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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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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41 weeks pregnant period, stomach pains, and my stomach is rock hard. Is this normal?

41 weeks pregnant period, stomach pains, and my stomach is rock hard. Is this normal?

Need evaluation: Pain and abnormalities at the end of pregnancy need to pregnancy need to be evaluated by your doctor to make sure that all is normal. ...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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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

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Is it safe to use Hyospasmol during pregnancy - wife in 3rd trimester and has severe cramps and upset stomach?

Is it safe to use Hyospasmol during pregnancy - wife in 3rd trimester and has severe cramps and upset stomach?

Use with caution: During pregnancy, it is category C, meaning use only if benefits outweigh risks, however if she in third trimester with such symptoms, she ought to be seen by her obstetrician or go to ER, ...Read more

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My belly is swollen and hard, am I pregnant?

My belly is swollen and hard, am I pregnant?

Hpt: There isn't a way to know without a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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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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I am 35 weeks pregnant having pinkish discharge belly real hard what does this mean?

I am 35 weeks pregnant having pinkish discharge belly real hard what does this mean?

Call your obgyn: To be sure all ok, , any pink dishcharge could be bleeding and sign of impending birth or baby distress. Never smoke, and breast feed after birth for great health and baby/mom bonding ...Read more

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Hi. I am 38 weeks pregnant and my belly keeps randomly going realy hard but it doesn't hurt me?

Hi. I am 38 weeks pregnant and my belly keeps randomly going realy hard but it doesn't hurt me?

CALL YOUR OB!!!: U are having some early contractions, but u should be directing any? S associated with your pregnancy to your OB so they can decide and tell u what to do like come in the office and get checked or go to the labor room, and a piece of advise do not go past your due date, an recent study in the us says the ideal time to deliver for the baby is 39-40 weeks. ...Read more

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34 weeks pregnant belly feels hard and baby not kicking much. Not sure if im thinking tonmuch of it.

34 weeks pregnant belly feels hard and baby not kicking much. Not sure if im thinking tonmuch of it.

Please call: Please call your obstetrician for further guidance to your specific symptoms of your pregnancy. Decreased fetal movements and contractions can be a concern at 33 weeks. ...Read more

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I'm 26 weeks pregnant and my son pushed in to my belly hard. When I stand up it tightens up. What do I do?

I'm 26 weeks pregnant and my son pushed in to my belly hard. When I stand up it tightens up. What do I do?

Rest: It is unlikely that you are having labor pains as those are a bit more regular in timing than what you are describing. More likely, you are aware of your abdomen more so now since the incident with your son. Try to lie down more today and tomorrow and rest; this takes the pressure off of your back and abdominal muscles. Plus, a healthy mom usually has a healthy baby. ...Read more

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I've been having a hard belly for 4 hours now!! I am 28 weeks, and I'm getting scared because its my first pregnancy!! ?

I've been having a hard belly for 4 hours now!! I am 28 weeks, and I'm getting scared because its my first pregnancy!! ?

Medical Evaluation: Give your doctor a call immediately and if unable to get through to her, go to the ER for evaluation. Even if it is false labor, it is always better to have the OB tell you it is. Good luck ...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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I streched during a sleep very hard I could feel my muscle streching under my belly, almost12 weeks pregnant, should I worry?

Not likely: The uterus is well-protected behind the pubic bone at this point. It's behind all of your abdominal muscles and shouldn't be affected. As long as you aren't experiencing severe cramping or bleeding, you are probably ok. ...Read more

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I am 17weeks pregnant, I notice a painless hard lump on my lower abdomen. What are the possible causes and how can it be treated. Thank you?

I am 17weeks pregnant, I notice a painless hard lump on my lower abdomen. What are the possible causes and how can it be treated. Thank you?

Exam needed: Unfortunately we cannot begin to recommend treatment until we have a better idea of what this phone is. Your description is not enough and I would recommend a formal consultation and exam with your doctor who is taking care of you and your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hard lower abdomen 5 days after unprotected sex but definitely no shooting in, is my girlfriend pregnant after that single symptom? What's happening?

Hard lower abdomen 5 days after unprotected sex but definitely no shooting in, is my girlfriend pregnant after that single symptom? What's happening?

Pregnancy test: These test strips are quite sensitive, but not until 7-10 days after ovulation and contact with sperm and egg. If you are having unprotected sex it does not matter if you have a full ejaculation inside her vagina. Sperm can still be present and get into the cervical opening and up to fertilize her. Do not know what "hard abdomen" is, but if questions see a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Hard sticking out belly (pot belly)looks like I'm pregnant. Iv always had this stomach. What is it? When I lay it's flat, when I stand it sticks out hard

Hard sticking out belly (pot belly)looks like I'm pregnant. Iv always had this stomach. What is it? When I lay it's flat, when I stand it sticks out hard

Diastasis recti: The aponeurosis (ligament)that fuses both sides of your abdominal muscles may be weak causing your intestines to protrude. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I m 37+1 week pregnant. I feel my abdomen very hard for 15/20 sec. N then it goes normal. Also I have frequent bowl movements from today. Is this labour?

I m 37+1 week pregnant. I feel my abdomen very hard for 15/20 sec. N then it goes normal. Also I have frequent bowl movements from today. Is this labour?

Maybe: Contractions every 3 to 5 minutes lastin 45 to 60 seconds, contractions with bleeding, or if you are leaking are signs of labor. If in doubt, go get checked. ...Read more

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Am almost 2 months late on my period and on my right side of my belly it kinda hard then the left side I don't if am pregnant I have got any morningsi?

Am almost 2 months late on my period and on my right side of my belly it kinda hard then the left side I don't if am pregnant I have got any morningsi?

Pregnancy test: Get a pregnancy test. I saw one at the dollar store the other day. Or go to a doctor for one. Perhaps it's a menstrual problem but please get a pregnancy test and see a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Does your abdomen get hard when you get pregnant?

Does your abdomen get hard when you get pregnant?

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I think any woman who has been or is pregnant will say that they experienced increasing firmness of their abdomen. In the first weeks I think this can be attributed to increased bloating caused by the change in hormone status. Then of course as the uterus rises out of the pelvis and the woman begins to 'show' the uterus can be felt as a fullness or firmness in the center of the belly. ...Read more

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I'm 7 months pregnant and my belly is not hard and it don't look like a pregnant belly is that a bad thing?

I'm 7 months pregnant and my belly is not hard and it don't look like a pregnant belly is that a bad thing?

Prenatal care: Hopefully you are getting prenatal care. This is a great question to ask your obgyn. They can measure your uterus to make sure it is growing appropriately. If there is any doubt then they can schedule you for a sonogram to make sure all is well. ...Read more

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Why is the top of my abdomen hard? Could it be a possibility of pregnancy

Why is the top of my abdomen hard? Could it be a possibility of pregnancy

You would not: Experience a hard upper abdomen in really early pregnancy. If you have missed your period - then take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks pregnant and my abdomen gets hard at the top?

I am 38 weeks pregnant and my abdomen gets hard at the top?

Braxton Hicks?: It sounds like you are describing braxton hicks, or false labor contractions. Real labor typically involves the whole belly getting hard and tight with cramping. False labor is the body's way of preparing for the "real deal.". ...Read more

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What could cause a hard painfull popping feeling in my abdomen at 27 weeks pregnant?

Round ligament pain: Depending on the location you may be feeling some round ligament pain which would be located just above the groin area. Heat, tylenol (acetaminophen) and rest usually take care of it. You may want to see your doctor if it last more than 24 hr. ...Read more