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When should cramps in early pregnancy stop?

When should cramps in early pregnancy stop?

See a Provider: Cramps during early pregnancy should resolve. If they don't, you may need an ultrasound to make sure the pregnancy is in the uterus and that you do not have a pathological ovarian cyst. See a provider for help with this! ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Cramping and spotting after period while breastfeeding. Normal?

Cramping and spotting after period while breastfeeding. Normal?

Probably normal: Some women stop menstruating while nursing. Most will resume after 6 months of nursing. It varies. But especially at first, it is common to more irregular, crampy cycles. ...Read more

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Mild cramping after orgasm during early pregnancy? Is that bad? Can it hurt the baby?

Mild cramping after orgasm during early pregnancy? Is that bad? Can it hurt the baby?

Normal: Having uterine cramping after orgasm is common and it should not harm the baby. As pregnancy progresses and if preterm labor should develop, your health care provider may recommend abstaining because it could contribute to preterm labor. Otherwise, if pregnancy is progressing normally, there is no harm from this cramping. ...Read more

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Can cramping be because you hungry during early pregnancy?

Can cramping be because you hungry during early pregnancy?

Yes among others: Cramping and stomach difficulties are almost universal complaints in early pregnancy. The uterus itself is being stretched which causes cramping. The hormonal changes cause digestive trouble from nausea, gas, constipation to heartburn. ...Read more

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Can progesterone suppository cause light spotting and cramping during early pregnancy, around 5.5 weeks?

Can progesterone suppository cause light spotting and cramping during early pregnancy, around 5.5 weeks?

Yes: It may sometimes cause some vaginal irritation that may result in bleeding. You should still follow up with your OB to make sure everything is ok. ...Read more

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Is some bleeding normal during early pregnancy?

Is some bleeding normal during early pregnancy?

Possibly: When the pregnancy implants into the endometrial lining of your uterus you may have light bleeding. In addition, the cervix is often friable in pregnancy (irritated looking and bleeds easily). Sex, a pap, and vaginal exam may cause bleeding too. However, discuss your bleeding with your doctor as not all of it is normal. ...Read more

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Light abdomen pain during early pregnancy is it normal?

Light abdomen pain during early pregnancy is it normal?

Don't think so...: Abdominal discomfort during pregnancy is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes abdominal pain. Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss the problem that is. Give your gynecologist a call please ; get checked. ...Read more

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Can i breastfeed during pregnancy?

Can i breastfeed during pregnancy?

Yes,but: You may want to consider weaning after the present breastfeeding child is up walking. This can reduce the chance of behavior problems if the older child views a newborn as competition. ...Read more

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Can pcos cause bleeding during first pregnancy? 4 weeks pregnant

Can pcos cause bleeding during first pregnancy? 4 weeks pregnant

Not necessarily: Hello, If you are pregnant and bleeding, it could be due to implantation and or early signs of miscarriage. Keep in mind, just because you have spotting/bleeding, it doesnt mean that you will end up with a miscarriage but follow up with ob-gyn is important. ...Read more

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Boobs no longer hurting during pregnancy okay?

Boobs no longer hurting during pregnancy okay?

Yes: Many of the discomforts that happen in the beginning of pregnancy like breast tenderness and nausea get better as you progress along. Don't worry though, there are more discomforts coming like back and hip pain later on :). ...Read more

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Cramps during pregnancy with no bleeding?

Cramps during pregnancy with no bleeding?

Need more info: How many weeks along are you? Spotting? This is important to discuss with your OB today! ...Read more

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How early do back cramps start during pregnancy?

How early do back cramps start during pregnancy?

They don't : Not sure exactly what back cramps are? Many pregnant patient have pain in the low back in the third trimester due to posture changes. ...Read more

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Is watery puke normal during early pregnancy?

Is watery puke normal during early pregnancy?

Please call your OB: If you have hyperemesis of pregnancy you need to get started on meds or the prima bella wrist band asap and sometimes you may need IV fluids and a sub_q pump, please call your OB today. ...Read more

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Is sex/semen safe for the baby during early pregnancy? How about mid and late pregnancy?

Is sex/semen safe for the baby during early pregnancy?  How about mid and late pregnancy?

Yes: There's no medical evidence to suggest that sex during pregnancy does any harm to the baby. Your baby is well cushioned by a sac of fluid well beyond the neck of the womb (cervix). A loving physical relationship is important for your wellbeing, and your partner's as well, during pregnancy. ...Read more

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When does gas start during pregnancy?

When does gas start during pregnancy?

no set time...: Flatulence, indigestion, nausea, heartburn, constipation are all common GI side effects of pregnancy, but not everyone gets them, and, although it is more common to have nausea in the beginning and heartburn at the end, there really is not set time for any of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Sore breasts and fast heartbeat during early pregnancy, is this normal?

Pregnancy: Due to hormonal changes during pregnancy, the breast increases in size and volume. This is a normal physiologic change. Increase heart rate is also a normal physiologic change of pregnancy. However certain heart conditions are unmasked during pregnancy. Please ask your obgyn about these symptoms and to do more possible tests if required. ...Read more

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What week does preclampsia occur durring pregnancy currently 17weeks pregnant?

What week does preclampsia occur durring pregnancy currently 17weeks pregnant?

20 weeks: Preeclampsia usually occurs after the 20th week and can last in to the early weeks of postpartum. Your physician will check regularly to make sure this is not a risk for you. ...Read more

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2wks late for period. Mild cramping and spotting for 2days. Also breastfeeding. Possible pregnancy or irregular period due to breastfeeding? 1st period 2mos pp 9.18.17 normal flow lasted 7days

2wks late for period. Mild cramping and spotting for 2days. Also breastfeeding. Possible pregnancy or irregular period due to breastfeeding? 1st period 2mos pp 9.18.17 normal flow lasted 7days

Maybe not, but...: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred) or 1 week after missing a period. If not wanting to get pregnant, must use a reliable birth control method. ...Read more

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What are the bad effects of alcohol consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding.?

What are the bad effects of alcohol consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding.?

No: The early reports of fetal alcohol effects surfaced first in the 1950's& again in the 70's. The most prominent effects were dose related; the worst fetal damage to the highest alcohol intake. Research has shown direct toxic effects of alcohol on the nerves of the fetal brain & many suggest much of the ADD we see today is related to alcohol intake. No level of alcohol intake is considered safe. ...Read more

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Dandelion capsules 500 mg as mild diuretic alternative safety during breastfeeding not pregnancy?maximum safe dose?

Dandelion capsules 500 mg as mild diuretic alternative safety during breastfeeding not pregnancy?maximum safe dose?

Better not use it: Although it's an herb, it is still a medicine, safety isn't established in pregnancy or during breastfeeding. It still interacts with other medicines. If you really need a water pill for a medical reason, why not ask your doctor about it. Please don't self medicate, check this link for more information, wish you and your baby wellness, http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-706-dandelion.aspx?activeingredientid=706& ...Read more

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What are the risks of being on seroxat during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? And are there other substitutes that can be safer for the fetus?

What are the risks of being on seroxat during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? And are there other substitutes that can be safer for the fetus?

Seroxat ; Pregnancy: There has been some concern about potential heart defects when babies are born of mothers using paroxetine (seroxat) http://tinyurl.com/lhkeo4w -- but other studies have not shown ill effect: http://tinyurl.Com/ka2jdt7 zoloft (sertraline) and Celexa have not been implicated and could be safer in pregnancy. Zoloft (sertraline) is the oldest ; most studied -- relatively safe in breastfeeding too. http://tinyurl.com/5t44qah. ...Read more

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How can I prepare for breastfeeding during pregnancy?

How can I prepare for breastfeeding during pregnancy?

Read: There are many excellent books on breastfeeding, and it is very helpful to understand how it all works and what to expect before you get there. You can try 'The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding' or 'The Nursing Mother's Companion'. Both are excellent, and can be found at bookstores or online. ...Read more

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How can I prepare for breastfeeding during pregnancy?

Good health : Preparing for breastfeeding is as easy as learning how to eat healthy and taking care of yourself. During pregnancy, you do not have to do anything special to your breasts, nature takes care of it. After the baby is born, stay healthy and avoid unnecessary drugs or alcohol. Also continue your prenatal vitamin. La Leche League has a great website. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it safe to use PONDS deep whitening facial foam during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

Is it safe to use PONDS deep whitening facial foam during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

Yes: As a rule, most topical creams or lotions have very little transfer of their content below the top skin layers. As such, they do not enter the blood and cannot be transferred to a fetus or through the breast milk. The exception to this rule are those preparations designed specifically to enter the blood, like the meds in a nicotiine patch, birth control patch, etc. which use special chemicals to a ...Read more

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Is fish oil safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Is fish oil safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Yes: Fish oil is safe and healthy for pregnant women and developing fetuses. The only concern is the possibility of contamination by elements like mercury. For that reason, pregnant women should use highly purified fish oil supplements. Many prenatal vitamins now include dha and epa, purified components of fish oil that are healthy for nervous system development. ...Read more

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Is colostrum leaking even without breastfeeding for 4 years a very early sign of pregnancy?

Is colostrum leaking even without breastfeeding for 4 years a very early sign of pregnancy?

No see your gynor me: It is most likely a sign of hyperprolactinemia, have u seen your gyn the last 4 yrs because if u have this should have already been worked up, if u were my pt in coral springs, fl, i would draw a prolactin level nad make sure your breasts have not been stimulated for 48 hrs before and then a breast exam and you would need breast studies and u may need an MRI of your pituitary gland to r/o tomor. ...Read more

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I have thiriod problem and 39 week pregnant but my thiriod control during pregnancy is baby affect and other thing is can I breast feed?

Treat it : Untreated thyroid disease can be a problem for a fetus. Treated thyroid disease is not a problem. Make sure your thyroid is under control. It is safe to breastfeed. ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of alcohol consumption during breastfeeding and pregnancy?

What are the negative effects of alcohol consumption during breastfeeding and pregnancy?

Brain injury: The early reports of fetal alcohol effects surfaced first in the 1950's & again in the 70's. The most prominent effects were dose related; the worst fetal damage to the highest alcohol intake. Research has shown direct toxic effects of alcohol on the nerves of the fetal brain,many suggest much of the ADD we see is related to alcohol intake. No level of alcohol intake is considered safe ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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


Dr. Michael Gabor
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more