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How Do Babies Know When Your Pregnant
Signs of Pregnancy: Lack of menstrual period, breasts tenderness( 1-2 weeks) implantation vaginal spotting ( 6-12 days), increase urinary frequency, fatigue, tiredness, nausea or morning sickness (2-8 weeks), backache, headache, darkening of the areoles ( nipples), food cravings or aversions to food, eventually bluish discoloration of vulva and vagina, increased size of uterus with increased weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Teething symptoms: The first tooth usually breaks through when a baby is 6 months old; some babies are born with teeth, some do not get any teeth until they are 12 months, and that is totally normal. Some babies have no symptoms when teething, and others may be fussy, have a sleeping disturbance or put their fingers in their mouths or bite on objects for a few days to a week before the tooth breaks through. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pretty early: You can sometimes know you're having twins early based on your serum HCG levels (they are higher with twins) as early as 4 weeks after your period. Overall, though, you should be able to determine you're having twins on ultrasound as early as 5 - 6 weeks after your last period! so exciting! ...Read more
Most often not: Most women are not aware of any ovulation. One common sign can be a clear, thin, sticky vaginal (actually cervical) discharge 2 weeks before menses. A basal body temperarture chart can be used to tell if ovulation may have occured. There are urine tests you can purchase to predict impending ovulation. Some women feel a twinge of pain on one side. This is called mittelschmerz (middle pain). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Use an OPK kit: If you have regular cycles use an ovulation predictor kit (opk) - test between 10 am and noon, starting on day 10 of your cycle. The first morning urine is not accurate. Try the ovuquick brand (available online, get the 9 stick pack) if a drugstore test doesn't work for you. The day of a positive test and the next 2 days are your most fertile days. If you have irregular cycles see a rei specialist. ...Read more
Timing w/ovulation: The proper time to conceive is timing intercourse to when you are ovulating; that is generally around cycle day 14 in a regular, 28 day cycle. Sometimes ovulation kits are helpful. Other factors that come into play are being emotionally and psychologically prepared to embark on the remarkable journey of becoming pregnant and being a parent. ...Read more
Your OB doc should: Have gone over that with you at your post partum visit just like I do with all of my patients in coral springs, fl. If u are breast feeding you will not get a period until you cut way down on your breast feeding, if u are not breast feeding then u should get a period by 8-10 weeks after delivery at the latest, if you do not, then u need a workup by your OB doc. ...Read more
Amenorrhea Wnts Baby: If you have no periods (amenorrhea), then you are not ovulating and you will have trouble getting pregnant. Eventually you might ovulate but it would be about 2wks before period. The best idea is to see a fertility specialist who can find out why you do not ovulate and then use meds to make it happen. Your problem is treatable but you almost certainly need help to succeed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have a mommy list: After birth babies learn to express their desire for "change" by crying. They look to their source people to fix things. Make a "mommy list" of all those things you can fix:too hot, too cold, hungry, poopy, wet, laying in spit up, etc. However, if tired or overly tired, you can't fix it. Create a soothing area for them to drift into sleep&help them settle but letting a tired baby cry is ok from day 1. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Basal temp rises: If you have been taking your basal body temperature, there is typically a rise of 1/2 degree with Progesterone production, which occurs after ovulation. Also, if you notice lots of good cervical mucus (like egg white), that is a sign that your are nearing ovulation. When it suddenly goes away, that is probably a sign that you are in the second half (progesterone-producing) part of the cycle. ...Read more
What a feeling!: Pregnancy hormones kick in at a point when you start to notice everything from morning sickness to food cravings. Of course there are rapid body changes from a swelling abdomen and breasts to the "facial glow of pregnancy" .Hormones are responsible for it all. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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