Pregnancy Signs And Information

Pregnancy signs in women usually appear during the first few weeks of conception. Some of the signs include a missed or abnormal menstrual period, nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness, weight gain, breast enlargement and frequent urination.

In order to initially diagnose if a woman is pregnant, a pregnancy test would need to be taken to determine if there is presence of the hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) hormone in the urine or blood. A pregnancy test kit, which tests the urine for the hCG hormone, can readily be purchased at a drug store.  Pregnancy information and diagnosis can also be obtained from a visit to the health clinic.

Once pregnancy has been confirmed it is necessary to find a local obgyn who will provide health care for the duration of the pregnancy. The doctor will monitor the progress of the pregnancy and treat any conditions or complications that may arise.  The obstetrician/gynecologist also assists in the birth of the baby.

Pregnancy can be both a sensitive and exciting time for a woman as she anticipates and prepares for the birth of her child.