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Doctor insights on: 26 Weeks Pregnant And Having Cramps

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How deadly is rubella IgM virus for a 26 weeks pregnancy?

How deadly is rubella IgM virus for a 26 weeks pregnancy?

Confusing question: There is no Rubella IGM Virus that I know of.There is a common screening test for IGM antibody created after a rubella infection. If you have high IGM levels indicating a recent rubella infection, it is worrisome.Rubella during pregnancy can lead to injury to the eyes, ears and other organs.Babies can be born deaf, blind and with other defects. ...Read more

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Im 26 weeks pregnant and I have been having cramping that feels like period cramps! is this bad?

Im 26 weeks pregnant and I have been having cramping that feels like period cramps! is this bad?

Please call OB ASAP: If you cannot reach your OB provider, go to the nearest labor and delivery for evaluation. This might be pain from any pelvic or abdominal structures like bowel or bladder that needs treatment. It also could be cramping of the uterus placing you are at risk for preterm delivery. So do not delay, call your OB provider and prepare to go quickly to labor and delivery for examination and monitoring. ...Read more

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Can contractions happen without belly tightening? I'm 26 weeks pregnant and yesterday felt kinda of cramps in my left side, but it's gone. Normal?

Contractions.: It is not unusual to have contractions throughout pregnancy, but as long as they are not regular, they are usually not a problem. If you are dehydrated, you can have contractions. They usually don't do anything, but they can be uncomfortable. If you are having contractions or discomfort, you should first assume you are dehydrated. Lay down and drink a lot of water. If they don't stop, call your OB ...Read more

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26 weeks pregnant and getting lower right back pain?

26 weeks pregnant and getting lower right back pain?

Ride it out: Try some physical therapy, talk to your OB gyn dr about tylenol (acetaminophen) for severe pain...Not much can be done while you are pregnant...If the pain persists after the delivery see you orthopaedist. ...Read more

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Am 26 weeks pregnant and I caught severe cold. Will it affect my baby? Wts the remedy?

Am 26 weeks pregnant and I caught severe cold. Will it affect my baby? Wts the remedy?

Unlikely & no specif: At 26 wks your baby has gone thru formation of all body parts including the brain & is coasting along gaining weight & finishing out fine details like lung maturity. Colds differ from many illnesses by not getting into your blood like the flu.Cold virus tends to live on the airway surface like weeds in a lawn causing irritation & mucous fow.It doesn't attack baby.Rest & heal, this should be ok. ...Read more