I think i am about 6weeks pregnant but I've been cramping ever since and started spotting today I had the same problem with my first pregnancy but then i really didnt know i was pregnant until i consulted a Doctor.
Now I really dont know. I'm very worried and i dont know if its normal or not. Hi, Light spotting can occur in the first few weeks for many reasons see our page on bleeding in pregnancy https: Hi, please do not worry that you have not yet felt your baby move, it is very normal to not yet feel movements at this gestation.
Most will feel movements between about weeks of pregnancy. With regards to the pain this could be due to a urine infection, or your ligaments stretching as your bump grows. If you have any bleeding or pain worsens then call your maternity unit to be reviewed. If it is just some discomfort then you should be due a midwife appointment soon make sure this is booked when possible. Light stomach pain at the start of pregnancy is usually caused by your expanding womb and hormones.
You may also feel light period-like discomfort or cramps at the beginning of pregnancy. These are usually nothing to worry about. If the pain persists then please see you doctor. Questions from Dads to be When should I start taking folic acid?
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Will I find out straight away whether I have miscarried? Will I miscarry again? I could see my baby's heart frantically pounding Fortunately my story does have a happy ending I have been through two missed miscarriages and an ectopic pregnancy.
I have had in total 15 pregnancies I lost a tube and the little baby at 8 weeks gestation I love you before I have even met you! It has been an emotional journey but if I can get through this I can get through anything. My body was still pregnant, but my baby had died My husband and I were close to breaking point, we had so much tragedy on top of our losses and it was becoming too much. My journey has been far from smooth That's when my whole world fell apart The situation was serious and I was admitted to hospital to have the tube removed including the foetus The whole time I was pregnant I was convinced something would go wrong They soon realised I was having an ectopic pregnancy.
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Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes. Ask your dentist about getting a professional clean. Avoid sugary and acidic drinks and foods particularly in between meal times. If you have morning sickness, rinse your mouth with water after being sick. Point your toes and flex your foot up and down vigorously 30 times. Repeat on the other side. Rotate your foot to make a circle, eight times on each foot.
Faintness Been feeling slightly dizzy or faint? Some useful tips to help are: Get up slowly after sitting or lying down. If you feel faint while lying on your back, turn on your side. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. If you experience feeling faint or dizzy then please contact your GP or midwife.
Feeling hot Your body pumps more blood in pregnancy - that and hormones can make you feel unbearably hot: Invest in a desk fan for work and your bedroom. Carry a small, battery-operated fan around with you. Wear loose, breathable fabrics. Stay hydrated and always have a bottle of water handy. Continue reading to learn more about the stages of menopause, fertility, and when in vitro fertilization IVF may be an option. During your reproductive years, you produce estrogen, progesterone, luteinizing hormone LH , and follicle stimulating hormone FSH.
In the middle of your monthly cycle, LH, FSH, and estrogen work together, prompting your ovaries to release a mature egg during ovulation. If the egg is fertilized, LH stimulates progesterone production to maintain the pregnancy.
LH and FSH levels are starting to rise as your ovaries are becoming less responsive to them. As your hormone levels fluctuate, you may start noticing symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats. Your periods are getting irregular in length and frequency. Your ovaries may release an egg some months, but not others.
Although your fertility is declining, you can still conceive. This phase can last for several years. During perimenopause, your periods may seem to have stopped, but then they start up again. For most women, this occurs somewhere between the ages of 40 and 55, with an average age of You no longer ovulate and you cannot conceive a child. Birth control is no longer necessary. IVF after menopause has been successfully demonstrated. Postmenopausal eggs are no longer viable, but there are still two ways you can take advantage of IVF.
You can use eggs you had frozen earlier in life, or you can use fresh or frozen donor eggs. You will also need hormone therapy to prepare your body for implantation and to carry a baby to term. When compared with premenopausal women, postmenopausal women are more likely to experience both minor and major complications of pregnancy after IVF.
Depending on your overall state of health, IVF after menopause may not be an option for you. Avoid hot drinks and spicy foods. Carry a hand-held fan. Fanning yourself will help evaporate excess sweat in a pinch, cooling off your skin.
Afterwards, your basal temp should go back to normal, but anecdotally many women say they never went back to their pre-pregnancy selves, temp-wise good news for those of you who were always complaining about the cold! The educational health content on What To Expect is reviewed by our team of experts to be up-to-date and in line with the latest evidence-based medical information and accepted health guidelines, including the medically reviewed What to Expect books by Heidi Murkoff.