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Is It Normal To Get Darker Skin In Butt Crack In 3rd Trimester Of Pregnancy
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
Common: During the third trimester, women have increased urinary frequency due in part from pressure of the uterus/baby on the bladder. While they are trying to get the last minute tasks accomplished, this is "inconvenient" and many deal with this by cutting back on their fluid intake. Frequent urination is much less inconvenient than constipation and hemorrhoidal flares, drink more fluids! ...Read more
Is it normal to loose weight in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy? I've lost 4lbs I was 148 now I'm 144
Epistaxis: Large nosebleeds are never "normal." See your doctor to have this evaluated. Feel better! ...Read more
Since 3rd trimester of my pregnancy I get these sharp pain in the middle of my upper abdomen which travels to the back. I had baby but stillget pain.
Could my baby be kicking already? I'm only in my second trimester of pregnancy. 20-25 weeks. I keep feeling these bumps coming from my stomach and the skin is bumping up too. I got told that the baby does not start moving till the third trimester. If that
Hello.: Hello. Congratulations on your pregnancy. You may be feeling your baby kicking. Quickening is when you first feel the baby kicking. It is not uncommon to feel your baby between 16 to 22 weeks. Sometimes it is hard to tell what is going on. Was that gas or was that the baby? You should be able to feel the baby's movements more vigorously as your pregnancy progresses. The baby is moving well before your third trimester. It can be moving around by the 7th to 8th week, but you would not be able to feel it that early. Take care. ...Read more
Use hair removal creams at the third trimester pregnancy, &vitamin c topically on the skin to whiten it during all trimesters of pregnancy, is it safe?
Yes: You should feel your baby move every day. Babies have sleep cycles and you may not feel them move while you are sleeping. If it has been more than a couple of hours since you felt your baby move, try eating a snack or drinking juice, often this will make babies more active. If you are still not feeling movement you should call your doctor or the hospital to listen to the baby's heartbeat. ...Read more
I have hydrocephalus and am in my 3rd trimester. Is it possible for the shunt to malfuntion then go back to normal?
May be intermittent: A vp shunt involves tubing that goes from the ventricle to a valve above the ear and then along the neck and chest and into the abdomen. This tubing curls in the abdomen and drains the brain fluid there. Obstruction can occur anywhere along this route. The obstruction may be intermittent. X-rays can look at the tubing, and taping the valve can be sure it is working. Get a thorough checkup. ...Read more
I was stroking my belly to get baby to move n my nails were sharp & I scratched myself there's a red mark. Can it harm bub? 3rd trimester
Baby: Should not be harmed by a superficial scratch on your abdomen. Congratulations and be well. ...Read more
I'm in my 3rd trimester & have been experiencing increased pain in my pelvic & hip bones. My dr says this is normal, but how can I ease the pain?
Pregnagncy belt: This pain is common, caused by the joints being more lax in pregnancy and not easy to relieve. Some patients find wearing a pregnancy belt helps because it stabilizes the pelvic bones. Also stretching, yoga, tylenol, (acetaminophen) ice and heat may help. You may wear the belt at night also or prop lots of pillows around and between your legs and hips. Hang in there...Pregnancy only seems like forever! ...Read more
Is measuring a week ahead in the 2nd and 3rd trimester normal? What causes that? Neither me or my fiance are very tall.
Normal: This amount of difference in pregnancy measurements is entirely normal. In fact, it doesn't even indicate well the size your baby will be. Even ultrasound scan measurements can easily be off by two weeks on the measurements in later pregnancy. It sounds as if you are perfectly normal. Shorter women often measure a little bigger since they have less room to hide the baby in and thus appear bigger. ...Read more
Depends: As the baby grows, it presses up on the lungs and certain muscles in the ribs relax and you may feel like you are taking shallower breaths more often. But if this happens suddenly or you feel like you are really struggling, you need to see someone right away. Blood clots in the lungs are also more common in pregnancy and can be very serious. ...Read more
Yes: There are 3 common causes of cramps in the 3rd trimester. Round ligament pain is pain in the structures supporting the uterus, often in the groin. Braxton-hicks contractions are "practice" contractions, when the uterus tightens or cramps periodically but they aren't regular. Labor can also cause cramping contractions every 3-5 minutes that don't go away with rest and hydration. ...Read more
Is it normal for morning sickness to return again in the 3rd trimester. Does this mean you are having a girl?
Yes and no: Nausea often returns in the third trimester usually because the enlarged uterus causes the stomach to be displaced and sometimes compressed. The speed at which the stomach empties is also decreased in pregnancy resulting in nausea. As for the gender, it does not play a role in these symptoms and can occur with either male or female fetuses. ...Read more
I'm in my 3rd trimester & I have notice that when im sleeping on either side my arms go numb, & I have been having some leg cramps. Is it normal?
Staypuff marshmellow: At this stage in pregnancy you are carrying a heavy child, and an enormous amount of circulatory fluid and extra blood so when you sleep on your arm, it too "goes to sleep" from the pressure and temporary obstruction of circulation and nerve compression. Use pillows liberally and change positions often to avoid the problem. ...Read more
I have dry dark skin at the top crack of my bum. I'm not sure of it happened at the end of my pregnancy or after the baby. Fungi or from skin rubbing?
At the tip of my butt crack to almost my anus is white itchy moist skin is there any thing I can do to make the skin an itching normal?
NO!: Do not use afrin or any other nasal decongestant (claritin-d, allegra-d) throughout pregnancy, as it can cause unsafe spikes in your blood pressure, stroke, placental abruption, or even fetal loss! Plain oral antihistamines (not -d), nasal saline spray may be used instead, as may nasal steroids with medical supervision. ...Read more
Yes: A problematic wisdom tooth can be removed during the third trimester of pregnancy after consultation and approval from your obstetrician. Your OB will provide information regarding what type of anesthesia can be utilized for the procedure and what type of medication (s) can be prescribed. Some wisdom teeth problems can be managed conservatively and surgery delayed until after delivery. ...Read more
Yes: By the 3rd trimester, fetal development is much less an issue and thus the Augmentin should be safe. If your congestion is from the sinus infection, it will improve in 3-4 days. However if the problem is from allergy, a nasal steroid may work. Vasomotor rhinitis of pregnancy from hormonal changes can also be an issue in which case a trial with nasal antihistamine may work (not cat. B however) ...Read more
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