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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
When i'm menstrating, usually throughout the night i seem to have a hard time breathing. Is this due to hormones or is there and explanation?
See your doctor: Unlikely this is hormones, but if you're having trouble breathing you need a medical evaluation. ...Read more
If you have regular very vivid nightmares, would it cause stress to the baby at 21weeks? What problems could they cause?
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
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
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?
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
Is it possible to know if the unborn baby is having breathing problems at 5 months in the womb that can later cause a disibility. ?
Womb: A fetus does not breathe air as there hopefully is none in the uterus ...Read more
I think my Depression is due to health problem, what tests to do to know if there is a deficiency in anything that may cause depression and Anxiety?
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
Is it possible to have pelvic pain 2 days after ovulation or is this more of a concern of overstimulated ovaries due to fertility medication?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it particularly bad to have many medical conditions at the age of 18? Is this particularly abnormal or do I just pay more attention to my health
What conditiond: You haven't told us about your condition so we can't give you a definitive answer. ...Read more
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