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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. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...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 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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Can you please tell me the hormones that increase in a woman 2-3 days before her period starts?

Can you please tell me the hormones that increase in a woman 2-3 days before her period starts?

None: There are no hormones that peak just prior to menses. Progesterone is produced in the second half of the menstrual cycle and peaks around day 21. Progesterone and estrogen levels start dropping after that day unless conception occurs, resulting in the onset of menses around day 28. Premenstrual symptoms can be associated with the Progesterone production. ...Read more

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In early pregnancy what is your temperature suppose to be?

In early pregnancy what is your temperature suppose to be?

Little if any change: Body temperature is not monitored in early pregnancy unless infection is suspected. There is a fairly wide range for "normal". Some pregnant patients may notice a slight increase over baseline, but it is not clinically significant. ...Read more

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Need to know about protein in the urine during pregnancy?

Need to know about protein in the urine during pregnancy?

PROTEINURIA: It is not uncommon in small amounts. Here's a link www.Uptodate.Com/contents/evaluation-of-proteinuria-in-pregn. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the mean weight a woman should gain during the entire pregnancy process?

Varies: The recommended weight gain is between 25 and 35 pounds. If someone is underweight before pregnancy she should probably gain even more and if she was overweight before conceiving she should gain less. ...Read more

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Whats the difference in breats swelling when you're about to get your period versus when your first pregnant?

Whats the difference in breats swelling when you're about to get your period versus when your first pregnant?

More with pregnancy: Breast changes because of hormonal changes in anticipation of possible pregnancy. If no pregnancy, then it goes back to normal until the next cycle. If pregnancy occurs, the changes continue and as pregnancy progresses with higher and higher of hormones causing the changes to increase and persist in preparation for breastfeeding etc.. So, the changes are same, just more with pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the period in which one can become pregnant (with menstrural cycle of every 28 to 30 days) and when is it safe to do to prevent pregnancy ?

What is the period in which one can become pregnant (with menstrural cycle of every 28 to 30 days) and 
when is it safe to do to prevent pregnancy ?

Pregnant any time: You can become pregnant at any time during your cycle, but the highest chance is during/around time of ovulation (egg-release). During a normal ovulatory cycle, the ovulation occurs 14-days before the menstrual flow starts. So, for 28-day cycle, ovulation day=14. For 30-day cycle, ovulation on day=16. To prevent unwanted pregnany, contraception is recommended at all time! consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of early pregnancy before your missed period? How can you tell you are pregnant? And when is the right time to take a test?

What are the symptoms of early pregnancy before your missed period? How can you tell you are pregnant? And when is the right time to take a test?

At the time of mense: A home urine pregnancy test is an accurate predictor of pregnancy and can be taken at the time of expected menses. There are no definitive symptoms to assure pregnancy. ...Read more

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What would be happening to the levels of glucose in your body when you are exercising?

What would be happening to the levels of glucose in your body when you are exercising?

Decreasing: As exercise pumps glucose into the muscle cells to be metabolized for energy. Your body, however, quickly responds to break down stored carbohydrate to regenerate the glucose -- this is altered if you have diabetes, however. ...Read more

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Hiw can you tell if your pregnancy is a belighted oveum, what's the first sighn?

Hiw can you tell if your pregnancy is a belighted oveum, what's the first sighn?

Do an ultrasound: That will show it as should have a htbeat by 6 1/2 weeks also beta HCG will stop going up. ...Read more

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What is happening in the body when you starve?

What is happening in the body when you starve?

Starve: Great question. Best reference is Ancel Keys Biology of Starvation. Good discussion in wikipedia. 1. lose weight. 2. lose salt 3 BP goes down 4. Get hungry 5. Metabolism rate goes down. 6. Heart slows down. 7. Faint 8. Die. ...Read more

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Why do pregnancy starts at conception instead of when the sperm first enters your body?

Why do pregnancy starts at conception instead of when the sperm first enters your body?

Here are some...: All tissues and organs of the body are genetically designated to carry out their unique functions and we have to maintain a free-flowing circulation to bring needed nutrition to nurture them so our physiological body can survive, grow, and live on. Likewise, ready sperms get to be deposited at right place at right time in right way. More? To http://www.formefirst.com/eMagicPowerUHL.html. Best... ...Read more

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What are the vitamins to take during the pregnancy and when to take means in which week, kindly explain?

What are the vitamins to take during the pregnancy and when to take means in which week, kindly explain?

Take daily: Prenatal vitamins have folic acid good for spinal cord and brain development. Take them daily even if you are not pregnant yet and all throughout pregnancy. Good luck ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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


Dr. Liza Kunz
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First Trimester Pregnancy (Definition)

The first 12 weeks of a pregnancy. Experiences vary from individual to individual, but many women experience nausea and variations ...Read more