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What Should I Do If I Have Cramps In The Beginning Of My Pregnancy
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
Cramps are a warning: The feeling of cramping may signal uterine contractions, uterine infection, bladder infection or other problems. Many can be treated, but it is essential that a pregnant woman with cramping contact an OB provider. In most cases she will be asked to go to labor & delivery for evaluation and monitoring for labor. No one should try to "manage" uterine cramping alone. That would be too risky for baby! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes 4 cramps: Cramping in pregnancy can come from several things from bladder infection to early labor. It is always best to contact an OB provider when they occur so such problems can be assessed and put into perspective given the patient's medical history and status. Thanks for asking @drpam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This varies: Cramping in pregnancy has different causes at different times in the pregnancy. In the first trimester cramping is usually due to the uterus stretching. Braxton-Hicks contractions (false labor) can cause cramping in the third trimester. Changes in calcium needs can also cause cramping which is usually in the legs. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Of course: Not everybody gets cramps.Get a more detailed answer ›
Rest and hydrate: Some cramping is normal due to the stretching of the growing uterus.You don't mention how far along you are but usually rest and hydration will help. If you are in the 3rd trimester, these may be Braxton-Hicks contractions which are like practice contractions. Theonly way to tell them from labor is to see that they don't change your cervix. If rest and hydration don't make them better, see your doc ...Read more
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