Wednesday, April 30, 2008

First Week of Pregnancy Symptoms

The first trimester of pregnancy is the most crucial period in pregnancy, since here the woman might feel sick and exhausted, and may even be advised bed rest.

Most pregnant women do not have any specific signs or symptoms of implantation, although it is not uncommon to experience light bleeding at implantation or cramps but this is normal unless there is spotting or bleeding as well, you should take that seriously and contact your doctor.

During your pregnancy first trimester you may experience morning sickness, dizziness, and leg cramps that occur due to low levels of calcium and other vitamins, even thought that all vital nutrients can be found in your diet, there are a few crucial nutrients like vitamin D, calcium and vitamin B9 (that is proven to limit fetal neural tube defects and birth defect.) that your diet is likely lacking and are necessary for a healthy baby and pregnancy.

So take your vitamin and contact your doctor if any problem appears because most miscarriages occur during this period.

Early Pregnancy Symptoms Cramps

During early pregnancy you may experience cramping,but there is a lot of reasons to cause abdominal cramping in a women. Not only pregnancy.

Cramping is one of the early symptom of pregnancy, it's the way that body react to the implantation, you may think that it's your period but this is your uterus preparing for the baby, this is completely normal unless you're experiencing other symptoms like bleeding, fever..., so while cramping could be a sign of pregnancy, it can also be a sign of your menstrual cycles following an early miscarriage, be careful in this case and consult your doctor for a healthy pregnancy.

Monday, April 28, 2008

9 Pregnancy Symptoms You Should Know

This sign of pregnancy are classified from the most important that will confirm that you are pregnant, to the less important sign.

1. Your basal body temperature stays high

If you have been watching your body temperature carefully and you see that your temperature
has stayed elevated for 16 days or more, you are probably pregnant.

2. A missed period

This is the most common symptom, if your period doesn't arrive on time there is a chance that you are pregnant, but if you are not regular and don't keep track of your cycle you will not take that seriously, but you can know the early pregnancy symptoms like nausea and breast tenderness that will signal pregnancy before you realize you didn't get your period.

3. Frequent urination

during pregnancy the amount of blood and other fluids in your body increases, which leads to extra fluid being processed by your kidneys and ending up in your bladder.
This symptom starts in the first trimester and will continue as your pregnancy progresses.

4. Abdominal bloating

A bloated feeling that is caused by hormonal changes in your early pregnancy may let you
feel snugger than usual at the waistline, even early or when your uterus is still quite small.

5. Increased sensitivity to odors

You may find that certain food or aromas are suddenly completely repulsive to you.

6. Nausea or vomiting

This can be a problem for some women about a month after conception, but some women
do start to feel it a bit earlier.

7. Implantation bleeding

You may experience a small amount of vaginal bleeding around 11 or 12 days after conception
and this is caused by the fertilized egg burrowing into the blood-rich lining of your uterus.

8. Fatigue

This is one of the early pregnancy symptoms; I think it's the hormonal change that contributes to the feeling of sleepiness

9. Tender, swollen breasts

An other early signs of pregnancy are sensitive, sore breasts like before your period, this will diminish after the first trimester.

The Solution: a home pregnancy test

This is not the most effective method to detect that you are pregnant until at least 12 to 15 days after the fertilization, so, if you need a more accurate way to detect an early pregnancy symptoms you can use the clinical blood test which can confirm the fertilization early as 6 to 8 days.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Pregnancy: The First Episode

It start like this for the first time, an easy thing ;), If a sperm cell meets and penetrates an egg, it will fertilize the egg. The fertilization process takes about 24 hours.
When fertilization happens, changes occur on the surface of the egg to prevent other sperm from penetrating it. At the moment of fertilization, the genetic makeup is complete, including the sex of the infant.

Pregnancy Test, Am I Pregnant?

Pregnancy can be detected in several way, the natural symptoms like missed period, morning sickness, breast soreness, headaches, bloating, vaginal discharge are common to all women, but to ensure that you are on your way to be a mother :) you can use a pregnancy test that will detect a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG).

HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy, it appears in the blood and urine of a pregnant women and is generated by the newly formed placenta. You can buy a home pregnancy tests wich use urine for detection and will only succeed if you have sufficient HCG in your blood and if you are very early in your pregnancy, and the HCG level is below 25-50 mIU/mL, the test will be negative , this test cannot detect a pregnancy until at least 12 to 15 days after the fertilization, otherwise you can use the clinical blood test wich can confirm the fertilization early as 6 to 8 days.

Why Do I Need A Pregnancy Test ?

  • To check if you are pregnant :D
  • Measure the age of the fetus.
  • To detect anomaly conditions that can raise HCG levels which may indicate a problem with your pregnancy.
A normal first pregnancy will have the HCG levels rise rapidly during the first trimester and then slightly decline, so keep an eye on your HCG levels for a healthy new mother.

Late Pregnancy Side Effect

The problem of infertility is common for old women who are less fertile than younger women, which is forcing them sometimes to go through the techniques of in vitro fertilization, but as long as the woman is menstruating and have sexual activity, she may be pregnant until her menopause.

The late pregnancy is a risky which means:

  • Risk for mother, because she has more chance of having twins, so more difficult pregnancy and the risk of bleeding during childbirth, also with the age a woman has high probability of having diseases such as hypertension, diabetes…
  • Risk for baby who means a premature birth, miscarriage, the risk of prenatal mortality or born with deformities, birth defects or mental retardation.
Don't never leaves important things in your life, as a last thing to do :)

Pregnancy Symptoms, What You Should Know

So far medicine has found that two methods to detect pregnancy, whether the blood or urine tests to detect the presence of the hormone gonadotropin (HCG), you may experience some symptoms of pregnancy that we say they are confirming your pregnancy without the need of a test, of course a test is better if you are not sure, but i prefer the natural way, here is some symptoms that most women will feel:

  • The cessation of he periods is the first objective sign of pregnancy, yet many women have irregular periods during early pregnancy.
  • The breasts swell and more painful, tougher and a little larger, nipples become a little curved and take a darker colour.
  • You feel more tired at night especially in the first pregnancy
  • You feel tired when you wake up
  • You may have more white losses
  • A feeling of bitterness in the stomach or the disgust of certain foods or be disgusted by odours.
  • The appetite change, some women, it decreases or on the contrary, they can’t control it.
  • Your mood swings depending on the hormonal action, and becomes more irritable and hypersensitive.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Pregnancy Symptoms, What To Expect !!

I have done some research on the internet about my Pregnancy symptoms, i'm not experiencing all of them but they will come sooner :D

Here is a brief list of what i found:

Pain breasts, Nausea, Constipation (ehhh..), Sleep disorders,Hot flushes and sweating....

and the list is getting bigger through pregnancy periods.

My Pregnancy Symptoms Blog

Hi, i'm blogging about this because sooner i will be a mother :) and i'm really happy with that. Like all of us you know that pregnancy is the physiological process during which the living offspring of a woman develops in the womb from conception until birth.

The pregnancy begins with fertilization of an egg by sperm, which results in an embryo, it continues until the birth or until its interruption by a miscarriage which means a natural or artificial abortion.

i'm really happy with what my life is going to be, talk to you later ;)

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