Abdominal discomfort during pregnancy is common occasional complaint to the expecting mothers, and although it can be innocuous, it should be not taken for granted for it may be a symptom of some serious problems. The most common grounds of abdominal pain and feeling of discomforts in pregnancies are the following: 1. Ectopic pregnancy or pregnancy that occurs outside the womb. Usually symptoms of ectopic pregnancy may shows as early as 4 to 7 weeks after impregnation but it may occurs before you know that you are pregnant. It may rupture and is life threatening. Usual symptoms are pelvic and abdominal pain, continuous or intermittent vaginal bleeding and spotting, worsening pain during physical activity, pain from the tip of the elbow, and coughing. 2. Miscarriage. Miscarriage is the termination of a pregnancy in the first 24 weeks but it is most common before the 13th weeks. The first sign is pain in the abdomen a few hours to several days after vaginal bleeding or spotting. 3. Placental abruption. A grave condition of partial or complete separation of the placenta from the uterus before the baby is born. This condition can occasionally cause unexpected and noticeable bleeding that may not show in other cases at first, or you may only have light spotting or bleeding. You may also notice a decrease in your baby’s movement. If this occurs, you may have tenderness in the uterine, frequent contractions, back pain, or contractions in the uterus that does not go away. 4. Premature labor also term as preterm labor is contractions that dilate or efface the cervix that happens within 37 weeks of pregnancy. Symptom such as increased or a changed in the kind of vaginal discharge that becomes watery or mucus like and or just with a tinged in blood, vaginal bleeding and spotting, menstrual like constricting of more than 4 contractions in one hour, abdominal pain and increase compression in the pelvic area. Call your midwife or a doctor immediately if you have these pain and symptoms. 5. Preeclampsia. A multifarious disorder in pregnancy that causes changes in blood vessels that can affect livers, brain, kidneys, and the placenta. Severe preeclampsia results to intense pain, severe headache, and sensitivity in the upper abdomen, blurred visions, vomiting and nausea. You have preeclampsia if you are diagnosed with high blood pressure and protein in your urine after 20 weeks in pregnancy. Signs might be swelling in your face and hands, and sudden and excessive swelling of feet or ankles. 6. UTI or Urinary Tract Infection. Pregnancy makes you more vulnerable to urinary tract infections of all kinds, including kidney infections. Symptoms might include pain, discomforts, burning pain while urinating, aching of the lower abdomen just above the pubic bone, uncontrollable and frequent urge to urinate and foul smelling, cloudy, bloody urine.
Miscarriage is very common it will occur in 1 out 6 pregnancies. Usually most miscarriage happens during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy although it also occurs up to 20-24 weeks of pregnancy before most evolving babies in the uterus are capable of surviving outside the womb or uterus. However, a woman’s physical experience of it differs from another woman’s experienced. The loss of pregnancy can be hard to accept but it helps to know that it doesn’t signify that a woman will not have pregnancies because a greater majority of women have successful pregnancies, again.
In all miscarriages, about 50% of it happens because of genetic material problems like the way chromosomes joined when the egg of a woman and a man’s sperm has combined during fertilization. A woman may not ever find what has transpired, but most likely it is due to unintended problems either in you or in your partner. Often you won’t even know what caused the miscarriage and there is very little that can be done to prevent it from happening again. Contributing factors in miscarriage are usually the disparities in pregnancy hormones, your immunity system problems, infectious disease such as listeria infection cause by a bacterium of the genus and exposure to dangerous chemicals such as benzene, formaldehyde and arsenic before or during pregnancy. Moderate exercise or sex during pregnancies doesn’t increase the risk of miscarriage, but miscarriage developed more commonly as the woman get older primarily due to a decrease in quality of the eggs as you aged.
There are several miscarriage symptoms that will occur during pregnancies. The most common is vaginal bleeding. This varies from light to heavy spotting, constant or irregular that is heavier than your period. You can often get pelvis cramping, dull pain at the back, breast tenderness, feeling sickly and urinating more frequently than usual and the passage of unidentifiable tissues resembling large thick blood clots. Sometimes symptoms can only be discovered during your routine scan.
A little bit of bleeding without the cramping in the pelvis area should be alright. Darting small cramps, even if they hurts may just a signal to the body stretching that usually occur to accommodate the growing baby. You may just lie down and it will just go away in an hour. However, if you’re unsure you are pregnant, these symptoms can be other symptoms other than a loss of pregnancy, but nevertheless see your doctor.
But most of it all, if you have vaginal bleeding at any time of your pregnancy, you should immediately see your doctor or midwife for an advice.
During pregnancy many expectant mothers will undergo occasional abdominal pain in different parts of the body. Although it is at times frightening, it is harmless and usually a normal occurrence. But even how normal or harmless the condition is, it should not be taken for granted especially during the early pregnancy. It may suggest that the uterus is preparing the burden of carrying the baby through nine months or it may be a sign of serious developments. Pain in the lower abdomen accompanied by fever, chills, bleeding and spotting can sometimes leads or may be a sign to more serious health problems in the well-being of both the mother and the baby.
Abdominal pain during pregnancies may be associated with the following most common occurrences, like;
1. Ectopic pregnancies. This is a serious and unusual condition of pregnancy that occurs in the early part of pregnancy wherein a fertilized egg implants outside a mother’s uterus when the usual and most appropriate is that it is supposed to be attached to the woman’s fallopian tubes. Naturally, this condition can usually be detected during the first week of pregnancy. It may rupture and is life threatening. Usual symptoms are pelvic and abdominal pain, continuous or intermittent vaginal bleeding and spotting, worsening pain during physical activity, pain from the tip of the elbow, coughing and dizziness.
2. Miscarriage. Miscarriage is the termination of a pregnancy in the first 24 weeks but it is most common before the 13th weeks. Occasional pain in the lower abdomen is a sign of an impending miscarriage few hours to several days after vaginal bleeding or spotting. Symptom of miscarriage usually includes light and/or heavy vaginal bleeding, and menstrual-like cramps that progressively increases its intensity. Consult your doctor whenever you are experiencing these symptoms.
3. Premature labor also term as preterm labor is contractions that dilate or efface the cervix that happens within 37 weeks of pregnancy. Symptom such as increased or a changed in the kind of vaginal discharge that becomes watery or mucus like and or just with a tinged in blood, vaginal bleeding and spotting, menstrual like constricting of more than 4 contractions in one hour, abdominal pain and increase compression in the pelvic area. Call your midwife or a doctor immediately if you have these pain and symptoms.
There are a number of discomforts and pains associated with pregnancy, but a woman or an expectant mother for the matter should try to remain calm irrespective of what you may be experiencing. Calling your doctor or midwife will clear everything.