do hormones still cycle during pregnancy?
I know the basic answer to this question is no, for obvious reasons.
But I wonder if some habits of the body continue during pregnancy. I'm wondering this because I always get a hive or two a few days before my period starts. It runs in my family (my grandma actually broke out in hives so badly during menopause that she finally had to be hospitalized). The couple hives that I get premenstrually are always in the same spot on my body. One on my inner thigh, and one under my left boob. Every time.
And still, even three months pregnant, I still get those hives around the time when I would have been about to start my period! In the same spot as always!
This is impossible to google, because "hormones," "cycle," and "pregnancy" are a little vague. I'm not interested in the how or why of the hives (they're rare, I guess, and my allergist said it was probably fluctuation of temperature with hormonal changes and that's why the hives were in skin folds). I'm just generally interested in whether or not any of our female cycle keeps ticking when we get pregnant. I think it's fascinating!
Has anybody heard whether or not certain hormonal shifts continue, even if more subtly?