What are the early signs of pregnancy?

With a pregnancy there are a lot of symptoms to be aware of. Some pregnancy symptoms come up right away and others take a little bit longer. The key to knowing you’re pregnant is telling a doctor your symptoms and trusting in their judgement.

Some common early pregnancy symptoms include: Nausea, sore breasts, tiredness, cranky feelings, and morning sickness that persists all day. Other symptoms that can come up later on in the pregnancy such as hemorrhoid pain, brownish vaginal discharge, and mucous plug can sometimes be noticed while still at work or school! It’s important to remember that every woman has her own pregnancy progress so there isn’t one easy way to know when you might be pregnant. Be sure to tell your doctor or midwife when you’re feeling like you’re entering your third trimester.

Couples who are trying to conceive may want to wait until their regular menstrual cycle makes it obvious that they are in the fertile window before taking a pregnancy test. When you don’t know for sure that you are pregnant, testing doesn’t necessarily mean you are.

We are excited to be “Pregnancy for Real People” in Canada and are committed to providing the best information available so that everyone can live with a healthy pregnancy. We will continue our pregnancy news about Canadian pregnancy and birth statistics, pregnancy tips, recipes, and reviews.

We support and encourage our pregnancy customers to research their own pregnancy through their own provider and with a midwife. We will continue to provide support up to 40 weeks natural pregnancy and post partum. We also offer personal pregnancy trackers and tracking kits to help throughout the process.

Early Pregnancy Symptoms 

With a pregnancy there are a lot of symptoms to be aware of. Some pregnancy symptoms come up right away and others take a little bit longer. The key to knowing you’re pregnant is telling a doctor your symptoms and trusting in their judgement.

Some common early pregnancy symptoms include: Nausea, sore breasts, tiredness, cranky feelings, and morning sickness that persists all day. Other symptoms that can come up later on in the pregnancy such as hemorrhoid pain, brownish vaginal discharge, and mucous plug can sometimes be noticed while still at work or school!

Early Pregnancy Symptoms

Sometimes being pregnant can feel magical. Others say it’s a challenge. We love to be a part of this wonderful time in a woman’s life. We encourage every pregnancy woman to keep a pregnancy journal and practice being in touch with the pregnancy and baby’s developments.

We encourage you to read all of our pregnancy information. Be sure to read the most current information before scheduling a prenatal care visit with your doctor.

Wednesday, March 15, 2016

This pregnancy was induced at home, with b.i.d progesterone suppositories. We were anxious about this pregnancy and for our first time mother, I’m writing about what it was like.

While we waited for her water to break, I watched the progesterone insertions roll off. Then, I checked to make sure all of the progestin suppositories were in place. She was great when I held her at 6.5 weeks, but by 8 week, I had to hold her so that my back was well if not flat. By 10 week, I was up as a night time nurser.

I had to wait until 14 week to find out whether everything was ok. By then, she was a little further behind in weight gain than other babies I had and felt noticeably different. Once we did the abdominal and pelvic ultra sounds, the doctor confirmed her a 1 in 2 chance of a chromosomal problem.

Then it was time to begin to visit the hospital for scans. I made myself sick, then the waiting began. The other waiting was in getting the results from the doctor.

When a fetal problem is detected, amniotic fluid testing is performed. It is a good idea to have this done early on for two reasons. The first being, a lot of the time these tests can be done early on and may prevent more serious problems (infection, bleeding, or ectopic pregnancy) from happening.

The second reason for early testing is that an ultrasound is more accurate at 14 week. After the 14 week scan, there is not as much that can be done. Most of the serious problems with the fetus were already diagnosed by then.

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