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At the very beginning of pregnancy how long before does your stomach go hard?

At the very beginning of pregnancy how long before does your stomach go hard?

Uterine growth: Early in the pregnancy the uterus is still within the pelvis. At about 12 weeks the uterus rises out of the pelvis above the pubic bone. By 20 weeks the uterus has grown to the level of your belly button. ...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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What can I do for the dryness i experience on the outside of the vagina during intercourse? (it occurs towards the end I am well lubricated naturally)

What can I do for the dryness i experience on the outside of the vagina during intercourse? (it occurs towards the end I am well lubricated naturally)

Probiotics: Many women find probiotics like luvena to be helpful. If it's only on the outside of the vulva, you may want to make sure you don't have a yeast infection. ...Read more

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How can I tell when my cortisol level is peaking during the day? What are the signs?

How can I tell when my cortisol level is peaking during the day? What are the signs?

Cortisol: You can't. Cortisol is usually higher in the morning than in the afternoon. If your cortisol levels are normal you can relax. Any ongoing concerns - see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your stomach and back(3 1/2 weeks of pain) is hurting at the same time?

What does it mean when your stomach and back(3 1/2 weeks of pain) is hurting at the same time?

Maybe GI or not...: Your pain may originate on either side of the diaphragm to produce your symptoms. Cough (dry or productive, with blood?), pleurisy, fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Do the symptoms "refer"elsewhere (to back, shoulders, chest, neck, jaw, arms)? Recent trauma, herniations? Age, gender, if u smoke, have heart/lung issues, stones are important. ...Read more

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I'm in early pregnancy and just threw up for the first time. When i throw up, does it hurt the baby or the pregnancy? Is there anything I should do?

I'm in early pregnancy and just threw up for the first time. When i throw up, does it hurt the baby or the pregnancy? Is there anything I should do?

No harm: Keep sipping fluids in small amounts. The main risk from vomiting is getting dehydrated. So, if you can keep sipping, then you and your baby should be fine. ...Read more

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Does your stomach gurgle in early stages of a pregnancy?

Does your stomach gurgle in early stages of a pregnancy?

Gurgles regardless..: Stomach gurgling is not unique to pregnancy, although pregnancy-related hormones do alter GI transit and motility. Gurgling typically indicates the mixing and peristaltic functions of the gut. Very specific variations in sound are heard with partial or complete GI obstruction--not what you're describing here. Always best to get checked however if symptoms are of concern and/or are new for you. ...Read more

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If you're pregnant and didn't know it till after the first months and into the 2nd and were on the hCG diet, could it affect the baby in any way?

If you're pregnant and didn't know it till after the first months and into the 2nd and were on the hCG diet, could it affect the baby in any way?

Pregnancy: The HCG diet is a popular diet now. However, it is the same hormone that your body produces when you are pregnant so it can cause a false positive pregnancy test. Still, if you are pregnant, the HCG should not cause any problems with the pregnancy and won't cause you to miscarry. ...Read more

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Does having sex during pregnancy hurt the baby? As in the motion and positions?

Does having sex during pregnancy hurt the baby? As in the motion and positions?

Usually not: It is usually not a problem for most couples to remain sexually active throughout pregnancy. Late in pregnancy, comfort may become an issue, and some positions may be more comfortable than others. Some women with complications, such as placenta previa or preterm labor, should not have intercourse during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How high are the chances of pregnancy when the male does not ejaculate in the vagina and pulls out before he does do so?

How high are the chances of pregnancy when the male does not ejaculate in the vagina and pulls out before he does do so?

See below: Any nonprotected sex always has the chance to get somebody pregnant. Take a Plan B contraception. Always have protected sex (condom) to avoid pregnancy if you are not ready, as well as stds. ...Read more

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Is it true that you can feel your uterus just under your belly button at the end of your 4th month of pregnancy. And if so, what does it feel like.

Is it true that you can feel your uterus just under your belly button at the end of your 4th month of pregnancy. And if so, what does it feel like.

Yes, usually.: It feels like a small smooth mountain (called the "fundus") where before there was just soft stuff. Run the flat part of your hand down towards the belly button, fairly firmly, and you might be stopped by this little hill. Congrats, Mom! ...Read more

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How does the mucus look in early pregnancy. How should ur cervix feel or be at?

How does the  mucus look in early pregnancy. How should ur cervix feel or be at?

Who cares: You should not be worried about cervical mucus early in pregnancy( unless u have a vaginal infection or what your cervix should feel like your doctor can worry about all of that, the main thing u want to know is the pregnancy viable and when u are in your 2nd trimester among other things does your cervix measure normal length on ultrasound, I do not rec trying to feel your cervix no point to that. ...Read more

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What does progesterone suppositories in early pregnancy?does it makes cervix higher? and by how many times it decreases the chance of misscariage?

What does progesterone suppositories in early pregnancy?does it makes cervix higher? and by how many times it decreases the chance of misscariage?

Progesterone: is produced by the Corpus luteum early in pregnancy to keep the fertilized egg implanted in the uterus and growing, around 12 weeks this function is taken over by the placenta. So suppositories early in pregnancy supplement for low progesterone to prevent miscarriages. ...Read more

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What happens when the baby dies inside of you at 12 weeks of pregnacy?

What happens when the baby dies inside of you at 12 weeks of pregnacy?

What did your doc: Say? That should have already been explained to you by your ob, obviously the fetus must be removed, usually by your doc doing a d;c please call your doc as you need to have something done to remove the poc. ...Read more

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When does your belly start to feel hard when your pregnant? Which part starts to change first? Is it lower near your vagina or upper in the middle ?

When does your belly start to feel hard when your pregnant? Which part starts to change first? Is it lower near your vagina or upper in the middle ?

It varies: The uterus grows out of pelvis and can be barely felt in the bottom of your belly at 3 months. By 5 months you feel it at the umbilicus. ...Read more

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Are you suspose to feel like ur stomach is heavy during the 1st trimester of pregnancy?

Are you suspose to feel like ur stomach is heavy during the 1st trimester of pregnancy?

Yes.: The rising pregnancy hormone levels cause stomach upset, nausea, dyspepsia, early satiety, or vomiting in most women. That is normal and can be improved with phenergan, (promethazine) reglan, Tums and/or vitamin b6. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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


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