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Painful Stomach Tightness In Pregnancy Third Trimester
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 I sleep on my stomach in the third trimester? Or will it hurt the baby? I'm approaching 33 weeks.
If Comfortable: As long as your pregnancy is proceeding normally and you and the baby are doing well you can sleep in any position that works best for your comfort. Many women in their third trimester still sleep on their tummy, often propped with body pillows. Getting sleep at this stage of pregnancy is most important and finding your best comfy way to do this is what counts. ...Read more
Just started 3rd trimester, and sex causes some cramping in abdomen making it uncomfortable and a bit painful. Should I also be concerned for the baby?
Since 3rd trimester of my pregnancy I get these sharp pain in the middle of my upper abdomen which travels to the back. I had baby but stillget pain.
Contractions: Could be especially if it is involving the entire uterus ...Read more
The start of the 7th: The third trimester is the last 3 months of pregnancy. A normal pregnancy is 40 weeks (rounded to 9 months) so the third trimester starts at 26- 27 weeks. Ob-gyns simplify that to 26 weeks. ...Read more
Week 27: & on. Take care.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Bleeding is not normal in pregnancy unless it is associated with labor. If you are bleeding, you need to see your doc ASAP. If it is more than just pink-tinged discharge or spotting after intercourse, its best to go to the hospital or your provider for an evaluation. This is especially true if you are also cramping. Best wishes! ...Read more
Tell OBs more please: Please tell us a bit more about the pregnancy, risk factors, reason for progesterone. You may add that information as a separate question or as part of comments. In the meantime I will refer this to some OB specialists for additional input. Thanks for asking this interesting question. ...Read more
None: There is no anti-histamine that is 100% safe for use in pregnancy. This class of medications contains variants of amphetamines which can accelerate your heart rate and consequently the baby's. Fetal heart rates above 200 beats per minute can cause fetal cardiac arrest. A runny nose untreated will not put the fetus at risk. ...Read more
Is sigmoidoscopy safe during pregnancy? I’m in my third trimester and my doctor wants to do a sigmoidoscopy to find out why i’m bleeding. Can it hurt my baby?
Flexible sigmoidoscopy and even colonoscopy appears to be safe during pregnancy if it is indicated. A study published in 1996 looked at the safety and effectiveness of 48 flexible sigmoidoscopies during pregnancy done at 10 medical centers and showed that sigmoidoscopy does not induce labor or result in congenital malformations, that sigmoidoscopy is not contraindicated during pregnancy, and that sigmoidoscopy may be beneficial in pregnant patients with significant lower gastrointestinal bleeding.
The study included thirteen patients who were in the first trimester of pregnancy, 18 who were in the second trimester, and 15 who were in the third trimester. Twenty-seven patients were found to have significant diagnoses that included colitis and bleeding internal hemorrhoids. No complications occurred in the pregnant patients. Eight colonoscopies were also performed in pregnant patients during this study with no complications to the mother or unborn baby.
You should discuss your particular situation with your doctor before deciding whether or not to have a flexible sigmoidoscopy while you are pregnant.
cappell ms, colon vj, sidhom oa. A study at 10 medical centers of the safety and efficacy of 48 flexible sigmoidoscopies and 8 colonoscopies during pregnancy with follow-up of fetal outcome and with comparison to control groups. Dig dis sci. 1996;41 (12):2353. ...Read more
Yes: But best not to disturb your own vaginal flora. ...Read more
Right side: Have you had any issues or issues with the baby? It is most often ok but Check with your Obgyn first to avoid blood flow issues to the baby. ...Read more
Yes,: It is safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
Diet change: Gallstones and gallbladder inflammation during pregnancy is treated conservatively if possible with a reduction in fatty foods. If surgery becomes necessary because the gallbladder remains too inflamed it may be done laprascopically to minimize the incisions. But altering the diet and avoiding surgery is the preferred treatment during pregnancy. ...Read more
Depends on variables: The seizure does not effect baby directly but could do so indirectly. If the seizure affected the mom's blood oxygen content by dropping it for an extended period it could impair babies blood oxygen any other metabolic change could also be transferred, but such would require a prolonged event. Seizures that are brief and or do not impair mom's breathing seldome produce any problems. ...Read more
Yes: It is. Need very close medical attention! ...Read more