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Earliest pregnancy symptoms?

SXS of pregnancy: Classic pregnancy symptoms usually don’t begin until the day your period is missed or after that. These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be an increase in white vaginal discharge. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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How early do you start feeling pregnancy symptoms?

How early do you start feeling pregnancy symptoms?

Depends: Every woman and every pregnancy is different in terms of symptoms and when you notice them.One of the earliest signs is implantation bleeding, or light spotting 6-12 days after fertilization.You may mistake this as part of your period.Mild abdominal cramps, breast tenderness, swelling, and darkening of the areolas can be seen in a week or two. Nausea can start around weeks 4-6. Take a test if unsure. ...Read more

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Is implantation bleeding real?

Is implantation bleeding real?

I'd ignore it: “Implantation bleeding” is subtle and unpredictable, if it happens at all. Internet gossip vastly over-emphasizes the idea of “implantation bleeding.” Implantation always happens 6-7 days after fertilization, so that's the ONLY time you could see it. ...Read more

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When do pregnancy symptoms start?

When do pregnancy symptoms start?

Very quickly: Early symptoms can start the week after conception but more obvious symptoms will come after the first few weeks. ...Read more

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When can I take a pregnancy test and get accurate results?

When can I take a pregnancy test and get accurate results?

28 days: Most over the counter pregnancy tests are extremely accurate at time of your missed cycle. Some are more sensitive and able to detect pregnancy about 5 days earlier. If you take an early pregnancy test and it is negative, test again a week later. ...Read more

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When can you take a pregnancy test?

When can you take a pregnancy test?

10 days: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of the first trimester of pregnancy?

What are the common symptoms of the first trimester of pregnancy?

Varies Mom to Mom: Many women are tired, have some breast fullness, may experience nausea/vomiting and incraesed hunger. Most do not continue to have their menstrual periods. ...Read more

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Can the Depo-Provera shot cause pregnancy symptoms?

Can the Depo-Provera shot cause pregnancy symptoms?

Yes. : The side effects of the depo-provera include: nausea, breast pain/tenderness, weight gain, menstrual irregularities, etc., etc. The side effect profile is very similar to pregnancy. Make sure you didn't get started on depo when already pregnant. When in doubt, pregnancy test! ...Read more

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What to do in first trimester of pregnancy?

What to do in first trimester of pregnancy?

Eat, sleep, walk etc: This is one of those times in life when people are most happy and motivated to improve their health. So seizing the opportunity to eat right, sleep better, enjoy life more is important. So is avoiding toxic chemicals and toxic situations (including people). An OB provider can provide details on what to do during the first trimester (and preferably before). If you are 42, also ask OB about exercise. ...Read more