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  • 1. Early Pregnancy
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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)
  • 6. 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
  • 7. 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)