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Phantom pregnancy, also called a pseudo-pregnancy or a false pregnancy, is where a dog appears to be pregnant but is not actually pregnant.
yes because to have the phantom pregnancy your body secretes pregnancy hormones which is what pregnancy tests look for
Yes. In a phantom pregnancy, the body is tricked into feeling like it is pregnant. Consequently the same hormones present in a real pregnancy will be present in the body of someone who is undergoing a phantom pregnancy, and these hormones are what a pregnancy test detects.
Yes, dogs can have phantom or pseudopregnancies.
The only difference between a phantom pregnancy and a real pregnancy is that with a phantom pregnancy you are not actually carrying a baby and you will usually have a period and a negative pregnancy test. You will have the same symptoms as a regular pregnancy and they can last at least as long as 7 months.Scroll down to related links and look at "False pregnancy - Wikipedia"
A horse who is experiencing a phantom pregnancy will have symptoms of an actual pregnancy. These symptoms include the horse being tired with a puffed up stomach.
It is called a Phantom pregnancy.
no... that kind of pregnancy is all in your head
If you meant 'imaginary' pregnancy - it's also known as a 'phantom pregnancy'
I have heard of phantom pregnancies lasting as long as seven months!
yes you can because a phantom pregnancy is controlled by your mental state and mindtrust me i have plenty of them sometimes it take an ultrasound to prove to a woman she is not pregnant not nice
Yes you could, you get all the symptoms of a normal pregnancy.
A phantom pregnancy has many of the same signs as a true pregnancy, including weight gain, abdominal distention and nesting behavior. However, the dog also can show abnormal heat cycles.
A phantom pregnancy is caused by psychological problems, a woman is so convinced she is pregnant she develops all or most of the symptoms of a true pregnancy. In part the physical changes are caused by hormonal changes. The hormonal changes are not so easily understood. Women with phantom pregnancy are absolutely convinced that they are pregnant. Even a negative pregnancy test and a negative ultrasound scan are not sufficient to shake their belief.Phantom pregnancy is not at all common. True phantom pregnancy is thought to have a deep psychological basis, strong enough to bring about the hormonal changes which cause the display of the physical features such as absence of periods, breast engorgement and abdominal swelling which is merely gaseous distension of the bowel. A woman having a phantom pregnancy will even feel the nonexistent baby moving. A woman does not have to be fertile or even sexually active to suffer from a phantom pregnancy. Women having a phantom pregnancy need a knowledgeable psychotherapist, who is able to work with her and bring her back into reality gently, as the she would be extremely fragile, emotionally.
nope, it happens often...
She'll be fine.
yes it would be called a phantom pregnancy
Since phantom pregnancy is a false pregnancy, I advice that every woman should try to note the date her menstrual cycle start n ends, by so doing when missed she Can detect whether she is pregnant or not.
YEs. The more you want to be pregnant the more you will make yourself believE that your pre-menstrual symptoms are pregnancy . It is not really phantom pregnancy since with the phantom pregnancy you will start growing a bump,etc.... but similar... My advice is: do not believe that you are pregnant unless it has been confirmed with a (or more) potive pregnancy tests!!!! However if you are planning a pregnancy eat healthy and avoid alcohol,caffeine,etc.... All the best!
If it is a phantom pregnancy you should not be able to feel the movements too. Either your friend is pregnant or has IBS or another medical condition. Either way your friend should be examined by a doctor.