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What should I do if I have cramps in the beginning of my pregnancy?

What should I do if I have cramps in the beginning of my pregnancy?

Relax: Cramps are a normal and common occurrence with pregnancy and most often are normal. If they are severe, or are associated with heavy bleeding, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Wendy Askew
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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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Is there any stomach pains or cramps in the beginning of a pregnancy?

Is there any stomach pains or cramps in the beginning of a pregnancy?

Sure.: Mild pelvic or lower abdominal colicky pains are frequently described by women in their first few weeks of pregnancy. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily. ...Read more

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What causes cramps in pregnancy?

What causes cramps in pregnancy?

Uterus: The uterus is what cramps during pregnancy. This could be a normal process. It is caused by the growth of the baby and your uterus reacting to it. If you are contracting though you ought to see a doctor to make sure everything is okay. ...Read more

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Are cramps a symptom of pregnancy?

Are cramps a symptom of pregnancy?

Can be: Occasional cramping can happen in pregnancy. If severe or persistent, need evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I manage cramps in pregnancy?

How can I manage cramps in pregnancy?

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 more

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Are cramps in early pregnancy normal?

Yes: Many women have cramping in early pregnancy. The uterus is a muscle and women will sometimes experience menstrual type cramping in early pregnancy. Ligament discomfort is also common as the uterus increases in size. ...Read more

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Are cramps during pregnancy irregular?

Are cramps during pregnancy irregular?

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 more

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When should cramps in early pregnancy stop?

When should cramps in early pregnancy stop?

See a Provider: Cramps during early pregnancy should resolve. If they don't, you may need an ultrasound to make sure the pregnancy is in the uterus and that you do not have a pathological ovarian cyst. See a provider for help with this! ...Read more

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Can you have pregnancy cramps at 2-3weeks?

Can you have pregnancy cramps at 2-3weeks?

Light cramping: Is possible in the weeks after missing one's period. ...Read more

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Can cramps last throughout an entire pregnancy?

Can cramps last throughout an entire pregnancy?

Yes: Cramping can be variable in intensity, location and duration during pregnancy. It can also last for a short period of time or throughout the pregnancy. ...Read more

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How long does the cramps last during pregnancy?

How long does the cramps last during pregnancy?

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

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How early do back cramps start during pregnancy?

They don't: Not sure exactly what back cramps are? Many pregnant patient have pain in the low back in the third trimester due to posture changes. ...Read more

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I am havin cramps during my pregnancy what should I do?

I am havin cramps during my pregnancy what should I do?

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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When do cravings and cramps occur as signs of pregnancy?

When do cravings and cramps occur as signs of pregnancy?

Athough they can: Occur with pregnancy, they are not diagnostic of pregnancy. So, you will need to take a pregnancy test to find out if you have missed your period. ...Read more

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Its normal to have a little of cramps at the begining of pregnancy?

Its normal to have a little of cramps at the begining of pregnancy?

Absolutely.: So long as you're not having bleeding and strong cramps, it can be normal to have little cramps. They may be from uterine growth, constipation/gas, etc. Hard to say, but can be normal. Stay healthy! ...Read more