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Uterus Contractions Not Pregnant
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Im 14 weeks pregnant and i have contractions, i feel hard bumps in uterus. Besides drinking lots of water what are the other home remedies for slowing down contractions?
Relax: You are doing the right thing by drinking a lot of water. These could be Braxton Hicks which you will read come mostly in the third trimester. Some women get them earlier. Your OB can measure the intensity of the contractions to see if they are anything to worry about or are just a nuisance! ...Read more
I am having what feels like uterine contractions. They are really painful. I am not pregnant or on my period what could be causing this?
I have really strong uterine contraction when lying down but not pregnant. Start left side at top pelvic bone below belly button going down right.?
28 wks preggo. Uterine contractions that make it feel like it's hard to breathe. Is this normal? Third pregnancy
No: If you are only 28 weeks pregnant and having such severe contractions that it makes it hard to breathe, you need to be seen immediately in your doctor's office or labor and delivery. While false labor is more common in women who have been pregnant several times before, this is only diagnosed by exam and is true labor until shown to be otherwise. See your doctor NOW. ...Read more
Colicky pelvic pain(uterine contraction) is this sure sign of PMS or it may occur in early pregnancy?
Can uterine contractions be felt just in the lower part of abdomen? I am 33 weeks 2nd pregnancy, first born was preterm - 35.5wks.
Call the Dr: Although you may be having false contractions it is very important that you keep a line of communication open with your ob. With a prior premi in your history, you are at increased risk of another & all the ob's i work with want to know sooner rather than later when these sort of issues come up. Make the call & find out what indicators they would suggest before u have these events monitored @ l& d. ...Read more
Maybe: The uterus changes throughout pregnancy. A fibroid may appear as a 'thick' uterine wall, though they are usually distinct on ultrasound. A contraction will also make the uterine mall appear thicker. Later in pregnancy the lower uterine walls may appear thinner. You may want to ask your provider to clarify what was described as thick. ...Read more
Not really: Some pregnant patients will mistake gas pain for contractions but gas would not actually trigger contractions. From your previous questions I remember that you have a short cervix, a cerclage and are at risk for preterm labor. If you think you might be contracting you need to be evaluated on labor and delivery now. ...Read more
This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more
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