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Why Do You Get Heartburn When Your Pregnant
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
No, but see below: 30% of pregnant women experience implantation bleeding at about the time they would expect their period. They mistake this bleeding as their period, when in fact, it isn't. ...Read more
See below: You can't have your period while pregnant, but you can bleed while pregnant. Up to 30% of pregnant women will bleed at the time of their expected period because of implantation bleeding. This is bleeding due to the baby attaching to the wall of the womb. The mother often mistates this for her period. Get a referral from your family doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A miscarriage is like a period but typically is heavier and has more cramps than usual. The bleeding can be a lot heavier than usual. Most women with a early miscarriage can miscarry on their own ok, but if there is very heavy bleeding that doesn't improve or severe pain or fever, she should contact her doctor. ...Read more
During pregnancy yes: 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
Possible: Missing a period (if you have regular menstrual cycles) is the most common way. Other symptoms include bloating, breast tenderness. Some can have light bleeding at the time the menstruation was due but many don't have it. Definitive way - get a urine or blood pregnancy test and/or ultrasound. ...Read more
Plan better: Your body isn't built to do all nighters. In fact, besides water, you'll die of sleep deprivation before you starve to death! That said, if you MUST stay awake, try snacking on small snacks and staying hydrated through the night. Granola bars, peanut bars, gatorade, water, things like that. NOT pizza and soda, NOT alcohol. If you must caffeinate, make sure you drink a cup of water for every coffee ...Read more
Yes, probably, yes.: Gerd (gastro-esophageal reflux disease) will not keep you from getting pregnant (so don't use it for birth control!). It will likely get worse in pregnancy as the belly grows and puts greater pressure on the stomach and esophagus. It can be controlled through eating small frequent meals, avoiding foods that provoke heartburn, and through meds - but check with your doctor. Lgromkomd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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