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A 48-year-old member asked:

is it normal to get pregnancy symptoms for the first time in two years of using the depo-provera shot?

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Dr. Shivinder Deol
Anti-Aging Medicine 46 years experience
Yes: Depoprovera is a synthetic progestin (anti-pregnancy) that blocks normal Progesterone (pro-pregnancy) receptors. The high dose of this progestin cause several symptoms like nausea, swelling, weight gain that mimic pregnancy symptoms.

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Are pregnant women more likely to get mosquito bites?

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Yes: Mosquitos are attracted to co2. Pregnancy causes women to increase respiration rates, exhaling relatively more co2 than a man. 1 theory, the other, to explain why my wife gets more bites, hormone changes or she's just sweeter.
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How can I manage nausea or vomiting while i'm pregnant?

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Is cubicin safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

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A 19-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to take chocolate laxatives while almost 38 weeks pregnant?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
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A member asked:

19 weeks pregnant no fetal movement?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Wait a week: 20 weeks is the normal time to feel fetal movement.

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