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What are the roles of hormones during pregnancy?

What are the roles of hormones during pregnancy?

More specifics: There are many hormones in the body. Which hormones are you referring to? ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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If a woman has a boy baby, will it affect her hormone levels more than if she has a girl baby, during her pregnancy?

If a woman has a boy baby, will it affect her hormone levels more than if she has a girl baby, during her pregnancy?

Yes!: The hormone HCG produced by the placenta, turns on both the mother's ovaries and fetuses" ovaries or testes. The infant, if male, has testes are turned on by hcg, producing testosterone which enters the blood stream of the mother. "an old wives tale, " that a mother with child who is highly interested in sex carrying a boy versus girl, has some scientific basis! ...Read more

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For women who have acne, does their acne go away with the hormone changes during pregnancy?

For women who have acne, does their acne go away with the hormone changes during pregnancy?

Not necessarily: In my experience, just like with oral contraceptives, some women will have acne improve during pregnancy, some will have no effect and some will have their acne worsen. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more