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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

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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I would like to know if it is normal to feel pain about where my ovaries are similar to menstrual cramps during my sixth week of pregnancy?

I would like to know if it is normal to feel pain about where my ovaries are similar to menstrual cramps during my sixth week of pregnancy?

Can be normal: Many women will experience pelvic cramping early in the first trimester. It is important to have an ultrasound confirming the pregnancy is developing in the uterus and not in the fallopian tubes. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between menstrual cramps & early pregnancy cramps?

I want to know what is the difference between menstrual cramps & early pregnancy cramps?

Not much: Menstrual crams start before every period. If you miss your period and cramps start some time later, it could be due to pregnancy. In that case do pregnancy test to be sure. ...Read more

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In my 37th week of pregnancy. Last week check up I was 50% effaced, 1 CM dilated. I've been having menstrual like cramping am I going to be early?

Not necessarily: You may be having the cramping as a result of the recent pelvic exam. Some women have a lot of cramping before they actually go into labor and others feel little until they really go into labor. ...Read more

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Lower back pain and menstrual like cramps early pregnancy?

Lower back pain and menstrual like cramps early pregnancy?

Uterine Growth: Uterine growth and stretching of the uterine ligaments. See a physical medicine specialist or a chiropractor if this is cramping your style. ...Read more

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To early for pregnancy test but feel tired and crampy like menstral cramps could I be pregnant ?

To early for pregnancy test but feel tired and crampy like menstral cramps could I be pregnant ?

Yes: Get tested if you wish to know if you are pregnant or not perhaps you are simply about to have your period also, remember fully 10% of pregnancies do not go on to term. ...Read more

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Im5 weeks pregnant andi get on and off menstrual like cramps is that bad or normal?Help. It's my 1 st pregnancy

Guide book needed: Most OB and family physicians will recommend to every expectant mother a book on pregnancy. These manuals are vital tools to have when you are expecting a baby so that you can one, be prepared for anything, and two, be reassured when something you are experiencing is normal and expected. Cramping early on is not normal and i would recommend you contact your ob. ...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


Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more