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is being hot all the time a sign of pregnancy?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:32 PM on Aug. 9, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • yeah, i've got a huge fan on me right now

    Answer by staciandababy at 6:36 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • hahah! i feel like i need one. ive been sweating for like an hour now and no one thinks its hot in my house but me!

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:38 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • i was SO hot when i was pregnant

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 6:49 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • It is very common for a woman's body temperature to change during pregnancy. During pregnancy, a woman's metabolism speeds up, which causes her body to create additional heat. To help to cope with this, a woman's body temperature actually decreases over the course of her pregnancy, to keep her base temperature from rising as her metabolic rate rises. The rise in metabolic rate is also part of the reason that she will need to take in extra calories during pregnancy.

    In addition, the fluctuation of hormones can create hot flashes or other temperature changes during pregnancy. It is not uncommon for a pregnant woman to experience hot flashes, either during the daytime or the nighttime.

    Answer by totallysober at 8:05 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • As pregnancy progresses, a woman's body has to do more work. In addition to processing the baby's nutrients, the baby himself eventually creates an extra weight for her to carry around. This extra work can make it easier for a woman to get overheated, as well.

    Answer by totallysober at 8:05 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

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