If you are wondering whether you are pregnant, there are a lot of signs for you to look at. One sign is a missed period. If you are one of those women who monitor your period, and are sexually active, and realize your period is a week late, it could be a sign of your pregnancy.
Don’t get too excited, however, or scared. Despite all the planning and monitoring of “your monthly friend”, it can sometimes be off by a week. Don’t always rely on the absence of your period to tell whether you are pregnant or not. Some women who are nursing may not even receive a period, and there is nothing to miss for them.
Another sign is morning sickness. If you run to the toilet quite a lot, even if it is not in the morning, it could be a sign. A lack of appetite or an increase in it could be a sign. The foods you usually eat and enjoy starts making you feel ill, another sign. All though the cause of morning sickness isn’t exact, doctors believe it is the change in your hormones when you are pregnant that makes even your favorite foods unappetizing.
You may even see the opposite of this, where your cravings get the best of you and you begin eating more and of things you probably don’t eat. However, not all women experience these symptoms, so they may miss this sign of pregnancy.
Feeling fatigued can be a sign. If you are normally filled with energy and the next day suddenly feel tired, you could be pregnant. If you find yourself using the restroom more often, it may not be a problem with your bladder. Your kidneys work harder to flush out fluid when you are pregnant.
To be sure if you are pregnant, buy a pregnancy test or see your doctor. The above signs could be a clue, but don’t always mean you are pregnant. Conducting a pregnancy test is the best way to confirm pregnancy.
Breast tenderness or growth is also a sign of pregnancy and often occurs in the second month. The nipple may grow larger or become darker. You may find yourself unusually out of breath.
The symptoms usually grow stronger further along in the process of pregnancy. As the baby grows bigger inside, you’ll experience other symptoms like back pain, but some symptoms like dizziness may lessen.
As you near the end of your pregnancy, you may experience a variety of symptoms such as trouble holding urine, trouble sleeping, shortness of breath and more. Consult your doctor if symptoms worsen or become unbearable.
Below are a few books that may help you prepare yourself for having a baby:
What to Expect When You’re Expecting
What to Expect When You’re Expecting is a must-have for parents-to-be. It is filled with the most up-to-date information in pregnancy. This edition incorporates the most current lifestyle trends, including tattooing, belly piercings and even Botox. This book has plenty of tips and helpful hints mixed with humor. It’s not just for pregnant mothers, but for dads-to-be too.
Pregnancy: Signs & Symptoms
Pregnancy: Signs & Symptoms by James Lee Anderson gives information on the different signs and symptoms of pregnancy. It also discusses menstrual period and its relation to pregnancy. You can also find details about common tests (at home and clinic) done to confirm pregnancy. Finally, you’ll find information on what you may experience during your pregnancy, what
Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn
Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn has been revised with the latest research on pregnancy, labor and newborn care for new parents-to-be. It has new information on medicines, interventions during childbirth, revised statistics, discussions on birthing choices and much more.
This is the complete guide for parents concerning the pregnancy and the things to expect afterwards.
Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy
Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy is provided by the Mayo Clinic, in which hundreds of pages with helpful information are offered for parents. Features include a 40-week pregnancy calendar and symptoms guide.
You’ll receive advice on how to get pregnant, planning meals and medication use. A team of pregnancy experts worked together to provide the information essential for parents-to-be.
Pregnancy: For The First Time Moms, What They Don’t Tell You
Written by Darell A. Spice, Pregnancy: For The First Time Moms, What They Don’t Tell You informs you on what to expect during your pregnancy and to make it a more enjoyable and relaxing time. This book is targeted for first time moms, but anyone can read this and see what they know and what they don’t tell them.
If you question whether you are pregnant or not, look for the symptoms provided and research the above books. Of course, see your doctor for advice on your health and the health of your baby, but for extra advice and information, consult provided information such that you will find in this book.