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What changes occur in your body during early pregnancy?

What changes occur in your body during early pregnancy?

A lot!: There are too many changes to list here that happen on every level in your body! Some women have absolutely no symptoms whatsoever. Some women become violently nauseated and vomit, have breast tenderness, sharp lower pelvic pain (associated with uterine growth) and may even notice their clothing fitting different. Get the book "What to Expect When You're Expecting". It's a very handy resource! ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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 normal to experience breast changes early in pregnancy?

Is it normal to experience breast changes early in pregnancy?

Yes: Some early signs of pregnancy include feelings of breast tenderness or fullness, enlargement and prominence of the glands of the areola, sometimes slight darkening of the area around the nipple. ...Read more

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What is the normal pattern of hCG change early in pregnancy?

What is the normal pattern of hCG change early in pregnancy?

Doubles: In very early pregnancies the general rule is the HCG doubles every 48 hours up to a certain level, then gradually increases. ...Read more

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Any changes in blood routine that indicates pregnancy?

Any changes in blood routine that indicates pregnancy?

Unsure: It is not clear what you mean by "blood routine.” Perhaps you are referring to your menstrual cycle. If you are pregnant then you do not have periods. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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What changes occur in your body during early pregnancy? Thanks!

What changes occur in your body during early pregnancy? Thanks!

Are due to hormones: Common early pregnancy symptoms include some nausea (with or without vomiting), some fatigue (feeling less energetic), a sharper or stronger sense of smell, mild soreness and swelling of the breasts, and maybe some food aversions or cravings. These symptoms are due to quickly rising hormone levels. ...Read more

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Is bubbles in urine during pregnancy normal?

Is bubbles in urine during pregnancy normal?

Yes: Yes you can have bubbles - but do check for an uti. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have changes in mood throughout my cycle?

Is it normal to have changes in mood throughout my cycle?

Pms and mood: Bowen et al 2011 reported that most women of reproductive age experience premenstrual symptoms. Mood swings within a day and from day to day are a common complaint of people with mood problems (mood instability). They found the women with pms showed more irritable and depressed mood instability than the women without pms. Pms may represent a manifestation of an underlying problem of mood disorder. ...Read more

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Are cramps in early pregnancy normal?

Are cramps in early pregnancy normal?

Yes: Many women have cramping in early pregnancy. The uterus is a muscle and women will sometimes experience menstrual type cramping in early pregnancy. Ligament discomfort is also common as the uterus increases in size. ...Read more

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Is change in breath smell common in early pregnancy?

Is  change in breath smell common in early pregnancy?

Not typical. : Without knowing you better, i can't say for sure. However one concern I have is gestational diabetes. It could also be gerd, or perhaps side effect of your prenatal vitamins. Please call your ob. ...Read more

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Is cramping in early pregnancy normal or not?

Is cramping in early pregnancy normal or not?

It sure can be.: Many women in early pregnancy say they feel like they are about to start their period. They may cramp, and even have some spotting or bleeding - but it usually seems different than a normal period. Cramping and bleeding that are increasing, with bleeding getting heavier than a normal period may be signs of miscarriage. And one-sided pain may signal a tubal pregnancy. Please get checked if unsure. ...Read more

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Can you feel the diffients in the changes in cervical mucus during pregnancy & menstrual cycle?

Can you feel the diffients in the changes in cervical mucus during pregnancy & menstrual cycle?

Thicker : Mucous will be thicker in menstrual cycle in latter half than earlier half if the cycle due to Progesterone levels increasing. ...Read more

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Are sudden changes in my sex drive normal?

Are sudden changes in my sex drive normal?

Yes: Welcome to the human race! if you have a relationship with somebody special, try to have intercourse often even when you aren't in the mood -- it keeps relationships going. Communicate about what turns you on and off, and how you can keep each other happy given that we're seldom really in control of our moods. Good luck. ...Read more

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Describe the changes that occur in endometrium during the menstrual cycle.?

Describe the changes that occur in  endometrium during the menstrual cycle.?

Get ready for PG: The endometrium and the menstrual cycle both change in preparation of pregnancy. If an embryo does not implant then the process starts over. We do not know all the changes but the endometrium grows thicker after menses from estrogen. Progesterone, after ovulation, stops growth and cause the quality of the endometrium to become receptive to implantation. I hope this info helps. ...Read more

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Could you please describe the changes in hormone levels throughout the menstrual cycle?

Could you please describe the changes in hormone levels throughout the menstrual cycle?

Rise and fall: Simply put, estrogen rises after the period is finished x 14 days and if ovulation occurs then progesterone is added to the recipe for another 14 or so days. A couple of days before a menstrual period is due, Mother Nature "turns off the oven" and both hormone levels fall resulting in a period. ...Read more

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Is vaginal bleeding normal in pregnancy.

Is vaginal bleeding normal in pregnancy.

No: Though, it does happen in about 20% of pregnancies during the 1st trimester. There are many reasons for it some dangerous some not. See your OB. http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/bleeding-during-pregnancy#1 ...Read more

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