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36.5 weeks pregnant: my belly gets hard like a rock and it is very uncomfortable?

36.5 weeks pregnant: my belly gets hard like a rock and it is very uncomfortable?

Could be labor: If this is happening off and on every 3-5 mins, it could be labor! call your OB or go to the hospital. If it it is less frequent, it could still be early labor or it could be braxton-hicks contractions, false labor, dehydration, uti, or even just plain "growing pains". See your OB if it doesn't get better. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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36 weeks pregnancy with noisy stomach. Why?

36 weeks pregnancy with noisy stomach. Why?

Slowed bowels: Pregnancy is associate with decreased 'transit time' through the bowels, from the stomach all the way through the colon. Audible gas noise can be a sign of this normal problem in pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnancy can I use icy hot pain relieving cream on my lower back and under my stomach?

I'm 36 weeks pregnancy can I use icy hot pain relieving cream on my lower back and under my stomach?

Try the following: 1-BioFreze liniment (OTC) - used 3-4 times/day 2- an athletic sock filled with tennis balls to lower back and abdomen 3-localheat (pad) on Medium 10 min on/10 minutes off. ...Read more

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Is anovate cream for heamorroids during 36 weeks pregnancy safe?

Is anovate cream for heamorroids during 36 weeks pregnancy safe?

Unknown: Here is the information available: •PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you plan on becoming pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Aclovate cream during pregnancy. It is unknown if Aclovate cream is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Aclovate cream, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use lidocaine jelly during my 36 weeks pregnancy?

Is it safe to use lidocaine jelly during my 36 weeks pregnancy?

Only if needed: Lidocaine has been assigned to pregnancy category b by the fda. Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of fetal harm. It is widely used for procedures during pregnancy but it does cross the placemta and enter the fetal bloodstream. Lidocaine should only be given during pregnancy when needed. Small amounts are probably ok. Ask your OB doc. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks and 4 days pregnant, my belly tightens up and my baby is head down already. I've been having bad back pains?

I'm 36 weeks and 4 days pregnant, my belly tightens up and my baby is head down already. I've been having bad back pains?

Uterus practice runs: And your question is? Your uterus is simply having some preliminary practice runs getting ready for the big day which could happen any time after the next 2-3 weeks. Baby's head down is good at this point. "Good luck. We're all counting on you"--- do you remember whose quote that was and from what comedy movie of 1980? ...Read more

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I am 36 weeks pregnant and the bottom of my belly feels very soft and the top of my belly is hard. What is the cause of this?

I am 36 weeks pregnant and the bottom of my belly feels very soft and the top of my belly is hard. What is the cause of this?

Sounds normal: What you are describing sounds normal but you can always ask your doctor to confirm. Our bodies store fat cells lower in the abdomen. There is more tissue at the lower abdomen between your hand and the baby. Up higher the tissue layers are thinner. The uterus is easier to feel in the upper abdomen. ...Read more

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36 weeks and 5 days pregnant and having a lot of pressure on vagina and abdomen?

36 weeks and 5 days pregnant and having a lot of pressure on vagina and abdomen?

Normal: It is very common to have pressure in the pelvis and abdomen at 36 weeks pregnant. If you think you are having contractions, call your doctor! If you are spotting or think you might be leaking amniotic fluid, call you doctor! If it's just pressure, try resting. Drink some water. Use an exercise ball to lean / rock on. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant got sharp pains on the top of my tummy and along the right side of my tummy and along my belly button. What does it mean?

Abdominal pain: It may mean nothing but very well could be contractions at 36 weeks. Watch for an increase in frequency. Watch for bleeding or fluid leak. Hope this helps. Good luck ...Read more

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Since 3rd trimester of my pregnancy I get these sharp pain in the middle of my upper abdomen which travels to the back. I had baby but stillget pain.

Since 3rd trimester of my pregnancy I get these sharp pain in the middle of my upper abdomen which travels to the back. I had baby but stillget pain.

See below...: The most likely explanation for pain that you describe is related to reflux disease or problems relate to your gallbladder. Both of these are extremely common during pregnancy and easy to evaluate - call your doctor! ...Read more

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36 weeks & 4 days pregnant, nowadays I feel my baby movement isn't harder, but I can feel the movement when placing my hand on my belly. Is that normal?

36 weeks & 4 days pregnant, nowadays I feel my baby movement isn't harder, but I can feel the movement when placing my hand on my belly. Is that normal?

Please ask your OB: At 36 wks 4 days all? S or concerns should be addressed to you ob, your OB can do a monitor strip and an us with a bpp if your OB is worried or u are worried, movement does not have to be hard but must be able to feel movement everyday, and if u were my pt and are worried at the end, I would induce u at 39-40 weeks, baby at that point better off out than in. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant 2nd kid. Slight cramps in abdomen n light pain in hips & thighs. Can hardly walk. Should I be concerned?

Maybe: As you likely know, it's completely normal to have that type of pain in the hips and thighs during pregnancy. Especially as a pregnancy nears term. The cramping maybe due to preterm labor. That's you may want to be evaluated on l;d for possible early labor. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant and having painful Bronx hick contraction starting from my back to the top of my belly and around my belly gets hard and throw up?

36 weeks pregnant and having painful Bronx hick contraction starting from my back to the top of my belly and around my belly gets hard and throw up?

Call OB: I think that statement is the very definition of the limits of internet medicine. Please sign off of the internet and call or page your OB for instructions. Now. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant and have an itchy rash on my arms and thighs. I also itch under my belly where my pants sit..

I'm 36 weeks pregnant and have an itchy rash on my arms and thighs. I also itch under my belly where my pants sit..

Pupp?: Call your OB or dermatologist. Pregnant women can rashes due to infections and allergic reactions. However, puritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (pupp) is a common cause of rashes in late pregnancy. ...Read more

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Would pelvic exercises benefit ataxic gait before pregnancy, esp for 3rd trimester? Scared of falling or losing balance due to huge belly.

Would pelvic exercises benefit ataxic gait before pregnancy, esp for 3rd trimester? Scared of falling or losing balance due to huge belly.

It should: Help. Ask some tips from pregnant gymnasts (bad joke!) god bless u! http://www. M.Webmd. Boots. Com/a-to-z-guides/dizziness-symptoms-diagnosis-treatment. ...Read more