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How Can I Know That I Am Pregnant
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Ovulation predictor: Women who don't ovulate don't have regular periods. An ovulation predictor kit is a good way of confirming that you're ovulating - get from a pharmacy, don't buy a monitor. Start testing every day from day 10 in your cycle (day 1 is the first day of your period). Test between 10 am and noon. If you're irregular, or test for a couple of months and it's not working see a rei specialist if you're ttc. ...Read more
Yes.: A woman has to ovulate ie release an 'egg' in order for pregnancy to occur. If you are having regular periods with cycles between 25-35 days then you are most likely ovulating. There are several ways to determine ovulation eg menstrual cycle charting, basal body temp, LH hormone surge (there is a kit),etc. The simplest way is cycle charting. Chart you cycles, 25-35 days are probably ovulatory. ...Read more
Early ultrasound: An ultrasound performed in the first trimester can confirm twins. Sometimes when twins are diagnosed very early, one of the twins may not survive and then the pregnancy usually will proceed normally as a singleton. Blood levels of the pregnancy hormone are also higher than a singleton pregnancy. ...Read more
Testing!: History suggestive of infertility: 1. Attempting pregnancy more than one year 2. Irregular periods 3. Painful periods 4. Chronic pelvic pain 5. Overweight-obese- bmi >25 6. Breast discharge 7. Abnormal hair growth-excessive acne testing for infertility: blood work- to assess ovarian reserve-thyroid-prolactin; pelvic imaging- hsg and ultrasound; semen analysis- good luck! ...Read more
If no period comes..: A urine pregnancy test done correctly gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and therefore lead to a repeat test. If a woman has her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can tell by : Taking a home pregnancy test if you have missed your period. Possible early pregnancy sxs: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas ; insomnia. ...Read more
Pregnancy test: There are many symptoms that my suggest that you are pregnant (nausea, breast tenderness, fatigue), but the only way to tell if you are pregnant is a pregnancy test, or an ultrasound. Nowadays, the urine tests sold over the counter are very accurate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check to see if you: Have sx's. If yes, obtain psychiatric evaluation. When a person is manic or hypomanic they may exhibit aggression, agitation, lack of judgment ; impulse control, distractability, rapid thoughts ; speech, ^ libido, v sleep, spending sprees, high risk behaviors, elation, ^ physical activity ; even psychosis. When depressed one may experience low mood, v energy level, v concentration, amotivation, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The question you ask: suggests that you have health concerns. It is important to share these w/your doctor. He/she can then make a proper diagnosis. If medical conditions are ruled out perhaps you have an anxiety disorder and a mental health professional can teach you coping strategies. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Home pregnancy test: The first symptom of pregnancy is missing your period. A home pregnancy test can reliably tell you whether you are pregnant or not. The very accurate, home pregnancy tests can be found at any drug store (there are multiple brands). The home test will look for signs of beta-human Chorionic Gonadotropin (b-hcg) in your urine. B-hcg is secreted by a fertilized egg and eventually by the placenta. ...Read more
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