Early pregnancy

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Early pregnancy

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

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