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Breast Changes During Pregnancy
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
Period 12/1-breast changes pregnancy test 1 week after expected period (negatif)-period 21/2-areola darkening (i think) neg test 4 days ago pregnant??
Too soon to test:
If you miss your period by 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
In my pregnant with my daughter my breasts didn't really change & could only fed for a few wks. Pregnant again & worried it will be th same. How can I change this during pregnancy so I can feed longer?
During my pregnancy and my breast feeding I've suffered from gum bleeding, my doctor said its related with hormonal change is that true?
But, you can do a lot to minimize the problem, which includes: more frequent professional teeth cleaning (every 3-4 months), perfect oral hygiene (quality electric toothbrush, floss, stimudents or rotapoints to "toughen" up the gums), good sleep, good diet, less stress, etc. ...Read more
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Yes: Changes in hormonal levels cause many things including breast sensitivity. ...Read more
Normal: You probably have more breast tissue on one side than the other. But since you are pregnant and will see an OB soon, they will feel your breast to make sure that nothing else is going on. Congratulations. ...Read more
Lactation Start?: There is no definitive time that pre-lactation begins in a pregnancy; some women experience the onset of a unilateral or bilateral clear discharge as early as 13 weeks; others, as late as 32 weeks or beyond. Tho set of lactation is merely a sign that hormone levels that stimulate lactation have reached "operational" levels, and that you are rest to breast feed when the moment arrives! ...Read more
I have inverted nipples they come out only during cold or stimulation. I also hv saggy breasts. Is it normal? M a virgin. Will pregnancy correct this?
Normal to have inverted nipples. Common in women as well as men.
Not sure what HV refers to but 'saggy' breasts could be due to size or normal genetics. If it's a cosmetic issue you could address it with a plastics doctor.
Pregnancy will make your breasts fuller but generally with age and after pregnancy your breasts may develop stretch marks or lose more fat so might be worse, hard to say. ...Read more
Post weight loss upper pole fullness of breasts gone. Age 23.will gaining weight reverse it? During pregnancy will the breasts fill in & become larger?
Probably, yes: Probably yes, as the breasts take on fat and glandular material to ready themselves for their designated function of future breast feeding. ...Read more
That can happen: Due to ^ fluid stretching the breast. ...Read more
It may: That is not an uncommon experience. As your hormonal levels change and milk production begins you may experience soreness in the breast. ...Read more
Prep for lactation: In the first weeks of pregnancy there is breast tenderness or fullness, enlargement and prominence of the glands of the areola (the area around the nipple), darkening of the areola. Later in pregnancy the breasts enlarge. All of these occur in preparation for feeding the newborn. Every pregnant woman should consider these as welcome changes and an opportunity to provide her baby nourishment. ...Read more
Breasts get swollen:
Breasts get swollen and grow in size during pregnancy they start getting bigger around 6to8weeks and grow throughout the pregnancy, some women will even have stretch marks on the breasts.
After pregnancy if you breast feed the baby the breasts remain engorged with milk. After you stop breast feeding or do not breast feed. Your breasts may or may not return to size and shape as before pregnancy. ...Read more
Breast Size: This occurs in response to hormonal changes in the body. ...Read more
Yes: Yes but with very wide variation. Every body is different ...Read more
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