What is the normal measurement of a cervix during pregnancy?
From what I've read, it's pretty normal. Your body is in overdrive at this point and you have more of everything. It's very annoying and I have found I tend to 'over salivate' at very inconvenient moments. I mostly notice it when I am bending or looking down. (thanks, gravity!) Luckily, I have a hus…band who just laughs it off, even when I can't. I hope that knowing you're not alone makes you feel better even though I have no suggestions as to how to make it better. Yes; a friend of mine once told me while she was pregnant, "Being pregnant isn't as fun as it seems. You leak everywhere from your body. I even drool on myself." (MORE)
Along with morning (read: all-day) sickness, most pregnant women experience fatigue in early pregnancy which may be extreme. This is normal as your body adjusts to being pregnant! If you can barely get up in the morning, and never get any housework done during your first trimester, fret not! This sh…ould lessen in the second trimester as your body adjusts (just in time for dizzyness.) I used to fall asleep driving home on the freeway when I was pregnant with my first. Scary. Fatigue is absolutely normal and a good sign that you hormones are working preoperly. (MORE)
Pregnancy can trigger acne or make existing adult acne worse. (On the other hand, some women with acne-prone skin report a decrease in breakouts during pregnancy, so you never know.) Higher levels of hormones called androgens are at least partly responsible for pregnancy breakouts because they can p…rompt the sebaceous glands in your skin to get bigger and boost production of an oily substance called sebum. This extra sebum, combined with the shed skin cells that line your hair follicles, blocks your pores, creating an environment in which bacteria can rapidly multiply. All this can eventually lead to the inflammation and skin eruptions of acne. (MORE)
Spotting During Pregnancy Here are opinions and stories from some contributors: . Please note that if spotting does occur, it could sometimes bea miscarriage but also is a common thing during early pregnancy.The best advice is to call the doctor. If it is a miscarriage,there is nothing that can be… done to save the baby before 20 weeksof pregnancy. Drink plenty of fluids and keep your feet up.Remember, only your doctor knows for sure. . I was nine weeks into my pregnancy when I started spotting. Atfirst it was barely noticeable; a very light pink almost nudecolor. That lasted for about three days and of course I wasconcerned and I looked for information online. Most of theinformation I got implied that spotting was normal. Well, I finallytold my husband and he said I should check in to the emergency roombeing that the doctor's office was closed. I wasn't having anycramps or pains and the spotting was not any heavier. The ERdoctors did both an internal and external ultrasound, twice, andboth times they found that the baby had no heartbeat. The doctorssaid I had what was called an "incomplete abortion". The next day Iexperienced painful cramps which felt like contractions although Iwas not bleeding. Later on that night blood just started pouringout of me and that was when I had my miscarriage. So please, I doadvise if you are spotting even the faintest of colors go see yourdoctor immediately so you can prevent something like that fromhappening. . I have read through most of these incidences and in a way Ifeel relieved but then again I do not. I just started spottingabout 10 minutes ago, and I am totally freaking out. I am superscared, and I absolutely cant wait to go to the doctor first thingin the morning. It is a very faint color, but I am cramping too.It's really nerve wracking! . My wife had "staining" throughout the first trimester and ourson is a very healthy baby. I can't tell you the amount of tearsand prayers that we're offered. By staining, I mean a light pinkishdischarge every day. We called the doctor, who followed up withvaginal sonograms. We learned that staining (not spotting) is notalways a sign of miscarriage. . I spotted for up to ten weeks during all of my pregnancies (3),and all the babies were fine. . The first time that I got pregnant, I started bleeding at aboutone and a half months and it led to a miscarriage. This is thesecond pregnancy for me and at about 7 weeks I noticed light pinkblood on the tissue and of course thought that it was going tohappen again so I called the doctor. By the next week it hadstopped. I went in for a sonogram and everything was perfect. Thedoctor said it may happen again next month before I would begetting my period. . I have just found out that I am pregnant (4 weeks) and I amalso experiencing spotting of a pink/brownish colour. Also I haveabdominal cramps very low down. At the clinic I have had two bloodtests (every other day) where my doctor checks for the HCG levelsin my blood. I was told that within 48 hours the levels shoulddouble which would indicate that the baby is growing. I have anappointment to see my doctor tomorrow so hopefully he can tell memore. In the meantime I was advised to take things easy. . I spotted around the 11th week and freaked out. After I went tothe doctor, I was assured that everything was okay. They said thatalthough it's not a *normal* thing, most of the time its okay. . I spotted with my first child at 9 weeks. I was so afraid, so Icalled my doctor and he put me in the hospital for a few days, hesaid my placenta started to tear. I was bed rest for the remainderof my term. I had a heathly 8lb 2oz boy. . I am sure that symptoms of pregnancy are different foreveryone. Just because you have no tenderness in the chest does notmean that you are going to miscarry. If your hormone levels aregood, you probably have nothing to worry about. 1 in 5 women bleedsthroughout their pregnancy I heard. I would just suggest that yoube sure to call your doctor with all concerns! Don't let them brushyou off when you feel as though something is wrong or you want tobe seen. My doctors did that to me and being my first pregnancy Ijust went along with them. Take charge! Remember it is your body,your baby, and the doctors are working for you! Sometimes a woman'sintuition is better than years of medical school, ya know? Be surethat they check your hormone levels frequently! My understand isthat the increased hormone levels cause most symptoms includingbreast tenderness. . I have been told that if you have a pinkish discharge or brownnot to worry, but if you have bright red bleeding then you shouldget in touch with your midwife straight away. . I have been reading posts and thought I would add my experienceso far. I am 8 weeks pregnant and have been staining on and off for3 weeks and the past 6 days consecutively. I called my Dr. theychecked my HCG levels and said everything looks GREAT! I have notbeen recommended to come in for a sono as I had one 10 days ago.They saw a heartbeat and the yolk sac. . Unfortunately, the staining I experienced was an indication ofa miscarriage. I will be scheduling a D & C tomorrow. . I had a miscarriage at 15 weeks in my last pregnancy and bledfrom 6 weeks on (heavily). The doctors told me that I had asubchorionic hemorrhage, which is kind like a big blood clot in theuterus that can heal itself. As it turns out, it was actually auterine septum that I had versus a hemotoma. I have noticed thatdoctors call any unexplained bleeding with clotting a subchorionichemorrhage, but in reality there could be other reasons for it, asin my situation. I had the septum taken out. I am currently 6 weekspregnancy, and have noticed very faint light brown spotting. . I have read that low progesterone is responsible for spottingbefore periods as well as miscarriages and that implantationbleeding does not usually last longer than 1-3 days. . During my second pregnancy, I had a small clot of blood andsome red bleeding in the 4th month (one time, after a strainingbowel movement) and got scared since I had lost my first pregnancyto miscarriage. Went to the ER and they heard the hearbeat and allwas well. I had a healthy baby boy. . A lot of times spotting is perfectly normal. However, youshould always check with your doctor. Sometimes it's not. . I am 12 weeks pregnant and yesterday i had a few very smallbrown spotting. I called the doctor and he told me not to worry ifit's brown, especially because i don't have any pain. My nextultrasound is next Tuesday... but I'm a bit scared... . I'm about 7 weeks pregnant and had some pinkish/brownishspotting last night. I freaked out and was so upset. The clinic Iwent to this week told me that many women experience spotting, thatif I do, not to call, because it's nothing to worry about...easiersaid than done... I called my sister, who's had 3 healthy babies,and she said that it might be nothing, but it might be somethingbad, and there was not much I could do. I then called my brother,who, lucky for me, is an OB/GYN, and he told me pretty much thesame thing. If it's bright red, and accompanied by cramps, it ismuch more alarming, but even if not, it could mean somethingserious. The hardest thing for me is that he also said that there'snothing I can do or not do right now that will affect the outcome.The only thing (as some others mentioned) is to get an ultrasoundand see if you can see a heartbeat. There isn't much you can do but"try not to worry, even though it's hard," (thanks, bro!). I feelfine today and the spotting seems to have stopped. I am paranoidand keep checking every 30 minutes. My sister said she's knownwomen with whom spotting was not a sign of anything abnormal andwomen for whom it was. Pretty much, it's nerve-racking andterrifying and something that just needs time to see. . I miscarried in October at 6 weeks. I am now 6 weeks pregnantagain and have some light spotting. It is mostly brownish, althoughlast night I noticed it was pink (today back to brown). I'm hopingevery thing will be ok. Reading other comments is helping me staycalm. . I'm 9 weeks and a half pregnant and having brown stains on andoff now for the past week. I went to the hospital since it's alwaysadvisable to go see a doctor immediately because having bloodduring pregnancy is never normal... as they say. The doctors madean ultrasound and we saw the heartbeat. Apparently, it is quitecommon having brown stains during the first trimester ofpregnancy. . I started having light brown spotting during my 5th week ofpregnancy. After 2 days of the spotting I got very worried and wentto get an ultrasound. The doctor said it was too early to seeanything and to get my HCG levels tested. That evening the spottingstarted turning bright red and that's when I knew I would miscarry.It was very heartbreaking. I do have 2 children but was still soexcited to be pregnant with another. We will be waiting a couple ofmonths and then we'll try again. . HOLY HEMORRHAGE!! I got pregnant while using an inter-uterinedevice (IUD) which is a form of birth control made out of flexibleplastic and contains either copper or hormones which is supposed toprotect you from becoming pregnant anywhere from 5 to 12 years.PFFT!!!! I was 6 weeks pregnant with my IUD still in place, whenone night I woke up in the middle of the night to use the washroom.As soon as I sat down on the toilet, a gush of blood came out withtwo clots in it. I called a local 24-hour nurse hotline whorecommended I present to Emergency immediately. I was admitted thesecond I presented, given an IV, a portable ultrasound and preparedfor a D&C for the next morning. They thought Imiscarried. A regular ultrasound was done in the morning before thesurgery and a live fetus was found, and the surgery was cancelled.After all my blood levels were checked, I was found to be low oniron, low on proteins and very dehydrated, although I had beeneating properly especially already knowing I was pregnant. It'sbeen one month since then and I'm still spotting and have constantmild cramping. I have gotten ultrasounds to calm my nerves and mybaby is still alive, the heart beat is good, and my failed IUD isstill in place. They cannot remove the IUD as the strings used toremove it have risen to high for them to reach and trying to get itout will put my pregnancy and chances of miscarriage even higher,making it almost certain to happen. They think one of the reasonsfor the bleeding is the IUD trying to do it's job and terminate thepregnancy. It's very aggrevating to say the least! The doctor saysthis could be just the 'type' of pregnancy I'm going to have. It'stiring and draining, and my baby and I are still not out of theclear. I am at a high-risk pregnancy but I'm taking it day by day;my baby seems to be quite the fighter if I must say so myself. So,my best advice to women with this obviously heart-wrenching concernis to be positive, even if the outcome is devastating. Try not tostress out and think the worst all of the time. STRESS can be a keyfactor in miscarrying, so take care of yourself, but most ofall.....BE POSITIVE! There is not much I can do at this point, butwait. My body will decide what's best. Hang in there, staypositive. That's the best medicine for you, your body and your babyat this time. I'm crossing my fingers for myself as well as all youwomen who are going through this same worrying concern. Good lucktoo you all! . I was 6.2 weeks pregnant when I started noticing some lightbrown spotting when I spoke to the nurse she said its normal sincethere is no cramping or pain along with it. After few days Iobserved some light red discharge I then checked into the ER wherethe u/s was done and they found the baby with theheartbeat.Everything seemed normal and my spotting had started toreduce. After 2 days I started observing a lot of bleeding alongwith a lot of cramping and pain(It was just like having myperiods).I was rushed to the ER where my HGC levels were checkedand found to be reducing. Yup...I was having a miscarriage and asat present just waiting for my baby to get completely drained outof my body. It is very disheartening since it was my first baby.Myhusband and the whole family was very excited about it but noweverything has gone..... . My advice to all the people having anykind of spotting(any color) is to go and see your doctorimmediately. I hope you don't experience the pain I am goingthrough. All the best!!!! . I'm about 5 weeks maybe little more pregnant. this morning Iwoke up with sore pain in my lower stomach.went to bathroom andfound little-tiny red spot. I was shocked. I took utrogestan &went beck to bed. in an hour everything was gone..called up mydoctor - she adviced me to stay in bed for a day and to take moreutrogestan later on... so, I'm lying in bed praying everything tobe fine..... . I'm six weeks pregnant with my first baby. I've been havingabdomen pains (like period pains, but... different) for the lasttwo weeks. I was tested for pregnancy two days ago and it waspositive! The cramps aren't worrying me at the moment, because theyhave been occurring for a week or two now, and my HCG levels, andestrogen levels were through the roof only a day ago. I've beenspotting on and off. I literally had two spots last week, and havebeen spotting again today. It's a dark pink/brown in colour. I havemy first ultrasound on Wednesday next week. (MORE)
Your cervix can change daily when pregnant or not. It can evenchange height and position if you are constipated or just relievedyourself. If concerned while pregnant speak with your doc, otherthan that you can learn your cervical pattern but charting andchecking daily at the same time and same posit…ion. A cervical checkcan not tell if your pregnant by touch alone. Answer . Hi, I am not an expert, but i have been pregnant four times andgiven birth to five healthy baby boys!! So I would say I have someexperience. A soft high cervix usually means that you are going to,are, or just have ovulated. After ovulation your cervix goes backto harder and lower.(easily felt) In early pregnancy, your cervixshould be low and harder just as it was before ovulation. Answer . Wrong. I am pregnant NOW, and my cervix is low and SOFT. . ) . Answer . you can be further in pregnancy with my 2 my cervix was highhard and closed also felt like it was not attached to the wall Answer . I am 5 weeks, 3 days pg and my cervix is high, soft and closed,but it can be different for everyone. When I was 4 weeks and firstfound out, I noticed it was low (but not as low as during AF),medium and closed. (MORE)
I'm seventeen weeks into my fourth pregnancy and this is the first time that I've experienced tender breasts. After three, I thought I was a pro and knew exactly what to expect. But I'm still getting surprises! It's true that every pregnancy is different. early on in the pregnancy they will get tend…er and be freakin sore.... (MORE)
Answer . It would probably depend on far long you are. It usually isn't a problem unless there is spotting or bleeding. It was explained to me that most of the cramping is from the uterus growing and expanding. But I would talk this over with your doctor.. Answer . Personally my pregnancy …has been full of cramping, its been actually very painful,and everything is normal and healthy. But this didn't start until the begining of the third trimester, before that any minor cramping should be ok, but always let your doctor know about symptoms you have, just to be safe. And if it is accompanied by any bleeding, go to the hospital.. Answer . \nI had cramping more in my second pregnancy and when I asked my doctor about it I was told that it was due to everything inside stretching to make room for the baby . They say occasional abdominal discomfort is common it can be harmless but it can also be a sign of a serious problem if that abdominal pain is persistent don't ignore it. Another sign something could be wrong is any bleeding or spotting. %REPLIES%. Answer . It depends...if the cramps are accompanied by bleeding then you should be worried. If you think it is too severe then u should see a doc. Many women experience cramping early in pregnancy and even later on.. Answer . It really depends on how bad the cramps actually are and if they are accompanied by bleeding. If the cramps are painful and you cant stand them then visit your doctor.\n. \nBut on a more positive note cramping is common in early pregnancy as your insides are growing to fit the baby. Cramping during pregnancy, unfortunately, can mean multiple things; some are okay and some are not so good. It can be gas, constipation, your uterus growing; signs of an ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, and the list can go on and on. If the cramping continues and it concerns you too much you should contact your doctor. Answer . \nI had cramping more in my second pregnancy and when I asked my doctor about it I was told that it was due to everything inside stretching to make room for the baby (MORE)
A lot of my friends including myself had hot flashes as well as cold flashes duiring pregnancy. I would say it is normal. You're body is going through a lot of hormone changes. The change in the hormone levels is what causes these flashes. If it helps at night use a fan and try a cool shower before …bed. That's what helped me. (MORE)
Answer . Painful urination is not common to pregnancy, however, urinary tract infections are and those can cause painful urination. regardless you need to be seen by a doctor.
Answer . No. It becomes high and hard.. Answer . \nTowards the end of pregnancy it may appear to move backwards as the baby's head comes down in front of it. But as you get ready for labor it will soften and flatten and start to open (Effacement and dilation)
Answer . \nYES\n. \nYou have lots of new hormones surging round your body and they increase the blood flow to the uterus and vagina which increases the discharge from the vagina.\n. \nThis increased discharge should be clear and not itchy or smelly. If it is you may have an infection so should… see your doctor. It is quite common. (MORE)
Can you actually see and feel the cervix in the vaginal opening during the first trimester of pregnancy?
You most certainly can feel your cervix while pregnant orotherwise. Seeing it, however, is an entirely different story, andis indicative of prolapse, among other things.
\n. \n Answer \n. \n. \nThe cervix is always closed, it only starts opening towards the end of pregnancy just befor you go into labor.\n. \nThe mucus plug forms somewhere between 8 and 12 weeks.\n. \n. \n. \nThat completely is not true. The cervix is always open, only a tiny bit, or else… sperm would have no way of entering. There is a tiny opening of the cervix at all times for sperm to enter, and for you to pass blood during a period. Once fertilization takes place, the cervix is "sealed" by what is known as a "mucous plug". During the early stages of labor, the mucous plug comes out which is one of the first signs a woman is truly in active labor. Once that happens, the cervix begins the dilate once contractions start being more persistent and close together, up until the baby is born if it is a normal pregnancy. If the cervix does not dilate, there are a number of things that can be done by a doctor to help the cervix to dilate. If everything fails, a C-Section will take place to deliver the baby. After birth, it takes a while for the cervix to completely close up again and it is extremely easy to get pregnant. Also, it is very easy for bacteria to get up into the cervix and cause infection, so all doctors recommend you do not take a bath or get in a jacuzzi for at least 6 wks. Also, if you dilate early way before time for the baby to be born, which is what I did, they also recommend (if your water breaks prematurely) to not sit down in a bath because bacteria can go up into your cervix and cause infection, not only in your uterus, but it may also spread to the baby. (MORE)
Answer . It's not uncommon to feel lightheaded or dizzy occasionally. When you're pregnant, your cardiovascular system undergoes dramatic changes: Your heart rate goes up, your heart pumps more blood per minute, and the amount of blood in your body expands by 40 to 45 percent.\n. \nDuring a nor…mal pregnancy, your blood pressure gradually decreases in the beginning, reaching its lowest point in the middle of your pregnancy. It then begins to rise, returning to its regular level by the end of pregnancy.\n. \nMost of the time, your cardiovascular and nervous systems are able to adjust to all these changes, but occasionally they don't, which can leave you feeling lightheaded or a bit dizzy. If you actually faint, it could be a sign that something is wrong, and you should call your practitioner. \n. \nNo matter what the cause, lie down as soon as you feel lightheaded or dizzy, so you won't fall and hurt yourself if you do faint. If you're in a place where it's impossible to lie down, sit down and try to put your head between your knees. And naturally, if you're doing anything that might put you or others at risk for injury, such as driving, stop right away.\n. \nLying on your left side will maximize the blood flow to your heart and thus to your brain. It will likely keep you from actually fainting and may relieve the sensation of lightheadedness altogether.\n. \nHere are some of the most common causes of lightheadedness during pregnancy and some advice on how to avoid them:\n Standing up too fast When you sit, blood pools in your lower extremities (your feet and lower legs). If your body isn't able to adjust when you stand up, not enough blood returns to your heart from your legs. As a result, your blood pressure drops quickly, which can leave you feeling faint. This can happen to people who aren't pregnant as well.\n. \nTo prevent lightheadedness, avoid springing up from your chair or bed. When you're lying down, sit up slowly and stay sitting for a few minutes with your legs dangling over the side of the bed or couch. Then slowly rise from sitting to standing.\n. \nWhen you need to stand in one place for a long time, move your legs to promote circulation. Wearing support stockings can also help circulation in the lower half of your body.\n. \n Lying on your back In your second and third trimesters, your growing uterus can slow the circulation in your legs by compressing the inferior vena cava (the large vein that returns blood from the lower half of the body to the heart) and the pelvic veins.\n. \nLying flat on your back can make this problem worse. In fact, about 8 percent of pregnant women in their second and third trimesters develop a condition called supine hypotensive syndrome: When they lie on their back, their heart rate increases, their blood pressure drops, and they feel anxious, lightheaded, and nauseated until they shift their position.\n. \nTo avoid this problem, lie on your side instead of flat on your back. Either side is better than your back, although the left side is best. A pillow placed behind you or under your hip can help you stay on your side or at least tilted enough to keep your uterus from compressing the vena cava.\n. \n Not enough food and drink When you don't eat enough, you can end up with low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which can make you feel dizzy or faint. This can happen much more easily when you're pregnant.\n. \nDehydration can have a similar affect. Make sure you stay well hydrated by drinking eight to ten glasses of water a day more if you're exercising or if it's hot.\n. \nTry to keep your blood sugar from getting too low by eating small, frequent meals during the day instead of three large ones. Carry healthy snacks so you can eat when you get hungry.\n. \n Anemia If you're anemic, you have fewer red blood cells to carry oxygen to your brain and other organs, which can leave you feeling lightheaded. Iron deficiency is the most common cause of anemia, so be sure to eat an iron-rich diet and take a prenatal vitamin with iron, especially in your second and third trimesters. If you become anemic, your caregiver will probably prescribe a separate iron supplement as well. \n. \n Getting overheated Spending time in a very hot room or taking a hot bath or shower can cause your blood vessels to dilate, lowering your blood pressure and making you woozy.\n. \nIf you feel dizzy when you get too hot, avoid stuffy crowded places and dress in layers so you can shed clothes as necessary. Take warm showers or baths instead of hot ones, and try to keep the bathroom cool.\n. \n Hyperventilation Excessive exercise or anxiety can sometimes cause you to hyperventilate and feel faint. Although exercise can help your circulation, be careful not to overdo it if you're feeling tired or not well. Start out slowly. If you start to feel lightheaded or dizzy while exercising, stop and lie down.\n. \n Vasovagal syncope Some people get dizzy when they strain to cough, pee, or have a bowel movement. These actions can prompt a vasovagal response (that is, an effect on your circulatory system by your vagus nerve) a decrease in blood pressure and heart rate, leading to dizziness and fainting. (The word syncope means fainting.)\n. \nDehydration, anxiety, and pain can also trigger this type of reaction, and pregnant women are more vulnerable to it. Lightheadedness and warning signs such as a feeling of warmth, paleness, sweating, nausea, yawning, and hyperventilation often precede vasovagal syncope. Pay attention to these signs and lie down immediately to help keep yourself from fainting. \n. \nFeeling lightheaded from heat, hunger, or getting up too fast may just be a part of being pregnant. However, if the simple measures discussed above don't relieve the problem or if you have any concerns, don't hesitate to ask for help.\n. \nBe sure to call your healthcare provider if you have persistent lightheadedness or frequent bouts of dizziness, or if your dizziness could be the result of a recent head injury.\n. \nCall right away if dizziness is accompanied by severe headaches, blurred vision, impaired speech, palpitations, numbness, tingling, or bleeding, or if you actually faint. Any of these symptoms could be a sign of a more serious problem that could affect you or your baby.\n. \nEarly in pregnancy, abdominal pain accompanied by dizziness could be a sign of ectopic pregnancy, which requires immediate attention (MORE)
Spotting or a light period is normal. If you are bleeding heavily or for more than a few days I would contact you obstetrician to be safe
the cervix is the upper part of the vagina/lower part of the uterus. during the latent phase of labor, the cervix begins dilating. (opening). then the contractions of the uterus intensify and push the fetus past the cervix and out through the vagina
Blood in stool is never normal...Unless it is not in the stool. If the blood is bright red, it could be you are straining to defecate (have a BM) or you could be constipated. Many women get constipated during pregnancy from the iron in pre-natal vitamins, because they don't have enough fib…er in their diet, aren't drinking enough fluids or just have a poor diet. This along with pressure from the baby's head, resting in the pelvis - leads to hemorroids and these hemorroids can open and bleed, which may look like there is blood in the stool. If the blood is DARK or BLACK, or the stool looks like tar (black and sticky), see your doctor ASAP, that is not ok and can mean some type of internal bleeding. (MORE)
The heart rate during pregnancy is a little higher than the normal heart rate. In general, the heart rate of a women is 70 beats per minute but during pregnancy the heart rate goes around 85-90 beats per minute. In the last trimester of your pregnancy, there is a chance of an increase of 10-20 beats… in your heart rate. This is as to full fill the additional requirement of blood flow for nourishing the featus. (MORE)
During early pregnancy your cervix should not .....repeat not be open (dilated) at all. Later in your third trimester you may become 1-2cm dilated, this is a sign that labor is near.
Well, I know that one risk is kidney infections if you have a tilted uterus, which is caused when the baby gets big enough, he/she will lay on one side of your uterus only which could block the tube that transfers the urine from your kidneys to your bladder therefore it remains in the kidneys and ba…cteria grows and then you end up with a kidney infection. I have a tilted uterus and every pregnancy (this will be my third), I have had a kidney infection only on my right side because that's which way my uterus is tilted. (MORE)
How does brisk walking thin out your cevixs?. Because my Doctor said if i walk for an Hour like brisk walking it can thin out my cervixs. I'm 36 wks and 4 days . And i am very Anxious so if anybody knows please give me an answer.
Some women may lose a few pounds ( 4 or 5) in the early weeks when they may have nausea and vomiting but after about 12 weeks this should stop as should the weight loss . If it continues you really should see your doctor.
Yes; because of the constant fluctuation in your hormones it is perfectly normal. Here are some websites I found that can hopefully help you understand your depression during pregnancy and help you learn how to be happy! . http://www.babycenter.com/0_depression-during-pregnancy_9179.bc . http://w…ww.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/depressionduringpregnancy.html . http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=52150 (MORE)
The cervix sits higher, it becomes thicker and develops a bluish color, very early in pregnancy. It eventually opens so that the baby can proceed through the birthing canal and out of the mother's body.
Of course! Your body is going through many changes... theres life growing inside you so this is very normal.
yes. I know many ladies who have experienced baby hiccupping while in the womb. I myself felt it.It is perfectly normal and no need for alarm.. Additional Information: . No real studies have been done on why babies hiccup in the womb, but it is a sign of a maturation of the central nervous syst…em, and completely normal. Some babies will have episodes of hiccups one or more times a day, and it is all part of the process.. Enjoy! (MORE)
That is correct, the condition is called "Incompetent Cervix" and can sometimes be treated with a "circlage", or a suture encircling the opening to close it up like a purse-string.
BV is not normal during pregnancy, but it is common. Bacterial vaginosis is associated with increase risk of premature rupture of the membranes and preterm labor, so treatment is important.
It depends. Since your hands can shake from nerves, diabetes, and any number of other things, then yes, under some circumstances, your hands shaking is normal. If you have gestational diabetes, it could be a sign that your blood sugar is getting low. And if not, it could just be nerves. But as with …any other pregnancy situation, when in doubt, call your health care provider. (MORE)
Some women vomit when they are pregnant and some do not. It just depends on how your body reacts to pregnancy.
i was told by my doctor that the normal length of cervix canal during pregnancy should be 30mm.
Some light bleeding may occur, but it's best to see your doctor just in case.
I'm no doctor but I'm sure this is placenta previa.... have you been told this is happening to you? my mum had this with my little brother, there are varying degrees of the condition, best case - they keep an eye on you and you carry on as normal, worst case you may have to have a c-section ...... y…our doctor or midwife would discuss this with you! x (MORE)
Unfortunately it is, you should be fine after your baby is born. In the mean time you may find one of the many protective pads on the market serve a valuable purpose.
I'm actually trying to find out the same thing. I'm going through a tremendous amount right now and would love some positive results
Yes. Although it is different for every woman. It is important not to lose weigh though, even if you lose your appetite. If you have a hard time eating, try drinking a meal replacement shake to ensure proper nutrients.
Yes, especially in the later stages of pregnancy, when there is pressure from the enlarging uterus on the bladder.
In the frst tri-mester , mostly in the third month. Anything more than spotting more than a few thumbprint-size spots shoulf be repoted to you OB-GYN.
I am 5 weeks pregnant now, and yes the vulva, the inside of the vagina, and the cervix can swell, this is due to extra blood flow, you might feel a little more sensitive in that region due to this, this can increase sex-drive, but also put some women off aswell.
id really depends. when the cervix opens, it is called dialating. for example, i was due April 19th. however, march 29th i was dialated to 3 cm. in my case, i had my baby that day because he was "frank breech" so they are to do a c-section. but some girls go weeks being 1-3 cm dialated, it just depe…nds, and usually happens the closer you approach your due date :) hope this was helpful! (MORE)
Everybody (and every pregnancy) is different, so yes! Consider yourself lucky. This may also be due to your diet, different diets during pregnancy may trigger symptoms such as morning sickness.
No, it's not. Craving non-food items like plastic is something called pica. If you're having cravings for plastic you need to talk to your doctor so they can monitor you. Pica can become an overwhelming urge and lead to ingesting things that are very harmful for the baby. It is usually an indication… of anemia, though generally the things you crave contain no iron. (MORE)
Yes it can be a factor of all the hormones or just added stress and/or excitement of having a new baby.
No. You could be dehydrated, have a UTI, or something much worse. You should contact your Dr or go to the ER immediately.
An occasional contraction can occur anytime during the pregnancy and does not necessarily indicate that labor is starting.
It means that you are beginning labor and you could have the baby at any time.
Normal would bÃ« about 2 + stones but dnt wana scare no 1 as evryones body is different,,,my advice is lots of walking while ur pregnant..dnt worry too much as the weight wil come off
Every woman is different. We all experience different symtoms and some woman dont experience any symptoms at all.
I do not know the answer, but i thought i was pregnant and possibly still am i think but my period was a whole week late and i bled and clotted very heavily for two days and have been spotting for the last three. I would like to know as well. i have been reading other comments and questions that say… yes you can have a regular period throughout the duration of a pregnancy. My mother told me she had two with her first pregnancy and just thought she had the flu (instead of morning sickness). however i also read that this is not hereditary but still possible. i am so confused. (MORE)
It depends where you have sharp pain. I get pains sometimes in my ligaments when they stretch, but if you have pain in other areas that may not be normal.