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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not serious: While diarrhea is never normal, it's fairly common and pregnancy doesn't protect you from typical health problems. Diarrhea is usually caused by something you ate or by a virus and will go away without treatment. You should see a health professional if the diarrhea is bloody, associated with high fevers or with severe abdominal pain, is causing dehydration or if it lasts more than 2-3 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: I hate to call pain "normal" but it is very common. If the pain is accompanied by vaginal bleeding, you should contact your doctor right away. Some causes of pelvic pain are treatable: such as bladder infections, low back pain, etc. Some seem to be related to pelvic pressure due to vascular congestion or stretching of scar tissue (adhesions) from previous surgeries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is normal to have no morning sickness in the first trimester? I have had some nausea but that's it
Is it normal to not feel pregnant during the 2nd trimester? All my symptoms from the 1st is gone but also overweight and not many symptoms now in 2nd.
Change: Symptoms of pregnancy after the first trimester like morning sickness and breast tenderness typically disappear, but they may be replaced by other symptoms from the enlarging uterus and the growing baby like frequent urination, the stomach easily getting full, and pain and pressure in the lower abdomen or right upper abdomen from the baby kicking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal not to have nausea in the 5th week of pregnancy? I only have sore breasts and some fatigue. Is it an indicator that I have low bhcg level
Yes: Yes, it is normal to have mild pregnancy symptoms at 5 weeks. Most, but not all women, experience nausea. As the hormone level (bhcg) rises quickly over the next month, you will likely experience nausea. However, the lack of it now is not an indicator that there is something wrong. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It is easier to do amnio in the third trimester when amniotic fluid is abundant. Uses of third trimester amnio include testing fetal maturity (surfactant, other levels) to time delivery when there are complications (e.g., maternal pre-eclampsia). Use for genetic testing may allow preparation for a severe disorder (e.g., fetal trisomy 18) without options for pregnancy termination. ...Read more
Yup: Could be - of course it all depends - mild or severe - blood or no blood - see the ob! ...Read more
Not usually: Pregnancy creates many changes in the body, and that includes to the genitourinary system. However, especially in the first trimester, burning or dysuria is uncommon. Other things change though such as the body's ph, s things like yeast infections can be more common. I would also look for evidence of a bladder infection. Other symptoms would help narrow the causes down. ...Read more
What does period like cramps mean in the third trimester? Is it true if you get sick in the third trimester your baby is coming soon.
Various causes: May be braxton hicks or could be a urinary tract infection so see your ob, no to the second question just an old wives tale, . ...Read more
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