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How Often Are Pregnant Women Hungry
Depends of if there: is a reason for it. Possible causes for Galactorrhea include but are not limited to use of birth control pills, tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotic meds, some sedatives,fennel, anise, fenugreek, some hypertension meds, Cocaine, Opioids,hypothyroidism, prolactinoma, renal dz, pregnancy, testosterone deficiency in men & significant breast stimulation. ...Read more
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
A misunderstanding: Bleeding in early pregnancy is not uncommon and sometimes we can identify the cause and often we can't. if the pregnancy proceeds to develop normally there is no cause for alarm. It is a misperception to call this bleeding a period however. It cannot be a period because that would mean you are not pregnant. ...Read more
Heartburn & pregnant: Heartburn is expected as part of pregnancy due to (1) upward pressure from the growing baby upon the stomach, and (2) the effect of progesterone in relaxing the sphincter between the esophagus and stomach. There may be some medications that are safe to take in pregnancy, but please consult with your Obstetrician first as not all medications are safe for the baby. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Strict Guess: Males can only guess from afar. Menses-associated pain (pmd) is undoubtedly real. Pain disturbs the mind. Women with joint hypermobility syndrome oft have #fibromyalgia ; subject to menstrual pain from worsening of ligament laxity via secretion of hormone ligament relaxant called relaxin, which also highly secreted during pregnancy. Pmd has been reported to be very painful for minority of wome. ...Read more
Risk Factors: There are hormonal changes that can cause some women to experience mood fluctuations. Also, women with a previous history of depression are at greater risk. In addition, if a woman is experiencing a general lack of support or severe environmental stress, there would be a greater risk of depression. ...Read more
Most are not healthy: Healthy is a word defined by the person reporting on health. As a long time reproductive md, the vast majority of those who think they are healthy actually are not. People pursuing low fat, low calorie, or vegetarian diets and who exercise (aerobic) frequently actually are hurting their chances for pregnancy. Western health is in desperate shape and starving africans may be healthier overall. ...Read more
It's hormonal: It is hormonal and it really plays havoc with women's emotions. Fortunately it is usually time limited and passes! ...Read more
Geeze I wonder.: No time to take care of oneself as the baby becomes center of the universe. Eating junk or snacking when their isn't time to prepare and sit down to a wholesome meal. Scratching gym time and personal trainer off the schedule to focus fulltime on motherhood. Soothing frustration or baby blues with food. There are lots of possible reasons for weight gain. ...Read more
Hormonal change: When women are about to get their period they experience changes in the hormones of their body (estrogen and progesterone) in order to prepare the body for menstruation. These hormones have a systemic effect (meaning that they have an effect on other areas of the body, like your brain and mood, not just an effect on the uterus). ...Read more
Variable: Some crave fermented foods like pickle,some fried food like chicken or sweet stuff. Any food item could become the best food. ...Read more
Can you have a heavy period and still be pregnant? How do people not know they are pregnant when they are sometimes nearly 6 months pregnant?
No: A woman cannot have any kind of true menstrual period while pregnant. People "not know" a lot of things in life, because people come in all types, shapes, sizes, etc... some are just not observant, some don't want to believe, some are unable to know, some know but must deny it, etc... ...Read more
Not scientific: That is not a scientific fact, nor a true myth. In your experience you may see this, but it does not hold true when one begins to define 'emotional' or look at different sub cultures. In California or in America women are socialized to express their emotions in ways different than men are socialized to express their emotions. Your question is unanswerable. ...Read more
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