Pregnancy – Informative Resource For Females
What are the signs of pregnancy?
- Periods delay;
- Urination becomes more frequent, but remains painless. This is due to the action of progesterone, increased blood filling of the pelvic organs, including in the bladder and kidneys, which increases renal filtration and urine production. Frequent urination persists until the birth;
- Sensations in the mammary glands change dramatically. There is swelling and tenderness of the breast, and the slightest touch to it causes pain.;
- “Morning sickness”, which can recur at any time of the day. The reason is again progesterone – its content in the blood of a pregnant woman is very high. Other digestive disorders may also occur, namely increased gas formation, bloating of the intestine;
- Skin discoloration: darkening of nipple halos and veins on the chest, the appearance of a dark line from the navel to the pubis;
- A keen desire for some unusual products;
- Constant fatigue and drowsiness. 6-7 days before menstruation, signs of a cold may appear, but the cold does not develop further than the malaise. A woman gets tired quickly, she often has bouts of weakness;
- Unstable emotional state;
- Spotting. After 7-10 days after ovulation, minor vaginal bleeding may occur, this is implantation bleeding, which may also indirectly indicate a progressive pregnancy.
When can I feel the first symptoms of pregnancy?
Sometimes it’s not so easy to recognize the signals that our body sends. If there is a suspicion of pregnancy, you will most likely want to know for sure.
The easiest way is to use a pharmacy pregnany test. Modern pregnancy tests can be used starting from the first day of menstruation delay. They are 95% accurate and even able to approximately determine the duration of pregnancy.
If you find out that you are pregnant, do not delay your visit to the doctor.
Why can the pregnancy test be wrong?
Several factors can affect the accuracy of a home pregnancy test:
- the time of taking the test. If you take the test too early after the intended conception, the test will show a negative result.
- violations of the instructions. If you do not follow the instructions, you may miss an important detail of testing and get a false result.
- physiological features. Some women simply do not produce so much hCG hormone during pregnancy that it can be detected by home tests. In this case, pregnancy can only be determined by a blood test.
Interesting facts about pregnancy
- It is believed that frequent heartburn indicates the birth of a baby with hair. This is not a myth – in most cases, mothers suffering from heartburn have babies with hair.
- From about the 4th month of pregnancy, milk gradually begins to appear in the mammary glands.
- The child begins to show emotions even in the womb – to laugh, cry, be sad.
- The child is really able to taste the food that the mother eats, because some flavors of food penetrate to the fetus through the amniotic fluid.
- Only 10% of babies are born on time, i.e. at the 40th week. If a child is born later than 43 weeks, it is considered postmature infant, however, there are facts of carrying a child for 375 days.
- At 3-4 months of gestation, a woman’s sense of smell sharply worsens – it is believed that in this way nature tries to protect the expectant mother and baby from eating dangerous, substandard or poor-quality food.
- The number of births of twins and triplets is growing every year — the chances of giving birth to twins are higher in women of large complexion.
- Already in the first three months, the baby has nails and fingerprints begin to form.
- During pregnancy, the phase of hair growth is lengthened, because the hair looks more magnificent, healthier and more attractive.
- The size of the leg during pregnancy may increase due to constant swelling and water retention in the body.
- A baby in the womb (in the last months of pregnancy) emits more than a liter of urine per day, which he drinks himself.
- The uterus of a pregnant woman during the period of carrying a baby increases almost 500 times – from the size of a peach to the size of a melon.
- All babies at 4-8 weeks have a tail, which disappears after a while.
- A pregnant woman should not eat for two, as many people think. She needs an additional 300 calories a day. And this is half a bagel and yogurt.
- Every 3 seconds a new man is born worldwide.