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Scared to see a Dr. I don't know if my baby is alive or not.

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I have done 4 pregnancy test all were positive. Ever since I found out I have hadsome cramping on and off some times it makes me cry due to the pain. I have notice its more when I step a cold floor. I have not been to a doctor because I am scared. I started to spot one morning for a couple of hours and it stopped. I don't know if my baby is alive or not. I am about 8 weeks pregnant I am scared its dead. Do babies move at 8 months because I don't feel nothing.


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replied December 15th, 2013
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A45395
Hi,
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The abdominal cramps/uterine contractions that you describe could be due to exaggerated Braxton Hick’s contractions. However, if symptoms are getting worse, or not getting controlled with bedrest, chances of uterine hyperactivity, or infective cause should be ruled out. If the symptoms are due to uterine hyperactivity, then getting started on uterine relaxants would help to continue pregnancy smoothly. Visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for further evaluation and assistance. The exact cause can only be made out after careful and thorough evaluation. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the symptoms. Ultrasound scan done will also help to confirm the fetal wellbeing. Look out for danger signs like increase in intensity of abdominal cramps, increasing back pain, fresh bleeding etc. Drink plenty of water. Avoid straining for bowel movement/passing stools. Avoid use of caffeinated and carbonated beverages. Consider being in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take care.


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