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Having Hiccup is normal in pregnancy?

Having Hiccup is normal in pregnancy?

It can be.: Hiccups are a result of Vagal nerve excitement. Pressure on the nerve from weight gain may cause hiccups. See you obstetrician and talk it over. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Can you tell me is hiccups a symtom of pregnancy?

Can you tell me is hiccups a symtom of pregnancy?

Hiccups are not a: Pregnancy indicator but a small % of pregnant women are more suspectible to hiccups. ...Read more

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At What Week Of Pregnancy Should The Baby Start To Hiccup?

At What Week Of Pregnancy Should The Baby Start To Hiccup?

Early on: 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

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Is hiccups a sign of pregnancy?

Is hiccups a sign of pregnancy?

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

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Is hiccups a sign of pregnancy I never had them to now if I am pregnant I'm 3 weeks and 5 days?

Is hiccups a sign of pregnancy I never had them to now if I am pregnant I'm 3 weeks and 5 days?

No: Hiccups are common and are not related to be pregnant. 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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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?

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

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What causes complications in pregnancies?

What causes complications in pregnancies?

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

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What causes cravings in pregnancy?

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

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What causes linea negra during pregnancy?

What causes linea negra during pregnancy?

Linea Nigra: Is caused by ^ melanocyte-stimulating hormone production by the placenta. ...Read more

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What causes linea negra during pregnancy?

What causes linea negra during pregnancy?

Linea nigra: Linea nigra is a darkening of the niples and line on abdomen its a pregnancy change which will go away post partum. ...Read more

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What is the causes of lipton in pregnancy women?

What is the causes of lipton in pregnancy women?

Caffeine free: When consuming Lipton's tea or other brands, make sure it says "caffeine free" on the box/bag. Caffeine, which is found in tea, coffee, and soft drinks, is discouraged in pregnancy. ...Read more

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What could causes symptoms that could be mistaken for pregnancy symptoms?

What could causes symptoms that could be mistaken for pregnancy symptoms?

Missed period: Some people think they are pregnant just because they missed a period. It's very easy to just take a home pregnancy test to confirm. ...Read more

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What causes a chemical pregnancy?

What causes a chemical pregnancy?

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

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What causes congestion in pregnancy?

What causes congestion in pregnancy?

Swollen blood vessel: Fluid volume in the body increases during pregnancy and blood vessels enlarge to accomadate this. Veins and capillaries will swell as well and if these are in the nasal passages, they can lead to a feeling of stuffiness. ...Read more

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What causes miscarriages at a early pregnancy?

What causes miscarriages at a early pregnancy?

Over 90%: Of first trimester ('early pregnancy') losses are genetic in origin. ...Read more

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What causes omphalocele and is it a highrisk pregnancy?

What causes omphalocele and is it a highrisk pregnancy?

Yes: Yes it is a high risk prenancy and requires good prenatal care. No, we do not know what causes omphalocele although there are several genetic syndromes which are not hereditary and usually discovered post natally such as hemi hypertrophy and or beckwith weidemann. ...Read more

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What causes cramps in pregnancy?

What causes cramps in pregnancy?

Uterus: The uterus is what cramps during pregnancy. This could be a normal process. It is caused by the growth of the baby and your uterus reacting to it. If you are contracting though you ought to see a doctor to make sure everything is okay. ...Read more

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What causes headaches in pregnancy?

What causes headaches in pregnancy?

Progesterone: Progesterone cause fluid retention and can cause headaches in pregnancy. Try caffeine in moderation. Make sure you get your eyes checked. Take breaks at work to avoid computer glare. ...Read more

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What causes constipation in pregnancy?

What causes constipation in pregnancy?

Iron: Some prenatal vitamins have heavy iron load. Insufficient water intake can also contribute. So try a low iron prenatal and drink more water. ...Read more

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What causes dizziness at 32weeks of pregnancy?

What causes dizziness at 32weeks of pregnancy?

Lightheaded: Dizziness can either be a spinning type (vertigo) or lightheadedness. Vertigo may be caused by an inner ear problem and is worse on turning your head. Lightheadedness can be caused by low blood pressure, anemia, slow heart rate, nausea. See your physician for an exam. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hypotension in pregnancy?

What are the causes of hypotension in pregnancy?

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

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What causes lower abdorminal pains at 20 to 21 weeks in pregnancy?

What causes lower abdorminal pains at 20 to 21 weeks in pregnancy?

Variety of things: In most cases it is simply the growth of the uterus causing stretching and discomfort. In others it can be a sign of preterm labor. You should schedule a visit to make sure all is ok. ...Read more

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Can anal sex cause pregnancy?

Can anal sex cause pregnancy?

No: Sperm need to enter the vagina for pregnancy to occur. Transmission of sperm into the anus alone will not cause pregnancy. ...Read more

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What causes fatigue in pregnancy?

What causes fatigue in pregnancy?

Hormonal: Hormonal changes in the body and supporting 2 lives. Most common in the 1st trimester. ...Read more

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What causes backaches in pregnancy?

What causes backaches in pregnancy?

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

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What causes heartburn of pregnancy?

What causes heartburn of pregnancy?

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

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What causes depression in pregnancy?

What causes depression in pregnancy?

Many reasons: The hormone Progesterone is probably a major reason. However other factors could be involved such as past history of depression, stress at work or home, concerns about money, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Hatem Asad
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Hiccups (Definition)

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