Early symptoms of pregnancy may vary as per every woman, and they differ even with a woman in her next pregnancy. You may also go wrong in your decision as some of the early pregnancy signs look similar to those you feel pre- and post- menstruation period.Therefore, it is highly advised that you have your pregnancy test done on time before you close down with any judgment.
- Will have missed periods
- 10 or 12 days after conception, minor spotting (bleeding) and cramps,similar to menstrual cramps; often associated with white, creamy vaginal discharge
- Due to hormonal changes during pregnancy, breast may have certain changes including swelling (fullness), tenderness and tingling sensation
- Nausea with vomiting (morning sickness) or without it,along with fatigue
- An urge to pass urine frequently
- Urine Strip Test
- Vaginal Sonography
- Blood Tests (Qualitative hCG and Quantitative hCG Tests)
You should go for an immediate consultation with your gynecologist if:
- You have missed your periods
- Urine pregnancy test is positive
- You have severe pain, lethargic feelings, fainting attacks or bleeding
A safe pregnancy for mother and a fit baby are all that the parents wish. Sufficient care prior to your pregnancy fulfills this wish. Seek an early consultation with your obstetrician or gynecologist, who can provide you with the best preconception care.
- Thalassemia status of both the parents
- Rubella status for the wife
- Blood sugar and thyroid tests along with necessary bodily examinations. For example, the folic acid supplements stop neural tube defects.
That is because of a substance called hCG secreted by pregnancy,entering mother’s circulation – It is a sign of growing pregnancy. This can be naturally treated by ginger-ice cubes and many sugary things. It usually disappears once first 3 months get over!
By the protocol, at the completion of the third month (13 weeks); then at the 4th and 5th month in order to rule out any malformations and by the 9th month to find out the weight, amount of fluid and blood flow. In addition, during pregnancy if your doctor feels you have any issues that require sonography, he would perform it, on a necessary basis.
Stretching of muscles of the tummy, back and thighs are the common symptoms; usually happen with growing pregnancy. Such problems would never last forever; with changing time, they would go subsided.
With the uterus growing upwards, an outer skin is stretched. Consequently, you may get itchiness all over the tummy. White or black marks are formed. The middle part of the tummy, from navel to lower down (pubis), shows a dark line called ‘Linea Nigra’.
Weight gain varies from woman to woman. A pregnant woman tends to gain weight only from the fourth month onwards. An early pregnancy weight loss is normal. Later in pregnancy, a weight gain of 800g to 1000g per month is normal too. A weight gain of more than 2500g per month needs an attention.
That is due to the fluid retention, which is usually being evident during pregnancy. Swelling could be because of other problems such as thyroid, low protein or blood pressure problems.
Most of the pregnant women can do normal work, light household activities. Traveling to short or long distance is also safe, depending upon how she feels.
Having stretch marks is a physiological change, commonly relates to your pregnancy time. Do not panic, it would go lowered and vanished off after certain time. Consulting your doctor for appropriate remedies and treatments would definitely leave you stress-free!
Menopause is considered to be 1 year without a menstrual period.
This is a stage of life when the ovaries gradually begin to produce less estrogen. It is characterized by hot flashes, breast tenderness, irregular periods, decreased libido, mood swings and difficulty sleeping.
Hot Flashes, Night Sweats, Irregular Periods, Emotional Changes, Loss of Libido and Vaginal Dryness.
You should have your first exam when you are 21 years of age.
Yes, if you have a light flow.
If you are at a greater risk for breast cancer, beginning a screening of mammograms before age 40 is recommended. Talk to your doctor about your particular risk factors.