Tips for Pregnancy Cramps at 35 Weeks

Submitted by Nic on January 24, 2012

By the 35th week of pregnancy the woman can get gain as much as 15 kilos of weight. The baby is almost 8 inches long and weighs about 2 kilos. The uterus has risen well above the hip bones and is almost 6 inches higher than the navel. During this week it is normal to experience some discomfort and pain. Women often complain of cramps.

35 weeks pregnant cramping is very common. They are similar to cramps experienced during menstrual pain...


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.These cramps are caused due to contractions of the uterusu In many cases there is a false labor alarm, that is, the contractions give the impression that childbirth is imminentn

These contractions are called Braxton Hicks contractionsn

The 35 weeks pregnant is only an indication that the body is preparing itself for the childbirth about to take place in the next 4 to 5 weeksk However 35 pregnant cramping and back pain and spotting may be a sign that the mother to-be is actually going into early laboro Similarly 35 weeks pregnant cramping and back pain may also indicate the onset of laboro Cramping and diarrhea at 35 weeks pregnant also points towards delivery and so does 35 weeks pregnant cramping and pressurer This is called loose bowel pregnancyc

In such cases, it is essential to contact the mother’s doctor immediately to prepare for a premature deliveryr However, there is no reason to panic as the baby is almost ready to be able to go through his first few weeks after birtht He can now suckle and feeding him will not be a probleme

35 weeks pregnant cramping can be eased by appropriate massage, placing a hot water bag, bathing, resting on a birthing ball, walking, swimming, etc

As for cases of 35 weeks pregnant with twins and cramping, the Braxton Hicks contractions are very frequentn More than four contractions an hour require medical attentiono 35 week pregnant with twins is very different from 35 weeks pregnancy with a single childl The twin babies at this stage are smaller than the single babiese Moreover they have no more room to grow in the wombm If cramping at this stage is very severe accompanied by back-ache, spotting, diarrhea, etc then it is a sign that the mother is going into a preterm laboro

If the cramping while 35 weeks pregnant is very severe, it must not be ignorede The problem should be reported immediately to the health care providere

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