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How Far Along In A Pregnancey Will You Bee When You Start Experiencing Pelvic Pressure
Quickening: Usually around 14-16 weeks you get quickening, which is like exaggerated butterflys down in your lower abdomen. As far as kicks everyone feels them at a different time, but in general its a few weeks after quickening. I've had some patient claim they have never felt movement as I watch what looks like a foot stick up and move across the abdomen. ...Read more
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 am having a miscarriage of triplets & am having bad cramping how long do you go through a miscarriage with the pain before you are back to normal?
A week or two: This depends on how far along you are. If this is a very early pregnancy, then the cramping and bleeding of a miscarriage can be nothing more than like a heavy period. However, if you know you have triplets, that means you're probably into it at least a couple of months, which means your body is going to need to expel all of those products of conception. If it worsens, go back to your gyn to check. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies quite a bit: Some women start dilating early, especially if they have been pregnant before. Most women are not more than 1-2 cms by 36 weeks or a month before the due date. ...Read more
If you had your ovaries taken out when 35 and in 2001, when would expect to start menopause and how can I tell. Could you just go through and not know?
Symptoms? Testing?: Menopause is a very tricky term. In my practice, it can be any state of hormone imbalance that occurs when ovarian function changes. You had your ovaries removed, so some would say that day was your menopause, but it is more complicated. If you feel different or have new symptoms, they need to be addressed no matter what the cause may be. Would be happy to discuss with a HealthTap Prime app't. ...Read more
Varies: Some women never have these symptoms. Others experience this as soon as they are about to miss their period. ...Read more
Will having an orgasam induce my labor or break my water? I'm 22wks pregnant and would like to know if having an orgasm will break my water. And if so can I use this as a way to jump start labor when i'm full term?
That : That seems to be an area of controversy. Theoretically, if a woman who is full term has sexual intercourse and the man ejaculates (the man's ejaculate contains prostaglandins & prostaglandins can stimulate the cervix) this might lead to contractions. However, i don't know of proof that this actually induces labor. Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in china and there are acupuncture techniques for inducing labor. ...Read more
I am 22 weeks pregnant and is starting to feel some heart burn. Will this last through out the remaining of my pregnancy or will it go away? How do you treat heart burn when pregnant?
Heartburn: Normally we treat heartburn with a diet that avoids spicey,fried and greasy foods; elevation of the head of the bed when there is nocturnal heartburn; taking antacids like mylanta;avoidance of alcohol and caffeine. Prilosec or zantac (ranitidine) help but your obstetrician would have to approve of any medications that you take during pregnancy. ...Read more
I have a cerclage placed in which will be taking out in a few weeks how long after do you go in labor ?
Should you have a lot of white cervical mucus the day before you are scheduled to start your period also my cervix is hard to reach and soft/firm?
What is a good way to lose wieght when you have a underactive thoird promble and you have trouble with your feet and can't walk along ways at a time?
Meds and modified ex: Go to doctor. Get the appropriate thyroid medication. Next get to a gym and have a trainer to show you how to use an elliptical machine or a stationary bicycle.. Then start moving. ...Read more
With an 8th pregnancy, 4 full term, how soon would the body start having symptoms and what may they be? Thank you
I have an anticardiolipin antibody and am 4 weeks pregnant when will i need to begin taking heparin in order for my pregnancy to have the best chance?
I get terrible menstrual cramps, and i was wondering what would be the best way to relieve them while in school, as i can't miss any more days.
After having a miscarriage and your levels go back to 0 can you get pregnant again even without a period?
What to do if I am most likely certain I will be having a C-section with my boys. I have a few questions. how does preterm labor feel as to real labor?
Extremely bad bleeding from the anus. A steady stream when I try to push. Stomach and lower abdomen as well as side pain. Some numbness. Just trying to see if I have to goto a doc. I don't have insurance and I'm currently unemployed..
Suspect hemorrhoids: You may will have hemorrhoids you really should get a checked out ...Read more
What week in pregnancy does the fetus start to out grow Amniotic fluid so that I can feel the movements much better ? I am going on 28weeks...
Yes you can..: Sloughing-off of the lining of your uterus happens regularly during the cycle and contactions of the uterus expell the contents (blood and tissue making up your period). Some people experience very intense contractions/cramps needing medications to help with pain etc..Contractions of labor is same=contractions of the uterus to push baby out etc.. If severe symptoms, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
What does it mean if you have been sexually active and your having mild cramping in your uterus at times and its a good while before the expected period.?
Mild pain or pressure in pelvis (lower abdomen) is a symptom that can be due to a variety of causes, including issues with the gut, bladder, and for females, organs such as ...Read more
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