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When Will I Know If 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
12 weeks: There are really two types of people when it comes to this. The first is your close family or friends. The people who would love and support you if you had a miscarriage. Tell those folks whenever you want. But in general, wait until after 12 weeks when the risk of miscarriage is lower. ...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
After 12 weeks: Unfortunately, most miscarriages (if they occur-hopefully not!) take place within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. To be on the safe side statistically-speaking, one should wait until after 12 weeks in general to let anyone know including your employer. We live in the world of twitter and facebook so be conscientious before sharing the good news...Just in case. I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I am having irregular menstruation cycle and i want to be pregnant so I do not know if i ovulate and if I am ovulating I do not know when. ?
Sonography: There isn't a tell-tale way of knowing if you are having twins in the first trimester of pregnancy. Some women carrying multiples have exaggerated symptoms of pregnancy, like more pronounced nausea/vomiting. Ultimately, at some point during your pregnancy, you will have a sonogram performed and the twin pregnancy will be identified. ...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
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
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