Top 20 Doctor insights on: Is stretching bad 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
What can I do for the stretching marks during pregnancy. This is my second pregnancy... Is there any cream I can use?
I wouldn't spend $: From my experience, the creams don't work. I've seen women who are super slim prior to pregnancy and gained very little wait have horrible stretch marks, all the while using the expensive creams. And then other women who are obese and gain 70# in their pregnancy who have none. I think stretch marks are primarily genetic, so I don't recommend the creams. If you want to try, likely no harm. ...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
It's burning a lot on stomach due to stretching of skin during pregnancy in 35 weeks. What to do??
Burning: It is very common for patients to complain about skin itching due to stretching. I have not heard many describe burning. Topical lotions are available to help pregnant women with skin itching and stretch marks. If you truly are having the sensation of burning skin it is worth discussing with your obgyn and having them do a skin assessment ...Read more
7dpo and having bad stretching aching pains in lower back and right side of pelvis. Is this normal? Is this a sign of pregnancy? If yes will b my 4th
A little early: 7 days post ovulation is a little early to suspect that any symptoms you are having are the result of pregnancy. One way to tell is to check a home pregnancy test. If negative then this implies that the hormone levels are too low for detection. If there are no detectable hormonal changes then the symptoms are not caused by that. A better time to take a test is if you miss your next period. ...Read more
Is cramping or stretching in lower abdomen and pelvic area is normal during 4 months pregnancy (twin pregnancy).
Usually good: Sex during pregnancy is fine under most circumstances. Contraindications would be if there is bleeding, or a threat of serious bleeding, preterm labor or sometimes threatened preterm labor, when bedrest is prescribed, or after your water breaks. Many women find their sex drive heightened in the second trimester due to increased pelvic blood flow and congestion. ...Read more
Largely unknown: Aside from the anecdotal "born with hair-raised straight up after Psycho while pregnant", not too damaging. However, your adrenaline levels will be experienced by your developing fetus. It is not really known what effects such things have on a baby. It is best to reduce stress and remain as calm as possible, but epinephrine will also rise during exercise, too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No evidence: Tamarind is commonly used in foods around the globe. It is used in the us in worcestershire sauce, in fact. From my review of its uses, I can find no reason why this would be contraindicated in pregnancy. On the other hand, I can find no data to suggest that it is safe or unsafe. Talk to your doctor and I am sure their answer will be similar. This risk is assumed low, but unknown. ...Read more
With my wife during pregnancy at 4 weeks? But we already did sex. I'm too worrying if something bad.? .thanks!
It's never: Good. It just whether u need intervention. Itis usually self limited but keep up with your fluids, consider probiotics and may consider immodium. Dehydration is what u need to avoid so if your feeling weak and it's persistent u may need to go in and get some fluids and maybe a culture. Generally u can make it without being seen but go in if not getting better. ...Read more
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