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When to stop sleeping on your stomach during pregnancy?

When to stop sleeping on your stomach during pregnancy?

When uncomfortable: You won't really hurt your baby at all by sleeping on your stomach; you won't smash it or anything. Eventually as your belly grows, you won't be comfortable on your stomach and you'll move to your side. The issue is sleeping on your back, and honestly that risk has been exaggerated. Tilting to one side or the other in the second half of the pregnancy is a safe way to get some rest. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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Slight pain in lower abdomen during 19th week of pregnancy?

Slight pain in lower abdomen during 19th week of pregnancy?

Please call your OB : Doc may or may not be significant your doc would want to know so your doc can decide if u need to be seen or have ultrasound, exam, etc. ...Read more

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Pain in the abdomen during urination-sign of periods or pregnancy?

May be neither: If this continues please d/w your physician to insure that you don't have an infection. ...Read more

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During pregnancy, which abdominal pains should I worry about? Sometimes i think its digestion issues but can't tell sometimes :-(

During pregnancy, which abdominal pains should I worry about? Sometimes i think its digestion issues but can't tell sometimes :-(

Per term labor: The only thing that distinguishes a labor pain from other kind of pains is its repititive nature at fixed intervals. Meaning if you have paints every one hour ---- even if its dull ache that last anywhere from 2-5-10 minutes; see your OB asap. ...Read more

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Pain in the lower abdomen area, on pills for pregnancy i go through frequent scans during my cycle, everything looked normal, but I have pain ?

Hyperstimulation?: I assume that the, "pills for pregnancy" are to help you conceive? They are likely causing stimulation of your ovaries. The follicles that form will normally rupture when they release an egg. When stimulated, there tend to be more and larger follicles that can cause pain, especially when they rupture. ...Read more

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Very slight pain in lower left abdomen during 1st month of pregnancy. Plz help.also give some tips about how baby grow healthy in 1st trimester??

Very slight pain in lower left abdomen during 1st month of pregnancy. Plz help.also give some tips about how baby grow healthy in 1st trimester??

See a Provider: You need to find out if you have an ovarian cyst or an ectopic pregnancy(a pregnancy outside the uterus). See aProvider soon. A healthy pregnancy needs good nutrition, rest, and a lack of harmful drugs including tobacco. Make sure you take your prenatal vitamins as the Folic acid is important in preventing miscarriage and birth defects. ...Read more

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Stretching during sleep during pregnancy and getting sharp pain in the upper side of the abdomen ( middle) for few seconds. What is that pain for?

Depends: There a variety of aches and pains that occur as the uterus grows inside your body. You did not mention how far along you are. If you are far along then the pain may just be from the growing baby. Upper right side pain can be a sign of gallbladder disease which is common in pregnancy. Have have your obgyn who has more information check you out ...Read more

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Painful side of abdomen during 6month pregnancy left side what causes it?

Painful side of abdomen  during 6month  pregnancy left side what causes it?

Uterus growing: Pain in the abdominal region during pregnancy is a common complaint, as the uterus grows it can cause some discomfort. If the pain is accompanied by other symptoms, such as fever, spotting or bleeding, vomiting or any discomfort during urination, calling your obstetrician is the best call of action. Drink plenty of fluids, change position and cure constipation. ...Read more

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Light abdomen pain during early pregnancy is it normal?

Don't think so...: Abdominal discomfort during pregnancy is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes abdominal pain. Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss the problem that is. Give your gynecologist a call please ; get checked. ...Read more

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During early pregnancy can it hurt when pushing on lower abdomen?

During early pregnancy can it hurt when pushing on lower abdomen?

Sure: If something hurts then its best not to do it. Avoid pushing on your abdomen ifit hurts and tell your doctor at your prenatal appointment. ...Read more

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Is it fine to take adco napamol tablets when feeling abdominal pains during pregnancy?

Is it fine to take adco napamol tablets when feeling abdominal pains during pregnancy?

Not sure: Look on the bottle and re-ask the question using the active ingredients listed. Napamol has different formulations and the answer would be different for each combination. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I'm at week 7, sometime i feel pain in my lower abdominal region, is it normal during pregnancy?

I'm at week 7, sometime i feel pain in my lower abdominal region, is it normal during pregnancy?

See your Ob: Ligament strain on the uterus can cause pelvic pain in pregnancy but this is a diagnosis of exclusion, please see your OB & get checked out with an exam and possibly a sonogram ...Read more

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What are the dangers of doing abdominal exercises during pregnancy? What are specific risks to the fetus?

What are the dangers of doing abdominal exercises during pregnancy? What are specific risks to the fetus?

Dangers?: If you have an otherwise uncomplicated pregnancy you can exercise like you did prepregnancy without complication. Don't do exercise that places you at risk for hitting your belly (don't kickbox!). ...Read more

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Got pain in lower abdomen during pregnancy massage?

Got pain in lower abdomen during pregnancy massage?

Many things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Why is there a vibration feeling in my lower left abdomen during pregnancy? I am 24 weeks pregnant and this started over the weekend.

Why is there a vibration feeling in my lower left abdomen during pregnancy?  I am 24 weeks pregnant and this started over the weekend.

Normal: very normal you do not have to worry about that later on the vibration will be a movement and the baby will start punching and stretching it is normal ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about right sided pain in my low abdomen during early pregnancy. It can make me feel sick but I can work through the discomfort ?

Should I be concerned about right sided pain in my low abdomen during early pregnancy. It can make me feel sick but I can work through the discomfort ?

Yes: Until it has been established that your pregnancy is located inside your uterus, you may need to worry about an ectopic, or tubal pregnancy. At 6 weeks after the first day of your last period, an ultrasound should be able to establish whether the pregnancy is in the correct place or not ...Read more

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Are sharp lower abdomen pain normal during 9 weeks pregnancy? What are its possible causes and when does it go away? Thanks

Early Pregnancy pain: It's common to have pain early in pregnancy. Typically this pain is due to ligament stretching and growing of the uterus. Unless accompanied by bleeding and cramping, this pain is typically normal. One would want to make sure that you don't have a urinary tract infection, appendicitis, or gastrointestinal problems. Sharp lower abdominal pain in pregnancy can come and go throughout the pregnanc. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel little spasms and twitches in lower abdomen during early pregnancy. Also what feelings are normal during early pregnancy. ?

Is it normal to feel little spasms and twitches in lower abdomen during early pregnancy. Also what feelings are normal during early pregnancy. ?

Yes: Your uterus is a muscle and it will spasm. Make sure not peeing all the time. If the pain goes to one side and is getting worse and you haven't had an ultrasound, get one. The risk of a pregnancy in the tube is about 1-2/1000 but needs to be dealt with. Otherwise generally nausea early. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...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