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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 feel sore and have a little cramping after first vaginal ultrasound in early pregnancy?

Is it normal to feel sore and have a little cramping after first vaginal ultrasound in early pregnancy?

Ultrasound: That may be normal. However if you continue to have cramps or have bleeding contact your gynecologist. ...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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Is it normal to have cramps in early pregnancy?

Yes: Frequently due to nothing more than your ligaments stretching. If bothersome, try a heating pad or hot water bottle and a couple of tylenol (acetaminophen). ...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

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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Are cramps in early pregnancy normal?

Are cramps in early pregnancy normal?

Yes: Many women have cramping in early pregnancy. The uterus is a muscle and women will sometimes experience menstrual type cramping in early pregnancy. Ligament discomfort is also common as the uterus increases in size. ...Read more

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Are moderate cramps normal for early pregnancy? I'm 4 weeks and i've been having stretching/pulling cramps. They get worse when i move around.

Could be normal: Stretching/pulling cramps are not uncommon in early pregnancy, and often relate to the stretching of the round ligaments--supporting structures for the uterus. But there are other possible causes as well. You should ask your doctor at your next appointment, and if you have bleeding or severe cramps, see your dr right away. ...Read more

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Four positive pregnancy tests four days early, having very light cramps are these normal?

Can have cramps: And be normal, more worrisome if u start to bleed, see you obgyn for an exam and blood work including a quant bhcg and a progetesrone level. ...Read more

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So i realize spotting during early pregnancy is normal. But would you have cramps at the same time or no?

So i realize spotting during early pregnancy is normal. But would you have cramps at the same time or no?

Not normal.: Any bleeding during pregnancy needs to be evaluated promptly by your doctor. About 50% of women experience some degree of bleeding in early pregnancy making it very common but not normal. Most are fine but sometimes bleeding can indicate a tubal pregnancy or miscarriage. ...Read more

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I'm in early stages of pregnancy and having brown discharge with mild cramps. Is this normal?

I'm in early stages of pregnancy and having brown discharge with mild cramps. Is this normal?

Are you pregnant?: First do a home pregnancy test to confirm that you are already pregnant again. If positive and you are experiencing bleeding you need to be seen by a doctor to confirm a normal pregnancy located inside the uterus. An ectopic pregnancy must be excluded. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be pinching cramp like pain in ovaries area during early pregnancy?

Is it normal to be pinching cramp like pain in ovaries area during early pregnancy?

No: Its not normal to be able to "feel" your ovaries EVER! Minor aches and pains can occur in the pelvis or low back any time !!!!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Are heavy cramps and vomiting normal during the early stages of pregnancy (approx 5 weeks) or should we be concerned?

Are heavy cramps and vomiting normal during the early stages of pregnancy (approx 5 weeks) or should we be concerned?

Morning sickness: Nausea is a very common symptom of early pregnancy. There are medications available to help with that. If you are concerned about the cramping then schedule a visit with your Obgyn soon. ...Read more

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Even tough its still an early pregnancy I have cramps very frequently and with my first pregnancy I can't remember having them is it normal?

Even tough its still an early pregnancy I have cramps very frequently and with my first pregnancy I can't remember having them is it normal?

Early PG cramping: Cramping in early pregnancy is often experienced by many patients. However, if the cramping is combined with spotting or bleeding, notification of the OB MD is necessary. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have light cramping during early pregnancy it feels the same as menstrual cramps?

Is it normal to have light cramping during early pregnancy it feels the same as menstrual cramps?

Cramping: pregnant: If this is your first pregnancy, as the uterus is stretched to accommodate the growing fetus, cramps will seem like menstrual cramps but without bleeding. If the cramps persist, see your OB provider for an ultrasound to make certain the pregnancy is progressing well. ...Read more

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I'm 7-8 weeks pregnant and just started having mild period like cramps. Is it normal in early pregnancy (since it suddenly started)?

I'm 7-8 weeks pregnant and just started having mild period like cramps. Is it normal in early pregnancy (since it suddenly started)?

Early Pregnancy: You can have mild cramps in early pregnancy. as long as you do not have any vaginal bleeding. Consult your doctor if they continue to persist. Rest is important. ...Read more

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Are these burning cramps normal during early pregnancy? I just found out I am pregnant (don't know how far along yet) and am experiencing some painful cramping. I keep trying to tell myself that it's just my uterus growing, but i wanted to ask on here to

Are these burning cramps normal during early pregnancy? I just found out I am pregnant (don't know how far along yet) and am experiencing some painful cramping. I keep trying to tell myself that it's just my uterus growing, but i wanted to ask on here to

You : You need to have a medical evaluation. Some cramping can occur, especially with 2nd/3rd and successive pregnancies, but you need to get evaluated and be sure you don't have a urinary infection (these feel different in pregnancy) or that you don't have other conditions causing these symptoms. Please seek out an immediate evaluation. ...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