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Doctor insights on: How Much Does The Heart Enlarge During Pregnancy

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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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If the miscarriages isn't missed, how does it work? Do the hormones make the body bleed and thus expel the foetus or does the baby die first?

If the miscarriages isn't missed, how does it work? Do the hormones make the body bleed and thus expel the foetus or does the baby die first?

Can be both/either: Miscarriages can occur due to a lack of hormonal continued support(progesterone) or a genetic defect in embryo differentiation that signals that the pregnancy is not viable which initiates the bleeding/rejection fetal process known as a miscarriage. ...Read more

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I'm 24 and 170kgs how does your heart enlarge during pregnacy?

I'm 24 and 170kgs how does your heart enlarge during pregnacy?

Heart not enlarged : Heart rate may be up. Some might have palpitations but the heart does not enlarge during the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does how much weight you gain during pregnancy affect how big your baby is ?

Does how much weight you gain during pregnancy affect how big your baby is ?

It can.: Healthy weight gain in pregnancy is 25-30 pounds. This weight includes baby weight, placenta, amniotic fluid and uterine enlargement. Moms gain additional body and breast weight as well. Healthy weight gain doesn't make a baby bigger. However, obesity & excess body weight gain can cause gestational diabetes. Untreated gestational diabetes can cause excessive and unhealthy fetal weight gain. ...Read more

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How much does your chance if blood clots increase during pregnancy? Does a previous c-section make this higher?

How much does your chance if blood clots increase during pregnancy? Does a previous c-section make this higher?

A previous csection: Does not increase your risk and the risk for the average healthy women is low, risk is more right after surgery that is why for the 1st 24-36 hours sequential compression stockings are used to prevent venous stasis that could lead to blood clots until you are up ambulating. ...Read more

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How does tiny arteries to the heart affect procedures?

How does tiny arteries to the heart affect procedures?

Ensure blood supply: The question is a little vague but i will try to explain. The small arteries to the heart (the coronary arteries) are what supply blood to the hearyt to keep it pumping. The big artery from the heart supplies the systemic circulation. If the small arteries get blocked, then you have a heart attack and may die. Any surgical proceedure may put enough stress on the heart to have a heart attack. ...Read more

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How long does the uterus swell during menses?

How long does the uterus swell during menses?

Possibly a week: The uterus enlarges slightly typically a day or so before the period starts and then goes back to normal as the period ends. The average menses last 5-7 days. ...Read more

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How much time does the glucose test during pregnancy take?

How much time does the glucose test during pregnancy take?

1-3 hrs: 1 hour for the glucose screening-and 3 hrs for glucose tolerance (if u fail the 1hr screen) ...Read more

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When during pregnancy does blood volume increase? Can this cause a pregnancy heart murmur?

When during pregnancy does blood volume increase? Can this cause a pregnancy heart murmur?

2nd trimester: Most of the blood volume changes occur during the second trimester and continue until 34-36 weeks. Along with blood volume increases, there is a rise in cardiac output. With the rise in cardiac output, the presence of a heart murmur is common. Heart murmur does not necessarily indicate the presence of heart disease, and most pregnant women with a heart murmur have a normal heart. ...Read more

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If I stress my abdomen because of fear aorta will burst, during exercise, could it constrict when it should expand? How much can u thinking effect?

If I stress my abdomen because of fear aorta will burst, during exercise, could it constrict when it should expand? How much can u thinking effect?

You seem quite: anxious. Your brain is more likely to be stressed by fears your aorta will burst (unfounded fears), and the aorta should neither expand or constrict when you're healthy. Your thinking affects your overall health, but is not going to act selectively on your abdominal aorta. ...Read more

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Hi there, Do fibroids affect normal bleeding time after childbirth? How long is it meant to take? Also does the pill affect anything in that regard?

Hi there, Do fibroids affect normal bleeding time after childbirth? How long is it meant to take? Also does the pill affect anything in that regard?

Depends:: Uterine fibroids are very, very common. Most cause no problems. Sometimes they can affect periods. They don't make bcp's less effective. If you are having unusual bleeding patterns or pain, there are likely other causes. If you have two abnormal periods in a row, and you are not pregnant, get checked. ...Read more

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Are beansprouts safe to eat during pregnancy? If not, how can it affect the fetus?

Are beansprouts safe to eat during pregnancy? If not, how can it affect the fetus?

Probably safe: Most likely safe and no effect can not be sure due to lack of specific data. ...Read more

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How does being overweight lead to high blood pressure? I.e. How does the weight lead to the blood flowing at a faster pace?

How does being overweight lead to high blood pressure? I.e. How does the weight lead to the blood flowing at a faster pace?

More pressure: High blood pressure relates to higher pressure of blood, not faster pace. Being overweight causes more constriction of blood vessels, resulting in the heart needing to pump stronger to move the blood through. It is similar to blowing air through a smaller straw (it takes more pressure to move the air through) ...Read more

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How does the heart get blood during an open heart surgery?

How does the heart get blood during an open heart surgery?

May not: Sometimes blood still flows through the coronaries, or the heart is cooled, potassium arrested with solution called cardioplegia. The techniques are selected specific to the operation to be done. ...Read more

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How is stress dangerous to the baby during pregnancy?

How is stress dangerous to the baby during pregnancy?

Can affect baby: Stress can potentially cause the baby to be smaller than if mom is not stressed. Lots of stress in pregnancy increases the possibility that the baby will be colicky ( that has been my experience). Babies feel the emotional response of the mother. Hopefully a pregnant mom will find tools to help manage the stress (breathing is #1 and available anytime anywhere). Talk to the OB doc as well. ...Read more

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How does the immune system affect a patients ability to not reject baby during pregnancy?

How does the immune system affect a patients ability to not reject baby during pregnancy?

Hemolytic D. newborn: It is extermely important in women of childbearing age who are rh neg. To be sure they get no rh pos. Blood so there is no chance that they develop antibodies in case they have an rh pos. Child and so have hemolytic disease of the newborn. If an rh. Neg. Woman gets exposed to rh. Pos. Blood and develops antibodies, they can attack and kill the rbcs of the next child she has if it is rh pos.. ...Read more

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How long does the heart beat after removed from body?

How long does the heart beat after removed from body?

Automaticity: The heart will beat unattached to the body for 10 hours. ...Read more