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Why Does My Side Hurt During 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
Not usually: There are a number of physiologic changes that occur during pregnancy. Pregnancy is not an illness, however. Most women can continue working safely although certain modifications may be necessary due to physical changes that occur. There are certain chemicals you want to avoid exposure to. As pregnancy progresses, women will experience more discomfort and may need to limit their activity. ...Read more
Do you mean right?: The appendix located on the right side is commonly known to be displaced upward with pregnancy--at times at a mid abdominal position. The left side has the stomach and spleen . The stomach is slightly displaced upward by the gravid uterus. The spleen's position is not dramatically affected by pregnancy. ...Read more
Not necessarily.: Early pregnancy sxs can include: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, gagging more easily ; yawning. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more
Why is it important to lay on your left side instead of your right side during pregnancy? And what can happen if you do lay on your right side?
Uterus off vena cava: By lying on your left side (esp. In 2nd and 3rd trimester) it allows the uterus to fall away from the vena cava and improve return blood flow to the heart. Because of the path of the bowel in the abdomen, and the position of the vena cava, the right side is less susceptible to uterine compression. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: But, can cause muscle injury to yourself. Also, should get checked out by doc to make sure that you don't have something medical to be treated. ...Read more
Just inspect & Pap: A colposcopy in pregnancy is simply a pap smear with the scope for improved visualization. Biopsies are usually not done, endocervical biopsies are not done. Usually just a pap is done which should not be painful. It should feel no different than any other pap. A dilute solution of Acetic Acid (vinegar) is also used and this may cause mild discomfort, and is usually wiped off afterwards. Take care. ...Read more
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