False Pregnancy- What Is It?

by admin on April 11, 2011

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False pregnancy or pseudopregnancy or hysterical pregnancy is a condition that affects the non-pregnant females when they have a feeling of being pregnant but in reality they are not. It is often termed as a psychological belief or disorder resulting from hormonal changes in a woman’s body due to which she can witness false pregnancy symptoms. False pregnancy, a Greek term which Mason Good coined in the year 1923 is common in every one to six out of 22000 birth in USA. One can be said to be pregnant with the help of false pregnancy tests when she is actually not.

What Causes False Pregnancy?

The actual cause of false pregnancy is yet to be explained, but according to experts a strong emotional as well as psychological desire leads to this disorder. Even psychologists are of the belief that those women who experience this particular disorder have the utmost desire to become pregnant. They seem to experience the symptoms of false pregnancy during the same period when any of their relative or friend is pregnant.

This disorder is also associated with lost child and miscarriages, the reason being the drastic change in the hormonal balance of the body thus resulting in few traces of hCG( Human Chorionic Gonadotropin hormone. If a woman undergoes any tests in this kind of situation then it gives false tests results.

Symptoms of False Pregnancy

The symptoms of false pregnancy are very similar to that of normal pregnancy. But the signs can be completely psychological or stress related at times. The common symptoms include:

  • Morning sickness
  • Weight gain
  • Sore or tender breasts
  • Abdominal distension
  • Fetal Movements
  • Irregularity in menstruation
  • False labor pains
  • Secretions or breast change
  • Enlargement of the uterine
  • Softening of the cervix

False Pregnancy Tests

A pregnancy test comprises of the urine tests in order to check hCG hormone’s presence in it. There are many pregnancy kits of good quality that brings accuracy in the pregnancy test results.  You will get good as well as effective results from every pregnancy test but at times it may lead to false results too. Home pregnancy tests often prove to be negative for false pregnancy. People suffering from this psychological disorder should consult the doctor for proper treatment.

False pregnancy can be very depressing for a woman. Emotional trauma usually follows after being affected by the disorder.

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Witness Relaxin Pregnancy Test Kit 5ct – Price: $94.80, Seller: Amazon.com-Description: Intended to determine pregnancy.Distinguishes between pseudo pregnancy and gestation.Measures relaxin produced by the developing placenta.Relaxin can be detected in biological samples as early as 20 days after the luteinizing hormone surge.

Canine Pregnancy Test Kit (5 tests) – Price: $119.99, Seller: EntirelyPets.com – Description: Rapid immunomigration test for detection of the hormone relaxin in canine blood. Can be used at 22 days gestation or after. A small blood sample must be obtained from the dog. 5 tests in each kit.

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Fit Pregnancy Magazine – Price: $14.97, Seller: Sears – Description: Fit Pregnancy is the perfect magazine for the mother-to-be who values fitness for both herself and her child. Every issue offers guidance and support for pregnancy, the postpartum period and newborns, including nutrition, safe workouts, meal plans, medical news, baby gear and more.

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