnancy with high blood presure as part can occur.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How your cervix should feel in early pregnancy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Cervix: Cervical position is not a reliable indicator for pregnancy. After ovulation the cervix drops ; feels firm. This will be followed by the cervix rising ; becoming softer. The timing is of these changes is not consistent.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How should my stomach feel in early pregnancy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Might not feel any: Different. Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know.
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What can my cervix feel like in early pregnancy?

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Dr. Mazin Abdullah
Fertility Medicine 15 years experience
None: You should feel no difference in early pregnancy as you do when you are not pregnant.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

How early in pregnancy do women feel hungrier?

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Changes...: ...In appetite are possible even before the first missed period.
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