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I am 3 weeks and 5 days pregnant today. Experiencing some cramping in lower abdomen during day and @ night when asleep. Is this normal?

I am 3 weeks and 5 days pregnant today. Experiencing some cramping in lower abdomen during day and @ night when asleep. Is this normal?

Hard to say: Your pregnancy is a very unique experience.Every woman has different feelings and we dr's should respect how you are affected.I often defer to your mother (because she knows you) to gauge these sensations.To have some discomfort-even early in the pregnancy-may be O.K. But if you think the sensation is abnormal a discussion with your ob-gyn is called for. ...Read more

Dr. Wendy Askew
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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


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Is it bad to sleep on your stomach if you have salin implants?

Is it bad to sleep on your stomach if you have salin implants?

No: No, it should not matter after the first few weeks whether you are a side or tummy sleeper. ...Read more

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Is it safe to sleep on your stomach a week after having a ceaseran?

Is it safe to sleep on your stomach a week after having a ceaseran?

Yes: As long as you are not uncomfortable, it should be safe. If the incision is not healing well or you have an infection, it might be best to protect the area. ...Read more

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Is it bad to sleep on your stomach if you have salin implants? Surgens sugestions

Is it bad to sleep on your stomach if you have salin implants? Surgens sugestions

No: Sleeping on your tummy or on your side should not be an issue after the first 2-3 months post surgery. ...Read more

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How does it feel to sleep on your stomach with saline implants post mastectomy?

How does it feel to sleep on your stomach with saline implants post mastectomy?

Breast : I do 4 breast reconstruction a week some implants some trams, the first 4-6 weeks you will not want to lay on your stomach, now gels feel natural you can lay on them as soon as two weeks saline are firmer and may take longer. ...Read more

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How can it feel to sleep on your stomach with saline implants after a mastectomy?

How can  it feel to sleep on your stomach with saline implants after a mastectomy?

Sleeping implants: You'll be surprised how little time passes before your implants feel like they are part of your body. If you are a stomach sleeper you should put a small pillow under and above your breasts for the first few months to keep the pressure off of them. Breast augmentation is not really a contraindication to sleeping on your stomach. ...Read more

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How come I can only sleep while I am on my stomach?

How come I can only sleep while I am on my stomach?

Sleep: You found your comfort zone, as long as it does not wake you up at night. ...Read more

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Sleeping in your stomach is it bad for you ?

Sleeping in your stomach is it bad for you 
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It isn't 'bad' for: You but is the least recommended of the common sleep positions. Sleeping on your stomach usually requires you to have your head turned to the side for hours ; makes it difficult to keep the spine in a neutral position. It also puts pressure on joints ; muscles. Sleeping on your back can aid the head ; spine to maintain a neutral position. The next best is sleeping on the side. ...Read more

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Is sleeping on your stomach considered bad for you?

Is sleeping on your stomach considered bad for you?

Stomach Sleeping: Sleeping on your stomach usually requires you to have your head turned to the side for hours & makes it difficult to keep the spine in a neutral position. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have abdominal pains while ur pregnant?

Is it normal to have abdominal pains while ur pregnant?

Yes, but: If you are having pain in your abdomen (and you are not specific about this at all) you should contact your ob/gyn. This could be anything from fetal movement, to bladder infections to labor. This list is huge! ...Read more

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Im not sure whether im pregnant or not, i feel movements in the abdomen constantly?

Im not sure whether im pregnant or not, i feel movements in the abdomen constantly?

Test for pregnancy: Doctors do not ever guess when it comes to pregnancy. If you have missed a period and have been sexual then it is time for a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Sleeping on stomach cause baby problems?

Yes: Belly sleeping was popular in the us from the post wwi period until the 90"s. People thought it might prevent problems if they spit up. Unfortunately the oriental cultures (belly sleeping is taboo) had a better plan. Crib death has declined in the us by 40-50% since we recognized back sleeping was safer. After 4-5m, they will roll & sleep as they want.(this is past the period of most risk). ...Read more

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Upper abdominal hardening but I'm not pregnant?

Upper abdominal hardening but I'm not pregnant?

Vague symptoms: and without any further information unable to provide much help. Best to see your primary care physician for evaluation to get the whole story. ...Read more

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How can sleeping on your stomach hurt your back?

Back pain: Sleeping on your stomach long term can affect the natural curve in the lower back causing pain. You head is also turned to one side all night, which distorts the alignment of the spine in your neck. If you must sleep on your stomach it is best to have a firm mattress with a small or no pillow. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more