4 Most Commonly Asked Pregnancy Questions

Pregnancy questions are asked by all women who either want to conceive or are already pregnant or are apprehensive about their body and their baby. During pregnancy, women normally experience a sense of anxiety and nervousness. They have many queries and these increase if it is their first pregnancy. Outlined below are four of the most commonly asked pregnancy questions.

  1. Am I pregnant if I miss my periods?

    Almost all women stop having their menstrual periods once they conceive. Symptoms that appear during pregnancy vary greatly in different women. Missing periods can definitely indicate that you might be pregnant and especially so if you have reason to suspect pregnancy. Those who are trying to conceive can take this as an indication and follow it up with a home pregnancy test to confirm it.

    This does not necessarily mean that missing your periods is indicative of pregnancy only. Anemia, anorexia and hormonal changes too can cause this. Thus, even if you have missed your periods, it would be wise to confirm it.

  2. How do I calculate my due date by myself?

    So you are pregnant and are fretting about the due date when the apple of your eye would be born. It is a very simple and logical calculation. A full term pregnancy lasts 36 to 40 weeks. The due date is calculated based on the first day of your last menstrual period (LMP). Nine months and seven days are added to the first day of your LMP. Babies can be born before or after the due dates but a majority of them are on time. So, go ahead and calculate when your baby would be due. If you have trouble, there are many due date calculators available online that can be of help.

  3. Will I have morning sickness during pregnancy?
    Morning sickness is a very common symptom of pregnancy. It usually lasts for a month but some women do have it for a longer time period. The cause of morning sickness is the increased levels of estrogen in the mother’s body. There is a sensation of nausea as soon as you get up which may or may not continue through out the day. Some lucky women do not experience morning sickness at all. You too may be the lucky one.

  4. Should more care be taken during the first pregnancy?
    First time pregnant women are more anxious and concerned since it is the first time for them. All pregnancies should be handled with care. First pregnancy is new to the body and mind of the woman concerned. She might be shocked at the level of fatigue, nausea and discomfort that would swamp her as soon as she conceives. Moreover, she is new to the idea of motherhood and would try to out do herself in doing everything perfectly, maybe even harm herself in the process. Extra care and caution should be exercised during one’s first pregnancy and the same should be done for subsequent pregnancies.>/li>

Pregnancy questions will continue and doubts will keep on rising as women become mothers. Welcome to motherhood!