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Is it common to have sleep issues in pregnancy?

Is it common to have sleep issues in pregnancy?

Yes!: It is very common to have difficulty sleeping. Pregnancy is a really stressful time and that can make it hard to sleep. Later in pregnancy, your body makes a hormone that causes the joints to relax and pretty much any position is uncomfortable. Both add up to some problems for almost everyone. Feel free to nap if you can. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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Is it common to have nosebleeds in pregnancy?

Is it common to have nosebleeds in pregnancy?

Yes: Nosebleeds are very common in pregnancy. Many women will experience them for the first time while pregnant. They are due to an increase in blood vessels in your nasal lining caused by the increase in estrogen coming from your placenta. If you have a nose bleed, pinch the fleshy part of your nose for 5-15 minutes and tilt your head forward a little to minimize swallowing too much blood. ...Read more

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Is it common to have a bm in your sleep?

Is it common to have a bm in your sleep?

No, unless you: Had uncontrolled liquid diarrhea. If this occurs more than once, would get it checked out. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have multiple personalities in your sleep?

Is it possible to have multiple personalities in your sleep?

No, do not worry: Multiple personality disorder (or dissociative identity disorder) is a serious mental illness that develops when people have had early-on traumatizing experiences that have made them "dissociate" parts of themselves in order to survive. People don't develop multiple personalities when they sleep; but they can have strange dreams/nightmares that represent unintegrated parts of themselves. ...Read more

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Is it common to have vibrant dreams in pregnancy?

Is it common to have vibrant dreams in pregnancy?

Yes: There are many theories. Aside from hormonal fluctuations, there are sleep cycle interruptions as well as sleep position changes that all can have an impact. ...Read more

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Is it possible for sleep paralysis be associated with a heart problem in any way?

Is it possible for sleep paralysis be associated with a heart problem in any way?

No evidence for this: There is no data correlating sleep paralysis and heart conditions. Sleep paralysis occurs when the part of the brain responsible for turning off our muscles during dream sleep, continues to stay on momentarily when we become awake. It usually lasts for a few seconds to less than a minute. It can be frightening but never life threatening. ...Read more

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Is it common to have trouble concentrating during pregnancy?

Is it common to have trouble concentrating during pregnancy?

Could be : Pregnancy can be stressful , specially if u r very young , has limited resources and no support system. ...Read more

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Why is it so important for someone with diabetes to sleep on the left side during pregnancy, but it's not stressed for other pregnant women?

Why is it so important for someone with diabetes to sleep on the left side during pregnancy, but it's not stressed for other pregnant women?

Not so: Women are encouraged to sleep on their left side as pregnancy progresses as the vena cava (large blood vessel) can become flattened if lying on back (due to size of uterus). Sleeping on the left side can help to prevent this compression so that blood finds it's way to your uterus. This is true for diabetic and non-diabetic pregnant women. Take care. ...Read more

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Lately my husband ejaculate while sleeping is that a medical problem and due to my pregnancy with have some limitation in sex is that the cause?

Lately my husband ejaculate while sleeping is that a medical problem and due to my pregnancy with have some limitation in sex is that the cause?

Nocturnal emissions: Nocturnal emissions are very normal for both male and females especially if their dreams are of heightened sexual thoughts. There are several ways to have an active sex life while pregnant that can be mutually satisfying for your husband and you, even though intercourse itself may be prohibited. They include mutual masturbation as well as oral gratification. It will enhance couple closeness. ...Read more

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It is common to experience itchy feet when pregnant due to hormonal changes - wife is 27 wk, but what causes the itching to be worse in bed at night?

It is common to experience itchy feet when pregnant due to hormonal changes - wife is 27 wk,  but what causes the itching to be worse in bed at night?

Yes: After climbing into bed, the skin warms gradually, and the sweat glands become somewhat more active, just enough to cause itching of dry skin, which is more common on the feet and also pregnant women. ...Read more

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When is it a good time to take a pregnancy test ? My hormones are low i believe from having in the IUD in can that be it

When is it a good time to take a pregnancy test ? My hormones are low i believe from having in the IUD in can that be it

Anytime: An iud should not change your hormone levels. If you have not had a period in over 1 month, you should do a pregnancy test to make sure you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it common to have breathing difficulty during your pregnancy?

Is it common to have breathing difficulty during your pregnancy?

Depends: Many women will have a gradual elevation of the diaphragm due to the enlarging baby during the late 2nd and 3rd trimester. They may need more effort to take a deep breathe. Some may need to sleep with more pillows.If one has sudden shortness of breathe they should consult their md asap. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have had symptoms of narcolepsy in your 20's?

Is it possible to have had symptoms of narcolepsy in your 20's?

Yes: Typical age to first develop symptoms is teens and twenties but it can occur earlier and later. ...Read more

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I have bouts of depression but I get over it. Is it possible that its not depression but an hormone imbalance due to the contraceptive implant in my a?

I have bouts of depression but I get over it. Is it possible that its not depression but an hormone imbalance due to the contraceptive implant in my a?

Possible : Depression has many causes-- it can run in families, it can be caused by hormonal imbalances ( not just estrogen/progesterone) but also thyroid and vitamin d, as well as some variations that are caused by the change of light. There are also social and psychological causes. Whatever the cause, if you feel down for two weeks, or feel like hurting yourself, definitely see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more