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What Are The Physical Changes Associated With Pregnancy
Is it possible to be pregnant with no physical change even though you are experiencing pregnancy symptoms ?
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
If there are no physical changes but are just feeling unusually down in the dumps and also lazy a week before a period. Is it early sign of pregnancy?
A #: Classic pregnancy symptoms usually don’t begin until the day your period is missed or after that. These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be an increase in white vaginal discharge. ...Read more
No: If you are already eating a healthy, well balanced diet, then you don't need to change. There are some changes in mineral and vitamin recommendations that can be supplied through a prenatal vitamin. You do not need to "eat for two." the increased calorie requirements during pregnancy amount to approx. 300 cal/day which is not a significant amount. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Pregnancy has biological changes on almost every organ system of the body. Some of the more common include a slowing in bowel function, increased urinary frequency, increased body hair, changes in skin, changes in senses (taste, smell), increased melanin production & a variety of other effects. ...Read more
Yes: This is not something that should be pondered over much. With effort, and sometimes without much effort, you can regain your former body shape, if it means that much t you. Human pregnancy is a very metabolically transforming state and i will suggest that the outcome, with your precious new baby, should be considered well worth your risk of some personal body changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid Active Product: Generally you want to avoid any active products when you are pregnant (things like Retin-A and hydroquinone). One of the beauties of pregnancy is that typically your skin will look fresher and healthier because it is well hydrated and has a nice youthful glow. Stay well hydrated and moisturize your skin with simple products as needed. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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