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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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Dr. William Singer
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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 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 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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Is it normal to have difficulty urinating while pregnant?

Is it normal to have difficulty urinating while pregnant?

Not normal ...: Difficulty to urinate is not normal for anyone, not mentioned during pregnancy. So, it's reasonable to make sure of being able to empty bladder & hold the urine as well as no UTI. To solve myth, collect & bring the information on the onset, degree, duration, interval, progress of the symptoms over time to Doc for analysis, physicals, & possible tests so to deduce possible Dx for proposing care. ...Read more

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Is it common to have headaches during or after ovulation?

Is it common to have headaches during or after ovulation?

See a neurologist: Patients with migraine headaches can also experience have catamenial migraines (menstrual migraines) around the time of menses. Ovulation can cause cramping that may also lead to headaches. If the headaches get worse or more frequent, see a neurologist (take a log of the headaches to the appointment). http://www.americanheadachesociety.org/assets/1/7/Vincent_Martin_-_Menstrual_Martin.pdf ...Read more

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Is it normal not having nausea and vomiting during pregnancy? (i am not yet pregnant). Is lack of that symptom bad sign or cause for alarm?

Is it normal not having nausea and vomiting during pregnancy? (i am not yet pregnant). Is lack of that symptom bad sign or cause for alarm?

Not at all: Plenty of women have this myth, that if you're not nauseated, then you're not pregnant or that something is wrong. Plenty of women dont' have any nausea and go on to have great babies. ...Read more

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If i experience pain during ovulation, is that still the good day to try to be pregnant? Cause relations are painful at this moment!

If i experience pain during ovulation, is that still the good day to try to be pregnant? Cause relations are painful at this moment!

Fertile: If you know when you ovulate, this is helpful in getting pregnant. The egg lasts about one day and sperm can survive 3to5 days. Try planning intercourse just before ovulation if this is less painful. Your obgyn can give you the best advice. ...Read more

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How common is it to have ovulation pains during some cycles and not during others?

How common is it to have ovulation pains during some cycles and not during others?

Yes: About 20% of women experience ovulation pain called “mittelschmerz”. It may occur regularly for some women at time of ovulation and intermittently for others. ...Read more

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Is it common to feel overwhelmed during pregnancy?

Is it common to feel overwhelmed during pregnancy?

Yes: It can get overwhelming, especially with work and having to care for your family. In addition there is a lot of information out there, some good, some not so good, and can lead to information overload. Try doing yoga. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have difficulty staying asleep after sex?

Is it normal to have difficulty staying asleep after sex?

Ups and Downs: The sexual "event" causes a flood of neurotransmitters, and hormones that raise the pulse and blood pressure. Sometimes the "going up" of the mood takes more time to "come down" and therefore sleep difficulty. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have persistent anxiety during pregnancy?

Is it normal to have persistent anxiety during pregnancy?

Anxiety in pregnancy: Lots of pregnant women have some anxiety, but about 10% have a true anxiety disorder. Exercise like prenatal swimming or yoga may help, and also lets you talk with other women. Your OB can help you decide if this is normal, and can refer you either for psychotherapy, or for medication , or both. Panic attacks, depression, inability to function are all signs that anxiety may need treatment. ...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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If you have regular very vivid nightmares, would it cause stress to the baby at 21weeks? What problems could they cause?

If you have regular very vivid nightmares, would it cause stress to the baby at 21weeks? What problems could they cause?

Fine: Your baby should be fine and would not be affected by nightmares, unless your blood pressure goes up. Discuss with your OB/GYN doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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If you are very emotional during pregnancy is it possible it will effect the baby?

If you are very emotional during pregnancy is it possible it will effect the baby?

Multitude of feeling: Pregnancy is a time where numerous feelings seem to surface out of nowhere. And hormones bounce up and down. Decrease your own stressors and delegate some work. It should not affect the baby. ...Read more

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Is it common to have thoughts of suicide during pms?

Is it common to have thoughts of suicide during pms?

Not Common, Happens: It is definitely not common, but it does occur with women who have particular struggles with their mood. If you or someone you know is experiencing this, you need to talk with someone right away so that this does not continue. ...Read more

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Unconscious /uncontrollable erection is happenning during nights very often and harmones are getting released. Is it a problem? Can it be controlled?

Unconscious /uncontrollable erection is happenning during nights very often and harmones are getting released. Is it a problem? Can it be controlled?

You're a man!: This is supposed to happen to you. If by "hormones being released" you are referring to nocturnal emissions, that's normal and good also. If anyone has told you otherwise, they are either ignorant or trying to disturb you for their own (often dark) purposes. Your sexuality is to enjoy, to make it possible to be a good husband / father. Talk with some smart, reasonable men -- maybe even dad. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have trouble sleeping?

Is it normal to have trouble sleeping?

Difficulty falling: Asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Try not to nap in daytime or limit it to a cat nap of 15 minutes. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Difficulty Concentrating (Definition)

Concentration refers to a person's ability to intentionally direct their attention to a task and be able to maintain in in the face of distractions ...Read more