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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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Im 26 weeks pregnant and I have been having cramping that feels like period cramps! is this bad?

Im 26 weeks pregnant and I have been having cramping that feels like period cramps! is this bad?

Please call OB ASAP: If you cannot reach your OB provider, go to the nearest labor and delivery for evaluation. This might be pain from any pelvic or abdominal structures like bowel or bladder that needs treatment. It also could be cramping of the uterus placing you are at risk for preterm delivery. So do not delay, call your OB provider and prepare to go quickly to labor and delivery for examination and monitoring. ...Read more

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How deadly is rubella IgM virus for a 26 weeks pregnancy?

How deadly is rubella IgM virus for a 26 weeks pregnancy?

Confusing question: There is no Rubella IGM Virus that I know of.There is a common screening test for IGM antibody created after a rubella infection. If you have high IGM levels indicating a recent rubella infection, it is worrisome.Rubella during pregnancy can lead to injury to the eyes, ears and other organs.Babies can be born deaf, blind and with other defects. ...Read more

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Can contractions happen without belly tightening? I'm 26 weeks pregnant and yesterday felt kinda of cramps in my left side, but it's gone. Normal?

Can contractions happen without belly tightening? I'm 26 weeks pregnant and yesterday felt kinda of cramps in my left side, but it's gone.  Normal?

Contractions.: It is not unusual to have contractions throughout pregnancy, but as long as they are not regular, they are usually not a problem. If you are dehydrated, you can have contractions. They usually don't do anything, but they can be uncomfortable. If you are having contractions or discomfort, you should first assume you are dehydrated. Lay down and drink a lot of water. If they don't stop, call your OB ...Read more

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I am 26 weeks pregnant, having contraction like cramps with blackish green stool i also have lost 4 lbs is this normal?

I am 26 weeks pregnant, having contraction like cramps with blackish green stool i also have lost 4 lbs is this normal?

No : Weight loss is not normal during pregnancy. You appear to have a gastro-intestinal disorder and should see your doctor promptly. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Hyospasmol during pregnancy - wife in 3rd trimester and has severe cramps and upset stomach ?

Is it safe to use Hyospasmol during pregnancy - wife in 3rd trimester and has severe cramps and upset stomach ?

Use with caution: during pregnancy, it is category C, meaning use only if benefits outweigh risks, however if she in third trimester with such symptoms, she ought to be seen by her obstetrician or go to ER, ...Read more

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26 weeks pregnant- is it normal to have bad pelvic pain almost 24/7?

26 weeks pregnant- is it normal to have bad pelvic pain almost 24/7?

Maybe: Most women get some pelvic pain, and some get it worse than others. You should disucss your pain with your doctor. If they dont find anything concerning on exam, then this is likely round ligament pain. ...Read more

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I am a FTM,  26 weeks pregnant. My upper inner thighs/ pelvic area hurt so bad. What could it be?

I am a FTM,  26 weeks pregnant. My upper inner thighs/ pelvic area hurt so bad. What could it be?

26 wks thigh pelvic: Likely round ligament pain due to the growing uterus and baby. or Braxton Hicks But also check for UTI, preterm labor.Since you are 26 weeks and the fetus is viable f/u with doc and call today. ...Read more

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Is sleeping on your right side at 26 weeks pregnant bad ?

Is sleeping on your right side at 26 weeks pregnant bad ?

Prefer left side: Sleeping on your left side is preferable as it gets the pregnant uterus off of the inferior vena cava and aorta. When either is compressed there is less blood return to your heart and consequently your fetus. ...Read more

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Ello i had a question i'm 26 weeks pregnant but my baby is measuring 21 weeks. Is that something bad? And my due date is july 13 would i still have a

Ello i had a question i'm 26 weeks pregnant but my baby is measuring 21 weeks. Is that something bad? And my due date is july 13 would i still have a

Concerning: A 5 week lag at 26 weeks is a concern assuming your dates are correct. Discuss with your ob. Consider an appointment with a maternal fetal medicine specialist to explore further testing. ...Read more

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26 weeks pregnant and having pain below my belly, feels like something is torn? It hurts so bad when im laying down and i go to roll over on my side.

26 weeks pregnant and having pain below my belly, feels like something is torn? It hurts so bad when im laying down and i go to roll over on my side.

See your Ob!: Appendicitis, torn adhesions from prior pid or c-section, muscle spasm, round ligament pain are all possible, as is urinary tract infection with or without stones. See your obstetrician as soon as possible to get a thorough clinical evaluation and help. I hope it is nothing serious and you recover promptly and fully. ...Read more

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26 weeks pregnant with a very bad pinched nerve what can I do about it?

26 weeks pregnant with a very bad pinched nerve what can I do about it?

Physical therapy: I would probably recommend seeing a physical therapist for some simple stretches. Also lying down in the fetal position may be helpful as well. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 38 weeks and 3days pregnant to be exact, through out my 2nd and 3rd trimester I've had bad nausea this week is really bad, why?

Hi I'm 38 weeks and 3days pregnant to be exact, through out my 2nd and 3rd trimester I've had bad nausea this week is really bad, why?

Reflux: The further along you in your pregnancy the higher likelihood of reflux which can lead to nausea. As the baby grows, it pushes on the diaphragm which can reduce the stomach size and can the symptoms you describe. Eat smaller meals more frequently to alleviate some of your symptoms. Try Tums (calcium carbonate) as well. Feel better. ...Read more

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I am suffering from anxiety (sometimes bad) and seeing a therapist for it, but wondered what harm it could have on the baby (i am 26 weeks pregnant).?

I am suffering from anxiety (sometimes bad) and seeing a therapist for it, but wondered what harm it could have on the baby (i am 26 weeks pregnant).?

Anxiety & pregnancy: During this time of intense growth and neuronal migration & connections, your baby's brain is vulnerable to many things such as toxins, infections, illicit drugs, & medications. High maternal anxiety can also affect fetal brain development, so getting help is wise. See more info at: http://www.Womensmentalhealth.Org/posts/anxiety-during-pregnancy-how-does-it-affect-the-developing-fetal-brain. ...Read more

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26 weeks pregnant should I take my girlfriend to the hospital if she is saying her back is hurting really bad? My girlfriend is having mild backaches should I take her to the hospital at 26 weeks pregnant?

26 weeks pregnant should I take my girlfriend to the hospital if she is saying her back is hurting really bad? My girlfriend is having mild backaches should I take her to the hospital at 26 weeks pregnant?

The : The first thing you should do in this situation like this is to call her doctor. There will be an on call doctor or nurse that will ask a series of questions and determine if she needs to be seen right away or if ir can wait until the office opens.However if the pain is intense and/or she is having frequent contractions she can always present to OB triage in the hospital.
All the best. ...Read more

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26 weeks pregnant. Drank sour milk. The expiry date next week, but tasted like gone very bad. Spit out most, and rinsed with water. Will baby be ok?

26 weeks pregnant. Drank sour milk. The expiry date next week, but tasted like gone very bad. Spit out most, and rinsed with water. Will baby be ok?

Yes: Even if you were sickened by the sour milk, it is unlikely to adversely affect the fetus. Since you did not become ill, there should not be any concern. ...Read more

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Im 26 weeks pregnant and having really bad pain between my left hip and ribs thst travels over to my belly when I stand and move?

Im 26 weeks pregnant and having really bad pain between my left hip and ribs thst travels over to my belly when I stand and move?

Kidney stone?: You could have a kidney stone. Pain that severe at 26 weeks needs to be evaluated - call your OB ...Read more

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Scan showed my baby had hydrops by lungs and heart. I ended pregnancy at 26 weeks. I feel guilty constantly and can't move on? I'm having bad dreams

Scan showed my baby had hydrops by lungs and heart. I ended  pregnancy at 26 weeks.  I feel guilty constantly and can't move on? I'm having bad dreams

Get counselling: You need to see a professional counselor to discuss this issue at length. Making the decision with regret can lead to depression which will not go away until it is addressed. You must remember that this pregnancy was NOT normal and would have required special care both emotionally, physically, and financially had it lived, that perhaps you would not have been able to given. ...Read more

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I am 26 weeks pregnant and I am having really bad lower back and lower stomach pain and i going into early labor.

I am 26 weeks pregnant and I am having really bad lower back and lower stomach pain and i going into early labor.

Please call your OB: Asap as you need evaluation immediately to what is going on and to rule out premature labor among other things ! ...Read more

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Im 35weeks pregnant and cramping with bad backaches why?

Im 35weeks pregnant and cramping with bad backaches why?

Oh dear: If you have more back ache than abdominal pain, it is unlikely to be true labor. If the back pain is sharp, interfering with turning in bed and getting out of a chair, ask your obstetrician to refer you to a physiatrist or prenatal physical therapist to ease the next weeks of your pregnancy. The treatment is quick and comfortable. No medications will be needed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why am i cramping at 7 weeks pregnant; good or bad ? Help

Why am i cramping at 7 weeks pregnant; good or bad ? Help

This is a very: General symptoms. Are you having it regularly ? Do you feel like you are to push down like having bowel movement ? Do you have any bleeding ? Where is it located at ? Those are important questions that needs to be answered . My advise will be talk to your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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14 weeks pregnant. Having bad menstrual like cramps. Is that normal?

14 weeks pregnant. Having bad menstrual like cramps. Is that normal?

Can be: So long as you're not having bleeding, likely everything is okay. If you're worried, however, you can make appt with your doctor, maybe have an ultrasound to make sure baby is doing well. Cramping, however, is common in pregnancy. Talk to doctor for definitive answers. ...Read more

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Are cramps in early pregnancy a sign of miscarriage or anything bad?

Are cramps in early pregnancy a sign of miscarriage or anything bad?

Not necessarily.: Cramping in early pregnancy can be normal as the uterus begins to grow and expand. Cramping with bleeding can be a cause for concern. I'd recommend a exam and possible ultrasound if the cramping increases. Hydration is also a good idea. ...Read more

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