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What Are Signs Of A Pregnancy
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
Cramping/bleeding: The most common signs of a miscarriage are cramping and bleeding. 1 in 5 recognized pregnancies results in a miscarriage. Most miscarriages happen in the first trimester of pregnancy. A miscarriage can be confused with an ectopic pregnancy. If the cramping is predominantly on the left or right side of the lower abdomen, you should see a doctor to rule out an ectopic. Best wishes! ...Read more
Cramps and bleeding: Some signs of a miscarriage include severe cramping and heavy vaginal bleeding. Some women pass clots and tissue. However, it's possible to have these and not miscarry. It's also possible to have a failed pregnancy but with none of these signs or symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Missed period: The first indication you may be pregnant is if your period is late. Many women also experience nausea or vomiting, plus some fatigue (tiredness), early in their pregnancies. If you think there is a possibility you may be pregnant, take a home pregnancy test 1 week after missing a period, or 3 weeks after sex. ...Read more
Missed period: Often, the first indication a woman may be pregnant is if her period is late. Many women also experience nausea or vomiting, plus some fatigue (tiredness), early in their pregnancies. If you think there is a possibility you may be pregnant, take a home pregnancy test 1 week after missing a period, or 3 weeks after sex. Pregnancy tests are sold everywhere. ...Read more
Missing your period: Missing your period at the expected time is the first "symptom" for most women. Other signs would be a change in appetite, maybe some mild nausea, an increase in your ability to smell things. Fatigue is also a common first trimester complaint. Cramping type pain is not uncommon. ...Read more
Missed period + hpt: Possible early pregnancy sxs: no period, breast swelling & tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white & milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, nausea, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings,^ gas, insomnia, gagging & yawning. They may begin after missed period. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Miscarriage symptoms: A miscarriage is the loss of a fetus prior to the 20th week of pregnancy. Symptoms of a miscarriage include bleeding which progresses from light to heavy, very severe cramps, fever, abdominal pain, back pain & weakness. If you have any of these symptoms you should contact your obstetrician immediately. ...Read more
Some small changes: A woman of childbearing age who has some nausea (with or without vomiting), some fatigue (feels less energetic), a sharper/stronger sense of smell, mild soreness/swelling of her breasts, and maybe some food aversions and cravings . . . Could be pregnant. Symptoms can occur before missing a period. She can do a urine pregnancy test 1 week after missing her period, to see if she will have a baby. ...Read more
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