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Doctor insights on: Body Temperature Changes During Pregnancy

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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

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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Does temperature rise during menstrual period?

Does temperature rise during menstrual period?

Perimenopause: Temperature raises after ovulation. Patient your age might feel hot flashes ( like an increase in temperature) due to perimenopausal symptoms. ...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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Why in ovulation increase body temperature?

Why in ovulation increase body temperature?

Hormones: Hormonal surges with ovulation can cause a mild spike in your body temp. ...Read more

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Why high body temp during menstruation?

Why high body temp during menstruation?

Basal body temp: After ovulation, your core body temperature actually increases about a degree. This stays elevated and then comes back down during your period. This is one explanation. The other thing that might be going on is a version of hotflashes related to decreasing estrogen levels that occur during your period. ...Read more

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Is a fluctuating temperature during pregnancy indicative of labor ?

Is a fluctuating temperature during pregnancy indicative of labor ?

No: A true fever (over 100.4 degrees f) suggests infection, but just feeling hot or warm doesn't indicate labor. Most pregnant women often feel warm in pregnancy. ...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

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Is high basal body temperature after period normal?

A temperature: Is a temperature, regardless of what you call it. How high is it? If it's over 100.4 it's probably abnormal; otherwise its normal. ...Read more

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It normal to get an increased body temperature during pms?

It normal to get an increased body temperature during pms?

Sort of: The hormone Progesterone increased in the second half of the menstural period and is responsible for the slight rise in temperature in second half of the cycle. ...Read more

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Why the body temperature of women increases before menstruation?

Why the body temperature of women increases before menstruation?

Progesterone: A womans body temperature is impacted by the hormone progesterone. So once a woman ovulates and starts making progesterone, this causes her temperature to go up on average 1/2 of a degree. Temp goes back to baseline when period starts. This is why women can do basal body temp to find out if/when ovulating. ...Read more

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Basal body temperature low after ovulation. Is this normal?

Basal body temperature low after ovulation. Is this normal?

Yes: Although bbts are not a very effective way of timing ovulation; in the classic situation, your temperature drops right before ovulation and than spikes approximately shortly later. The egg is estimated to live for 12-24 hours so once you see the temperature peak, it is probably to late and you have missed ovulation. The ovulation detection kits or odk are much more accurate in timing ovulation. ...Read more

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Basal body temperature low after ovulation?

Basal body temperature low after ovulation?

Ok: Although I am not a big fan of basal body temperature charts, you are using them, than typically, the temp drops prior to ovulation and than peaks approximately 36 hours later. Problem is that by the time you get to peak, the egg is no longer viable or fertilize-able; and many women do not get the initial drop prior to ovulation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Basal body temperature drops after ovulatory spotting. What does that mean?

Basal body temperature drops after ovulatory spotting. What does that mean?

Stop testing!: Basal body temperatures are very very inaccurate and cannot be used to determine ovulation. Also if you are 45 years old and looking to get pregnant you should see a fertility doctor immediately because pregnancy success is very difficult at that age. ...Read more

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What changes occur to a woman's body when sexually active?

What changes occur  to a woman's body when sexually active?

Discuss with doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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4 days past ovulation and body basal temperature is 99.0. If conception occurs what is the body basal temperature needs to be at.

4 days past ovulation and body basal temperature is 99.0. If conception occurs what is the body basal temperature needs to be at.

BBT: Basal body temperature needs to be charted for you as an individual. Take your BBT each morning throughout your cycle to detect the natural rise in your basal body temperature that occurs just after ovulation. This increase in your BBT is due to the hormone progesterone. One isolated temperature alone will not give you that information. ...Read more

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Can you feel the diffients in the changes in cervical mucus during pregnancy & menstrual cycle?

Can you feel the diffients in the changes in cervical mucus during pregnancy & menstrual cycle?

Thicker : Mucous will be thicker in menstrual cycle in latter half than earlier half if the cycle due to Progesterone levels increasing. ...Read more

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Can altitude affect basal body temperature?

Not in: any systematic way. Humans are homeothermic, so we maintain our body temperatures regardless of outside conditions. ...Read more