Cramping During Pregnancy

Cramping is a common experience among pregnant women, but severe cramping before the delivery date is not. It is best to consult an obstetrician if this happens. Constipation and false labor are some reasons why women experience cramping during pregnancy.

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What does the stomach feel like in early pregnancy?

Depends on the patient. Some women feel nothing at all, others are mildly nauseous to severely nauseous. Morning sickness can last anywhere from a few weeks to the duration of pregnancy. It can also be any time of the day ranging from half an hour or so to all day. The best way to determine if you are indeed pregnant is a blood test. OTC can tell you positive or negative but a blood test will give your doctor numbers indicating if your pregnancy is a strong one.

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Can you get cramps while peeing if pregnant?

yes. it happens often in some ladies during the thrid trimester. usually the cause is the baby being close to the bladder.

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Is it normal to have a tender lower stomach in early pregnancy?

Tender where specifically?? in the stomach area or lower in the abdomen by your pubic bone?? either way a tender stomach is normal and so is feeling tender around your uterine area :) any sever pain you will want to take note of and talk with your doctor or midwife about it.

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Yes this is normal during some pregnancys. But if you are concerned, see your doctor. :-)

AnswerI have the tenderness right above my pubic bone exactly only when I push on it and it feels abit hard. No other pain in stomach, and don't feel anything at all except abit of a heavy feeling. I went off the pill on the 13th and 6 days later I had a very tiny amount of brown and pink discharge only for a few hours maybe. I know that I ovulated because of the mucus I had but no period has come yet and I usually always bleed if I stop taking the bc pill, I had to go off it because of high blood presure and I'm going to be 35, on April 9th. when I went for my annual exam on the thirteenth I had a normal pap and the internal exam was fine and I had no tenderness at the time. So it's just werid all of a sudden, maybe it means my period is coming but I have never had this before my period. I had alot of cramping after the ovulation but know there is nothing. Sorry so long. answerYou may be pregnant but unlikely if you have only just come off the oral contraceptive, also unlikely that you ovulated. You may have a bladder infection. You should see a doctor as this doesn't sound normal.
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Is cramping and lower abdominal pressure normal during early pregnancy?

There is such a wide range of normal that I would not worry unless the cramps are really bad and/or you have bleeding.

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Are break outs a common symptom of being pregnant?

It is not a symptom, but it can happen any time your body chemistry changes at all. So the simple answer is yes, if you are pregnant you might experience break outs because many things can cause breakouts.

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Is breakouts on your face and cramping an early sign of pregnancy?

No it could be that your period is about to start more like.

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Can you have cramping and bleeding during your pregnancy?

Immediately check in with your doctor if this occurs.This may be a start of early labor and if you are at a point where the baby would live ( 26 weeks?) or further, there are ways to stop delivery. The child will do better if they can even stop it for a number of hours. If you are not that far along, checking in with the doctor and bed rest for a few days may help.

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If you conceived in February when is your due date?

If this is your first time getting pregnant, your doctor will give you a due date of 10 months after you are declared pregnant. So, if you find out that you are pregnant in February, your doctor will give you a due date of the upcoming December. Now if you deliver after that date, something is definitely wrong. Go to the doctor QUICK! Your due date is likely to be around the end of October through November.

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Is it normal to have stomach cramps at 11 weeks pregnant?

Yes I think that it is normal but if it continues you need to see your doctor. It could be due to gas, constipation, ectopic pregnancy, growth of the uterus, or miscarriage. If it continues and you are too concerned you should just contact your doctor.

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When you are pregnant is it normal to have a slight cramping for 15-30 seconds after urinating?

Cramping after urinating isn't a symptom of pregnancy, that I'm aware of. But is is a strong sign that you could have a UTI (Bladder infection). Go see your doctor to get checked for that. Antibiotics will take care if it if you do have a UTI. Yes, I'm pregnant and positive that I don't have a bladder infection and I have the same thing. Pretty much everything hurts when your pregnant.

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Can you be pregnant if you have slight abdominal pain burping urinating a lot during the night and had intercourse 2 weeks prior?

It's possible! if you had intercourse 2 weeks ago, it's possible you concieved and are starting to feel a few pregnancy symptoms, I recommend taking a home pregnancy test. if you get a negative and your period becomes late, I would recommend testing again. Good Luck ~pawsalmighty yes, i did, take the test, ClearBlue is an early detection, take that one.

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How do you apply poolcrete before measuring for a vinyl liner?

Working with PoolcretePoolcrete not be confused with pool-crete (pool plaster) is a extremely uncommon building material. Poolcrete is not a material that is stocked on the shelves of every Lowes and Home Depot. The only practical way to purchase poolcrete is from a swimming pool distributor of some type. As a thirty year veteran of swimming pool and water feature construction, poolcrete has been much of my lifes work. Poolcrete is a mysterious material to most who see it for the first time but in reality it is nothing more that vermiculite, cement, and a small portion of additives that tend to enhance workability. You can actually create a substitute for poolcrete by contacting a masonry based company that sells brick and block. The product that you should inquire about is typically known as "Zonolite" but any bagged form of vermiculite will work for you with good results if you get the fine grade. "Zonolite" is commonly used to insulate the cavities of precast block. Most times this material will come in four cubic foot bags. To make your on poolcrete mix 1- four cubic foot bag to 1/2 of a 90lb bag of type I portland cement (High Strength Masonry will also work) along with about 7-9 gallons of potable water in a paddle type gas powered mixer. Be sure to add most of the water in the mixer first followed by the half bag of cement. If desired you may add a couple of squirts of dishwashing liquid to the water and cement mixture to aid in troweling. DO NOT mix this material for more than four or five minutes as it will make it increasingly harder to deal with because it will become extremely tacky on your trowel. What you are looking for in the mixer is a material that does not completely cling to the paddles of the mixer as it turns. The mix should readily fall from the paddles but not to the point that it is almost like soup.

Enough about making your own poolcrete, now lets get down to business...

Mix your poolcrete in a gas powered masonry type mixture in the same method as discussed previously. Again, if you wish, you may add a few squirts of dishwashing liquid to the water content before adding the poolcrete. I would like to note that the use of the dishwashing liquid is a good practice for unskilled workers. Most professionals do not like to use it. Professional pool builders usually all have their own preferred method of appling the crete but what I am going to instruct you on here is the way we do it after 30 years of the practice. For this example I am going to set you up on a common 16 x 32 pool with 2' radius corners and a hopper depth of 8' that is a new construction. Most of the time we like to sugar coat the bottom of our pools with a couple of inches of crusher run from the stone company. This helps with having a neater workspace in the pool and also makes it easier to move to poolcrete around with a wheelbarrow. I am assuming that you have already installed any string lines that you will need on transitions that indicate where the finished surface should be. You should set up your mixer right at the edge of the pool wall in the shallow end and locate the poolcrete close to the mixer. We have fashioned a device out of 3/4" PVC pipe and a ball valve that connects to a common garden hose that hangs over and down into the mixer a few inches. This makes adding the water to the mixer more accurate and alot easier. You can make a 4' long shute from some scrape plywood and lumber screwed to the sides that can be wire tied to the bottom frame on the mixer. When you dump the poolcrete out of the mixer it will go down the shute and into a wheelbarrow. I have one worker that mixes the poolcrete and then gets into the pool and pushes the mix to where it is needed. Usually it is only me that is actually troweling the mix but sometimes I have one other troweling. As we build a high volume of pools, when I do the excavation I try and get it dug as fast as possible so the banks on the slope are usually over dug a bit. It is much faster to dig with a backhoe than with a pick. We always start on the banks at the transition from the shallow end and work the banks around the pool. When we are overdug (more than 2" of mix will have to be applied to the banks) we start with a roughin coat that will bring our mix to within a half inch or so of what the finish should be. The mixture for this should be fairly wet other than in places where gouges where taken out for rock or other things. If you have areas where it will take alot of poolcrete to fill in then go ahead and dump some mix into theses areas first and just bring them up a little at a time while you work on other areas. This roughin coat should be left "rough" so that the crete doesn't want to slide off the banks when you run the finish coat. Do not try to make this coat look good. The banks are what I think are the easiest to trowel but it is always the most time consuming part. Another good reason to use to roughin method is if you will not be able to complete the job that day for some reason like the possiblility of rain then you can go ahead and work on this because the banks a easy to cover with plastic. Poolcrete can be shaved of up till a couple of days later if necessary to get rid of a high spot. When you have the banks roughed in to maybe a half inch or so then you can run a finish coat. I like to run my finish on the wet side because it is only a half inch or so and it finishes better. When you are running any finished surface make your strokes as long as possible in a comfortable stance. Keep your body lose and just go with the flow and let your mind feel the trowel. While this is very much eye to hand coordination, you must remain in sync with the trowel and the material and let your senses take over. Troweling poolcrete is very similar to icing a cake. It is like cool whip mixed with peanut butter. What you are looking to acheve is a uniform surface. It is not supposed to be as slick as glass and you will have over troweled the material before you know it. Do not keep going over and over the mix as you would with conventional concrete. It is not concrete. You need only to slightly tilt the pool trowel maybe 1/16" of an inch to stroke in any direction. Make your pass good with the intention that the next pass will take out any trowel marks in the crete. If the first pass looks good then leave it alone or you may screw it up. The poolcrete should resemble gray asphalt and have a slight texture. It is common to work air into the mix during placement and this will cause bubbles to lump up on the surface. This is not that big of a deal so if you have this to happen just turn the trowel on edge and gouge the place to release the pocket of air. If you have to join wet poolcrete to a drier area then you can take a spray bottle filled with water and some dishwashing liquid and spray the drier edge first. This will help to blend the two areas together. The best method of appling poolcrete to the banks is to roll the wheelbarrow to the needed area and sling it on the banks with a square point shovel. Other areas can be dumped out and troweled down on spot. After we finish the banks then we usually bring the slope down and finish the bottom of the hopper. We leave a strip of the slope about 3' wide to come back up as we trowel this backward till we are back to the top (not so easy). At this point in time you are almost home free! Continue to trowel in the remaining shallow end and work toward the step as this is where you will exit.

I sincerly hope that this information will help some crazy sole that just really wants to do this for themself. I would also like to make a few other personal statements about this subject. I have built swimming pools for around thirty years and during this time I have often tried to train people to do this. I have only had one person that was ever able to trowel this material that met my approval and thank goodness this person is my wife and partner. If you do this and get results that please you then be satisfied... because most people just cant do it.

Thank you for reading this,Anthony Sloan / Sloan Construction Serviceshttp://www.sloanconstructionservices.com

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Is nausea and cramping a sign of pregnancy?

Quite commonly, yes. Your symptoms of pregnancy will usually appear anywhere from the first week of your expected period to 1-2 weeks after your first week of expected period. Your first signs of pregnancy most commonly include: * missed period * tender/swollen breasts * change in color of the breasts * fatigue * nausea/vomiting * increased sense of smell * weight gain Here is a link to a website that will calculate the probability of your pregnancy: http://www.thepregnancytest.com/

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Could stomach pains be just your body getting ready to menstruate again 6 months after having a baby?

You haven't started your period yet?After I had my 2 kids I had my period every month.And the doctor told me it could take up to a year to get normal.

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Why would a woman who is one month pregnant get sharp pains on both sides of her lower abdomen?

It could just be cramping from stretching, etc. But if you are worried, you should call your doctor. There could be something else going on. But hearing that everything is OK from a doctor is more assuring. Honey,cramping in your stomach could be a misscarriage.Not your back so much .But you shouldn't cramp until you are like 4-5 months maybe. Go to your doctor. I had an ultrasound 3 weeks after conception because I had such bad cramps I couldn't walk. Turns out it was just that my ovaries were producing lots and lots of hormones...it lasted another week and was gone. However, your doctor will put your mind at rest and rule out possibilies of tubal-pregnancy and the like.

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If the pregnancy test is positive is it normal to have cramping around your normal period time?

Yes, i have had crampind and mild abdomin pains around my normal period cycle. i sugest if you are that worried about it you should see a doctor to put your mind at ease. but i dont think you have anything to worry about. good luck

All during your pregnancy you may have mild cramping. It's the baby moving, muscles stretching, etc. It doesn't have much to do with your period. If you have serious concerns or it gets worse, talk to your doctor.

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What metal has the best conductivity?

Silver

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If you have tender breasts fatigue back pains and craving pickles but the pregnancy test turned out negative could you be pregnant or is the period about to start?

This could be a sign of both! If you took a home pregnancy test, these are not always accurate and/or maybe it was too early to detect the pregnancy hormone in your body. Wait about 2 weeks and take another test or make an appointment to have a professional pregnancy test!

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Is nipple discharge a symptom of pregnancy?

yes it is called colostrom :)

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How should your cervix feel internally in early pregnancy?

Response 1: You should not be attempting to feel your cervix at any time during pregnancy. Please leave this to your physician to do--if you were to use too much pressure or attempt to insert anything into your vagina, you might end up doing damage to your unborn baby. Until the very end stages of pregnancy, the cervix is thick and closed, and about all you can feel or see is the very outside of the opening (called the os) where the baby will eventually come out of. There is no reason the cervix should be felt, unless there are complications, after your initial OB visit, until you are close to your due date (usually about a month from it is when most physicians will start checking to see if you have dilated).

Response 2: I think the reality is, never insert anything dirty or sharp into the vagina. Common sense everyone. Unless you already know that you have some sort of problem that would prohibit self examination or sex during pregnancy, please go somewhere else for the proper research and answer to this question, which was valid, important, and completely natural for a woman who wanted to know. There are many amazing websites out there that show pictures of the cervix and provide accurate and interesting information. You can feel your cervix.

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If you are having cramps early in your pregnancy does this mean that you will have a miscarriage?

Cramping in early pregnancy is very normal, a lot of women feel like their period is going to start at any minute. the first trimester is stressful like that with all the different things going on, once you hear or see the heartbeat the chance of miscarriage goes way down.

~pawsalmighty

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How can you feel the baby kicking if your pregnancy tests are negative?

You shouldn't feel any movement from your baby until you are several months along and quite noticeably pregnant, which eliminates the need for a pregnancy test. If you think that you may have only recently become pregnant, then you are not feeling the movement of the fetus. If you are several months' pregnant, then I urge you to go to the doctor. If your pregnancy has not been confirmed, then you are probably not getting the prenatal care that is essential to your baby's development. Call your doctor or health department, and make an appointment to get checked out. Good luck!

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Is it normal to have minor cramping without bleeding during the first weeks of pregnancy?

Any bleeding during pregnancy should be checked by a doctor. Sometimes it can be normal but constant bleeding usually isnt.

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Could you be pregnant if you've missed your period for two months but a home pregnancy test was negative?

It is possible to be pregnant. Home pregnancy tests are not 100% accurate. The best way to find out would be to go to the doctor and get a pregnancy test.

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What does early pregnancy smell like?

I dont know exactly if you are asking if you would have a smell or if you smell things differently!! I do know however that when I was pregnant even in the first couple of weeks every single smell is stronger and more noticable. You have like a radar nose and can smell things strongly that other people cant even smell at all!!

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