Pregnancy is a condition that occurs when the male sperms travel to the fallopian tube of the female reproductive system and fertilize with the egg that is released from the female’s body. This is more likely to happen during the ovulatory phase of the female cycle. This process of fusion takes place inside a female’s body and implants an embryo in the womb that takes around 40 weeks to nourish and develop into a complete baby. An embryo that is implanted in the uterus of the mother, after 8 weeks is called Fetus. And when it comes out of the womb it is known as an Infant.
The process of pregnancy includes 3 trimesters of 3 months that make 9 months in total. During this whole time, proper monitoring and prenatal care are extremely important to take good care of the mother and the baby. In this article, we’ll be discussing everything that one needs to about pregnancy, including pregnancy tests, pregnancy diets, exercises, and much more help. So, stick around until the end of this article.
So, let us get started.
Early pregnancy symptoms:
So, here are some early pregnancy symptoms one could feel right after conceiving. They can be common yet weird and don’t pay heed to them until you realize that you have started missing your periods. Here are some of the earliest symptoms that you might feel before even getting your test coming out positive.
- Acid reflux and heartburn during pregnancy are quite common.
- Getting nauseous for no reason.
- Constant or periodic headaches.
- Fatigue and dizziness.
- Your basal body temperature drops after 5 to 6 days of your ovulation. If you have conceived then your basal body remains the same. You can find out if you are pregnant or not by checking your basal body temperature.
- You may feel indigestion and bloat. Diarrhoea is common too
- You feel more thirst than usual.
- Blood from the nose is something common in many pregnancies.
- You are expected to gain a few pounds during the first 4 weeks of your pregnancy.
- In early pregnancy, most women face spots.
- While missing your periods is an ultimate symptom of pregnancy.
- Because your uterus starts to expand and contract, so cramping is completely normal.
- The breast becomes tender.
- Urinating more than often.
They were a few pregnancy symptoms. Now, let’s move on to pregnancy tests.
Here is a brief guide about different ways of confirming your pregnancy.
So, as soon as you will start missing your periods and you feel that some of the earliest symptoms have started to show up, take your pregnancy test. Home pregnancy is indeed the safest and suitable way by which one could confirm their pregnancy. Sometimes, it does happen that two different pregnancy tests give different results. In such a case, check your basal body temperature. Once your home test comes out to be positive, I will advise you to get your ultrasound appointment at the gynaecologist’s right away. In this way, you will get your confirmed results.
You can also get your clinical urine test to confirm your pregnancy but they are not always accurate. Another option is getting your blood test done from the nearby laboratory. There are two different types of pregnancy blood tests: A qualitative HCG blood test and a quantitative HCG blood test. Qualitative one simply answers is yes or no while quantitative one measures the specific levels of HCG in blood.
Pregnancy diets and exercises.
Next up, we have all the details of the diet plan and exercises that will help you to have a healthy pregnancy experience. Eating foods rich in fibres and maintaining your nutrients and vitamins intake balanced is extremely crucial to keep yourself healthy. During pregnancy, a mother needs way more than your body requires normally. So, try to eat food that is
- Not processed.
- Simple food that is easy to make.
- Rich in fibres.
- Leafy Green vegetables
- Full-fat dairy products.
- Seafood especially salmon
- Fermented foods.
Moreover, it is quite normal to have weird food cravings but you should always have to be mindful of what you are taking inside.
Now, let us jump onto a few easy exercises that are safe for all the trimesters because most of the mums are conscious about a baby. They fear that any sort of workout might affect their baby. The heavy workout can be harmful few exercises are recommended by physiotherapists. But I would recommend asking your doctor before plunging into a mild workout for fitness. If you want more information about pregnancy exercises and in what possible way they can help you and your baby then click on the link below.
Pregnancy comes with a lot of problems and complications as well if one fails to take good care that is required. The most common problems that women tend to face often in their second and third trimesters are listed below.
- High blood pressure
- Various infections that might lead to miscarriages.
- Preeclampsia (preterm delivery and death that is caused by serious maternal health problems like hypertension, diabetes, kidney disease, etc.)
- Preterm labour (infant born after 37 weeks of pregnancy)
- Stillbirth and miscarriages.
- Continuous nausea and vomiting.
- Postpartum problems (backaches, headaches due to disturbed sleep cycles, tender breasts)
These are the few most commonly observed pregnancy problems that are observed. It is extremely important to be vigilant about all the things that can prove to be harmful to you and your baby’s health. After conceiving till breastfeeding, you have to take good care of your diet, sleep, and overall well-being. Any sort of compromise might result in something dangerous.
This was all about you need to know about pregnancy. For more such content related to pregnancy and neonatal care, stay-tuned.