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Is It Safe To Lie On Your Stomach During 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
I have little pain in my low abdomen during pregnancy. It can make me feel uncomfortable but I can work through the discomfort, is that normal?
Hi I was wondering if feeling fluttering in the upper part of my abdomen and sides of my abdomen is normal during pregnancy is normal. I'm 27 weeks.
Yes: Most likely you are feeling the baby move (or it could be gas) ...Read more
Should I be concerned about right sided pain in my low abdomen during early pregnancy. It can make me feel sick but I can work through the discomfort?
Yes: Until it has been established that your pregnancy is located inside your uterus, you may need to worry about an ectopic, or tubal pregnancy. At 6 weeks after the first day of your last period, an ultrasound should be able to establish whether the pregnancy is in the correct place or not ...Read more
Don't think so...: Abdominal discomfort during pregnancy is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes abdominal pain. Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss the problem that is. Give your gynecologist a call please ; get checked. ...Read more
Sure: If something hurts then its best not to do it. Avoid pushing on your abdomen ifit hurts and tell your doctor at your prenatal appointment. ...Read more
Not sure: Look on the bottle and re-ask the question using the active ingredients listed. Napamol has different formulations and the answer would be different for each combination. Best wishes! ...Read more
What are the dangers of doing abdominal exercises during pregnancy? What are specific risks to the fetus?
Uterus growing: Pain in the abdominal region during pregnancy is a common complaint, as the uterus grows it can cause some discomfort. If the pain is accompanied by other symptoms, such as fever, spotting or bleeding, vomiting or any discomfort during urination, calling your obstetrician is the best call of action. Drink plenty of fluids, change position and cure constipation. ...Read more
Light pinching pain in abdomen, side, and back during early pregnancy is this normal or should I be concerned?
Likely normal: It is still best to ask your OB and for explanation and a good exam. As the uterus rises, like any tissue, it causes discomfort and pressures on surrounding tissues even the bladder. It is affixed by the broad ligament which has nerves there and as there is stretch, there is discomfort. I hope my explanation helps, but ask your doctor please. ...Read more
During pregnancy where is your abdomen located? And around what month should I be able to feel the baby on my own
Please call your OB: Doc may or may not be significant your doc would want to know so your doc can decide if u need to be seen or have ultrasound, exam, etc. ...Read more
May be neither: If this continues please d/w your physician to insure that you don't have an infection. ...Read more
During pregnancy, which abdominal pains should I worry about? Sometimes I think its digestion issues but can't tell sometimes :- (
Per term labor: The only thing that distinguishes a labor pain from other kind of pains is its repititive nature at fixed intervals. Meaning if you have paints every one hour ---- even if its dull ache that last anywhere from 2-5-10 minutes; see your OB asap. ...Read more
Pain in the lower abdomen area, on pills for pregnancy I go through frequent scans during my cycle, everything looked normal, but I have pain?
Hyperstimulation?: I assume that the, "pills for pregnancy" are to help you conceive? They are likely causing stimulation of your ovaries. The follicles that form will normally rupture when they release an egg. When stimulated, there tend to be more and larger follicles that can cause pain, especially when they rupture. ...Read more
Very slight pain in lower left abdomen during 1st month of pregnancy. Plz help. Also give some tips about how baby grow healthy in 1st trimester??
See a Provider:
You need to find out if you have an ovarian cyst or an ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy outside the uterus). See aProvider soon.
A healthy pregnancy needs good nutrition, rest, and a lack of harmful drugs including tobacco. Make sure you take your prenatal vitamins as the Folic acid is important in preventing miscarriage and birth defects. ...Read more
Stretching during sleep during pregnancy and getting sharp pain in the upper side of the abdomen (middle) for few seconds. What is that pain for?
Depends: There a variety of aches and pains that occur as the uterus grows inside your body. You did not mention how far along you are. If you are far along then the pain may just be from the growing baby. Upper right side pain can be a sign of gallbladder disease which is common in pregnancy. Have have your obgyn who has more information check you out ...Read more
NO!: See your local Labor and delivery immediately and be evaluated for possible premature labor or cervical shortening ...Read more
Many things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Why is there a vibration feeling in my lower left abdomen during pregnancy? I am 24 weeks pregnant and this started over the weekend.
Very normal you do not have to worry about that later on the vibration will be a movement and the baby will start punching and stretching
it is normal ...Read more
Possibly: Pregnancy usually worsens acid reflux, and that could make your gastritis symptoms worse, this would include pain in the upper abdomen, and heartburn. You don't state the size or location of the hernia, but if it small and disappears when you lie down, it is probably safe to become pregnant. Pregnancy can make this worse also. Hernias in the belly button are common during pregnancy. ...Read more
Are sharp lower abdomen pain normal during 9 weeks pregnancy? What are its possible causes and when does it go away? Thanks
Early Pregnancy pain: It's common to have pain early in pregnancy. Typically this pain is due to ligament stretching and growing of the uterus. Unless accompanied by bleeding and cramping, this pain is typically normal. One would want to make sure that you don't have a urinary tract infection, appendicitis, or gastrointestinal problems. Sharp lower abdominal pain in pregnancy can come and go throughout the pregnanc. ...Read more
Is it normal to feel little spasms and twitches in lower abdomen during early pregnancy. Also what feelings are normal during early pregnancy.?
Yes: Your uterus is a muscle and it will spasm. Make sure not peeing all the time. If the pain goes to one side and is getting worse and you haven't had an ultrasound, get one. The risk of a pregnancy in the tube is about 1-2/1000 but needs to be dealt with. Otherwise generally nausea early. ...Read more
Is severe sharp pains in my upper abdomen normal during pregnancy? I have gallbladder colic. It shot pains through my lower back near my kidneys.
No: Early pregnancy sxs can include: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, gagging more easily ; yawning. Take pregnancy test if late. ...Read more
Muscular spasm: Pains are commonplace in pregnant bellies. However, persistent pain that's elicited by palpation may be caused by muscle spasms. This pain is aggravated by movement, standing and weight bearing. Maternity girdles may help with support and give your abdominal muscles a break. Check with your doctor. ...Read more