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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
Why don't some women ever get a positive home pregnant test? Why do some women not know they're pregnant?
Yes indeed !!!!!: Hi Laura Some people experience a loss of appetite, especially in the 1st trimester and with morning sickness. But once this passes the overwhelming majority of pregnant ladies will say that at some point in their pregnancy they felt especially hungry and were likely to consume more than usual. This is natures way of providing the extra calories and nutrients a woman needs to support a pregnancy ...Read more
37wks pregnant & ever since the 36wk & now 37 Ive been hungry & every time I do eat shortly after I get hungry again. Why? IAm eating enough.
Hunger: The calorie need for pregnancy is 300 calories per day. The question now becomes: Are you a nervous eater? The prospect of meeting your new addition would make anyone nervous, especially if this is your first. I gained 47 pounds knowing what I should be eating. ..I hoped for a 40#first baby! The point is that there is not a medical reason except exposure to parasites for example. Highly unlikely ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure.: Early pregnancy sxs can include: lack of period, breast swelling ; tenderness with darkened areolas, fatigue, increased urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, increased sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, increased gas, insomnia, gagging more easily ; yawning. ...Read more
My pre pregnancy weight is 63 kg and I am 5.2" tall I have gained only 4 kg in 23 weeks of pregnancy I don't feel like eating I just don't get hungry?
I'm 16 weeks pregnant but I don't have appetite, I still force my self to eat as I don't get hungry.
What could I do to start getting an appetite?
Prenatal workup: You should have had bloods tests done already. Speak to your Obstetrician (pregnancy dr) concerning these results. If you are not anaemic and your iron levels are good, take a multi vitamin with iron and Vtamin c in it. And then continue to force yourself to eat. Your appetite will return. ...Read more
I am 26 weeks pregnant, 2nd month using Pregnavit M. I don't get hungry & even forget to eat . Can I switch to PregOmega plus or do I have to consult?
I am approx 5 weeks pregnant and when i get hungry i go straight to the sick feeling . Today i threw up which was a first. Is this morning sickness?
Normal: This may bother you upto 12 wks, then home free. See pmd, get some anti-emieic for releif. ...Read more
I am around 5 weeks pregnant and when I lay on my side or get hungry I get cramps in upper stomach, what is it?
Could be...: In the beginning of pregnancy you may experience abdominal upset, nausea and vomiting as the fetal hormone starts rising. Usually by your 15th week those symptoms should get better. Make sure you stay hydrated and if too much nausea and vomiting call your OB for medication prescription as necessary. ...Read more
Ok had unprotected sex for the first time two days later i get my period but i get hungry and feel like vomiting can I still be pregnant?
Possible pregnancy: These symptoms can be caused by a lot of things. If you have been sexually active and you menses are not regular you should take a pregnancy test. If the pregnancy test is negative you may have irritable bowel syndrome or any other number of more serious intestinal illnesses. i suggest you see a doctor ...Read more
YES: At 6 weeks it is normal in many females that they loose appetite and where as others have increased appetite. Every woman have a different effect of pregnancy. Along with this you may feel heaviness in lower abdomen, increased urination due increased blood flow due to high HCG hormone as well pressure of uterus on bladder. You may feel bloated and , fullness, nausea and vomiting etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5wks pregnt for the first tm but i dont get hungry any different than when i wasnt, is this normal?can gofor 7hr with out food, isit normal?
Normal variation: You have a very early pregnancy, without much enlargement of the uterus at this time. You may have the nausea of pregnancy, and decrease in hunger is usual with that. Try to maintain nutrition through the nausea with gyn guidance as to what to eat. A large uterus occurs as the baby grows, and you may then reflux, with different treatment needed then, such as milk and neutralization of the acid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Embryo diead at 8wks didnt find out till 12wks. Why did this happend? Pregnt again 5wks and i dont get hungry, why?
Unknown: Making a human being is complicated. Sometimes something goes wrong. When your body recognizes a problem, you have a miscarriage but this can be weeks later. Miscarriages happen in about 1 in 5 recognized pregnancies. Usually, the cause of the miscarriage is not known. Chromosome problems are common. Loss of appetite is normal in early pregnancy. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am i pregnat? Dizzy, tired a lot moody and when i eat i get hungry a few hours later and my tummy itches a lot.
Why do I get hungry so fast? I eat but 30 minutes later im hungry again. It feel like i haven't ate in hours. Im 5'5 and weigh 180 n im 16 (female)
Depends what you eat: If you eat a meal which is high in protein--meat, fish , chicken, dairy products, beans- and fiber--whole grains you will not be so hungry. When you eat processed foods, high in carbohydrates, it raises up you blood sugar which triggers release of lots of Insulin and makes you hungry. Do not eat processed foods or drink juice or soda eat protein and vegetables and you will not be so hungry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I get hungry 1-2hours later after eating a meal? Im a 19yr old female. Petite. 143lbs, 68inches tall.
Short : Short answer is that you likely have a high metabolism and thats why you get hungry so fast. There are other factors involved. If you eat fruits and veggies those are digested faster and you get hungry quicker. However if you eat pasta, that tends to be filling for longer periods of time. Also protein fills you up faster. You should also have a yearly history and physical with your doctor, so other factors that may be related to this issue can be uncovered. Good luck. ...Read more
Is : Is it possible that you have increased your physical activity lately? If so then you are likely requiring more calories. On the other hand being hungry all the time (polyphagia) can be a sign of diabetes. I suggest you see your doctor for a complete evaluation/work up. All the best. ...Read more
What eating?: What are you eating- If you are a strict vegetarian- The vegetables may not be satisfying you. Foods that take longer to digest include, Meat, chicken, turkey, lamb and milk and cheese. Try incorporating them in your diet to make up at least 25% of your plate and you should feel fuller. ...Read more
Exercise: Hi there Try doing another activity when you are stressed. Exercise or even simple meditation can work. Or do something that you enjoy doing to get your mind off the stressor. Eating as a response to stress is a common reaction but most who do this don't eat the right foods and then end up hungrier because your body is craving more nutrient dense foods. ...Read more
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