Important Pregnancy Questions & Answers

A pregnancy can be one of the most special and at the same time, nerve wracking experience for women around the world.  The changes the human body undergoes during pregnancy can be exciting and at the same time scary for women.  Because of these changes some women feel uncertain during their pregnancy.  Here are some of the most common pregnancy questions plaguing women.

Q: Is a missing period a sure sign of pregnancy?

A: Usually but not all the time.  When a woman misses her period especially if she has been sexually active, it can mean that she is pregnant but not necessarily so.  There are a lot of things to consider as to why a woman misses her period.  Age is one of the most common reasons why a woman misses her period.  During the menopausal stage, women experience late or missing periods.  Stress also comes into play as well as hormones.  One of the ways to find out if you are pregnant after missing a period is to buy a pregnancy home test kit.

Q: I had spotting.  How is it that I am pregnant?

A:  It is possible to be pregnant even if you had spotting.  This can happen as the zygote implants itself in the uterine lining. Spotting is usually pinkish to brownish in color and.  It can be likened to a very light period.  It usually lasts a few days and then taper off.

Q: How long does “morning sickness” last and How come I feel nauseous even at night?

A: This is one of the most common pregnancy questions.  During the first months of pregnancy, the female body is awash with hormones.  This is one of the reasons for morning sickness.  Though it usually occurs during the morning, it can occur at any time of the day, and having “morning sickness” at night is quite common.

Q: Why is the reason for the increase in appetite?

A: The increase in appetite usually comes once the morning sickness is over.  Aside from the hormones kicking in, the body has to make adjustments for the new life within.  In order to compensate for the growing baby, the body needs more fuel to nourish both mother and baby during the 9 months of pregnancy.

Q: When do I start prenatal care?

A:  As soon as possible.  Prenatal care is not only for the baby but also for the mom.  During prenatal care, doctors discuss how important it is to take care of our bodies in order to make it baby friendly for the fetus inside.  Babies and mothers are monitored during prenatal care.  Diet and supplements are usually prescribed during the prenatal care.  Prenatal care can also help identify some possible problems that might occur and eliminate these problems before they become complications.

Not all women experience pregnancy in the same way.  Some women have an easy pregnancy while others have a hard time.  Lots of women have pregnancy questions regarding their pregnancy which only qualified professionals can answer.

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