The pregnancy period stretches up to 40 weeks. It can be divided into 3 stages. They are the first, second and third
trimester. A pregnant woman should be aware of pregnancy week by week so that she knows what to expect next
So you think you are pregnant? Find out if you are pregnant by checking out the 18 common pregnancy symptoms below.
1. Nausea or morning sickness: Morning sickness are the nauseating feelings and vomiting you experience during pregnancy. This occurs in approximately 50% to 95% of all pregnant women as early as the first week of pregnancy. Although the name suggests that this is a condition experienced in the morning, it may strike at any time during the day whenever your blood sugar levels get too low.
As a woman, you have probably been "blessed" with a stretch mark or
two. Whether it happened during puberty, as physiological growth spurts
stretched your skin beyond its tolerance, or during a previous pregnancy,
stretch marks are simply a normal part of life. But if you are ready to say, "No
More!", then you need to be aware of ways to prevent stretch marks during
pregnancy or other periods of dramatic weight change...
Everybody will ask you to eat only ' heaty' food and avoid cold or cooling food as your body is cold
. This applies to the 3 main races in Malaysia but sometimes, what is considered 'heaty' may be 'cooling' for another which increases our dilemma. The best option is to try out the food as far as your culture and religion advices and learn to substitute the ingredients wherever possible to suit your taste. I am afraid that my culinary expertise is limited to Chinese and Western food so I can only talk about this type of food at this moment in time.
The Look Good Feel Great Pregnancy Kit.
, the baby is like a parasite and will take all the nutrients that he requires from you. If your
is sufficient in nutrients for both, it does not cause any problems.
If on the other hand your diet is insufficient for both, then your recovery
after the birth will take longer and if you still do not replenish your body
stores during the confinement period, you may remain weak for a long time.
This is probably why our elders make such a lot of fuss about eating well
during the confinement period
A rush of emotions. A little stick. Will it be pink! Or blue? Who should
you tell first? What do you do now?
Pregnancy can be a wonderful experience that is full of excitement and
love and anxiety and tension. There are a lot of decisions to be made
and you must face the realization (whether its your first or your 12th)
that life will never be the same.
Once you have the details of the actual delivery, the who (midwife or
doctor), what (your baby), where (home birth, birthing clinic or
hospital) and when (determining your due date) down, you can get on with
making sure that baby has the best possible beginning even before you
To take an online pregnancy test, you'll need to answer some
questions. These questions are related to signs that indicate pregnancy.
To take an online pregnancy test, answer the questions below. Please note
- it will take about a week for the fertilized egg to implant in the
uterus after conception. Once implantation happens, you can begin to
experience one or more of the signs that indicate you are pregnant. Are
you experiencing any of these signs:
Imagine wishing and trying for one baby and ending up with two!
Statistics show that there has been an increase in twin pregnancy the past few years and
this short guide should answer any questions you have to giving birth to multiples!
How do twins begin?
In the First Trimester, you and your baby are going through a lot of changes. Your body has just received the egg through the fallopian tubes and has nestled into the lining of the uterus, ready to grow and develop. You might have the classic
signs of pregnancy nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and breast tenderness. But all of these signs are a good thing, showing you that your body is indeed changing hormonally to support that new life in you.
Much like the first few months of pregnancy, your body continues to go through a wide assortment of changes.
But since your new fetus organ development is almost complete, youre going to start feeling like you have your old energy back.
And most women who have been experiencing morning sickness will report that this has either diminished or disappeared completely during the second trimester.
As youre heading into the final stages of pregnancy, your body is starting to prepare for the actual birth.
A common occurrence for many pregnant women is a rise in their blood pressure.
Its generally not a significant increase, but some mothers can feel uncomfortable with their hearts beating a little harder than they are used to.