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Is Cramping Normal In Pregnancy
Is pelvic cramping normal during pregnancy? I often cramp after walking for 5 minutes and I am 29 weeks along
Cramping pregnancy: Some cramping can be normal but you need to be careful. Common causes of cramping at 29 weeks include dehydration and bladder infection. So be sure you're drinking enough water so the urine is light yellow. Talk to your OB about your symptoms and be checked for a bladder infection. Preterm delivery can be dangerous so your OB needs to be involved. ...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
It sure can be.: Many women in early pregnancy say they feel like they are about to start their period. They may cramp, and even have some spotting or bleeding - but it usually seems different than a normal period. Cramping and bleeding that are increasing, with bleeding getting heavier than a normal period may be signs of miscarriage. And one-sided pain may signal a tubal pregnancy. Please get checked if unsure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perhaps: As the uterus grows with the fetus, there can be some mild cframping. If there is no discharge of fluid, blood, foul material abdominal tenderness, fever and it is mild and goes away, then obeserve. If you have any complicated history, or concern, call your OB or be seen immediately. ...Read more
My Lower back hurts. I am 6wks pregnant. No blood and sometimes slight cramping. Is this normal in early pregnancy?
Lots of Reasons: When pregnant, there are so many things going on. Your hormones are very different causing your ligaments to stretch quite a bit especially in the pelvis resulting in pain. Also the baby's position can place stress on your spine resulting in bulging discs or even herniated disks causing the sciatica pain. Recommend seeing a pregnancy specialized therapist that can guide you through this. ...Read more
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