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36 Weeks Pregnant Belly
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I'm 36 weeks pregnancy can I use icy hot pain relieving cream on my lower back and under my stomach?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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
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
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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