Abdominal pain during pregnancy: the types and importance - Aching

April 30, 2009

  • Abdominal pain during pregnancy: the types and value
  • In the early stages
  • In the later stages
  • Aching
  • Stitching
  • Cutting
  • Cramping
  • Sudden
  • Causes
  • Kinds

 aching pain in the abdomen during pregnancy


Aching pain in the abdomen may occur throughout the pregnancy. They can be called as physiological changes in a woman's body, and pathology that threatens the development of pregnancy. Therefore, great importance is the regular visits to the woman obstetrician-gynecologist.

 Aching | Abdominal pain during pregnancy: the types and value

The physiological changes in the body of the pregnant woman

At the very beginning of pregnancy is slowly beginning to rebuild the whole body in order to provide for the physiological mechanism of pregnancy and childbirth. These changes can sometimes occur more or less painful.

So, gradually changing the musculoskeletal system, ie joints and ligaments. Under the action of the active substance relaxin, which is produced in the placenta, loosening and serous impregnation joint ligaments, cartilage capsules and the sacroiliac joints and pubic. Particularly, these changes are expressed in the pubic articulation causing divergence occurs gradually pubic bone to a distance of 0 to 6 cm. This will slightly increase the capacity of the pelvis during childbirth. At the same time loosened, soaked and slightly stretched ligaments of the joints - they prepare themselves to withstand the severity of the growing uterus and the stress of labor.

This physiological mechanism, of course, accompanied by some sensations. Most of all - it's not too intense aching pain in the lower abdomen and lower back. Sensitivity to pain, women often perceive the pain as severe and panic. Others women do not pay attention to them. And that, and other behavior is wrong. Pay attention to all (even subtle) changes and sensations in the body pregnant woman should be sure to not miss the serious complications. But do not panic, you just need to immediately turn to the antenatal clinic.

 Aching | Abdominal pain during pregnancy: the types and value

The doctor can help women's clinic?

First of all, it is clearly defined (if a survey is not enough, will appoint an additional examination), whether there is a threat of pregnancy. In mild threat will be assigned to the appropriate outpatient treatment, with serious woman referred to the hospital, and if there is such a threat, the doctor will explain why there were pain and how to handle them. Most often in such cases, relief brings prenatal bandage, even in the early stages of pregnancy. Wear a bandage only able to lying, when the muscles are not stretched.

Another cause of pain in the abdomen of a physiological nature - persistent constipation, which concerned a woman throughout the pregnancy. In this case, if necessary, your doctor may prescribe a laxative especially for pregnant women. Independently laxatives should not be used - it can lead to increased uterine tone and miscarriage.

 Aching | Abdominal pain during pregnancy: the types and value

Reason aching abdominal pain - a pathology of pregnancy

Abdominal pain can occur when the threat of termination of pregnancy. At the same time the beginning they may be aching in nature, and then cramping, uterine it as it hardens, and then after some time relaxing. The reason for this state - increased muscle tone of the uterus, which can arise against hormone deficiency, or high stress exercise. In any case, you should immediately seek antenatal care. To confirm the increased uterine tone carried ultrasound.

Helping women with uterine tonic usually is the appointment of hormones that suppress the reduction of uterine muscles. This progesterone Progesterone - norm and pathology  Progesterone - norm and pathology
   (which exists only in the oil solution and injected intramuscularly) or synthetic analogs, for example, djufaston Djufaston - helps female body  Djufaston - helps female body
   (these drugs are available in tablet form for oral administration, which is more convenient).

Condition of the pregnant woman with hypertonic uterus becomes threatening if there bleeding from the genital tract - a sign of incipient miscarriage. In this case, go to the antenatal clinic is not necessary, you need to call an ambulance, as women need urgent help. If she goes to the hospital in the early spontaneous abortion, then it has a good chance to maintain her pregnancy. Otherwise, the miscarriage is complete expulsion of the fetus, and it is quite possible - uterine bleeding Uterine bleeding outside of menstruation - a sign of a serious breach  Uterine bleeding outside of menstruation - a sign of a serious breach
 Stop is at home is problematic.

In any case, if the woman first felt pain in the abdomen during pregnancy or the pain was, but the effort should immediately consult an obstetrician-gynecologist. If, however, a nagging pain joined spotting Spotting - it is important to rule out pathology  Spotting - it is important to rule out pathology
   of the genital tract, it is better not to risk it and call an ambulance.

Colds during pregnancy - how dangerous is it?

April 11, 2010

  • Colds during pregnancy - how dangerous is it?
  • Why is there a cold

 a cold during pregnancy
 As during pregnancy the immune system is weakened somewhat, so as not to give the body to deprive the unborn child, pregnant women are especially vulnerable to infections, such as coughs, colds and flu.

 Colds during pregnancy - how dangerous is it?

Healthy lifestyle

It is necessary to maintain their immune system with the help of a healthy diet Healthy eating - do not limit yourself to eating  Healthy eating - do not limit yourself to eating
 Including in your diet plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. It helps the body fight infections. In addition, they contain antioxidant vitamins, such as vitamin C. Besides, during pregnancy is useful to take pharmaceutical supplements for pregnant women with vitamins and minerals. Try as little as possible to get nervous and a little more rest.

 Colds during pregnancy - how dangerous is it?


Do not buy medicines for cough or colds without prescription without consulting your doctor or pharmacist and make sure that these drugs are allowed to take during pregnancy. Many of them contain substances that do not pass safety tests for pregnant women, and can affect the development and health of the child. In some formulations caffeinated and even alcohol.

If you need an anesthetic, it is best to take the recommended dose of paracetamol. Do not drink aspirin, since the first weeks of pregnancy, it can affect a child's development, and in the later stages - at the beginning and duration of labor. Receiving from ibuprofen and codeine analgesics are a combination of medicinal substances should also be avoided.

 Colds during pregnancy - how dangerous is it?

Vitamin C

Do not take vitamin C in large doses. The Ministry of Health recommends that during pregnancy does not take more than 60 mg of the vitamin a day. As for the warming ointments and lozenges for cough, they are perfectly safe.

There are many safe natural remedies to help relieve the symptoms of coughs and colds.

  • If you have a sore throat and cough torments, prepare yourself healing drink of hot water, honey and lemon.
  • Drink plenty of fluids. Especially in the cold to help warm drinks. Drink infusion of rose hips, rich in vitamin C.
  • Get plenty of rest. In a dream Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams
   the body is easier to fight the disease.
  • Eat right, eat lots of fruits and vegetables, which contain the required amount of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
  • If you have a cold and a stuffy nose, make a steam inhalation. Cover your head with a towel, lean over the bowl with hot water, which is added 2-3 drops of eucalyptus oil, and breathe steam to relieve nasal congestion.
  • Gargle with salt water to help cope with a throat infection.
  • On a handkerchief to put two drops of essential oil of tea tree Tea tree oil  Tea tree oil
   or marjoram and inhale the smell at regular intervals.

You can also use other complementary treatments such as homeopathy Homeopathy - the placebo effect in the service of medicine?  Homeopathy - the placebo effect in the service of medicine?
 But always contact a licensed medical practitioner and explain to him that you are expecting a baby.

If you have a permanent or persistent cough cold, contact your doctor, as this may be an additional infection, such as bronchitis, also requires treatment.

 Colds during pregnancy - how dangerous is it?

Go to the doctor

If you have any doubts about your health, you should consult your doctor or midwife who will answer all questions and dispel doubts, no matter how insignificant they may seem.

If you're worried that antibiotics can harm your child, remember that there are many antibiotics, it is safe to take during pregnancy, but there are some that are not safe. So be sure to remind your doctor that she was pregnant before he begins to write out a prescription.

Penicillin is safe for use in pregnant and tetracycline in early pregnancy causes fetal development disorders, as well as change the color of milk and permanent teeth of the child at a later date. Never take antibiotics left over after previous treatment, and always fully carry out prescribed treatment.