The Systems of an Early Pregnancy
There are quite a few Symptoms that could help you with the early stages of pregnancy. The more Symptoms that you have the greater the chance you have of being pregnant. Please note that if you have any concerns about your health you should speak to a qualified person.
The majority of pregnant women have early Symptoms but a few have no Symptoms of an early pregnancy except they their menstrual period. There have been times when a women have been so busy or stressed that they have been unaware that their period was due or even forgot that they missed it.
Missing a menstrual period might indicate you could be pregnant.
Your period was late or had mild spotting rather than your normal period.
Experiencing morning sickness first thing in a morning may also indicate pregnancy.
Your food may taste differently or feel a dislike or even the urge to eat certain foods. This is also an early sign.
Breasts may also become tender and may even start to enlarge.
You may also become tired and find your energy level dropping.
You or partner may also note a change in your moods and even a swing in them. This may indicate a change in your hormone levels.
You may also not an increase in the trips to the toilet. You may or may not have any pain when urinating. If any pain is associated with this please ask a doctor for advice as there are other causes for this that have nothing to do with pregnancy.
You also may have an increase of headaches that are a result of hormone changes and also may also indicate an early pregnancy.
Pregnancy – The Diagnosis
If you have one or more of the above systems and are sexually active then you will need to purchase a home pregnancy kit. You will need to read and follow the instructions included with the kit. It may tell you to test your urine first thing in the morning as this is when your is at its most concentrated to see if you are pregnant or not. These tests are very sensitive and very accurate. A positive test will mean you are pregnant and a negative may not be conclusive, if you did it incorrectly or did not do it in the early morning.
If the test show a positive result you should seek medical advice, your doctor may advise another test to confirm your results. You will also need to discuss your pregnancy plans. You will also need to discuss any medications that you are currently taking
It is also recommended that you eat a balanced diet and not to miss meals. You may want to reduce or stop smoking and also reduce or stop drinking alcohol.
You should also seek medical advice if your period did not come within the next month, there may be a medical condition.
65% of all pregnancies are unplanned.
25% of all pregnancies ends in a miscarriage.
25% of women choose to terminate their pregnancy.
Discovering your pregnant can be a very welcome experience in your life or it can be a very serious stress and at time pose a very real health risk to both mother and baby.