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What are all the changes that happen to your body during pregnancy?

What are all the changes that happen to your body during pregnancy?

Pregnancy physiology: Nasal stuffiness, nausea, headaches, euphoria, constipation, peculiar taste/cravings, increase in blood volume, enlargement of the uterus and elevation of the diaphragm, depressed immunity, lax joints and propensity for falls, perturbed memory (momnesia), snoring, poor sleeping, fatigue, emotional lability, gastroesophageal reflux/acidity, frequent urination, watery mucous vaginal discharge. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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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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What happened to my body if I make out? Disease? & no pregnancy right?

What happened to my body if I make out? Disease? & no pregnancy right?

Depends: If you are only kissing then you can spread some diseases like mono or viral infections for colds, cold sores etc If there is no semen involved and you both have clothes on there is little chance of pregnancy ...Read more

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Can your body change shape after pregnancy?

Can your body change shape after pregnancy?

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 more

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When is your body ready for sex after pregnancy?

When is your body ready for sex after pregnancy?

6-8 weeks: Factors that may affect your return to sexual activity include: vaginal delivery vs c-section, easy vaginal delivery vs difficult delivery with large episiotomy, breast feeding (can actually delay the recovery of the vagina due to low estrogen), how much help and support you have. I think 4-6 weeks is the minimal time to delay sexual relations. 3-4 month delay may indicated other problems. ...Read more

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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

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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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What can I do to make my body strong enough to hold a pregnancy?

What can I do to make my body strong enough to hold a pregnancy?

Good physical status: Obesity is a major risk factor for pregnancy, so starting out in good physical condition is important. Eat right, avoiding fat and salt and fast foods), eat fresh fruit and vegetables every day, get plenty of exercise (walking 20 minutes a day), take a pre-natal vitamin daily for several months before conceiving, and get plenty of rest. ...Read more

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My grandmother says pregnancy makes a woman's body stronger. True?

My grandmother says pregnancy makes a woman's body stronger. True?

Stamina !: Depending on the weight gain and general health of the mother, this can be the case for many certain women. However, there's little debate that maternity can toughen you up in skills acquired during the pregnancy, delivery and raising of your kids! Your grandma is a wise woman. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any permanent body changes after pregnancy?

Please tell me if there are any permanent body changes after pregnancy?

Yes: There are a number of permanent changes after pregnancy. For example, breast tissue doesn't fully mature until you are pregnant the first time. But after the first pregnancy, it is always able to produce milk. Another example is the cervical opening. Prior to first pregnancy it is round. After pregnancy, it is elongated. It's possible to tell if you given birth. There are many such changes. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a woman's body to completely heal from pregnancy?

How long does it take for a woman's body to completely heal from pregnancy?

Good question!: Most reproductive organ changes are reversed by 6-12 weeks postpartum, however more subtle but not less important changes in blood count, iron stores, calcium reserves may take several months to a year before returning to baseline. ...Read more

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What are the top 5-10 foods I can eat to best prepare my body for pregnancy?

What are the top 5-10 foods I can eat to best prepare my body for pregnancy?

Well balanced diet: Just as in everyday life, one shoud eat fruits, veggies, lean protein like chicken/turkey breast or fish (not sushi) and multigrain bread and perhaps brown rice and black beans. To make sure that you have the Folic Acid and dha on board you can also take an over- the-counter prenatal vitamin with dha in it. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. Regular exercise 45 min daily is also recommended. ...Read more

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Need expert opinions. How often is a person's body this damaged after pregnancy?

Sorry, it looks like: Some of your question was cut off. Please clarify the missing pertinent info and re-ask question. ...Read more

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Can you convince your body that you're pregnant? Make it provide you with pregnancy symptoms?

Can you convince your body that you're pregnant? Make it provide you with pregnancy symptoms?

YES PSEUDO PREGNANCY: Some women are desperate to get pregnant and they have all the sx of pregnancy just to find out later that she is not pregnant. The first thing to do is pregnancy test. ...Read more

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What causes pregnancy? With deep body contact with partner without penetration causes pregnancy?

Sperms in vagina: You can not get pregnant without male sperms entering the vagina. If there is no penetration or contact with the spermatic fluid with the vaginal opening you can not get pregnant. But contact with the penis with vagina or rubbing at the vaginal opening, there is an outside chance of getting pregnant as some preejaculation fluid may contain sperms. ...Read more

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Is it true that over 50% of fertilized ova pass out of a woman's body without resulting in pregnancy?

Is it true that over 50% of fertilized ova pass out of a woman's body without resulting in pregnancy?

More like 30%: Firm data would be hard to obtain. Estimates based on ovulation & other studies project about a third of conceptions do not implant & establish a pregnancy. This can be due to late fertilization & transit through the womb before the conceptus is ready to implant. Also, a portion have chromosome or other abnormalities that did not have the proper information to establish a healthy pregnancy. ...Read more

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How much time does it take my body to get free from pregnancy pills? Itook them from october 2012 till february 2013?

You're done: Those pills are definitely out of your system by now. The 1/2 life of most birth control pills is around 8-12 hours. So effects wore off long ago. ...Read more

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What happens if I point a pregnancy test facing me of it's supposed to face downward away from my body? Could it give me false errors?

What happens if I point a pregnancy test facing me of it's supposed to face downward away from my body? Could it give me false errors?

Read instructions: Pregnancy test kits come with instructions. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. Your question is not very clear for a direct answer. ...Read more

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Will I ever get my pre-pregnancy body back?

Possibly: Some changes like the bony structure of your pelvis may never completely go back however with consistent exercise and healthy eating many women can even improve their body after pregnancy. ...Read more

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How to get my pre-pregnancy body back? Fast

How to get my pre-pregnancy body back? Fast

Focus on health: The most important thing to consider after you have a baby is to bond with your infant and find time for some rest. Al this said, if you are breastfeeding, it will help you get in shape, as well as watching your nutrition. Exercise when your doc gives you the ok and then work your way up. ...Read more

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What can I do to get a slim body after my pregnancy?

Weight loss: Don’t strive to lose your pregnancy weight instantaneously. Your body has just been through a lot. If you breast feed your baby that will burn extra calories. Make sensible nutrition choices. Remain physically active. Ensure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Take care. ...Read more

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What can I do at home to regain my pre-pregnancy body?

What can I do at home to regain my pre-pregnancy body?

First Try Exercise : After pregnancy, you will need to get your weight back to normal and exercise your tummy muscles. After you weight is back to pre-pregnancy level you will probably be pretty close to your pre-pregnancy body. Also consider exercising the same way you were before you were pregnant. There are some changes with pregnancy that you can not correct so don't be discouraged. ...Read more

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Exercise to do at home to regain my pre-pregnancy body?

Exercise to do at home to regain my pre-pregnancy body?

Focus on health: The most important thing to consider after you have a baby is to bond with your infant and find time for some rest. Al this said, if you are breastfeeding, it will help you get in shape, as well as watching your nutrition. Exercise when your doc gives you the ok and then work your way up. ...Read more

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How does pregnancy work after semen enters a woman's body?

How does pregnancy work after semen enters a woman's body?

Conception: After ejaculation, the sperm enter via the cervical canal, into the uterine cavity and into each fallopian tube. Sperm and egg "meet" for fertilization inn the fallopian tube, fertilizatiuon must occur within 24 hours after ovulation or the egg will not be successfully fertilized. The resulting zygote then starts the process of cell duplication and division. Approx 5-7 days later= implantation. ...Read more

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I have itching on my body have this is symptom of pregnancy?

I have itching on my body have this is symptom of pregnancy?

Pruritus: Pruritus can occur with pregnancy but is most frequent in the last semester. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a body fat analysis scale during pregnancy?

Is it safe to use a body fat analysis scale during pregnancy?

Not if it is DXA: DXA in used to evaluate body composition and includes X-rays and thus you can not do body composition during pregnancy unless there are very extenuating circumstances. There may be other types of imaging like MRI that are safe. ...Read more

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What are some exercises I can do to regain my pre-pregnancy body?

What are some exercises I can do to regain my pre-pregnancy body?

WEIGHT LOSS: As long as you remain active doing casual exercises like bending, streaching, pushups if you can. Walking when the baby sleeps, later you can join the health club if you have time. ...Read more

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How will I know if my body temperature gets too high in pregnancy?

How will I know if my body temperature gets too high in pregnancy?

Don't worry: Unless you spend an excessive amount of time in a hot tub or sauna it will be very difficult to raise your body temperature high enough to cause birth defects. ...Read more

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What kind of complications will you have with pregnancy if your appendix exploded inside your body?

What kind of complications will you have with pregnancy if your appendix exploded inside your body?

Hopefully none: Having a previous ruptured appendix is a risk factor for tubal blockage and therefore, infertility, but most women with that history do not have trouble getting pregnant.
Any future abdominal procedures (including a cesarean section) would be higher risk for complications due to potential scar tissue inside your tummy. ...Read more