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Is stomach spasms during pregnancy normal?

Is stomach spasms during pregnancy normal?

Mild cramps: May occur (but this does not mean that it is necessarily your stomach). ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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


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Hit my stomach during early pregnancy can harm the baby?

Hit my stomach during early pregnancy can harm the baby?

Your baby is: Protected by a sea of amniotic fluid in your uterus. However, if you sustain a significant injury it would be prudent to have it medically checked out. ...Read more

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When pregnant early in pregnancy does stomach growl?

It can due to ^ gas.: Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s 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 ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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Does burping lead to vomiting during pregnancy?

Does burping lead to vomiting during pregnancy?

No: Although nausea and oftentimes vomiting is common in pregnancy, particularly in the first three months, burping is not a cause. If your stomach is upset to begin with, it is possible that burping could trigger or lead to vomiting making it seem like burping "caused" the vomiting. ...Read more

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Reasons for pain pressing the stomach during pregnancy?

Reasons for pain pressing the stomach during pregnancy?

The fetus!: Your abdominal cavity is compressed, and the pressure is on your stomach. This is a not uncommon problem during pregnancy, but it is augmented by pre-existent obesity! not a serious issue! frequently eleiminated by eating less more frequently! ...Read more

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Bubbling in stomache during pregnancy is safe?

Bubbling in stomache during pregnancy is safe?

Increased gas: Is common during pregnancy. This can cause a bubbling feeling that comes from the intestines. It doesn't harm the baby. ...Read more

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What is the cause of stomach pains and nausea during early pregnancy?

What is the cause of stomach pains and nausea during early pregnancy?

Classic: Nausea and/of vomiting is a common problem in pregnancy and is related to "junk" diet. It endangers the future health of the baby so please get some good information about the fuel that you provide yourself and your baby. ...Read more

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Is upset stomach normal late in pregnancy?

Is upset stomach normal late in pregnancy?

It can be: Some women have nausea off and on the whole pregnancy. Also, certainly dyspepsia and heartburn are very common in the third trimester. I would alert your OB doc at your next follow up to make sure he/she doesn't think its anything to worry about. Gallbladder issues are fairly common in pregnancy too. ...Read more

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Does hitting knees during pregnancy can cause miscarriage?

Does hitting knees during pregnancy can cause miscarriage?

No: This should not cause a miscarriage unless there was a lot more trauma involved. ...Read more

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Light abdomen pain during early pregnancy is it normal?

Light abdomen pain during early pregnancy is it normal?

Don't think so...: Abdominal discomfort during pregnancy is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes abdominal pain. Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss the problem that is. Give your gynecologist a call please ; get checked. ...Read more

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What can cause gas belly aches during pregnancy?

What can cause gas belly aches during pregnancy?

Progesterone: The Progesterone level is markedly elevated during pregnancy. The Progesterone causes smooth muscle to relax. This allows the uterus to expand, but also causes the intestines to slow down which can result in consitpation, bloating, and colicky pain. ...Read more

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Is cramping or stretching in lower abdomen and pelvic area is normal during 4 months pregnancy (twin pregnancy).

Is cramping or stretching in lower abdomen and pelvic area  is normal during 4 months pregnancy (twin pregnancy).

Yes: Yes but get an ultrasound ASAP to make sure everything is okay with the twins. With twins, You should be getting ultrasound every trimester if available. Get a maternity back brace now if you can, to prevent the back pain you will likely develop soon. ...Read more

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Mild cramping after orgasm during early pregnancy? Is that bad? Can it hurt the baby?

Mild cramping after orgasm during early pregnancy? Is that bad? Can it hurt the baby?

Normal: Having uterine cramping after orgasm is common and it should not harm the baby. As pregnancy progresses and if preterm labor should develop, your health care provider may recommend abstaining because it could contribute to preterm labor. Otherwise, if pregnancy is progressing normally, there is no harm from this cramping. ...Read more

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Stomach pain in trimester of pregnancy?

Stomach pain in trimester of pregnancy?

Call your MD: There is not enough description to tell your anything other than call your md. ...Read more

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Why am I feeling baby movements very low as in my pelvic region during 26th week of pregnancy? Anterior lying placenta. First pregnancy.

Why am I feeling baby movements very low as in my pelvic region during 26th week of pregnancy? Anterior lying placenta. First pregnancy.

Baby location: At 26 weeks gestation the very top of the uterus (fundal height) should be about 6 cm above your belly button. That means the baby will be laying pretty low down since you are only in the 2nd trimester. You can have your doctor verify for you at your next visit. ...Read more

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Does sore breasts occur right before period during pregnancy, or is it consistent throughout the entire pregnancy?

Does sore breasts occur right before period during pregnancy, or is it consistent throughout the entire pregnancy?

Varies: Pregnant women experience breast tenderness in different ways. For some it is intense. For others not so much. You did not mention if you are actually pregnant or not. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Do not try and guess at pregnancy based on an unreliable symptom such as breast tenderness ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel little spasms and twitches in lower abdomen during early pregnancy. Also what feelings are normal during early pregnancy. ?

Is it normal to feel little spasms and twitches in lower abdomen during early pregnancy. Also what feelings are normal during early pregnancy. ?

Yes: Your uterus is a muscle and it will spasm. Make sure not peeing all the time. If the pain goes to one side and is getting worse and you haven't had an ultrasound, get one. The risk of a pregnancy in the tube is about 1-2/1000 but needs to be dealt with. Otherwise generally nausea early. ...Read more

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Could drinking excessively during the first few weeks of pregnancy cause a blighted ovum?

Could drinking excessively during the first few weeks of pregnancy cause a blighted ovum?

Unknown: This is not known for sure but it's probably not so. However, heavy drinking in first trimester can absolutely cause fetal alcohol syndrome and possible fetal death, so how about it's a really poor idea! ...Read more

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Can progesterone suppository cause light spotting and cramping during early pregnancy, around 5.5 weeks?

Can progesterone suppository cause light spotting and cramping during early pregnancy, around 5.5 weeks?

Yes: It may sometimes cause some vaginal irritation that may result in bleeding. You should still follow up with your OB to make sure everything is ok. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more