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Depending on the length of time you have this spotting, you could be experiencing what is called, implantation bleeding. But from my experience, this could also be the early signs of a missed miscarriage. Many women don't realize this happens to more than 25% of the population. If the bleeding cont…
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They were symptoms of my pregnancy, but just because you're experiencing these symptoms does not mean that you are pregnant. They can also be symptoms of being overly stressed which can also affect your period.   Well heartburn is definatley a symptom of pregnancy. As you do not get heartburn…
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Hard telling really. I took 2 hpts before I started bleeding and they were positive. Then when I was bleeding I took 2 more and they were negative. Haven't gone to the doctor yet. So I'm not real sure if the blood interferes with the results or not. For a sure pregnancy test you should go to your d…
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Yes, cramping is a sign of miscarriage along with spotting. Go see your dr or medical clinic.   The craming is actually contractions and in some cases worse than actual labour.
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Yes, that is a sign, but it is also a sign of ovulating. Wait for your period to start & if it doesn't take a test.   Your symptoms of pregnancy will usually appear anywhere from the first week of your expected period to 1-2 weeks after your first week of expected period. Your first signs…
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NO however, if you take a home test too soon, it will not be accurate.   yes thiscan happen you could have had the blood drawn to early implantation has to take place about a week before even blood test shows up. call your local hospital and see if you can talk to someone who does these test …
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Yes, mood swings are a common symptom in pregnancy. We can see mood swing in early stage of pregnancy. Pregnant women get fever or sickness in with morning.They are more irradiate in normal situations.
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Not a normal sign of pregnancy.   Your symptoms of pregnancy will usually appear anywhere from the first week of your expected period to 1-2 weeks after your first week of expected period. Your first signs of pregnancy most commonly include missed period, tender/swollen breasts, change in col…
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Hardness or tenderness of the stomach can be related to plenty of things for example constipation. But if your period came like it normally would, I would not be concerned of pregnancy but if you have any doubts, contact your dr.
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Spotting could be mistaken as a light period. I would suggest going to see a doctor because you could be pregnant.
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Conception is when the sperm fertilizes the egg. This generally happens inside the Fallopian tubes within a few days of intercourse. You can't feel this cellular event.   while you may not feel conception itself many women report flu like symptoms days after conception...then when they miss t…
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A blood test that only your doctor can give is the only sure way to know if you are pregnant before you miss your period.
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Cramps are normal during pregnancy no matter where they are in the stomach, unless they are sharp or painful. You should tell you're doctor about these immediately just to be on the safe side.   Left side cramps are not necessarily a sign of pregnancy but can occur during pregnancy. Your symp…
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Yes, you could be pregnant. Sometimes women have implantation bleeding that starts around the time of their period. Also stress could also mess up your periods. If you're not sure just take a home pregnany test. They are pretty reliable.
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It is definitly possible for it to be wrong. Your HCG hormone may not have been up high enough to read off the test. Your cycle wait would still be about a week away, I would at least consider waiting now until the day of a missed period, unless you are having symptoms of pregnancy, then try in anot…
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Answer There really aren't any known symptoms for being 2 weeks but I do know with my 1st child I was young & the 1st thing I noticed was I had a lot of heartburn. You may have sore breast also. Answer Well technically your second week of pregnancy you are not even pregnant. Weird, I know…
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yes it pretty much can unless they find other reasons to why you have stretch marks on your utures and streach marks on your body unless your one of the lucky ones who don't keep them but doctors have told me it is possable.
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I have just had the great news that me and my husband are expecting our first baby. This is thrilling news but now I am trying to gather as much information as I can. I'm currently at week 6 and am already feeling "hormonal" and can sense changes in my body, but I want to know what to expect in the …
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Answer I am 30 weeks going on 31 weeks and and my tummy size is equivalent to the average 4 month pregnant woman! The doctor says he is growing perfectly and is for the most part very healthy. This being my "first pregnancy" and a "boy" many mothers say that is why I am not revealing as much. I agr…
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Answer The moving of your baby is usually very reassuring. It isn't unusual for a baby to have quiet times when there is not a lot of activity. It may help to lay on your side to notice if the baby is moving or if it is still. If you feel the baby is not as active as what seems normal, discuss it…
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Every woman is built differently, which means we all carry our babies different. Some out front, which sounds like you, some in their hips ... it all varies, but is nothing to worry about. The weight gain for an underweight woman would be 28-40 pounds. The weight gain for an average woman would be 2…
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%DETAILS% Answer Every one is different. Some peoples' start to poke out by the 2nd or 3rd month whereas some peoples will not poke out until the 8th or 9th month if at all! Answer I carried my son for 9 months, and my belly button never poked out. Some day's I would think it wa…
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Well, I just positive today and have had a yeast infection for the last three. I have had five pregnancies (2 ended in miscarriage) and every time I got a yeast infection just days before testing positive. Other than pregnancy I have had two infections, both at the end of taking antibiotics. Howeve…
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I am 26 years old and i think i am pregnant...because i feel dizzy and nauseaus, sensitive and i don't mens until now, delay for almost 3 months .. even having sex i don't like... i test my self two times by using normal pregnancy test but it was negative.. i am planning to see the doctor tomorrow b…
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It's possible. Hormonal changes from pregnancy can do strange things... I hadn't even started to show when my milk (actually, the clear to white pre-milk substance, colostrum) came in for the first time - during sex. However, taking a pregnancy test is the only real way to know for sure. When I was …
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From what I've read, it's pretty normal. Your body is in overdrive at this point and you have more of everything. It's very annoying and I have found I tend to 'over salivate' at very inconvenient moments. I mostly notice it when I am bending or looking down. (thanks, gravity!) Luckily, I have a hus…
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%DETAILS% My fiance is about 3 months pregnant, and we were wondering the same thing. So we brought the question to our OBGYN. He told us that this early in the pregnancy, the baby is behind your bladder, which is right above your pubic bone. We were looking in the wrong place. Perhaps you are to…
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if you have missed one period it doesnt mean no ovulation or pregnant you could be lat starting but if you still havent started after a few days of when your period should of started go to your doctor your pharmicest and take a pregnancy test because you could be pregnant.
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Vaginal Mucus In my experience (I have two kids), your ovulation discharge usually looks like egg whites, and when you are pregnant, you may have no discharge at all, or a slight creamy textured discharge that you may not even notice, but it does not look like ovulation discharge.I have a great dea…
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Sore breasts and cramps are both common in the early stages of pregnancy, so if you are in doubt, get a pregnancy test, it's the only way to know for sure, and it's not reliable until you are at least two weeks late for your period. I am about 6 weeks pregnant for the first time, and I'm a nurse.…
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%DETAILS% I am overdue, and it is VERY normal, my hurts when the baby moves or pushes on me a certain way. otherwise it doesn't hurt. but YES it is normal   I'm 35 weeks pregnant and my belly button hurts a lot, I tried massaging it, but it doesn't help. A warm bath helps a little. Worst i…
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Of course it is normal. Your body is changing everyday. I have two children and I could hardly get out of bed with my first child and go to work for 8 hours! With my 2nd I slept all day long, everyday! He is now 28 months old and very healthy...besides the terrible 2's! Being sleepy is normal, and …
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Sometimes spotting is harmless, but sometimes it's a sign of something more serious. Here is some advice from women who've been there - and some of their firsthand experiences, too. Don't panic! First find out what's going on with your body.Go test your hcg levels, even if it means going to the ER. …
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Ballottement indicates an increase of fluid over the patella at the knee joint - this has more to do with an injury or infection and nothing to do with pregnancy.Braxton Hicks or practice contractions are uterine contractions not usually felt until the second trimester or third trimester of pregnanc…
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Birth control pills work by convincing the body that it is already pregnant, therefore has no need to release an egg - thus preventing pregnancy. Yasmin is very good at protecting against pregnacy (it is a 3rd generation COC - has both oestrogen and progesterone in it.) Stomach problems are not a sy…
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It can happen let me explain without to much to read... There are two types of blood test that a doctor will do.. One is called the quality blood test (and to be honest you might as will buy the over the counter hpt).. the second one is Beta which counts the hcg in your system to determine if you ar…
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Stop having unprotected sex if you don't want to become pregnant. I don't know that burning in your stomach is a sign of pregnancy, but sensitive breasts are a sign. But that can also be a sign of your period coming. Wait until you are at least a day late and then take a home test. If you are still …
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One common cause of spotting several days before a period is low progesterone. Progesterone helps to maintain the uterine lining for pregnancy, and when progesterone levels drop, the menstrual cycle occurs. Progesterone-deficient women will see spotting several days to a week before their period is …
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Pregnancy symptoms Tender breasts are a sign of pregnancy, but they are also a sign of your period coming. You should take a home pregnancy test or go see a doctor. You can look up planned pregnancy in the yellow pages, you can see a doctor there. You may be able to find some help there. Th…
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Believe it or not, you are not the first, nor will you be the last, to experience bleeding during pregnancy. In fact, I'm just happy to hear you call it vaginal bleeding instead of your period, as so many women confuse. Generally speaking, bleeding is normal during the first trimester. There are so…
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If you are still having periods, then you are most likely not pregnant. But the only way to know for sure is with a pregnancy test or ultrasound exam.
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I had chest pain as first sign of pregnancy. Went to doctor and refused to do x-ray since i was trying to get pregnant. Pregnancy test was negative a day before. It was stabbing pain for few hours and then gone. When went to doctor, and that day at doc office it turned out positive (it was the day 2…
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That is the exact symptoms I was having. I would feel like I started my period and run and check and it was just a clear discharge. I am also 5 days late on my period. I finally got the nerve to take the test and it was positive.Here is more information from Wiki s contributors:Take a test and find …
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ANSWER You probably won't start showing in the first month. The average is between 3 to four months. At 4 weeks pregnant there is still not a baby developed it is just an embryo with not even any limbs yet that measures at about 1 millimeter. There is a dramatic difference between we…
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I have never heard of that being a sign of pregnancy, but if you think you are pregnant, take a test. Periods, even for people who are normally regular, can change for a lot of reasons.  I had a small amount of bleeding, very small, about 4-5 days before my period was expected to start and I a…
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It sounds to me like you are going to start your period, it's just late this month. If you want to be sure, take a home test or go see a doctor and find out.   Yes, could be. I had these same symptoms & I just found out I'm pregnant.
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Well i dont think it will show up @ 2 weeks on a preg test. but when i found out i was preg i was 2 months already. I thought i was becuz i had sever cramping in my legs,i was waking up really early,my boobs were tingly had little bumps around the nipple part, and i had heartburn like crazy! but if …
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I'm not sure. I would look up old wive's tales to compare, but the best way to tell is to have them. Sometimes, even the scans will be wrong. So the only way to tell is when u have the child :D But w/ your hips getting bigger, I would just say that it's your body getting ready for the birth, because…
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Of course that's why most people don't even know their pregnant until their about 4-6 weeks pregnant and that's only because they missed their period, I didn't know until I was 7 weeks. you wont "feel" pregnant until about the 3rd to 4rd month, when you start to get a little bigger. UNLESS you have …
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Actually, I had very strong sudden abdominal pains that only lasted a few seconds. Comes to find out that I was pregnant. It was like the pain just shot through my body. I was also spotting at the time...so I decided to see a doctor...you may wanna do that! Not that I have ever heard of. But if…
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I called and asked my obgyn, and she said a blood test would only be accurate two weeks after your missed period and to only do it as a validation of a home pregnancy test. A blood test shows before you've missed a period, but at this early stage you would have to have 2 blood tests to show that t…
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That is a sign of pregnancy, but it can also be a symptom of PMS. Wait until you are late and take a home pregnancy test or go see a doctor now. Breast tenderness isn't a sure sign of pregnancy.
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generally, yes they do feel different. Different can be both good and bad different however. A lot of it depends on where the baby is sitting at the time. For me the lower it was, the less able I was to have an orgasm, or to maintain one. Despite that most of the time it was fine, orgasms were enjoy…
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Yes. Stress can cause you to miss your period.
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With a home test, you can tell after you've missed your period. With a few kinds, you can get a correct reading a few days before you are supposed to start. Read the box, it will tell you on there what kind it is. Or you can go to a doctor and get a blood test. Blood tests can give you an answer a l…
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Answer All women are different. But I'd guess the average women starts to show lower on her belly. Answer When I first started to "show", it looked like I got a layer of fat over my tummy, hips and waist. Then I started to notice a small bulge very low on my stomach.....which just seem…
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I don't know exactly what polycystic ovaries are, but you could just be late for your period this month. If you are unsure, go see a doctor they will have more answers for you and if needed give you tests to check for things.
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In some cases stress can. In other cases it can be that fact that you might be worrying about it and therefore are creating some symptoms not knowing that you are, that in return is related to the stress of worrying or wondering.   Sometimes PMS symptoms can be a lot like pregnancy symptoms…
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I am in the same boat as most of you. I haven't had a normal period since I was 23 I am now 25. I delivered my daughter 19 months ago and I still haven't returned to normal. For any of you that are concerned about not being regular you need to see your Primary Care Physician. Sites like these …
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%REPLIES% Answer No, call your doctor right away. Answer IT DEPENDS ON HOW ADVANCED YOU ARE IN YOUR PREGNANCY. IMPLANTATION BLEEDING CAN OCCUR SEVERAL DAYS AFTER YOU HAVE OVULATED. Answer Yep it could be normal. If it started a little before or around your first "missed" period. I th…
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Milky discharge from your vagina? Probably not, that is usually a sign of ovulation. You should be getting your period soon after. Milky discharge from your breasts, possibly. If you are unsure, go see your doctor or take a home pregnancy test.No. It is possible to be pregnant. Cramping is usually a…
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It could be nothing or it could be gas or it could be something that needs to be looked at. Call your doctor and they will be able to answer your questions better.   I was Only 8 weeks pregnant with the same symptoms on my right side, the ultrasound showed a 10cm ovarian cyst, that's the si…
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If you mean 'will she look pregnant' I don't think that's very likely.If you mean 'can she tell she's pregnant', yes, it is very possible.I've had 3 children and every time I got pregnant, I already knew before I even took the at home tests. I don't know if it was intuition or if I am just very in t…
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Tingling breasts are caused by a lack of progesterone or estrogen, or too much estrogen or progesterone. Depending on the percentages of each in your system. Painful breasts does not indicate pregnancy.
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In the first three months it is common, but it can also be a sign of a miscarriage. You should call your doctor and have it checked out. How early in your pregnancy did the bleeding occur? Implantation bleeding happens when the embryo is embedding itself in the uterus. This is lighter than a nor…
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%REPLIES% Answer No, it's just a heavy period. Answer No. Typically, periods cease when you are pregnant. They do not get heavier without complications. ("TYPICALLY") Answer No, I don't think that this would be a sign that you are pregnant. Could be just a heavier period.…
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Yes, but they could also be signs of pregnancy. It seems a bit too early to tell if you are pregnant, to me.   It could be, but I don't suggest you take a test until you've missed your period. It doesn't seem like you would have enough hcg for a test to detect at this time.   It could …
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With a doctors "listener" it can be heard. I wouldn't say loud and clear, but it's possible it could be loud and clear, depends on the woman and the baby.  Yes I heard my babys heartbeat at 9 weeks pregnant with a at home fetal monitor.  A vaginal ultra sound can detect a heartbeat as so…
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%REPLIES% Answer It can be a sign of a miscarriage or it can just be "normal" bleeding. If you are bleeding, you should see a doctor as soon as possible. With a miscarriage the bleeding is usually "chunky" and you have cramps, but not always. Answer It could be a sign of miscarriage i…
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That is either an infection or somthing reg. If you were to have a miscarriage you would get bad cramps but not often, bleed and you may even see a blood clot with a dark spot in it. I had a yellow mucus-like discharge the day before I started bleeding during my miscarriage. The discharge was the …
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That is way too early to feel the baby move. You may be feeling extra gas, since you are pregnant. Or possibly the muscles stretching and moving. Most people don't feel the baby move until at least 4 months. I dont think this is entirely true. yes no one else can feel the baby kick outside the womb…
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Answer I cant really say if it is normal i was 7 weeks pregnant and i had a discharge that was brown and i miscarried a day later, you really need to talk to your ob/gyn about what it looks like. It might be normal but you need to be on the safe side just in case it isn't normal.
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Everyone's different, but most people don't notice anything until they have missed a period. Then you'd be about a month pregnant. It all depends on the woman, her cycle and her body. i know you can have your period or miss your period when pregnant It is so true. I had what I thought was two…
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Probably not. It is important to keep track of when the pains occur, how long, and are they intense or just uncomfortable? Don't be afraid to talk to your OB, the nurse practitioner or whomever you are seeing for pre-natal care. Even if you feel a little foolish, they can relieve your anxiety. And b…
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The moment you ovulate you body starts to manufacture progesterone to protect the impending pregnancy. Your basal temperature would raise by 1 degree from one morning to the next once ovulation has occurred. (i.e. Wed. 97.5, Thurs. 98.7) This proves you ovulated. You still have to wait the standard …
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From doing research it is possible to have LPD after a normal pregnancy, from reading nothing indicates that pregnancy itself will/would lead to this problem but I suggest doing some research maybe on FertilityFriend or one of the other fertility web sites to get more information. Basically having a…
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Every woman is different. Although it is unlikely in first time mothers, do not completely rule it out. It could also be gas you are feeling.Most first time Mums feel movement at around 20 weeks, and second time Mums around 16 weeks.I dont think it honestly matters if you are a first time mom or not…
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Pregnancy Without PenetrationIt is not impossible, but highly improbable. Even when ejaculation occurs inside the vagina, and even when the woman is ovulating, there is still, on average, only a 7% chance she will become pregnant. Obviously, some people are more fertile than others. Sperm cannot liv…
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Pelvic pain and cramps Yes. I was expecting my perid to come on, I had the regular cramps and even started spotting, but it turned out I was in fact pregnant. I wasn't on the shot then and wasn't taking any medicine. So I would say yes, you could be pregnant.
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It's possibleIt's possible, but it depends on why you're not getting your period. Check in with your doctor. You may also be underweight, exercising too much, or have hormonal imbalances that prevent your getting pregnant. If you do not have normal periods, then you are most likely not ovulating, an…
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its most likely that you won't get pregnant right beore your period because you had just ovulated and there its most liklythere won;t be another egg until after you get off your period which is the 1-15 days after your period that you will most likely get pregnant. however there is always a possibl…
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Period delay isn't a definite sign of pregnancy. Lots of things can cause a period to be late. I am normally a very regular person and I have been late the last two months. If you are still unsure, take a home pregnancy test and find out for sure. In the first couple of weeks-you can experience a …
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You can only get pregnant during ovulation. But all women ovulate at different times. But it's usually about two weeks before starting your period. So on average the chances of you getting pregnant just after your period are pretty slim. But you may ovulate on a different cycle than the average woma…
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If it was only a day late, you aren't pregnant. But if it was a day late and really light and short, you could be. A late period just happens sometimes. I am normally a very regular person and I was a week late two months in a row and I wasn't pregnant.
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It's hard to say which date you actually concieved on but if the test came back positive on Jan. 23 then you most likely took it too early.
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When you're pregnant, you are naturally anemic. So the beef craving makes sense.   Even vegetarian moms occasionally will want red meat, particularly beef, during pregnancy. This may be due to the iron in it, the extra calories, the protein ... Who knows? I sure know that I craved beef in b…
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Along with morning (read: all-day) sickness, most pregnant women experience fatigue in early pregnancy which may be extreme. This is normal as your body adjusts to being pregnant! If you can barely get up in the morning, and never get any housework done during your first trimester, fret not! This sh…
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Dizzyness in the second trimester is normal! Many women experience a drop in blood pressure as the body tries to adjust to an increase in blood volume.The typical pattern is lower than normal blood pressure in the second trimester followed by a slow rise in the third trimester which we hope doesn't …
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Vaginal Discharge A thin, milky, mild-smelling discharge is normal throughout pregnancy. The medical term for this is leukorrhea. It is very similar to the discharge that many women have prior to their menstrual periods. Since it increases until you reach full-term and may become rather heavy, some …
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Pregnancy can trigger acne or make existing adult acne worse. (On the other hand, some women with acne-prone skin report a decrease in breakouts during pregnancy, so you never know.)Higher levels of hormones called androgens are at least partly responsible for pregnancy breakouts because they can pr…
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Spotting During Pregnancy Here are opinions and stories from some contributors: Please note that if spotting does occur, it could sometimes be a miscarriage but also is a common thing during early pregnancy. The best advice is to call the doctor. If it is a miscarriage, there is nothing that can b…
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%DETAILS% Answer If you were on bed-rest it could be circulation, but dizziness is also common in pregnancy too.
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%DETAILS% Answer It could be normal. During pregnancy you usually have more discharge and they usually vary from watery to thick. If it concerns too much you ask your doctor about it.
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%DETAILS% Answer Morning sickness is a common symptom of pregnancy. Usually it disappears within 13 weeks, but sometimes it doesn't. This could be a condition called hyperemesis gravidarum (severe nausia and vomiting), which leads to a loss of nutrients and dehydration. If this is the case, you…
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%DETAILS% Don't worry, there are really no scheduled dates for an u/s. I had mine at 20 weeks and one again when I went into labor. So, all is well, and you will be able to get one soon.   many women never have an ultrasound during pregnancy. therefore, no one can say for sure that it is…
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%DETAILS% It is very normal to pee more frequently when pregnant than you did before you were. (In fact, it can be considered one of the top signs you are pregnant.) You urinate more because the baby is pressing on your bladder causing you to hold less fluid then you normally do.A helpful article…
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It is possible, but highly unlikely. You may see spotting in early pregnancy, but that usually does not start until the day your missed period is due or thereabouts (at least that is what I have been reading). I had a period "on time" during early pregnancy, although it only lasted for 1 day and w…
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It is safe to sleep on your stomach when you first get pregnant, but it will become very uncomfortable for you to continue sleeping that way. Later in pregnancy it is best for the baby for you to sleep on your left side, because this allows the best blood flow to the baby. No, in the beginning of p…
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You should contact your doctor or hospital.
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