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What is the reason of backache in pregnancy during second trimester.

What is the reason of backache in pregnancy during second trimester.

Pregnancy Backache: Often this is caused by a hormone, relaxin, that is released that loosens the ligaments around the back and pelvic joints. A mother-to-be belt/girdle can certainly help provided the much needed support. ...Read more

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Is stomach pains normal in the 1st trimester of pregnancy?

Is stomach pains normal in the 1st trimester of pregnancy?

Discomfort is normal: Discomfort and cramping can be normal in the first trimester. Severe pain and bleeding are not normal. If you are concerned you should see your obstetrician. They can make sure your pain is considered normal and not something that could be dangerous for you or your fetus. ...Read more

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Cramp pain during 12th week of pregnancy. This is my first pregnancy,is it normal?

Cramp pain during 12th week of pregnancy. This is my first pregnancy,is it normal?

Depends: Some mild cramping is normal in pregnancy. Cramping that happens less than 5 times an hour is usually braxton hicks contraction which is usually very mild. Cramping can also happen from your bladder specially if you are dehydrated. Persistent an painful cramping must be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Is spotting and abdominal burning normal during my second trimester ?

Is spotting and abdominal burning normal during my second trimester ?

May or may not be: Spotting in small amounts (less than a dime size) that is intermittent typically nothing to worry about, but always mention it to your physician. More that a little spotting should always be immediately evaluated by a physician. Abdominal burning is also common. Try Tums or Zantac (ranitidine) and see if that helps. Eating small frequent meals may help as well. ...Read more

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Im in my second trimester of pregnancy is diarreah normal ?

Im in my second trimester of pregnancy is diarreah normal ?

Not abnormal: While everyone, of course, does not develop diarrhea during pregnancy it is actually quite common to do so. Dietary changes, new food sensitivities, prenatal vitamins and hormonal changes all contribute. But just as often it is due to non-pregnancy causes such as infection/virus. Most often it will subside on its own; if lasts more than a few days, contact your OB. Stay well-hydrated! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have bleeding during the third trimester of pregnancy?

Is it normal to have bleeding during the third trimester of pregnancy?

No: Bleeding is not normal in pregnancy unless it is associated with labor. If you are bleeding, you need to see your doc ASAP. If it is more than just pink-tinged discharge or spotting after intercourse, its best to go to the hospital or your provider for an evaluation. This is especially true if you are also cramping. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is frequent urination in second trimester of pregnancy normal?

Is frequent urination in second trimester of pregnancy normal?

Yes and very common: As your growing uterus presses more and more on your urinary bladder, you can experience more frequent urination which is very common and normal...If you are really concerned or the frequency seems quite excessive to you, you may ask your obstetrician to screen you for "bacteriuria" , gestational diabetes or other endocrine disorders. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have cramping during my third trimester?

Is it normal to have cramping during my third trimester?

Yes: Most people have sometype of cramping throughout there pregnancy. It is more common during the third trimester. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel queasy again at start of third trimester? Nausea had stopped during second trimester.

Is it normal to feel queasy again at start of third trimester? Nausea had stopped during second trimester.

Normal: The enlarging uterus is putting pressure on your ability to expand your stomach when eating. Eat smaller lighter meals more frequently. ...Read more

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Sharp vaginal pains during third trimester, what is stretching and what is prelabor?

Sharp vaginal pains during third trimester, what is stretching and what is prelabor?

Fetal pressure +: The pressure and movement of the fetus in the uerus will often initiate "pre-labor" contractions which can be measured on a fetal monitor. These are often rhythmic in nature as opposed to the pressure of "stretching" pains. ...Read more

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Why am I feeling baby movements very low as in my pelvic region during 26th week of pregnancy? Anterior lying placenta. First pregnancy.

Why am I feeling baby movements very low as in my pelvic region during 26th week of pregnancy? Anterior lying placenta. First pregnancy.

Baby location: At 26 weeks gestation the very top of the uterus (fundal height) should be about 6 cm above your belly button. That means the baby will be laying pretty low down since you are only in the 2nd trimester. You can have your doctor verify for you at your next visit. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have menstrual like cramps during the second trimester at 14 weeks?

Is it normal to have menstrual like cramps during the second trimester at 14 weeks?

Yes: A cramping sensation can occur in any month in pregnancy. Of course what is the difference between this cramping and threat of miscarriage. Difficult question to always answer. Benign cramping in 2nd trimester is constant and not cyclical. It feels like constant pressure. If you're worried at all, though, see your doctor and ask for a cervical length ultrasound to confirm cramping is benign. ...Read more

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Is ot normal to experience cramping with no spotting during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Is ot normal to experience cramping with no spotting during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: Cramping is what one notices when the uterus is growing to accommodate the baby. Bleeding, however, should always be checked by your obstetrician. ...Read more

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When is the 3rd trimester of pregnancy in months?

When is the 3rd trimester of pregnancy in months?

It starts at: 26 2/3 weeks gestation, that is what we go by, and ends at 40 week gesatational age. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have lots of gas and back and fourth urine during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Is it normal to have lots of gas and back and fourth urine during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: Yes it is normal. The symptoms will be much less on the second trimester as the baby starts to get bigger and move to the top part and not so much pressing the bladder- but the symptoms will come back on third trimester as the baby starts to move down. ...Read more

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Is suprapubic pain during the first week a sign of pregnancy?

Not: Suprapubic pain would be uncommon for early pregnancy. You could have a bladder infection. See your doc. ...Read more

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