Pregnancy is a time of great joy and excitement, but it can also be a time of worry. You’ll want to do everything you can to ensure a safe pregnancy and delivery. In some cases, this means getting prenatal care from your doctor or midwife as early as possible in the pregnancy. It may also mean preparing for baby financially and emotionally.
Understand the signs of pregnancy.
- Understand the signs of pregnancy.
There are many different ways to tell if you’re pregnant, including:* Missed period (the most obvious sign). If you’re not sure when your last period was, check with a calendar or use an online tool like Ovulation-Calculator.com’s fertility calculator to figure out when it should have been. If you don’t get your period within three weeks after that date, it’s time to take a pregnancy test!
- Changes in body temperature and cravings can also be indicators that something is up with your body.* Other possible early symptoms include fatigue or dizziness (especially if these were not issues before), nausea or vomiting (which may come on suddenly), tender breasts (though these may be caused by hormone changes rather than pregnancy itself), frequent urination–and especially if accompanied by a dark coloration of urine–and constipation.* While none of these symptoms alone are definitive proof that you’re expecting a baby just yet; if they appear together over several days in succession then there could be cause for concern!
See your doctor.
As soon as you think that you might be pregnant, see your doctor. It’s important to confirm or deny the pregnancy as soon as possible so that if there are any health concerns, they can be addressed right away. The doctor may do a blood test to determine whether or not there are any issues with the fetus and its development.… READ MORE ...