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home>>family>>problems during pregnancy>>Abdominal Pain During Pregnancy

Facts And Tips For Women With Abdominal Pain During Pregnancy

by: Linda Hubble

Most women experience some sort of abdominal pain during pregnancy. This is completely normal, especially in the beginning stages during pregnancy. These abdominals pains can are sometimes confused as cramps from menstruation. However, abdominal pain during pregnancy is sometimes an indicator of a more dangerous health issue.

Abdominal pain during pregnancy can be a early warning sign of an Ectopic Pregnancy, which is a life threatening condition to both you and your baby. This condition should be diagnosed and treated immediately. Some of the warning signs include:

Sharp, serious pains that last for a long period of time

Pain in other areas of the both, in adition to abdominal pain

Vaginal bleeding

If you have an Ectopic Pregnancy, that means the egg has implanted itself where it shouldn't be - Usually in the fallopian tubes, as opposed to inside the uterus. As the egg continues to grow and expand, the rest of your body is put in jeapordy.

If you're experiencing symptoms that suggest you may have more than just normal abdominal pain during pregnancy, seek medical attention right away. It's better to be safe than sorry.

Abdominal pain during pregnancy can also indicate a miscarriage. A miscarriage is usually signaled by bleeding in your vagina, followed by cramping. The cramps can last between several hours and several days.

Again, if you're experiencing abdominal pains, along with other symptoms that may indicate a more serious issue, consult your doctor immediately.

Abdominal pain during pregnancy is usually safe and normal. However, coupled with other symptoms, it can be an early warning sign of more serious issues.

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For more free information on abdominal pain during pregnancy from experienced pregnancy experts, as well as other key pregnancy issues for expecting women, visit: During Pregnancy
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