What are the signs of pregnancy, how to understand?
If you want to have a child, you should know that a wonderful journey awaits you when you find out you are pregnant. You will ask many questions such as who will my child look like, will it be healthy, when will I give birth, and you will have a new experience every day. We, "High Heels" promise to be with you during this process, but first let's find out if you are pregnant. A globally recognized author with her books on pregnancy and baby development Laurence PernoudWe bring you the signs of pregnancy.
How to recognize pregnancy?
The first and most important sign of pregnancy is the cessation of menstruation. However, this symptom has no definite value, because you cannot conclude that you are pregnant if your periods are two or three days late:
- Apart from pregnancy, menstrual delays of a few days can also occur in the normal course; if you do not have a regular menstrual cycle, you should not take it as a sure sign of pregnancy.
- Some diseases can cause delayed menstruation, you should have the necessary health checks.
- Your period may be interrupted by factors such as travel outside the country, climate change, a sudden sad situation, vacation.
What are the different pregnancy symptoms?
This means that not every woman who stops menstruating is pregnant. Different points need to be taken into account to reach a definite conclusion:
- Loss of appetite for some foods and aversion to others
- Vomiting with bile in the morning and sometimes throughout the day
- Sometimes the appetite is increased, especially cravings for certain foods
- Altered smell perception, sensitization
- Heartburn, nausea and urge to vomit
- The desire to sleep, especially after meals
- Frequent urination
- enlarged breasts that become heavy and tense
- Enlargement of the ring surrounding the nipple
- Swelling and prominence of the nipple
Are pregnancy tests accurate?
You may experience some of the pregnancy symptoms we have listed at the same time, or you may be experiencing them very mildly. One of the best ways to find out if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. As you know, you can buy a pregnancy test from the pharmacy and test your urine at home, but this method can be inaccurate. For a more accurate and precise result, you can use a blood test to find out if you are pregnant.
Testing immediately after your period has stopped may not give you the correct result, because pregnancy is not obvious before one and a half months. However, your doctor will examine the uterus 8 days after your period has stopped to see if there are any changes in the uterus and will give you information about this. The uterus of a pregnant woman is very different from that of a woman who is not pregnant.
Is nutrition important during pregnancy?
It is important to find out as soon as possible if you are pregnant, because there are precautions to take during the first 3 months, when the embryo is most vulnerable and needs the most protection. If you are planning to become pregnant, stop taking medication. Do not smoke, drink alcohol or use drugs from the day your period stops (although it is better if you never use them!) If you suspect that you are pregnant, do not eat raw or undercooked vegetables because they are difficult to digest and can take up space in your stomach and prevent the baby from developing. Eat fruits and vegetables after washing them thoroughly. If you need to have an X-ray or go through an X-ray machine at the mall or airport, be sure to mention that you are pregnant.