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Am I Experiencing A Contraction At 22 Weeks
Probably: If this is your second, or more pregnancy, you may be experiencing what are termed 'braxton-hicks' contractions - sort of a practice contraction of the experienced uterus. If there is no discharge from the vagina, and these are short term (although sometimes rather uncomfortable) then you can experience them throughout the pregnancy and they are not a problems. Consult your ob. ...Read more
This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more
Immeasurable cervix since 22 weeks and 1cm dilated. Now I am 32 weeks. No contractions ever detected on NST's, 1cm dilated. Can I make it full term?
Maybe: Congratulations on making it this far! At 32 weeks the baby is in pretty good shape and chances are very good that it will be just fine. If you can hang in another 2 weeks you can expect the baby to ultimately do just as well as if you make it all the way to full term. ...Read more
Cervix was 4cm at 21weeks and 1.5cm at 22 weeks and lost pregnancy at 22 weeks. Is my cervix Incompetent? I had painful contractions hourly
22 weeks pregnant, i think i just had a false contraction. Now baby is moving a lot. Pre-labor or braxton-hicks?
How long can prodromal labor last? experiencing bouts of regular painful contractions that disappear after a few hours for about 2 weeks. I'm 36w6d
Hang in there!: This phase of your pregnancy can be accompanied with bouts of contractions. this is common. Make sure you are drinking enough water and staying in touch with your physician. Active labor could happen any time, but may still be a ways off. Hang in there! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im experiencing braxton hicks contractions at 36 weeks every 20 min all day and diarhea also is this normal?
At 36 weeks: you should be in contact with your OBGYN who should answer ALL of your questions since HE/SHE knows YOUR pregnancy best! It would be FOOLISH for anyone to comment about you present clinical situation (although I would guess its "normal") Good Luck and I hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
I am 24 week pregnant and I have been experiencing braxton hicks contractions. Yesterday and today I noticed spotting, should I be concerned?
See a doctor: Any woman who has vaginal bleeding or contractions during pregnancy should see her doctor. It is difficult to say without a physical exam whether or not you should be concerned. You might consider making an appointment as soon as possible to have this evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
38+5 weeks pregnant experiencing non painful contractions i walk or turn over in bed it is very painful it brings me tears. 4cm 80% 4 days ago
Im 18 weeks pregnant I am experiencing tightness in my lower abdomen. This has been happening for the past four days. Is this a contraction?
18 week 'tightening': Between 16 and 20 weeks your baby and your uterus are growing at a tremendous rate and are gaining a lot of weight. This causes more pressure on the ligaments (called 'round' ligaments) that hold up your uterus. It is very common to get a sensation of discomfort, tightness, or actual pain between 16 and 20 weeks. You can take either tylenol or Motrin for this. ...Read more
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