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Does Stress Cause Pregnancy Symptoms
Pregnancy cramping: The main cause of pregnancy cramping early in pregnancy is the uterus "stretching" to accommodate fetal growth. Stress can cause indirect cramping as the uterus is not under direct control via the nerve pathways. However, if the body is undergoing an acute stress there can be some indirectly caused cramping. ...Read more
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Do women typically get colds during early pregnancy? Also really stressed out and strange "period". Which is the more likely cause?
Headaches everyday. No other pregnancy symptoms though. Really stressed and I have an irregular cycle. All previous test I've taken are negative?
Why do I have spotting/light discharge? Half way through cycle, protected sex 2 weeks ago, a little stressed, no other symptoms, neg pregnancy test
Get a GYN exam, the discharge will be checked and you will have the correct DX.
RX if needed. ...Read more
I haven't had a period since Dec 2014, I've taken pregnancy tests & all said negative. Had pregnancy symptoms, also been stressed. What should I do?
See a doctor: Since you have missed more than two periods, it is time to consult your doctor for an evaluation. More history, physical examination and some tests may be needed and this is not an appropriate forum for the evaluation. ...Read more
My cycle was to start feb15 im 3 days late. No im not stressed and have no pregnancy symptoms besides occasional cramping pregnant test neg.?
Pregnant: Most pregnancy tests become positive between 2 and 4 weeks after conception, about the time you miss a period, to a few weeks after. You may want to wait and see if your period starts late, and save your money. But if you are two weeks late or longer, it may be better to test for pregnancy. If not pregnant you may want to check with your physician why your periods have changed. ...Read more
2 weeks late for period and no pregnancy symptoms, not really stressed and I'm 11 days away from getting my period next month?
Late period: If you have not already then take a pregnancy test. If it is negative recheck in a week. If you have your period next month as scheduled then you missed your period for another reason such as stress, illness, etc. If you still do not have a period a visit to your doctor is in order. ...Read more
Three months late period, no pregnancy symptoms, horrible diet, stressed out a lot, is it possible to go 3 months with no period and not be pregnant?
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
Continuing im am not stressed and I move around fairly but I still have no period and a negative pregnancy test I have some symptoms enough to wonder?
Depends: Irregular or missed periods aren't terribly uncommon. Continue to monitor the pregnancy test and followup with a gyn for further evaluation. ...Read more
Ex girlfriend is stressed/depressed. She has pregnancy symotoms. 4 negative urine test including one from the dr. 3-4 day light period. Is she preg?
I got my period & so stressed out its making me emotionally sick about pregnancy. Have no symptoms. No sex just head went inside. Can't do hpt. Help!
Get Help locally: You need a pregnancy test. If you cannot afford one please call planned parenthood and get yourself seen. There is nothing we can do for you on the web. But, I can encourage you to stop being scared and get to a compassionate place that will answer all of your questions and concerns. ...Read more
I missed my period but I've been really stressed out I have family problems going on and I don't have any sings of pregnancy did I miss it cause stres?
Take pregnancy test: Many things, including stress, can cause a late or missed period. However, the most common cause is still pregnancy, so definitely take a test to make sure you're not pregnant. If the test is negative, keep a calendar of your cycle for the next few months so that if your period continues to be irregular you can discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Could I be pregnant? I'm not stressed out, my period is just about always regular. I am 6 days late and took a pregnancy test that came up negative. Is it just too soon for a home pregnancy test to detect it? I'm have some pregnancy symptoms. I plan on ta
Neg hpt: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more
Can stressful situations during the second trimester of pregnancy cause uterine cramping? It seems when I'm really stressed, I get cramps.
I had protected sex. My period is a week late. I have irregular periods and I have been stressed lately. I had no pregnancy symptoms. Am I pregnant?
Take a test: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
My period is late 10 days today I have a very very dry vagina I have all period like symptoms eg back ache headaches cramps food cravings I took a pregnancy test on day 8 and it came out negative I hope im not pregnant and im very very stressed out becaus
Listen to your body.: But don't stress so much worrying about whether you're pregnant that you make your period be late and have back aches and headaches. Remember, our bodies don't get graded on how well they answer test questions, and some bodies have to be asked a test question 2 or 3 times before they answer it "right". If answer still isn't "right" f/u with your pmd. ...Read more
Maybe: "stress" usually refers to our response anytime we have to handle more than we're used to handling. . . . So pregnancy itself would qualify. Our responses are both conscious and unconscious, with accompanying physiological effects & markers. Your note indicates you're 43 years old -- what problems are you seeking explanation for? What is your life focus now? Be well. ...Read more
My Wife has Uterus didelphys and has been Having signs and symptoms of Pregnecy and her last two periods have been very light and short stress or?
How big of an impact can stress and anxiety have on fertility? I have a 3y/o, but have recently had 3chemical pregnancies in a row w/ massive anxiety
Stress & fertility: Stress can dysregulate your menstrual cycle due to hypothalamic-pituitary influence on ovarian function. Ovulation can become inconsistent, which disturbs your fertility. If having "massive anxiety, " it's time to get help with this. A psychologist might be able to help you without adding medications that could be problematic during pregnancy. There are some relatively safe ones if need be. ...Read more
I was very stressed my first 10wks of pregnancy, will my baby be ok? Also, can holding my 7 month old, over 21lbs 29 inches, hurt my pregnancy/baby?
I had a 25 day cycle last month. This month I'm 3 days late... Protected sex every time w/no failure... Is there still a chance of pregnancy? Stressed
I have anxiety disorder and pregnant and entire pregnancy I have been stressed anxious and nervous. Can this affect my baby in any way?
Perinatal anxiety: I don't know of any research that supports that anxiety impacts the baby in the womb. There is no doubt it impacts mom and your focus needs to be redirected towards yourself. Perinatal anxiety and depression is common. Consider seeking professional help and support from loved ones. Postpartum international is good online resource. Prenatal yoga is another helpful tool. ...Read more
I've been super stressed and been having a ton of anxiety the past week, I can't eat or sleep. Is it possible pregnancy is doing this?
Why is it so important for someone with diabetes to sleep on the left side during pregnancy, but it's not stressed for other pregnant women?
Not so: Women are encouraged to sleep on their left side as pregnancy progresses as the vena cava (large blood vessel) can become flattened if lying on back (due to size of uterus). Sleeping on the left side can help to prevent this compression so that blood finds it's way to your uterus. This is true for diabetic and non-diabetic pregnant women. Take care. ...Read more
Once I read that exssive saliva can be early pregnancy I started to notice my saliva more. I've been stressed about being pregnant. Could it be stres?
I haven't heard of excessive saliva being an early indicator of pregnancy,
you certainly seemed stressed about being pregnant. Have you done a pregnancy test? If negative, and if you have missed your period, you might seek a doctor to evaluate you.
I would need a little more information to give a better answer.
Good luck. ...Read more
If you have a child with adhd, does this mean were you severely emotionally stressed during pregnancy?
Tough Choices: Unfortunately, maternity exposes women to choices men never have to consider. Try to negotiate your situation with your support system. Hopefully, your boss can be understanding of your situation. ...Read more
Do you doctors know anyone who has had healthy mentally stable children whilst taking citalopram during pregnancy! Stressed about what to do!
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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