Thursday, April 22, 2010

These Are The Obvious Signs You are Pregnant


Author: Julie Marie

Missed Period

One of the most obvious signs your pregnant is a missed period.

Some women will experience spotting during pregnancy, but this discharge is usually lighter in color and doesn’t last
as long as a normal period. Your doctor should ask you the day you started your last normal period on. Although it is
very rare, there have been cases of women who continue to have a normal period throughout the pregnancy.

You know what day your period usually comes, and if your trying to get pregnant this is the day you wait for. Its the
day when you go to the drug store and pick up a home pregnancy test to find out if you are pregnant.

These tests measure the levels of hCG (hormone secreted during pregnancy) in your urine. The amount of urine each test can detect varies widely. The amount of hormone each woman secret may also vary, but not as widely. The better tests on the market will measure 25-50 mIUs of hCG, which is usually the amount found in urine between the 4th and 5th weeks of pregnancy. The levels of hCG in your urine and blood will be different.

Your pee will contain the highest levels of hCG in the morning when you first wake up. This isn’t a requirement for
most pregnancy tests.

The higher level of hCG in your urine will give the test a better chance at being accurate. The best way to do this is
make sure you wait at least 4 hours since your last pee before you take the test.

These tests are surprisingly accurate, and hardly ever give false results.

    * If a test shows up negative, only to later find out that you really are pregnant, the test was probably taken too soon.
    * If you get a positive test, but find out your not pregnant when you get tested later, this could be a sign of an early

Your doctor can answer any questions you have about a certain pregnancy test. Most of them even have an 800
number you can call to talk to the company that makes the test.

The best and most accurate way to tell your pregnant is a blood test. These can be taken 7-10 days after ovulation.

Morning Sickness

Most people think all pregnant women go through a period of throwing up and getting sick, but estimates show only
about 50% of women actually experience morning sickness.

It’s not a very good name either, since this “morning sickness” could happen at any time of the day.

Some girls will only be sick in the night, some will be sick all day, and others might not have any pattern to their
sickness. Sometimes it’s just a feeling like your going to puke, but you never actually do.

    * In some cases, morning sickness can change into a more severe form known as hyperemesis gravidarum, which has been known to cause dehydration among other things.

Breast Soreness

A lot of girls’ breast’s get very sensitive before their period, so you may be used to this one. Pregnant women may
also experience this hightened sensitivity. However, it will usually go away before your 3rd trimester.

Some women even enjoy it. Or theres the other group – The girl who keeps poking her breast to check for
tenderness so many times she can’t tell if she caused it or not.


Changes in hormones during pregnancy could cause headaches to become more common. You definitely can’t use a
headache as a sign your pregnant, but once you know your pregnant headaches may be a regular thing. Not only stress, but many other factors can cause them.


Many women start getting bloated very early in pregnancy. Again, this is something pretty much every woman has had
to deal with during her period.

Vaginal Discharge

If your not itching or getting rashes or anything, vaginal discharge could be a sign your pregnant. This is because of
the mucus plug is producing more mucus to keep the baby safe and protect it from infections, etc.

If you do notice any increase in secretions from your vagina, it shouldn’t have any smell. Smelling, burning, or itching
could mean you have an STD or other infection and need to see a doctor.

Dealing With Pregnancy

Hopefully your one of the lucky girls who show no signs your pregnant, but the rest of us have to deal with all of these symptoms and more. Follow the advice in this article and you will have a better idea how to deal with pregnancy.

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