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Why Do I Get More Mosquito Bites While Pregnant?

An article by Roger Dobson confirmed that Mosquitos prefer Pregnant women over Non-Pregnant Women and there are 2 main body changes that cause this.

  1. In Later Pregnancy women breathe out 21% greater volume than non-pregnant women and Mosquitos are more attracted to the moisture and Carbon Dioxide in exhaled breath.
  2. Abdomens of pregnant women are 0.7° hotter and that with this extra heat pregnant women released more volatile substances from their skin surface allowing the mosquitoes to detect them more easily.

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