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Doctor insights on: Hormone Deficiency During Pregnancy Can Cause

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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Do any vitamin or mineral deficiencies during pregnancy cause the child to have mental illness or learning problems?

Do any vitamin or mineral deficiencies during pregnancy cause the child to have mental illness or learning problems?

Possibly: That is why there is so much emphasis on good diet and the avoidance of ugly habits such as diet pop, smoking, caffeine etc. Hyperemesis gravidarum (nausea/vomiting in pregnancy is known to be a vitamin deficiency disorder no matter what you are told. ...Read more

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Can multinodular goiter cause problems if hormones levels stay normal, began during pregnancy with palps, enlarges at times, fam hist of goit removed?

Can multinodular goiter cause problems if hormones levels stay normal, began during pregnancy with palps, enlarges at times, fam hist of goit removed?

No: If your thyroid levels are normal with appropriate therapy, it's as if you never had a problem. No other hormone levels will be effective. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a cobalamin deficiency during pregnancy cause both the mother and child to form mental illness?

Is it possible that a cobalamin deficiency during pregnancy cause both the mother and child to form mental illness?

Child risk: efects: The child's risk is birth defects, including anencephaly and spina bifida and some other birth defects. The mother is more likely to form depression, anxiety, psychosis, or memory difficulties.I can;t find any literature on intrauterine B12 deficiency and mental illness per se. ...Read more

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What are the causes of low hormone levels? And does it effect pregnancy?

What are the causes of low hormone levels?  And does it effect pregnancy?

Can't answer: There are very many hormones in your body. Each of them has a very specific effect on your body and pregnancy. Effects would depend upon which hormone was low. Some such as thyroid stimulating hormone can have profound effects upon the fetus. If there is a specific hormone you have in mind this question would be easier to answer. ...Read more

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What diseases are caused by zinc deficiency in pregnancy?

What diseases are caused by zinc deficiency in pregnancy?

Interesting question: Zinc supplementation during pregnancy for women with mild zinc deficiency appears to promote fetal growth and reduce the risk of premature birth and infant diarrhea. Acrodermatitis enteropathica can be seen in pregnant women with severe zinc deficiency. ...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

Dr. Zahid Niazi
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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