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What are biological changes in pregnancy ?

What are biological changes in pregnancy ?

Many: Pregnancy has biological changes on almost every organ system of the body. Some of the more common include a slowing in bowel function, increased urinary frequency, increased body hair, changes in skin, changes in senses (taste, smell), increased melanin production & a variety of other effects. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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What changes occur in your body during early pregnancy?

What changes occur in your body during early pregnancy?

A lot!: There are too many changes to list here that happen on every level in your body! Some women have absolutely no symptoms whatsoever. Some women become violently nauseated and vomit, have breast tenderness, sharp lower pelvic pain (associated with uterine growth) and may even notice their clothing fitting different. Get the book "What to Expect When You're Expecting". It's a very handy resource! ...Read more

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What changes occur in your body during early pregnancy? Thanks!

What changes occur in your body during early pregnancy? Thanks!

Are due to hormones: Common early pregnancy symptoms include some nausea (with or without vomiting), some fatigue (feeling less energetic), a sharper or stronger sense of smell, mild soreness and swelling of the breasts, and maybe some food aversions or cravings. These symptoms are due to quickly rising hormone levels. ...Read more

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What are all the changes that happen to your body during pregnancy?

What are all the changes that happen to your  body during pregnancy?

Pregnancy physiology: Nasal stuffiness, nausea, headaches, euphoria, constipation, peculiar taste/cravings, increase in blood volume, enlargement of the uterus and elevation of the diaphragm, depressed immunity, lax joints and propensity for falls, perturbed memory (momnesia), snoring, poor sleeping, fatigue, emotional lability, gastroesophageal reflux/acidity, frequent urination, watery mucous vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be pregnant with no physical change even though you are experiencing pregnancy symptoms ?

Is it possible to be pregnant with no physical change even though you are experiencing pregnancy symptoms ?

Possible: If you are early in the pregnancy, it is possible to be pregnant and not be aware of the symptoms. Some women can even be in the third trimester and not be aware of their pregnancy. If you suspect your are pregnant, take a test--it's the only way to know for sure. ...Read more

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I am noticing changes in sking pigmentation during pregnancy. Why?

I am noticing changes in sking pigmentation during pregnancy. Why?

Normal: Though unusual, pigment changes in pregnancy are normal. They involve changes in melanin. There is actually a "mask" of pregnancy that occurs in some women on their faces where the melanin is so dark, they look like they are wearing a mask. ...Read more

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Can natrual hair change during pregnancy?

Can natrual hair change during pregnancy?

Yes: The rate of growth often changes with hair loss or natural color changes. ...Read more

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Do areola changes occur during pregnancy?

Do areola changes occur during pregnancy?

Yes: During pregnancy the areola become darker w thicker tissues ; increases in size. The montgomery glands on the areola become larger. ...Read more