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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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Is it normal to have cramping early in your pregnancy?

Is it normal to have cramping early in your pregnancy?

Yup: Could be - of course it all depends - mild or severe - blood or no blood - see the ob! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have vaginal swelling in early pregnancy

Is it normal to have vaginal swelling in early pregnancy

Yes: Yes...It is very common and will continue throughout pregnancy. If there are any other symptoms such as itching, pain, or discharge you may want to get checked out. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have spotting in pregnancy?

Is it normal to have spotting in pregnancy?

Yes and no; check it: While spotting is very common approaching 40%, it is not truly "normal". The timing and association with pain or other symptoms are very important. It is always prudent to check it out as many serious problems can be associated with bleeding in early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have bubbles in stomach during early pregnancy?

^'ed gas in GI tract: Can occur w pregnancy. Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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Is it normal to bleed in late pregnancy?

Sometimes: Occasional spotting and light bleeding is common during pregnancy. Most of the time it does not indicate any particular problem. If you are concerned you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have cramps in the 3rd trimester?

Is it normal to have cramps in the 3rd trimester?

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

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During pms is it normal for the cramps to be only in the vagina or is it pregnancy cramps? Period is supposed to be in 5 days?

During pms is it normal for the cramps to be only in the vagina or is it pregnancy cramps? Period is supposed to be in 5 days?

Take a test: The best way to determine the difference between menstrual cramps and pregnancy is through a pregnancy test. Cramps are not reliable way to determine if one is pregnant. Most do not have cramps during the early days of pregnancy before a menstrual cycle is even missed. Other causes of pelvic pain should be investigated if the pain continues. ...Read more

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This is my 2nd pregnancy. Is it normal to have mild cramps at 6 weeks pregnancy?

Cramping : Yes, you may have some pelvic cramping and discomfort during your early pregnancy. However , if you experience bleeding, urinary problems, vaginal discharge or severe pain it is time to get evaluated for any potential problems. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have abdominal cramps during early pregnancy? I'm scared that it might be ectopic pregnancy

Is it normal to have abdominal cramps during early pregnancy?  I'm scared that it might be ectopic pregnancy

Yes: It is normal to have mild cramping early on. If you are having severe pain, bleeding or back pain you should call your doctor right away.. An ectopic pregnancy can be readily diagnosed with ultrasound so if you are concerned your OB can do an US and reassure you. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have constipation during pregnancy?

Is it normal to have constipation during pregnancy?

Yes: Pregnancy hormones can slow down intestinal motility leading to increased water absorption and constipation. Fiber with increased water intake can help. For severe cases, additional medication may be needed. ...Read more

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A lot of pregnancy symptoms I was suppose to have in the early pregnancy I'm having in late pregnancy is this normal?

A lot of pregnancy symptoms I was suppose to have in the early pregnancy I'm having in late pregnancy is this normal?

Pregnancy: there is no rule in pregnancy that you will have any symptoms at any certain time. Things are mostly generalities. As an example morning sickness usually goes away after the first trimester, but some women puke their whole pregnancy. There are as many exceptions as their are usuallies. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have chills during pregnancy?

Is it normal to have chills during pregnancy?

Rarely: It is not normal to have chills during pregnancy.Most women will have sweating.But rarely some women respond with opposite of this and get chills. But if a woman is having chills during pregnancy Low thyroid hormone(Hypothyroidism) and infection must be ruled out as these can also cause chills ...Read more

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Cramps in vagina as if period coming can this be a sign of early pregnancy? I had it my first pregnancy

Cramps in vagina as if period coming can this be a sign of early pregnancy? I had it my first pregnancy

Pregnancy test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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I think i may be pregnant but my period isn't due until the 17-19th. My left breast is sore but the other is fine. Is that normal in early pregnancy?

I think i may be pregnant but my period isn't due until the 17-19th. My left breast is sore but the other is fine. Is that normal in early pregnancy?

No: Serum pregnancy test would not show that you are pregnant till couple more days.Usually both breasts are sore , may be one more than others with pregnancy. ...Read more

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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