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Are morning sickness symptoms in the third trimester normal?

Are morning sickness symptoms  in the third trimester normal?

Not The Same: Severe nausea & vomiting in your third trimester should be reported to your ob. Early in pregnancy, morning sickness is attributed to the quickly rising hormone levels. This is not the case in your last trimester. Your doc should evaluate you for a possible bowel infection, liver disease, preeclampsia, among other common pregnancy complaints. Call your doc & take care. ...Read more

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Morning Sickness (Definition)

The nauseated feeling (sometimes with vomiting) some women get in their first trimester of pregnancy, usually between 6 and ...Read more


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Is it normal for morning sickness to return again in the 3rd trimester. Does this mean you are having a girl?

Is it normal for morning sickness to return again in the 3rd trimester. Does this mean you are having a girl?

Yes and no: Nausea often returns in the third trimester usually because the enlarged uterus causes the stomach to be displaced and sometimes compressed. The speed at which the stomach empties is also decreased in pregnancy resulting in nausea. As for the gender, it does not play a role in these symptoms and can occur with either male or female fetuses. ...Read more

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What to do if I didn't have morning sickness my entire pregnancy, now I'm nearing my 3rd trimester and sick almost everyday?

What to do if I didn't have morning sickness my entire pregnancy, now I'm nearing my 3rd trimester and sick almost everyday?

Try reflux med: Sometimes nausea and vomiting in third trimester is from reflux (heartburn). Try avoiding spicy foods, sleep propped up or try TUMS (calcium carbonate). Digestion also slows and sometimes causes nausea. If you are unable to keep fluids down, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 5'5, 118 pds. I'm 10 weeks preg and between morning sickness and feeling so tired, I just gained 3 pds. How many pds pre trimester should I gain?

I'm 5'5, 118 pds. I'm 10 weeks preg and between morning sickness and feeling so tired, I just gained 3 pds. How many pds pre trimester should I gain?

Some variation: The general rule of thumb is a pound a week, 25 to 35 pounds for the entire pregnancy. Weight gain in the first trimester is highly variable and only a concern in cases of extremes in one direction or the other. If you have had a lot of morning sickness you may well see a relatively abrupt increase when you start to feel better. ...Read more

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Can morning sickness startin 2nd trimester?

Can morning sickness startin 2nd trimester?

Morning sickness: Some patient experience morning sickness througt out the entire pregnancy although this is not the norm. Most of the time morning sickness decreases after 14 weeks of gestation. There is the possibility of other pathologies causing nausea and vomiting during pregnancy like liver disease, gallbladder disease, UTI etc. Check with yout doctor before thinking is only morning sickness. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my morning sickness to persist in the 2nd trimester?

Is it normal for my morning sickness to persist in the 2nd trimester?

No: Women's symptoms vary. It might not be abnormal for some, but it is not typical for most women to have morning sickness beyond 13-16 weeks. So women having persistent or severe nausea or vomiting should inform their OB providers. A blood test for electrolytes (eg, sodium, potassium) and other studies might be ordered, referral to a nutritionist might be advised and treatments might be suggested. ...Read more

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Is something wrong if my morning sickness stops suddenly in the first trimester?

No: There is not necessarily something wrong if morning sickness stops, for most women it stops at some point during or after the first trimester. If your pregnancy symptoms have all gone away, especially if you are having cramping and bleeding, you should call your doctor to have an ultrasound to check on the baby. ...Read more

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Is normal to have no morning sickness in the first trimester? I have had some nausea but that's it

Is normal to have no morning sickness in the first trimester? I have had some nausea but that's it

Pregnancy Norms: Yes. Of course. Most obs recommend that patients get a manual or guide to pregnancy and prenatal care. This helps new or young moms know what to expect and when something is normal or not. It may be a good move for you to get at least one book to read. ...Read more

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Can you develop morning sickness in the second trimester having not had any in the first? I'm nauseous after eating breakfast. I'm 17w4d

Can you develop morning sickness in the second trimester having not had any in the first? I'm nauseous after eating breakfast. I'm 17w4d

Not the same: It is very common for women to have morning sickness in the first trimester. If you did not have it, then you were lucky. For women who seem to develop it later, it is likely for other reasons. The most common, particularly with the association of food, is reflux related problems. This can easily be treated with daily antacid medications - talk to your doctor! ...Read more

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I am in my first trimester and my morning sickness makes drinking water intolerable. Is it safe to drink apple juice or other juices instead?

I am in my first trimester and my morning sickness makes drinking water intolerable. Is it safe to drink apple juice or other juices instead?

Yes: Just watch your urine output to tell if you are well enough hydrated. Take it easy on sugar intake from high sugar juices. Compare sugar content on the labels. ...Read more

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Can catching fifth disease during third trimester cause problems for baby at birth, ?

Can catching fifth disease during third trimester cause problems for baby at birth, ?

Rare: Fetal complications from exposure to fifth disease or parvovirus are rare in the 3rd trimester. Have you had a test to see if you've been exposed? Your doctor can perform a blood test to see if you have been exposed. ...Read more

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What tests will I need in the third trimester?

What tests will I need in the third trimester?

GBS, Glucola: A 1 hour glucose tolerance test is done between 26-28 weeks to screen for gestational diabetes. A culture for group b streptococcus bacteria is done at 35-36 weeks. Urinalysis for protein and glucose are done at each visit, along with blood pressure checks. Fetal testing (non-stress testing) may be indicated, but is not necessary in low risk pregancies. ...Read more

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What are the best sex positions in the third trimester?

What are the best sex positions in the third trimester?

Most comfortable.: Often this is some variation of a side by side. These are more comfortable for the mom-to-be and have shallower penetration which puts less pressure on the cervix. Sometimes, depending on the patient and the pregnancy, it can be a challenge to find a comfortable position. ...Read more

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What causes bleeding in the third trimester?

What causes bleeding in the third trimester?

Multiple: Placental abruption, placenta previa , local lesions and unidentified cause, are the commonest reason behind bleeding in the third trimester. ...Read more

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How many women bleed during the third trimester?

How many women bleed during the third trimester?

Not too many: I would get some attention on that one. It could be your cervix changing but more worrisome is bleeding from the placenta compromising fetal oxygen. Some spotting after intercourse isn't unusual but third trimester bleeding is nothing to blow off. ...Read more