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Doctor insights on: Normal Changes With A Womans Breast With Pregnancy

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Hi, i was wondering how long after conception does a woman experience pregnancy symptoms? I had my period on sept 30, 2011 and my husband and i had unprotected sex on oct 15, 2011. I have been feeling sick to my stomach throughout the day and my breasts

Hi, i was wondering how long after conception does a woman experience pregnancy symptoms? I had my period on sept 30, 2011 and my husband and i had unprotected sex on oct 15, 2011.  I have been feeling sick to my stomach throughout the day and my breasts

The : The symptoms of pregnancy can start once implantation occurs. This typically happens about 8-10 days after ovulation. Based on your lmp of 8/30/11, you likely ovulated on or around 10/14/11, if in fact you conceived, then the timing for pregnancy symptoms is consistent. There are early prediction pregnancy tests in stores that can predict pregnancy a week before your next period is due. I suggest you take one to be sure, or you can always follow up with your primary care provider or gynecologist for testing. Good luck! ...Read more

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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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Dear health tap team, is unilateral, left breast pain with breast-texture change in very early pregnancy normal? Thank you in advance for your reply.

Dear health tap team, is unilateral, left breast pain with breast-texture change in very early pregnancy normal? Thank you in advance for your reply.

I do not consider: That normal, you need an exam by your obgyn and may need a mammogram with shielding of the fetus and a breast ultrasound or one or the other, bilateral breast pain without any texture change can be normal. ...Read more

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What is a normal pregnancy breast size change?

What is a normal pregnancy breast size change?

Varies : Every woman's body reacts differently to pregnancy. As one woman may gain a few cup sizes, others may only gain a half a cup size. If you are planning to breast feed, your breasts will be engorged with milk and will increase in size. ...Read more

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How can I expect my breasts to change in pregnancy?

How can I expect my breasts to change in pregnancy?

Prep for lactation: In the first weeks of pregnancy there is breast tenderness or fullness, enlargement and prominence of the glands of the areola (the area around the nipple), darkening of the areola. Later in pregnancy the breasts enlarge. All of these occur in preparation for feeding the newborn. Every pregnant woman should consider these as welcome changes and an opportunity to provide her baby nourishment. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my breasts to leak in pregnancy?

Not uncommon: With hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy, that start to allow breast milk to be produced for the upcoming baby, it is not uncommon to get some leakage. ...Read more

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My breast hurt on and off is that normal in pregnancy?

My breast hurt on and off is that normal in pregnancy?

Yes: Your breasts are going through a lot of hormonal changes getting ready to breast feed your baby . Infections can occur but are more common during lactation. ...Read more

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One breast much bigger than the other after pregnancy. Will this go back to normal any time soon?

May or may not: It would be completely normal to have some irregularity after pregnancy. I would definitely wait until you are done breastfeeding to see where the breasts are then. If still asymmetric such that are 2 different cup sizes, you may want to see a surgeon. You don't have to do anything, but if it bothers you, you may want to. ...Read more

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I've had really small breasts for a while now, this is about 23 weeks into pregnancy and it's still the same size, is his normal?

I've had really small breasts for a while now, this is about 23 weeks into pregnancy and it's still the same size, is his normal?

Yes: Totally normal for there to be no increase in size. Women are very different in this respect. Make sure you hear heartbeat at your next check up, but otherwise don't worry. ...Read more