Signs of Pregnancy Signs of Early Pregnancy Missed Period Fatigue- no energy Breast Tenderness Nausea (Morning Sickness) Urinating frequently Dizziness Bloating Change in appetite Mood Swings
Pregnancy Tests A pregnancy test is needed to confirm pregnancy; Urine or Blood tests are used to measure the amount of certain hormones (HCG) in the body. A doctor who specializes in the care of pregnancy and birth is an Obstetrician Prenatal development usually takes about 40 weeks.
Due Date Calculation To calculate a due date: Use the 1st day of her last menstrual period and subtract 3 months; then add 7 days. 1st day is March 30; subtract 3 months = December 30; Add 7 Days = January 6 is the due date
First Visit to the Obstetrician First Exam at Doctors Office includes: Weight Blood Pressure Urine test Blood test Pelvic exam Medical History Family History (Mother’s & Father’s)
Common Discomforts Nausea Fatigue Heartburn Varicose veins Muscle cramps Shortness of breath Constipation Hemorrhoids Swelling of ankles & feet Weight gain Stretch marks Urinating frequently Lower back pain
Complications during pregnancy Vaginal bleeding or spotting Elevated blood pressure Unusual thirst Reduced or painful urination Abnormal pain or cramping Frequent headaches Excessive Vomiting Excessive Fever (over 102)