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Can it be normal to lactate when your not pregnant?

Can it be normal to lactate when your not pregnant?

No: It's not normal to lactate when not pregnant. Get evaluated by a gynecologist or board certified reproductive endocrinologist. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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How do you know when enough is enough when trying to get pregnant?

How do you know when enough is enough when trying to get pregnant?

Mostly on you: Some may say that when every available modality has been tried and is unsuccessful, then it is time. It may depend on your financial resources for infertility services. It is a personal decision based on what you are willing to tolerate as far as testing, procedures, costs, and results. Your personal beliefs may play a role. Consultation with your reproductive endocrinologist is also paramount. ...Read more

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What not to consume when pregnant usually?

What not to consume when pregnant usually?

Many drugs: Drugs are the man concern of OB gyn's. So dont take presciption or over the counter medication without consultation. ...Read more

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What to do when trying to get pregnantif breastfeeding?

What to do when trying to get pregnantif breastfeeding?

Have sex!: Joking aside, this is an excellent but difficult question. Your hormone levels decide when you can ovulate again, and this will be irregluar at best and impossible to predict fertility while breastfeeding. It is such a variable thing from one person to the next. Some will ovulate when they stop nursing for a day, others not until they have stopped for much longer. But you need sperm, so enjoy! ...Read more

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What can I do to not get pregnant during ovulation?

What can I do to not get pregnant during ovulation?

Abstain: Lots of choices! 1) no sex, 2) barrier method diaphragm/condoms, 3) birth control pills, 4) long-acting contraception iud, depo shot, 5) permanent setrilization vasectomy/tubal ligation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Want to be certain how to know when im ovulating?

Want to be certain how to know when im ovulating?

Use an OPK kit: If you have regular cycles use an ovulation predictor kit (opk) - test between 10 am and noon, starting on day 10 of your cycle. The first morning urine is not accurate. Try the ovuquick brand (available online, get the 9 stick pack) if a drugstore test doesn't work for you. The day of a positive test and the next 2 days are your most fertile days. If you have irregular cycles see a rei specialist. ...Read more

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What not to do when your pregnant usually?

What not to do when your pregnant usually?

Usually same : Rarely does your life have to drastically change , especially in early pregnancy. Obviously any job that can result in trauma to you is not ok. ...Read more

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Can your breasts lactate when you're not pregnant?

Can your breasts lactate when you're not pregnant?

Yes: This is certainly possible and can occur from certain medical conditions (prolactinoma, eg) or medications. Not all breast discharges are normal lactation though and there are other breast related diagnoses that might need to be considered. Probably good to speak with your gyn or primary care provider. ...Read more

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How do you know when your baby is hungry while pregnant?

How do you know when your baby is hungry while pregnant?

You don't: A fetus is constantly receiving nutrition from it's mother via the placenta and through the umbilical cord. A fetus can and does swallow (amniotic fluid) while inside - but it does not eat and it receives its sustinence only through the placenta. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to lactate when you aren't pregnant?

Yes: 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

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Is it okay to do exercise when trying to conceive?

Is it okay to do exercise when trying to conceive?

Yes: There is no restriction on regular light exercise when trying to conceive. Very strenuous competitive sports have been shown to be associated with menstrual irregularity and hence conception. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how risky is it to not eat well during pregnancy?

Can you tell me how risky is it to not eat well during pregnancy?

Very risky: A developing fetus is using Mom's bloodstream as a "cafeteria line" to obtain ALL the necessary ingredients for proper assimilation of physical structures and most importantly THE BRAIN! ...Read more

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Is it possible to leak colostrum when you are not pregnant?

Is it possible to leak colostrum when you are not pregnant?

Yes, but abnormal : It's possible to leak milk if not pregnant. That's called galactorrhea. It's not normal, though, and warrants a proper investigation. Try to see a board certified reproductive endocrinologist who would be a type of doctor to specialize in this sort of thing. ...Read more

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When do you start to produce breast milk when pregnant?

When do you start to produce breast milk when pregnant?

End third trimester: At the end of the third trimester, as your hormones start to change and prepare for the new baby, breast production of milk will start to "ramp up." then when the baby comes, the nurse will clean your bundle of joy and you can start bonding with breast feeding. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is okay not to be able to walk when you are 38 weeks pregnant?

Is okay not to be able to walk when you are 38 weeks pregnant?

Pain with pregnancy: Pregnancy can be extremely uncomfortable for some women due to the increased load on your body. Ligaments stretch, nerves are pushed on by the growing baby, there is more strain in your back, legs can swell... However you should be able to walk unless your doctor has put you on bed rest (for other medical reasons, usually not for pain). If you can't walk you should discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long do you wait to do a pregnancy test when trying to conceive?

A few days before th: The start of the period then do a blood preg test or most urines will be + then also , if - then do the 1 st day of the missed period. ...Read more

Lactate (Definition)

Lactation is the act of making breast milk. The chemical lactate is lactic acid, a product of glucose metabolism. If there are abnormalities of the kidney or the metabolism of glucose, Lactic Acid may be high. Don't confuse lactate with lactose, which is the sugar found in milk that causes gas and cramps in people ...Read more