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Feeling Contractions And Not Pregnant
36 weeks pregnant and having strong braxton hicks contractions. Also feeling nauseas all the time and a lot more discharge. Should i be concerned?
Possibly: I would make sure you are hydrating well, eat a little if possible (crackers) and call your obgyn to discuss your symptoms in more detail. ...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
Hello, I am 35+5 weeks pregnant and my cervix is high but very soft and open. baby #3 an have been feeling pressure pains most of day, not like Braxton hicks contractions though.
Need an exam: If you are 35weeks5days pregnant and having pressure pains you need an exam. False labor is fairly common in 3rd pregnancies but the only way to know for sure what is going on is to be examined. Call your OB or go to labor and delivery to be checked. Play it safe. You don't want to have a preterm baby at home alone. Best wishes to you and the baby. ...Read more
If im 39 weeks and feeling stomach pain similar to period cramps but worse, are those contractions?
WHAT DID YOUR OB SAY: When u are this far along any ?S or concerns should really only be directed to your OB ! that is your obs job to answer ?S or concerns 24/7. Both can be normal but it depends how close your contractions are because if u and baby are ok it os better to at elast get to 37 weeks before u deliver so call your OB as if u were my pt i would send u for monitoring and cx check, flatus is better term. ...Read more
Possible: It is possible. Pregnancy does cause nausea often referred to as morning sickness. This can have varying degrees of intensity and timing. However, usually gets better as more time progresses into the pregnancy and esp by the 3rd trimester. Pregnancy can also increase chances of reflux which may be the burning sensation you are experiencing. See you md for more information and clarification. ...Read more
I feel like i might be having braxton hicks contractions. I am approximately 24 weeks pregnant, and they are mostly on my right side. Normal?
Could certainly be: Any time after 20 weeks the bhc's can begin. I've read that as early as 6 weeks they can start. But you need to get on top of them to distinguish them from other vague abdominal complaints. Have you had these pains before in your preqnancy? I believe a call to your ob/gyn is in order just to clarify. ...Read more
Having period like cramps and Braxton hicks contractions but not together, can this just be my body preparing or should I start recording time? 38wks
IUD removed 8/18 and i have been having signs of pregnancy, no period yet just lost of cramping? could i be pregnant? feeling sick all the time, headaches, cramping, boobies are feeling heavier, very tired?
Need pregnancy test: If you had sexual intercourse with a fertile man, there is a real possibility that you may be pregnant. You may want to request a blood pregnancy test (Beta HCG level) and a pelvic sonogram ASAP in order to find out if you are (and where / how the pregnancy may be). ...Read more
I am currently 35 weeks pregnant and having mild irregular cramping that's not associated with the Braxton hicks or back pains. Why is this happening?
Unknown: I was going to see if you land ASAP could be anything ...Read more
3 week late,my breast are sore and tender but not dark,no frequent urination but im starving and having nausea,do i have the chance of being pregnant.
21 weeks preg. think I experience Braxton hicks contractions, cramping, uterus would get hard to touch, and have slight pain when it happened. Normal?
Call your OB: early to have Brax-Hicks I rec ultrasound and to check cervical length ...Read more
Can you get a period and have pregnancy symptoms? Im on nexplanon and i feel pregnant i feel very hungry and sleepy
Side Effect: Nexplanon is a Progesterone only birth control method. Progesterone levels are normally elevated just prior to your menstrual period and also in pregnancy. So using a progesterone only method can make you feel pregnant, hungry and sleepy. If this is new for you, you might do a home pregnancy test to be sure. But most likely it is a side-effect of Nexplanon. Best wishes! ...Read more
2 much 2 b normal: Some women feel weak, some shaky, some like they are going to faint. However, a pregnant woman should not "keep feeling" that way. She should call the ob, start keeping a diary of activities and foods and liquids consumed during the day, noting also where and when she feels those symptoms, and immediately get help if blacking out. ...Read more
Im 9wks pregnant and I keep feeling weak and shaky also feels as though im gonna faint is this normal?
Is it normal to have cramps without bleeding at 15 weeks pregnancy? And not feeling pregnant again, is everything alright?
Lower abdominal cramping feels like a period. And 36 weeks pregnant and 3cm dilated. Why am i cramping so bad?
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
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