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What Causes Hiccups In Pregnancy
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
Babies can hiccup in the first 12 weeks but usually you won't be aware of it until the fetus is larger around 20 weeks
generally a good sign ...Read more
No: Hiccups are not specifically a sign of pregnancy. The actual cause of hiccups is not known, but one theory includes stimulation or irritation of the phrenic nerve. Even early pregnancy causes changes in the body's fluid and electrolyte balances which could affect the phrenic nerve directly (or indirectly) - these normal changes could potentially cause hiccups in some pregnant women. ...Read more
Been having bad hiccups, head aches, heart burn, bloating, slight nasea and a watery discharge. Could this be signs of pregnancy?
U/s showed 1 CM paraovarian cyst that wasn't there a year ago. U/s done at different places. Could this have been caused by my pregnancy?
Not from pregnancy: Para ovarian cysts are quite common and are embryonic remnants. They are not caused by pregnancy and are typically not significant. It probably has been there awhile, just hasn't been seen before. At 1cm, your gyn should do no more then follow this yearly. Best of luck to you! ...Read more
I was given a conception date of 5/15 by using u/s dating. How many days before/after could sex occur to cause this pregnancy?
A week: Ultrasound dating is generally accurate to plus or minus one week. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Many reasons: Complications in pregnancy can be from the pregnancy itself, such as placenta problems, amniotic fluid problems and problems with the baby's development. Other reasons might be medical complications related to diabetes, high blood pressure, lupus and many other medical conditions. Other reasons can be self imposed such as smoking drinking and using drugs. ...Read more
Not really sure: Cravings may be an attempt to alleviate negative pregnancy symptoms. Salt cravings, like pickles, citrus cravings, like lemons and limes and sweet cravings, like ice cream, may all be an attempt to temper nausea. Different people crave different things and some women have no cravings at all. Bottom line is that we're not sure what you may crave or why you may crave it. ...Read more
Very early pregnancy: All pregnancies go through a phase of chemical pregnancy, wherein only the hormone test is positive but no embryo is detected yet, because it is too early. Then if the pregnancy does not proceed well, the HCG levels start to drop and then disappear- giving this description of a chemical pregnancy. ...Read more
Is common: Low BP during pregnancy is common but doesn't mean the prenancy is the olny cause. Other causes should be ruled out. Thyroid dz, adrenal insuffiency, hypovolemia, etc should be addressed. If you are asymptomatic and there is no fetal distress and work up for secondary causes are ruled out, then should be fine. Your obstatrician may want to follow you more closely then most routine pregnancy. ...Read more
Physical changes: Physical changes that occur to your body because of the growing baby and the effect of hormones on your joints may lead to backaches. Imagine carrying a back pack with 25 pounds of stuff in it, only flip it around so that you carry it in front. Now carry that for 10 months. That weight puts a lot of stress on your back. Hormone changes in pregnancy loosen your joints, making the pain worse. ...Read more
Physiologic: Heartburn is a very common complaint among pregnant women. Pregnancy is a state of hormonal fluctuation. One of these hormones, progesterone, is responsible for the relaxation of the sphincter muscle at the ge (gastroesophageal) junction. For this reason, acid is more likely to reflux back into the esophagus and cause heartburn. Speak to your doctor about remedies for heartburn. ...Read more