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Is Pain Part Of Pregnancy
Yes: Hip pain is usually caused by the loosening of the ligaments holding together the sacroiliac joints, which connect your spine to your pelvis. While this joint-and-ligament relaxation helps with the birthing process, it can cause pain in your hips. Activities like prenatal yoga and pilates can help stabilize these joints and provide relief. Sleeping on your side w pillow between legs can help. ...Read more
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
Can the delivery part of the pregnancy be similar from one baby to the next? I had a great one the 1st time I'm scared its going to be bad 2nd time..
Normal worries: I'm sure you hear some horror stories from well meaning friends but take heart. You proved you could get through it once, which means your body can actually do it. Most have a shorter labor with 2nd deliveries. There is never any guarantees that some unexpected thing can show up but as long as you get good prenatal care and behave yourself you have done all you can. ...Read more
He to get pregnant?: How can we advise you if you do not know if semen was deposited in or on our vagina? You are 23 years old! So. Back to health class. You can get pregnant only when you ovulate and only if you are exposed to fresh semen at that time. I would wish for you the time to learn the simple basics about your body that every female should know. This knowledge will empower you to less worry and more freedom! ...Read more
What do pregnancy cramps feel like? Also, do pregnancy cramps radiate to other parts of the body?
Will drinking coffee during the early part of pregnancy cause any problems? I had daily coffee before I found out I was pregnant.
I feel like the lower part of my abdomen is chubbier, does that have anything to do with pregnancy? I don't think I am but is it possible?
Tuumy: If you are early pregnant, your tummy will not be "chubby" until about 12-14 weeks. ...Read more
When I took a pregnancy test I made a mess and peed all over the stick and may have peed too much on the absorbent part. Did I mess it up?
Classic pregnancy: Sxs usually don’t begin until after your period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). These 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. Etc. There may be ^ white vaginal discharge. Take a home pregnancy test to know. (doubt it). ...Read more
Probably not: Only a pregnancy test will reliably tell, if a woman is pregnant. While there can be changes in a woman's body's physique in pregnancy, these signs can be misleading. ...Read more
Not necessarily: That could be due to a variety of things and conditions. Having said that I can't exclude pregnancy. Its probably time to pick up a pregnancy test from the store just to eliminate that possibility. ...Read more
How possible is pregnancy if he rubs his part on my part, but does not put it in nor does he ejaculate? I also had a tampon in
Chance of pregnancy if he rubs his part on my part, but does not put it in nor does he ejaculate? I had a tampon in while this happened
Is it ok to eat white rice as part of my diet in pregnancy? I eat other foods too but have rice as an accompaniment 4-5 times a week? Is it safe for bub
What I mean is, when you're pregnant and have chrons disease, what part of the blood work is affected? Does that mean that the pregnancy can't be saw?
In the first to two weeks of pregnancy does the lower part of the stomach gets tighter than normal?
I had a ultrasound (pelvic+pregnancy)this morning and she had me lay on my side for part of it I've had lots in the past but never on my side. Why?
Position the baby: This is quite common actually. As you well know, babies are constantly moving or sometime napping when your exam is performed. Technologists will perform different maneuvers, such as lying on the side to get the baby to move so they can image parts that are obscured by other anatomy. ...Read more
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
1st pregnancy- no issues. 2nd pregnancy- dilation 1cm and funneling at 24 weeks. Will I need a cerclage in the future and can I work part time?
Close surveillance: Is necessary by your OB and perinatologist. At 24 weeks and beyond, typically, cerclage is not performed. If your condition stabilizes, part time work may be allowed. A perinatologist will be able to recommend the best course of action, which may include no intervention. Best Wishes ...Read more
Had a sudden severe pain on the upper side on the left part of the stomach, never had this before. On the 7th month of pregnancy now. Is the normal.
Maybe: There are a variety if aches and pains that are part of a normal pregnancy. Short lived pain is almost certainly not dangerous, but if you think something is not right, call you obstetrician. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I am from the southern part of india. Can I trust the answers for questions I asked relating to ocd, pregnancy, and obesity that I got from healthtap?
Compare Answers: Many healthtap docs are experts in their fields. But even experts don't always agree with one another. We may approach questions from very different perspectives. One of the strengths of healthtap is that you can see what different docs have to say. And you can get a feel for whether any individual doc's perspective feels like a good match for you. "there are many ways out of a forrest.". ...Read more
Have had a pimple on the lower part of my shaft for over 2 months now haven't had any unprotected sex and my partner has been tested due to pregnancy?
Penis bumps can be: Many things. Some STDs, some not. Only general advice can be given without a photo or physical exam. Top 2 pics are non-STDs: Fordyce spots (sebum which can be extricated by M.D. or left alone), Infected hair follicle (plucked and kept clean). Bottom 2 pics are STDs (HPV and Molluscum) to be evaluated by your MD so s/he can rule out STDs and council you for prevention. ...Read more
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