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How Would 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
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
Get a check up: Start by speaking with your gynecologist to see if you have any risk factors or if testing should be done. Some common risk factors include: irregular periods, serious medical conditions like heart or kidney disease or cancer, overweight, underweight, smoking, previous pelvic surgery, fibroids, previous std or pelvic inflammatory disease, family history of endometriosis or premature menopause. ...Read more
Excessive Fear: The key is an "excessive" fear of having an illness. To illustrate, when i was starting my training in psychiatry i worked with a young man who could not be convinced that he didn't have hiv. He had had every known test and they were all negative, but he would then point out that no test is 100% certain. I calculated his odds of having HIV were roughly the same as being struck by a meteor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That's easy: You are in luck, because home pregnancy tests have been available since the 1970's. A urine test gives a reliable result 1 week after missing a period, or 3 weeks after sex (when conception might have occurred). There is no need to test sooner, but if done too early (such as less than 2 weeks after sex) and has a negative result, a woman often ends up repeating the test a few days or a week later. ...Read more
Signs of miscarriage: Loss of pregnancy before 20 weeks is called miscarriage, mostly occurring in the first 13 weeks. Warning signs of having miscarriage are: brown or red bleeding;passing of tissues with clot like material through vagina as well as white- pink mucus;sudden decrease in signs of pregnancy;true, painful contractions every 5-20 minutes;back pain. Immediately consult your obgyn or go to the er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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