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Doctor insights on: Stomach Muscles Tightening Third Trimester

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Can I sleep on my stomach in the third trimester? Or will it hurt the baby? I'm approaching 33 weeks.

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

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Which muscle rubs can third trimester woman use safely on shoulder blade?

Which muscle rubs can third trimester woman use safely on shoulder blade?

Any: If it's a topical over the counter it will not create fetal toxicity; lest company be out of business. ...Read more

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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?

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?

No: The baby is fine. The impact to your cervix is causing your uterus to contract. That causes the sensation of cramping you feel. This is normal, and the contractions are not strong enough to cause labor or have any impact on the baby. ...Read more

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I am 6 months postpartum. When I sit up I feel the muscles of the right side of my abdomen tighten up. Sometimes this is painful. What may cause this?

I am 6 months postpartum. When I sit up I feel the muscles of the right side of my abdomen tighten up. Sometimes this is painful.  What may cause this?

Muscle pain : You may have pulled your abdominal(core) muscles. This is very common with an infant. Especially if you use that side of your body to lift and hold the baby. I recommend alternating sides when holding the baby, diaper bag, car seat. Be extra mindful when lifting out of the crib or the car. ...Read more

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Home remedies to tighten stomach muscles naturally after delivery?

Home remedies to tighten stomach muscles naturally after delivery?

Post-partum recovery: One of the best ways to address this is with private pilates instruction. A well-trained instructor in this method will work with you one on one to rehabilitate your body. This yields results quickly. ...Read more

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I suffer from severe anxiety and hold tension in my stomach and jaw. I have TMJ and recently tighten my stomach muscles I have no clue why?

I suffer from severe anxiety and hold tension in my stomach and jaw. I have TMJ and recently tighten my stomach muscles I have no clue why?

Anxiety: Sounds like you have been suffering for some time and I am sorry. Psychotherapy can be helpful for the treatment of anxiety, ask your doctor for a referral to a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of this difficulty and try to perceive accurately as misperceptions often drive anxiety higher. Best. ...Read more

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I pulled a muscle during workout 3days back. Am currently on painkillers. Now my right upper abdomen feels tight and hurts. What should I do?

I pulled a muscle during workout 3days back. Am currently on painkillers. Now my right upper abdomen feels tight and hurts. What should I do?

Need More Info: What muscle did you "pull?" Should I assume it wasn't your abdominals? Also, just what did you do to "pull" it?
What kind of "painkillers?" It could be irritation from them or another "pulled" muscle or result of compensating for the first pulled muscle. Or maybe a completely different problem. Or, or maybe from an alien probe! In other words sorry, not enough info--so go back to your doctor ...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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Is 125+ BPM at rest to high for the third trimester?

Is 125+ BPM at rest to high for the third trimester?

That is normal: A fetal heart rate of 120-160 is normal in the third trimester. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have leaky breasts in the third trimester?

Is it normal to have leaky breasts in the third trimester?

Yes: The hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy will prepare the body to produce milk and often can cause leakage late in the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink wine in the third trimester?

Is it ok to drink wine in the third trimester?

No.: Alcohol is toxic to the developing brain and nervous system and is therefore bad at any stage of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have clear fluid leaking from my vagina in the third trimester?

Is it normal to have clear fluid leaking from my vagina in the third trimester?

Yes: There is more discharge as the pregnancy progresses and many women find they are more comfortable wearing a panty shield for the last few months. If you think you could have broken your water, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm almost in my third trimester & the last 2 times ive peed what looks like clots of blood. Is it early labor? Or miscarrage?

I'm almost in my third trimester & the last 2 times ive peed what looks like clots of blood. Is it early labor? Or miscarrage?

See doc: Bleeding is abnormal in pregnancy. You should see your doctor to ensure that the placenta is normally placed and the cervix is of appropriate lenght and without funnelling.
You can also have urinary tract infection that leads to small amount of blood in your urine
see doc!
Best wishes
Dr M ...Read more

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My vagina is swollen and irritated but not itchy and I'm in my third trimester. I will be nine months this Thursday coming what could it be or what should I do?

My vagina is swollen and irritated but not itchy and I'm in my third trimester. I will be nine months this Thursday coming what could it be or what should I do?

Discuss with the MD: At this stage of pregnancy your OB/GYN needs to know about your symptoms as it may be an issue when you have the baby ...Read more

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What should I think about when flying in the third trimester?

Ask your OB !!: I tell my patients if they have no problems they can fly up till 32 weeks gestation and not after that. ...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

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Is it normal to have wet underwear in the third trimester?

Is it normal to have wet underwear in the third trimester?

Yes: The mucous discharge in the third trimester increases. It is also normal to leak small amounts of urine. If the discharge is heavy you should be checked for vaginal infections and to make sure you are not leaking amniotic fluid. ...Read more

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Bleeding in third trimester of pregancy?

Bleeding in third trimester of pregancy?

Needs evaluation: Third trimester bleeding is very abnormal. This should be evaluated emergently in labor and delivery. Go to the hospital. ...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