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How Often Do Pregnant Women Get Hungry
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
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
Fusion of the embryo: Fusion of the embryo with the inner layer of the uterus which then becomes the support for the embryo to turn into a fetus and ultimately in 40 weeks time, a baby who can breathe on his own. The implantation may take place outside the uterus, we call that ectopic pregnancy and it is dangerous for the mother. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Yes and no....: Ovulation (release of an egg) and sperm are required for pregnancy. So, yes, ovulation is absolutely required. But, since sperm can live for about 5 days in the female genital tract it is possible to have viable sperm in the vault (which means possible pregnancy) prior to ovulation. However, as soon as ovulation occurs- Pregnant! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Day #14: The first day of your period is day #1. Count the days through your period finishing and then consider day #14 is the most common day for ovulation to occur. Sperm may live in the cervix, uterus, and fallopian tubes for 2-4 days, so you are most fertile on days #12 - #16. If you want to get pregnant, consider having sex around this time. ...Read more
Possible theory: Estrogen levels are high in pregnancy and estrogen appears to inhibit a chemical called monoamine oxidase. Monoamine oxidase normally breaks down serotonin, Dopamine and norepinephrine. After delivery, estrogen levels rapidly decrease, increasing the activity of monoamine oxidase which in turn leads to more rapid breakdown of serotonin, etc. Postpartum depression is serious and needs treatment. ...Read more
Venous congestion: Hemorrhoids are dilated or varicose veins of the anus. They occur more commonly in pregnant women because the uterus compresses the pelvic veins, slowing blood return from the pelvis and legs back to the heart and causing veins in the pelvis, anus, vulva and legs to swell. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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