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What causes swelling during pregnancy?

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Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology 45 years experience
May be normal: Some slight ankle swelling can be normal in later pregnancy, but when severe or coupled with high blood pressure, it can be a serious condition called pre-eclampsia. See your dr to be sure.

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What causes pregnancy?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Sperm + egg = preg: Pregnancy occurs when sperm from a man's penis reaches an egg released from a woman's ovary and fertillizes it. This occurs during sexual intercourse.

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