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Why Am I Having Pregnancy Symptoms After My Period
Misinterpretation: All that means is that you do not understand or are misinterpreting your symptoms. It would be helpful when speaking to doctors to be specific about the symptoms you are concerned with . The word 'pregnancy symptoms' is extremely ambiguous. ...Read more
The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more
Classic pregnancy: Sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Many women have no period sx's other then bleeding. Others may feel moody, bloated, >. ...Read more
Repeat test: Sometimes an initial test won't be positive in early pregnancy and there are other causes for not having a period and having seemingly pregnancy related symptoms. The best thing to do, as long as you are not having any concerning symptoms, is to wait a few days and test using your first morning urine when pregnancy hormones are higher. See your doctor if any other questions to look for other cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A positive test: 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
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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