When Does Heartburn Usually Start In Pregnancy

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    When does certain symptoma for pregnancy start?
    I just wanted to know when does fatigue and nausea and cramping for pregnancy symptoms usually start I know it is different for everyone but is 2 days way to early for cramping and nausea.....

    • ANSWER:
      everybody is different, i am ttc and i am 6dpo today i have been experiencing really bad heartburn which is a first for me. i am a mum of 2 and didn't have any early symptoms, although i cant really say that as with my 2 i wasn't trying so wasn't looking for symptoms, some people have symptoms from day 1 some don't get any at all.

  2. QUESTION:
    How soon can heartburn start in pregnancy?
    I'm just wondering how soon can you have heartburn in pregnancy!

    • ANSWER:
      with me it started really early.. like 5 weeks.. everyone is different though so any time during pregnancy really! its a pain really uncomfortable! but you can take tums to help! mine lasted throughout my whole pregnancy.. but with me atleast whenever i ate bread when i had it, it usually went away quick.. people say heartburn is a sign that your baby is going to have a lot of hair :) but who knowsss good luck!!!

  3. QUESTION:
    When pregnant, when do you usually start to feel tired all the time?
    Im ttc and lately ive been beyond tired. Im 11dpo and my period is due the 4th i know i may not be, ive learned not to get my hopes up, but for the past about a week, ive been super tired and sleeping a lot. And thats weird for me because i usually have a hard time sleeping.. And ive been getting pretty bad heartburn and i have no history with heartburn.. Is it too early for these to be pregnancy symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      Tiredness can start as early as the first week after conception.

  4. QUESTION:
    How soon into a pregnancy do women usually start getting heartburn?

    • ANSWER:
      Within a matter of weeks, it usually lasts until the third month, but every woman and every pregnancy is different. Good luck

  5. QUESTION:
    when does heartburn start when you are pregnant?
    Just wondering because I really dont know what it feels like, I love spicy foods, especially now. Some friends told me I shouldnt eat it because of the heartburn. But I dont think I have had that problem yet.

    • ANSWER:
      Lately I've felt a terrible burning sensation in my chest after eating. Is it heartburn?
      Most likely. Many women experience heartburn for the first time during pregnancy — and though it's common and generally harmless, it can be quite uncomfortable.

      Heartburn (also called acid indigestion or acid reflux) is a burning sensation that often extends from the bottom of the breastbone to the lower throat. It's caused by some of the hormonal and physical changes in your body.

      During pregnancy, the placenta produces the hormone progesterone, which relaxes the smooth muscles of the uterus. This hormone also relaxes the valve that separates the esophagus from the stomach, allowing gastric acids to seep back up, which causes that unpleasant burning sensation.

      Progesterone also slows down the wavelike contractions of your esophagus and intestines, making digestion sluggish. Later in pregnancy, your growing baby crowds your abdominal cavity, pushing the stomach acids back up into the esophagus.

      Many women start experiencing heartburn and other gastrointestinal discomforts in the second half of pregnancy. Unfortunately, it usually comes and goes until your baby is born.

      What can I do about it?
      Though you may not be able to eliminate heartburn entirely, you can take steps to minimize your discomfort:
      • Avoid food and beverages that cause you gastrointestinal distress. The usual suspects are carbonated drinks; alcohol (which you should avoid anyway during pregnancy); caffeine; chocolate; acidic foods like citrus fruits and juices, tomatoes, mustard, and vinegar; processed meats; mint products; and spicy, highly seasoned, fried, or fatty foods.

      • Don't eat big meals. Instead, eat several small meals throughout the day. Take your time eating and chew thoroughly.

      • Avoid drinking large quantities of fluids during meals — you don't want to distend your stomach. (It's important to drink eight to ten glasses of water daily during pregnancy, but sip it between meals.)

      • Try chewing gum after eating. Chewing gum stimulates your salivary glands, and saliva can help neutralize acid.

      • Don't eat close to bedtime. Give yourself two to three hours to digest before you lie down.

      • Sleep propped up with several pillows or a wedge. Elevating your upper body will help keep your stomach acids where they belong and will aid your digestion.

      • Gain a sensible amount of weight, and stay within the guidelines your healthcare provider suggests.

      • Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Avoid any tightness around your waist and tummy.

      • Bend at the knees instead of at the waist.

      • Don't smoke — in addition to contributing to a host of serious health problems, smoking boosts stomach acidity. (Ideally, smoking is a habit you should break before getting pregnant. If you're still smoking and are having trouble quitting, ask your caregiver for a referral to a smoking-cessation program.)

      • An over-the-counter antacid that contains magnesium or calcium may ease discomfort, but check with your prenatal caregiver before taking one, because some brands contain aluminum or aspirin or are high in sodium. You should also check in with your healthcare provider if none of these suggestions helps.

      Sorry the answer is so long, but I thought you might need all the information you could get. Congradulations

  6. QUESTION:
    How early can heartburn start in pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      Very early, usually from about 8-10weeks onwards. During pregnancy all your muscles and ligaments loosen, including those controlling your stomach, allowing acid to come up. Some women don't experience it until much later in pregnancy due to babys size pushing on your stomach, but personally i've always had it fairly early on. xx

  7. QUESTION:
    How early can you experience pregnancy symptoms ?
    I just wondered how early can people start experiencing pregnancy symptoms???

    • ANSWER:
      Usually you start experiencing early pregnancy symptoms at about 4 weeks when you miss you menstrual period. I started feeling nausious and tired right away. My morning sickness lasted first three months. Some other early pregnancy symptoms include:

      Swelling and Tenderness in Breast
      Frequent Urination
      Mood Swings
      Sensitivity to smell
      Heartburn
      Elevated body temperature

  8. QUESTION:
    How many days do you usually ovulate?
    When do you usually get pregnant? And then when do start having signs of pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      your egg only lives no more than 2 days ..and c** will live up to a week .. every woman is diffrent so maybe right away it depends on what it is like iam now 32 weeks pregnant and never got heartburn or sore breast

  9. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to overcome fears of childbirth?
    Does this fear subside when you go into labor. I am in my 37th week of pregnancy and I am PETRIFIED about going into labor, having an epidural, a c-section and anything to do with the whole process.

    I have tried many things, among them meditation about a positive labor experience and nothing has eased my fears. Can someone please share with me what their experiences were like and how they overcame their fear?

    • ANSWER:
      I just had a baby 10 months ago and I know exactly what you are going through. He was my first baby and I had no idea what to expect. I couldn't even talk to my mom about what was going on because I was adopted and she had never been pregnant. By the time I got to 38 week the dr told me there was a good chance I would need to be induced because I was not progressing quickly enough. Of course I did the natural thing and looked up induction on the internet. BIG mistake. I read all these horror stories about how dangerous being induced was and all the bad things that could happen. That made me even more scared. Then I discovered Y! Answers and the pregnancy section. I asked for stories about induction and finally heard some good things. But as the day got closer I couldn't stop thinking about all the horror stories. I think knowing exactly when you are going to give birth can actually make the experience scarier. The night before I spent the whole night awake and crying because I did not want to go to the hospital the next day. I even told my husband to call and cancel because I would just wait until my son was ready to come out on his own no matter how long it took. I spent the night writing a letter to my son, I did that a lot in the last few weeks of pregnancy. Just telling him how big I was and how much he kicked and how I couldn't wait to meet him. That seemed to help ease the fear. The morning of my induction we went to the dr first and the decided I was ready to be induced. We went over to the hospital around 8:30am, got situated in our room which was really nice and comfy. There was even a chair that converted into a bed for my husband to sleep on. They wrapped a contraction monitor around my belly and found out that I was already having little contractions. I did not even feel them. They put an IV in and then a dr came in to insert a long thin ribbon like device that he said was cervadil a medication to help "ripen" my cervix. It was uncomfortable when he pushed it inside but then I did not even feel it. After that we were just kind of told to hang out and wait. I wasn't allowed to eat bedause of the epidural I would be getting. I spent the day laying around watching TV and entertaining visitors. My contractions were not bad at all. They just felt like bad period cramps. It was kind of neat to watch them on the monitor. Around 11 pm the dr came in to remove the cervadil and about 1 minute after he pulled it out my water broke. The nurse said that was very good and she would be back at 1 to start the pitocin. When she came back to do that I got scared. Everything I had read said that the contractions on pitocin are unbearable. Well she started the IV at 1am and I was still fine. Around 3am I finally buzzed her and asked for the IV pain killer that she had offered. The contractions still weren't overly painful but I was having back labor, which is when you feel the contraction is your lower back. That was starting to hurt and I wanted to get some sleep. That was the other problem. I usually slept on my left side because of the heartburn but the nurses said I had to lay on my right side because according to the fetal heart monitor the baby did not like the left side. Around 7 am I called the nurse and told her I was ready for the epidural. (Which I could have had sooner I just didn't need it) I was very scared about that procedure. The nurse had me sit up and slump my shoulders. The dr came in and the only part about it that hurt was the shot of novacaine. They inserted the epidural IV and I felt like a new woman. No more pain. It was wonderful. Then I had to pee. The nurse let me try and go in a bed pan but I couldn't so they inserted a cathater which I did not feel thanks to the epidural. Around 11:30am the nurse came to check and said I was ready to push. My husband stood on one side holding one leg and the nurse on the other. This was the hard part. I pushed but he did not want to come out. I will warn you there is a good chance that you will poop on the table. It is a good thing though because it means you are pushing properly. I did and there was nothing I could do about it. Finally the dr said that I would need an episiotomy. I had to look away because I did not want to see the look on my husbands face when they cut. Of course you don't feel a thing. Once the dr cut he said one more big push. So I did and with a big sploosh he was out. I can't describe the way that feels once he was out. It was like all the pressure was just gone. It was wonderful. Unfortunatly the episiotomy wasnt enough and I tore. The dr stitched me up while they cleaned up the baby and then I finally got to hold my little man in my arms. They say that as soon as you hold the baby you forget all about the delivery. That's not true you don't forget but holding the baby makes everything you went through truly worth it. After delivery a lactation consultant comes to show you how to breastfeed and they let you shower. Don't be afraid of all the blood and the clots that come out in the next few days. If you do get an episiotomy it will be uncomfortable to walk for a few days but by the time I went home 3 days after delivery I was ok. When you pack remember to bring maternity clothes to get home in. I still looked about 6 months pregnant. I would recommend picking up some extra strenght incontinence pads for the post partum bleeding. The regular menstral pads aren't absorbant enough. Also I found that the first time you have sex especially if you had an episiotomy it is uncomfortable at first but it gets better. Also I waited about 4 months even though the dr gave me the ok at about 6 weeks. Sorry this was so long but if somone had taken the time to walk me through a delivery I think I would have been much better off. Feel free to email me if you need any other help.

  10. QUESTION:
    What are some pregnancy signs before you miss a period?
    Ive been tired alot but i wouldn't say its a sign because im always tired. But ive been having bad pains in my left side on occassion and after i eat usually alot of food i fel it comin up but nothing serious, never comes out. I urinate alot but i drink alot of water, my nipples hurt but its cold out so idk if these are signs so i would love to know some.?

    • ANSWER:
      My boobs got so huge they were spilling out of my bra. It was before my period and I just though I had gotten fat so I went and bought a couple of new bras. I had cramps and slight discharge just like my period was about to start. I had heartburn and would burp up acid when I went to sleep at night. I didnt have to pee a lot until my period was about a week late. But it's different for everyone. I also had an increased sex drive and wanted to eat junk food. Mostly sweets. I normally eat very, very healthy. I found myself eating cotton candy and maple but goodies one day for lunch. I had zero appetite for anything that wasnt junk. And I could smell someone smoking a cigarette from a mile away.

  11. QUESTION:
    How early can you experience pregnancy sypmtoms and what are the early signs?
    My last period started august 30, my cycles are usually 36-38 days so im expecting my period around the sixth. I've noticed some nausea and really bad heartburn to the point i've been grabbing tums one after the other all day long. signs or pregnancy? or am i just paranoid?

    • ANSWER:
      The way I realized something was up was because I would be cooking dinner for my husband and the smell of the hamburger meat would make me physically sick and gagging. Also I instinctively quit smoking, I just didn't want them anymore, but I did this not knowing I was pregnant. Anyways, I was using pepto Bismal when I started to feel nauseous and not know why, lol. But pepto isnt good for the baby although tums are fine. Just take a pregnancy test. I think it takes about 2-4 weeks for you to notice signs and symptoms.

      Edit: I couldn't tell just because my period was missing since my periods have been irregular for as long as I can remember.

  12. QUESTION:
    when can heartburn start in pregnancy?
    can it be an early pregnancy sign? I've been having it for a few days now

    • ANSWER:
      Heartburn isn't actually a symptom of pregnancy and will usually occur in the last trimester of pregnancy, due to the baby putting pressure on your organs.

      When I was carrying my first baby, I never had heartburn, even in the later stages. With this pregnancy, I've only had it once or twice and that was right at the start.

      So I wouldnt bank on being pregnant, just from heart burn.

  13. QUESTION:
    How many days late before you really start to think you're pregnant?
    I don't wanna waste money on a test cause I've done that before and then started the next day. I'm two days late today, but my period is usually pretty regular. Should I be worried?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm in the same boat as u, I'm 3 days late have been having common pregnancy symptoms, but I've taken 2 pregnancy tests & they've both turned out negative. I suggest u wait 2 weeks before taking a test, I myself am gonna do just that. The symptoms I've been having are really sore boobs, a bit of cramping in the lower abdomen, a little lower backache, feeling nauseous & suffering with heartburn (I've never suffered with that in my life) obviously the missed period, needing to pee more often, & some headaches too. Have u felt any of these symptoms? Wait 2 weeks then take a HPT if there's still no arrival of AF. Good luck, & baby dust if you're trying. :)

  14. QUESTION:
    What to expect in the beginning weeks of pregnancy ?
    I think I might be prego... I'm over a week late and yesterday my boobs started becoming sore and I don't feel like throwing up but I feel quezie and the sound of food makes it worse. I I am prego I'm about 5 weeks so what do I have in store for me in the next few weeks

    • ANSWER:
      well first off you need to take a test and get a dr verification. if you are every pregnancy is different. in my early weeks i was super tired, had headaches, i didnt get morning sickness until about 7 weeks and it lasted a week. also i had really bad heartburn. you may be peeing alot more but that usually subsides around 13 weeks. but take a test and good luck

  15. QUESTION:
    How can i help ease heartburn and braxton hicks during pregnancy?
    Hiya. I'm due to give birth in six weeks, and i've just started to get heartburn quite badly. Is there honestly anything i can take for it that wont put the baby at risk? And also, whats the best way to ease braxton hicks? They came on a few days ago and don't seem to be going anywhere fast! xx

    • ANSWER:
      There are a few heartburn remedies you can try before resorting to meds:

      Try to drink between meals and limit your fluids during meals.
      Stop eating 1-2 hours before going to bed.
      Sleep with your head elevated on 2 or 3 pillows.
      Eat a banana- they're natural acid reducers!
      Drink a glass of milk when you feel the heartburn coming on.

      Talk to your doctor before taking any meds during pregnancy. Zantac, Tums, and Pepcid are all safe to take while pregnant. Your doctor may offer more choices, as some 'ok' Prilosec and Prevacid.

      As for the contractions, make sure you're drinking enough water. If you get dehyrdated, you're more likely to have contractions. You should be drinking at least 10 glasses of water a day. Braxton Hicks contrations will usually stop if you change your level of activity- if you were active, try to relax. Lie down or take a warm bath or shower. If you were resting, try going for a walk. Drink two large glasses of water.

      Good luck!

  16. QUESTION:
    how long after you get pregnant do you start morning sickness?
    how long after you get pregnant do you start to have morning sickness? During morning sickness do you get sick? what happens? I also get heartburn alot could pregnancy be causing it?
    i dont even know if im pregnant. i mean i have had sex but i just want to know if these are the symptoms.
    is morning sickness an every day thing for a few months?

    • ANSWER:
      I started at 6 weeks. I was extemely naseous and threw up alot. Even the smell of food would set me off. Good Luck! It usually ends at 12 weeks! =)

  17. QUESTION:
    At what point did you start being uncomfortable?
    I'm 28 weeks, and the last few days i've been MISERABLE. I had a doctor appointment yesterday, where we learned I was slightly anemic (which explains the leg pains). The kicks I waited 18 weeks to feel have turned into kick boxing marathons with my bladder and ribs.
    My hips hurt, my knees hurt, can't sleep through the night...and i'm not even that big yet!

    When during your pregnancy did you start feeling uncomfortable?

    • ANSWER:
      LOL...the instant I turned 28 weeks! Which was....yesterday. Those sweet kicks that were such a beautiful miracle that once made me giggle are now not so cute anymore. I'm pretty little...only 5'2 and about 97-98 lbs so I'm pretty much full of baby. This little girl can kick both my ribs and my bladder at the exact same time and if she's not doing that she's doing some kind've "splits" where she kicks my right side and left side back to back really quickly like its "tae-bo" time. If its not that she's making these slow, creepy "Matrix" moves that feels pretty alien-like to me. They're hard enough to stop me in my tracks most of the time...and I yelp every now and then because it catches me off guard (this usually happens at work during a serious meeting). She basically wants me to know that she's running the show. I used to call my husband over everytime she kicked and we would smile and hold hands and be all sentimental...well these days its more like a sigh or grunt and a frown from me as he points and laughs and says he can't wait till we can do this again...I think he must have started using drugs because clearly his brain cells are gone. I just got over a 2 week stretch of hemmrroids :-( and the heartburn isn't that bad this week but the bloating feeling is back and the night tossing and turning is in full swing. I guess I'm not miserable...I'm just an anal control freak who has lost control to a little girl who deciced she calls the shots for now. Boy is she going to get it when she gets here!!! :-P

  18. QUESTION:
    How soon did you start getting symptoms?
    I am not talking about a missed period either. I mean as far as, heartburn and nausea goes.

    The reason I ask is...I am not sure if I am pregnant or not. My period was due today and it changes sometimes anyway, so I have to wait a little longer to take a test. If I were pregnant though, I would roughly be a tad over 4 weeks. I have felt the need to eat more, I am getting heartburn quite often, I have been feeling nauseated every time I eat. My stomach just feels bloated. Yesterday I was light headed during work. Which could have been because I needed to eat, but I have gone longer without eating before and have never had that happen, so it was strange to me. Also, usually before my period comes, my breasts get sore, which hasn't happened either. I go about 4-6 days of my breasts feeling sore. Then once I get my period, it stops. Now last time I was pregnant (which was my first time), it was the complete opposite. I never had any soreness before a period, but when before I found out I was pregnant, my breasts hurt so bad. So that was the main give away there. So anyways, hubby and I have been having unprotected sex, for the last 2/3 months, and he hasn't pulled out. So I know there is chance...but if I were pregnant, would I be getting symptoms this early?
    So far no period. I am officially a seven days late. Going to wait a few more days and take a test!! So excited :)

    • ANSWER:
      At 3 weeks I had fatigue and headaches (2nd and 3rd pregnancies). With my first, my first symptom was a positive test at 4wks 5days :)

      Nausea didn't kick in until around 7 weeks. I never had sore boobs (until late in the 3rd trimester when I started leaking lol)

      Yes you can have symptoms at 3 weeks - especially if it is not your first pregnancy. I tested positive at 3weeks 4days at my doctors.

      Sounds like you could definitely be expecting your second little bundle of joy!

      :)

  19. QUESTION:
    How many weeks pregnant are you when you start getting cravings?
    I'm 18 weeks pregnant and it's been a pretty easy pregnancy, I haven't been sick or had indigestion or heartburn. I had mild pains in the beginning but that's been it and I'm just wondering when did everyone start getting craving or what week do you usually get them at.

    • ANSWER:
      Congratulation! I am the same, i havent been sick or anything and was sooo worried all the time like AM i pregnant, the waiting for the doctor appointment was long, until you start to feel movement everyday now. I am 24 weeks, and crave pasta in the first trimester..i was always trying not to eat too much of pasta before being pregnant..and first trimester wow, lazagna, pasta was all i wanted. But then 2nd trimester stop. 2nd trimester was more sugar like gommes (rest of halloween)hmmm
      but went away, now i dont have any craving and i have to watch what i eat and keep on going with exercices, walking, yoga. me i heard they usually come in the 3rd trimester..but like one said it is in the 1st, well for me was the first so far....hopefully its enough because i dont like pickles...
      good luck

  20. QUESTION:
    Is there anything that can perk me up during my pregnancy?
    So I don't know if I sound ridiculous but everyday I feel so exhausted I have absolutely no desire to do anything, not even the dishes. I am usually on top of everything, but everything is falling behind. Laundry, making the bed, even feeding my cat! I just want to lay down and do NOTHING. Does anyone else feel this way and is there anything to put a little zip in my step? Please!

    • ANSWER:
      You're technically allowed to have caffeine during pregnancy, just ask your doctor how much is safe. I chose not to have any caffeine though but I think the prenatal vitamins I chose really helped with these and other common side effects of pregnancy. I took "Complete Prenatal System" vitamins that I bought at Whole foods. These are great! Before I took them it seemed like I always had a tummy ache but these greatly reduced that, I also NEVER had heartburn or hemorrhoids.

      Maybe consider switching prenatal vitamins or start taking them if you haven't already begun. Also, you could be sleeping TOO much which can cause you to be even more tired. But in reality, you WILL be tired during your pregnancy, and you should rest, you deserve it! How far along are you? Women generally have more energy in their second trimester so if you're not there yet, look forward to that =]

  21. QUESTION:
    Why is heartburn so horrible during late pregnancy?
    I'm 34 weeks and lately it is so bad that I seem to get it even if I don't eat anything spicy. Tums usually helps instantly but only lasts for about 30 minutes and then it's back again. Sometimes it gets so bad that I could cry.

    Is there something else I could do to help with it? Any home remedies? As far as medicines, the pharmacist said the only thing that is safe to take is Tums.

    • ANSWER:
      I dont know. Mine was so bad I actually was vomiting blood because my esophagus was so raw from throwing up stomach acid. water would give me heartburn, it was horrible. Zantac is safe to take, but no more than 2 of the 150 pills per day. I took one at morning and one at night and that helped quite a bit. After I started with the blood my OBGYN prescribed something that he though would work better, but it made me so drowsy and having another young child at home, I couldn't take it and be able to function the way I needed to.

  22. QUESTION:
    when are you suposed to start getting sytoms of pregnancy when pregnant?
    after a missed period, when are you supposed to get any other pregnancy sytoms and what do you usually get?

    • ANSWER:
      Everyones symptoms are different and come on at different times. I started getting morning sickness about 5 weeks after conception and would get sick every time I ate until around 12 weeks. Breast tenderness started for me around the 2nd trimester and I didn't get heartburn until my last trimester. It all really depends on you and how your body handles the pregnancy.

  23. QUESTION:
    What do you think this pain most likely is?
    I have aches in my lower right abdomen, but they've dulled recently. They started at about 1o'clock, and they're here now but they dulled down. I've got no appetite.

    I've panicked it could be appendicitis, but then i remembered i do a lot of stomach crunches (around 3000 a day). I did some first thing this morning.

    What do you think this could be? Help ASAP, i'm worried, even though the pain ISN'T strong. I'm just a worrier lol.

    • ANSWER:
      Any organ in your midsection can cause pain, including your appendix, gallbladder, pancreas, kidneys, and intestines.

      Symptoms Possible Cause Action to Take
      Intense pain in the lower right side of the abdomen, possibly starting as a vague, uncomfortable feeling around the navel. You may also have nausea, vomiting, or a slight fever. Appendicitis Go to an emergency room now
      Severe pain that starts in the upper abdomen and often spreads to the sides and the back. The pain may flare up soon after a large meal, or six to 12 hours after an episode of heavy drinking. You may also have nausea, vomiting, fever, yellowish skin, and a racing heartbeat. Pancreatitis Call 911 or go to an emergency room right away. Acute pancreatitis can cause shock, which may result in death if not treated quickly.
      Extremely sharp abdominal pain, perhaps with other acute symptoms. *Pelvic inflammatory disease
      *Heart attack
      *Perforated stomach ulcer
      *Shock, from allergy
      *Diabetic emergency
      *Poisoning Call 911 or go to an emergency room right away.
      Pain in upper right side of abdomen; may spread to right upper back, chest, or right shoulder; nausea; vomiting; or gas. Gallstones If this is your first attack, call a doctor for emergency advice.
      If you can't reach one, go to an emergency room. Don't eat or drink anything.
      In a woman who might be pregnant: severe pain that arises suddenly in the lower right or lower left abdomen, usually without vomiting or fever. Ectopic pregnancy Call the doctor for a prompt appointment. If you experience severe abdominal pain or bleeding, call 911 or go to the emergency room right away.
      Moderate to severe cramps that wax and wane, or occasional cramps that flare up after meals, and vomiting, especially if the vomit smells like stool. Other possible signs include watery or ribbon-like stools, or no stools at all. Intestinal obstruction Go to the emergency room right away.
      Pain or tenderness in the lower left side of the abdomen, along with fever.
      You may also have nausea, vomiting, chills, stomach cramps, and either diarrhea or constipation. Diverticulitis See a doctor immediately. If you have sharp abdominal pain along with fever, chills, swelling, or nausea and vomiting, call 911 or go to an emergency room right away. You may have peritonitis, a life-threatening infection of the abdominal cavity.
      Chronic abdominal pain along with dark urine and yellowish skin and eyes. Viral hepatitis See a doctor promptly.
      Pain in the back that usually spreads under the rib cage, around the front, and into the groin. Kidney stones See a doctor promptly
      Searing, stabbing pain in the upper abdomen; pain in the back between the shoulder blades; pain under the right shoulder; nausea, vomiting, and indigestion. Gallstones or an infection of the gallbladder. See your doctor promptly. If you also experience sweating, chills, and fever, see a doctor right away
      Chronic abdominal pain in the upper right quadrant, along with a fever, sore throat, and extreme fatigue. Mononucleosis or other viral infection See a doctor promptly. In addition to taking medications, you'll need to get plenty of rest.
      Bloody stools or bleeding from the rectum. In some cases, abdominal pain. Bleeding hemorrhoids, colon polyps, or (rarely) colorectal cancer. (Hemorrhoids and polyps rarely cause abdominal pain.) See a doctor promptly.
      In a woman: dull, constant pain in the lower abdomen along with vaginal discharge and fever. Pelvic inflammatory disease. See a doctor promptly.
      Dull, gnawing stomach pain that comes and goes. The pain is often worse when the stomach is empty and goes away after eating. You may also have indigestion, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, gas, and dark stools. *Stomach ulcer (peptic ulcer)
      *Gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining) Take an antacid or acetaminophen if necessary, but avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
      Don't drink alcohol or smoke.
      If pain persists or quickly comes back, see your doctor.
      Call 911 or go an emergency room right away if you throw up blood or anything that looks like coffee grounds; if you feel faint, chilly, or sweaty; if you have black or bloody stools, or if you feel lightheadedness, as if you would faint.
      See a doctor right away if you have sharp back pain with ulcer symptoms.
      Frequent burning pain in the upper abdomen or chest, possibly accompanied by a sour taste in the mouth, a lump in the throat, or trouble swallowing. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) Suck on an antacid lozenge at the first sign of pain. Over-the-counter acid blockers can help prevent future attacks.
      If pain persists or quickly comes back, see your doctor.
      See your doctor promptly if you have trouble swallowing, especially if solid food gets stuck.
      Vague, widespread, cramp-like pain, accompanied by bloating, tiredness, gas, and occasional nausea. You may also have diarrhea, constipation,

  24. QUESTION:
    What were your pregnancy symptoms when you were pregnant?
    Im just curious and i need to know to compare them to what symptoms i have. Sry just looking up on the internet doesnt help so id thought id ask other woman.

    • ANSWER:
      Symptoms of pregnancy can begin even before your first missed period. There are so many of them. Consider these early signs and symptoms of pregnancy which are found in most pregnancies.

      Missed Period

      When we have a missed period pregnancy is the first thing that we think of because it’s one of the more reliable signs.

      Unusual or Abnormal Period

      An abnormal period may be a sign of pregnancy. This is a menstrual cycle that is not the same as normal. It could be a difference in the amount of flow.

      Nausea and Vomiting

      Better known as morning sickness this is one of the first pregnancy symptom.

      Soreness the Breasts

      Many women have changes to their breast tissue. You could notice that your breasts are sore or tender, your nipples may become larger or after the first trimester your breast begin to grow.

      Strange Cravings

      No it’s not always pickles or ice cream but studies show that most women have cravings during pregnancy.

      Skin Changes

      The one you will think of first is the stretch marks. About 50 - 90% of all pregnant women usually get them. They normally show up in the lower abdomen area.

      Fatigue

      Exhaustion and Fatigue for some women are one of the early signs of pregnancy. What causes this is what your body is going through. Another cause is increasing levels of hormones.

      Frequent Urination

      Frequent trips to the bathroom is also an early sign of pregnancy. What causes this is when you pregnant you get extra body fluids that of course has to be processed by your kidneys and bladder.

      Sensitivity to Aromas

      In some women the sensitivity to aromas may occur. Just the smell of certain foods or anything that you are around everyday can cause you to feel nauseated.

      Heartburn

      Some women can het heartburn caused by the uterus starting to swell and pushing against the stomach.

      Emotional Mood Swings

      Pregnancy can really get to your emotions. You can have fixed emotions where you are excited and depression at the same time. Your mind can run wild on you with questions about everything which you then start to worry.

      Backaches

      Lower backaches may be a symptom that occurs early in pregnancy; however it is common to experience a dull backache throughout an entire pregnancy.

  25. QUESTION:
    What are the sings of an stomach ulcer ?
    ok so the last week i have being feeling dizzy, feeling sick but not being sick, stomach cramps with are really bad thay go and come any time of the day but hurts more when i eat, feels hard and hurts to touch it, i all so just started to get diarrea, so could it be an ulcer? and what are the chance of it being an ulcer?

    • ANSWER:
      Stomach ulcers present with very bad crampy stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and if they are bleeding then: blood in vomit, blood in stool (dark, tarry stool).

      Stomach ulcers usually occur in people already suffering from reflux, which is a disease where acidic stomach contents of the stomach come up the esophagus causing heartburn (chest/abdo pain). They are made worse using certain medications (NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen).

      Your symptoms (dizzy, nausea, stomach pain, diarrhoea) can be caused by a variety of causes (gastritis, reflux, probably not ulcer unless you are middle-aged, bile duct or gallbladder problems, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, undiagnosed celiac disease, infections: gastroenteritis, ?urinary tract infections, pregnancy, stress/anxiety, period pain...etc).

      If your symptoms are troubling you, see your GP for proper history, examination, investigation tests and management.

  26. QUESTION:
    Has anyone gotten neg hpt and blood tests only to find out they were pregnant on an ultrasound?
    My last period was October 13, so it has been two and a half months since I had a period. I've taken countless HPT's and even two blood tests that have come back negative. My periods are usually rather heavy (I go through a super tampon in an hour's time) and are pretty adamant, they usually last a little over a week with a lot of clots and come every month. Having sex a day or two before my scheduled period will bring it on. The latest I have ever been is two weeks, I have never completely missed a period (or two for that matter) so I'm pretty worried. I was on birth control for three years, I have been off of birth control for a year and a month. I have been experiencing some pregnancy symptoms. I visited a OB/GYN after my period was a week and a half late, she didn't seem to be concerned about my late period and brushed it off as it were no big deal. She gave me a pelvic exam and said it was probably a bacterial infection. During her pelvic exam, she felt my uterus and ovaries and was very rough with me but she was really digging in there to find my uterus. Fast forward to recently, I changed doctors and visited him yesterday. He did a pelvic exam and this time I noticed he didn't have to go as near to my pubic bone as the last doctor did, so I'm not sure if my uterus grew or not, however I'm sure he'd know if he was feeling a 9 1/2 week sized uterus, however, he said doctors won't usually do anything until they've missed 6 periods but he believes that to be too long and recommends testing after 3-4 missed periods. I was welcome to come back after a month and if nothing had happened, we would start testing, or I could take a urine pregnancy test, or a blood pregnancy test. Finally, he offered for me to come in and get an ultrasound as well as a blood pregnancy test. I took that option because I want to know what's going on. If it isn't pregnancy, which at this point, I just want to know what's going on!, then I need to know. Is it fibroids? PCOS? Endometriosis? Cysts? I had a chemical pregnancy in August but my periods have been normal since then (with the exception to the two weeks of being late the period after the miscarriage).

    So my question is this: Did you or someone you know get negative urine and blood tests only to find out they were in fact pregnant?

    My symptoms are this:

    SLIGHT cramping and pulling (more cramps a few weeks ago, more pulls recently)
    Some nausea (really only after I eat)
    MAJOR heartburn (when I wake up to when I go to bed)
    Acne has worsened
    Tired
    Hungry for foods I'm not normally hungry for (I WANT CHEESE and I HATE cheese)
    Constipation (could be from the cheese...Haha)
    My boobs have gained a cup size and then some, my fiance brought this to my attention.
    Watery discharge (more than normal)
    Gas
    Vivid Dreams that I am pregnant (but it could be my conscience) which is funny because even my fiance had I dream I was pregnant the other night and he doesn't really even think I'm pregnant, but it could be possible
    Heaviness in my uterus, almost like it's bigger than normal
    Pulsation in my stomach area (Obviously my pulse, I just felt like this suddenly started happening maybe a week or so ago)

    Is it possible it's eptopic? I'm really nervous about next week's ultrasound but excited to finally figure out what's going on with me!

    I previously asked this question and had only received 3 answers and I want to know! Thanks all fore reading my novel ;) <3
    Also recent developments that I forgot to add (recent since I last posted a similar question)

    I have had a consistently bad taste in my mouth
    I've been having to pee more (because of that pressure feeling on my uterus)
    I've been slightly hungrier

    • ANSWER:
      If the blood and urine test show up negative and you are not etopic and in pain, eating cheese is not a sign of pregnancy. You need to put youe hope aside and make the decision yourself.

  27. QUESTION:
    do you get heartburn with an anovulatory cycle?
    I have been monitoring my temperatures becuase my husband and I are going to start trying for a baby. So far I've had fairly regular cycles with one long cycle last month. But every month I've had a clear termperature jump. Thim month my temperature have stayed low and I think I did not ovulate because pregnancy tests are testing negative. I have terrible heartburn. Has anyone else had this problem?
    I have been tracking my temperatures lately because my husband and I are going to start trying for a baby. Recently I've had fairly regulary cycles with one crazy long on last month. This month I though I might be pregnant because I was nauseated, dizzy, sensative to smells and tastes and recently I've been having terrible heartburn. Yet, my temperature has not even gone up at all. I'm wondering if maybe I've had an anovulatory cycle...is it possible to have all these symptoms if you don't ovulate?

    • ANSWER:
      usually if you dont ovulate you dont get your period, the ovulation triggers your hormones to begin your period. i've never heard of a mestral cycle changing the pH in your stomach of causing reflux unless its related to an autoimune gastric disorder. check what you have been eating when you get the heartburn, ask your Dr. about the heartburn you may have low pH in your stomach that causes the reflux, it left untreated it can get worse. try eating things that arent so acidic, not to many condaments, or spices. ASK YOUR DR.

  28. QUESTION:
    What's the difference between "gastritis" and "heartburn"?
    What's the best over-the-counter antacids to combat it? Pepcid doesn't work at all for me.

    • ANSWER:
      What Is Gastritis?

      Gastritis is an inflammation, irritation, or erosion of the lining of the stomach. It can occur suddenly (acute) or gradually (chronic).

      What Causes Gastritis?

      Gastritis can be caused by irritation due to excessive alcohol use, chronic vomiting, stress, or the use of certain medications such as aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs. It may also be caused by any of the following:

      * Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori): A bacteria that lives in the mucous lining of the stomach. Without treatment the infection can lead to ulcers, and in some people, stomach cancer.
      * Pernicious anemia: A form of anemia that occurs when the stomach lacks a naturally occurring substance needed to properly absorb and digest vitamin B12.
      * Bile reflux: A backflow of bile into the stomach from the bile tract (that connects to the liver and gallbladder).
      * Infections caused by bacteria and viruses

      If gastritis is left untreated, it can lead to a severe loss in blood, or in some cases increase the risk of developing stomach cancer.

      What Are the Symptoms of Gastritis?
      Symptoms of gastritis vary among individuals, and in many people there are no symptoms. However, the most common symptoms include:

      * Nausea or recurrent upset stomach
      * Abdominal bloating
      * Abdominal pain
      * Vomiting
      * Indigestion
      * Burning or gnawing feeling in the stomach between meals or at night
      * Hiccups
      * Loss of appetite
      * Vomiting blood or coffee ground-like material
      * Black, tarry stools

      What Is the Treatment for Gastritis?

      Treatment for gastritis usually involves:

      * Taking antacids and other drugs to reduce stomach acid, which causes further irritation to inflamed areas.
      * Avoiding hot and spicy foods.
      * For gastritis caused by H. pylori infection, your doctor will prescribe a regimen of several antibiotics plus an acid blocking drug (used for heartburn).
      * If the gastritis is caused by pernicious anemia, B12 vitamin shots will be given.

      Once the underlying problem disappears, the gastritis usually does, too. You should talk to your doctor before stopping any medicine or starting any gastritis treatment on your own.

      What Is Heartburn?

      Despite its name, heartburn has nothing to do with the heart. (Some of the symptoms, however, are similar to those of a heart attack or heart disease.) Heartburn is an irritation of the esophagus that is caused by stomach acid.

      With gravity's help, a muscular valve called the lower esophageal sphincter, or LES, keeps stomach acid in the stomach. The LES is located where the esophagus meets the stomach -- below the rib cage and slightly left of center. Normally it opens to allow food into the stomach or to permit belching; then it closes again. But if the LES opens too often or does not close tight enough, stomach acid can reflux, or seep, into the esophagus and cause a burning sensation.

      Occasional heartburn isn't dangerous, but chronic heartburn can indicate serious problems and can develop into gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Heartburn is a daily occurrence for about 10% of Americans and up to 50% of pregnant women. It's an occasional nuisance for 30% of the population.

      What Causes It?

      The basic cause of heartburn is an underactive lower esophageal sphincter, or LES, that doesn't tighten as it should. Two excesses often contribute to this problem: too much food in the stomach (overeating) or too much pressure on the stomach (frequently from obesity or pregnancy). Certain foods commonly relax the LES, including tomatoes, citrus fruits, garlic, onions, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, caffeinated products, and peppermint. Dishes high in fats and oils (animal or vegetable) often lead to heartburn, as do certain medications. Stress increases acid production and can cause heartburn. And smoking, which relaxes the LES and stimulates stomach acid, is a major contributor.

  29. QUESTION:
    How far along are most women when they find out they are pregnant?
    And when do they start showing

    im not pregnant or anything haha it's somehting for school
    i mean like how far along are they week-wise when they find out

    • ANSWER:
      They usually think something is up if they are on track of their period and it is skipped. With my first we were trying a littler harder, so at 3 weeks when I started feeling bad heartburn I knew. With this pregnancy I didn't realize until I was almost 2 months because I was so stressed and we had taken several percautions to prevent it...it didn't even cross my mind until my sister was on her period for the second time without me . (We have the SAME cycle).

      I started showing at 6 months with my first 4 months with my second :)

  30. QUESTION:
    I am having heartburn a lot, had my period last month but we are not taking birth control, may I be pregnant?
    I had my period, but before we did not use any protection, and after the samething. we are planning on our 3rd baby.
    I keep having sour stomach and heartburn. but i think its too soon????
    i did get my period on the dec 20th.

    • ANSWER:
      The heartburn doesn't usually start until late in the pregnancy.

  31. QUESTION:
    Can anyone tell me when can a women experience symptoms of pregnancy after having sex?
    After how many days does a woman gets symptoms for pregnancy
    like vomiting,etc.,

    • ANSWER:
      The onset and degree of pregnancy symptoms will vary within women. Many women experience them within days of conception, others take a few weeks before pregnancy symptoms kick in and a lucky few feel no discomfort at all. The early pregnancy symptoms listed on this page generally can be felt once implantation occurs (8 - 10 days from ovulation) and will lessen after the first trimester.

      It is frustrating to realize that many pregnancy symptoms are very similar to those that occur right before menstruating. However, combined with high temperatures and a longer luteal phase - they are key indications that you have achieved pregnancy success!

      Nausea & Vomiting Nausea and vomiting may come as early as a week into the pregnancy. Many women experience illness in the morning (morning sickness), some in the afternoon or evening, others feel feel nausea throughout the entire day. There is no explanation as to why pregnant women feel this or even a solution as to how to prevent it - however, eating small frequent meals, and snacking on saltine crackers seems to give some kind of relief. Eating a protein/carboy hydrate at bedtime (try an apple and a glass of milk) tends to lessen the nausea that occurs in the morning.

      Breast Tenderness Breasts may be very tender, swollen and start to enlarge. Many times the veins within the breast will become more visible. Your nipples may start to darken in color, become more erect and be extremely sensitive. These symptoms are due to increasing amount of HCG hormone that begins at implantation.

      Frequent Urination Pregnancy causes the uterus to swell and it will start to enlarge for the growing fetus immediately. The uterus puts pressure on your bladder making you feel the need for more frequent urination. Many women start to feel this symptom within a week or two after pregnancy has occurred.

      Feeling Tired / Sluggish This one is pretty obvious. When pregnant your body is going through some major hormonal changes. HCG levels alone go from 0 - 250,000 mIU/ml in just twelve weeks. Your temperature is also higher due to the amount progesterone circulating through your body which will also make you feel a little sluggish.

      Light Bleeding Light bleeding (spotting) may occur approximately 8 - 10 days from ovulation. It usually happens around the same time you would have gotten your menstrual period. Some women assume they have started their period when in fact they are pregnant. The spotting is caused from implantation which is when the fertilized egg burrows into the endometrial lining.

      Dizziness and/or Fainting When standing in one place you may feel dizzy or even faint. The growing uterus compresses major arteries in your legs which causes your blood pressure to drop making you extremely light headed. Skipping meals or going too long without eating may cause you to feel dizzy or faint. When not eating frequently enough it causes low blood sugar. Blood sugar is the primary source of food for your baby so it will be depleted much more quickly.

      Constipation Pregnancy hormones will slow down bowel functions to give maximum absorption time of vitamins and nutrients. Unfortunately, this symptom usually only gets worse as the pregnancy progresses.

      Irritability Raging hormones are the cause of this...along with having to put up with all the other symptoms. This symptom should decrease soon into the second trimester but until then, a healthy diet, moderate exercise and plenty of sleep should help the crabbiness somewhat.

      Heartburn The uterus is very swollen and starts to push upward as it grows. The increasing levels of HCG will also slow down digestion making your stomach not empty as fast which increases the stomach acid.

      Uncomfortable - But Well Worth It! After your precious baby arrives, you will soon forget the bouts of nausea and the discomfort you are now experiencing.

  32. QUESTION:
    What are the chances of me being pregnant?
    I'm 18 years old. Two times in the past 3 weeks, I had unprotected sex, and he came inside me. I have a calender that shows when I'm supposed to ovulate and when I'm supposed to start my period. But I know it might not always be right. The first time we had sex, it was a week after my ovulation was supposed to end. Then a week later after that. I know being worried about being pregnant will make your mind invent symptoms, but the past week or so I've had horrible heartburn, only at night. That's odd, because I've very rarely ever had heartburn. Then I've had diarrhea and cramps the past couple days, but those are signs of both early pregnancy and an oncoming menstrual cycle. The calender says I am 5 days late for my period. And that's kind of odd too, because I think I'm usually very regular. But I haven't had any other symptoms. No tender breasts or morning sickness. Could I possibly be pregnant? What are the chances? If I was pregnant, wouldn't I have more obvious symptoms? The only thing I have to go on is the heartburn and late period. Heartburn is very weird for me, especially for multiple nights in a row. Late periods can be common though. But if I am pregnant, it would be only two weeks in... Input?

    • ANSWER:
      You can most certainly be pregnant. 5 days is a long time to miss your period... Lets say you start your period on the first and it ends the 6, you have sex the 7th to the 14th, 14th through 28 you typically ovulate, and you have sex then, or perhaps you have sex 27th through 2-9 before your next period begins, you still can get pregnant... The only time it's rare to get pregnant is before ovulation. I know I probably confused you...

      Lets make it simple, 5 days and still no period, I'd take a pregnancy test. Not all women show symptoms. Don't forget, usually or never a false positive.

  33. QUESTION:
    Has anyone found a better way to cope with the dropping of a baby into the pelvic bone area?
    This morning my little man Mr. Kyler Gage decided 2am was a good time to start dropping. I have a book i got from childbirth classes that tells how to deal with this pain but nothing worked. Breathing was even hard and no matter which way i laid, stood, or stretched nothing gave me relief. I can't be the only one going through this. Please help. This is my first pregnancy so i'm figuring out reality is way worse than the books can come close to.

    • ANSWER:
      Are you sure he was dropping?

      When a baby drops most people don't even notice and it usually relieves most of your pregnancy symptoms like shortness of breathe, and heartburn but it does come with added pelvic pressure which is usually relieved when laying down.

      Sounds kinda like you were feeling contractions. That is what my contractions feel like.

  34. QUESTION:
    Any good home remedies for morning sickness?
    My wife has morning sickness bad. We have tried everything so want that it not common that we have not tried.

    • ANSWER:
      Each woman is different where morning sickness cures are concerned. What works for one, may or many not work for another. Below you will find ideas which you can try:

      * Vitamin B6 - 50 mg. daily. Vitamin B6 has been scientifically shown to help morning sickness. You can find Vitamin B6 at your local drugstore or health food store. Just recently, companies have started to incorporate therapeutic doses of Vitamin B6 into their products to help you cure your morning sickness. One is B-Natal TheraPops are cherry flavored lollipops which have been shown to help cure morning sickness for many women. Another Vitamin B-6 enriched product is called Morning Sickness Magic. Morning Sickness Magic is a herbal remedy containing Ginger, Vitamin B-6, Red Raspberry Leaf and Folic Acid.

      * Avoid warm places as heat can increase the nausea feelings.

      * Take naps during the day (but not right after eating). Tiredness plays a big part in morning sickness.

      * Get enough sleep at night.

      * Get out of bed slowly in the morning.

      * Try eating plain crackers or dry cereal before you get out of bed in the morning.

      * Open windows or turn on exhaust fans when cooking and after meals.

      * Cooking in the microwave usually produces less odors.

      * Ginger in capsules form 250 mg. three times daily can be beneficial. Ginger has long been associated with alleviating nausea. You can also get the benefit of using ginger by chewing on crystallized ginger or sucking on ginger hard candies.

      * Silly as it sounds, carry a handkerchief with a few drops of a non nausea causing essential oil (lemon for example) in it and breath through it if you can't get away from the smell that is bothering you.

      * Avoid greasy or spicy foods as they often cause nausea or heartburn.

      * Eat what you want when you want it. Your cravings will not lead you the wrong way.

      * Have frequent protein snacks. (Low fat meats and seafood, nuts, eggs and beans are high protein.)

      * Eat smaller meals every two hours or so.

      * Eating something salty before a meal can help you "make it through" a meal.

      * Do not drink fluids with your meals.

      * Non caffeinated teas like peppermint and ginger can help came nausea.

      * Drink small amounts of fluids regularly though out the day to avoid dehydration.

      * Do not skip meals if you can help it.

      * Try taking your prenatal vitamins later in the day. Pregnancy Plus prenatal vitamins are smaller in size and are less likely to upset your stomach. You may also want to consider taking your prenatal vitamin at night before you go to bed to give it a chance to be absorbed overnight.

      * Avoid spicy and fried food - both eating and smelling it can increase your nausea.

      * Cold food may have less nausea inducing smells associated with them.

      Doctor Prescribed Medications
      If your morning sickness is severe enough, your doctor may prescribe medication that will help you reclaim some normality in your life. If you are unable to keep food or water down for any length of time, PLEASE talk to your doctor to see what can be done. Extensive weight loss / dehydration can be harmful to both mom and baby. Your doctor will be able to evaluate your situation and health profile and decide which medication will be most helpful in giving you morning sickness relief. The medications prescribed are administered in three different ways depending on the severity of the morning sickness and the medication: orally, intravenously, and in suppository format.

      For an extensive listing of the medications which can be prescribed for severe morning sickness relief, please visit Hyperemesis.org.

  35. QUESTION:
    How do you feel in your 17th week of pregnancy?
    Is there a spotting, nausia, bitter taste, backpain, tummy cramping, baby fluttering or kicks, It doesnt mean i have all these things, but want to know what others havehad

    Kindly list down what you have.

    • ANSWER:
      Every woman has different "symptoms" during pregnancy. A woman may even have different symptoms compared to previous pregnancies. However, in a book I've been reading it lists some things you MAY be feeling for each month of pregnancy.

      -Fatigue
      -Decreased urinary frequency
      -An end to, or a decrease in, nausea and vomiting (in a few women, "morning sickness" will continue; in a very few it is just beginning)
      -Constipation
      -Heartburn, indigestion, flatulence, bloating
      -Continued breast enlargement, but usually decreased tenderness and swelling
      -Occasional Headaches
      -Occasional faintness or dizziness, particularly with sudden change of position
      -Nasal congestion and occasional nosebleeds; ear stuffiness
      -"Pink toothbrush" from bleeding gums
      -Increase in appetite
      -Mild swelling of ankles and feet, and occasionally of hands and face
      -Varicose veins of legs and/or hemorrhoids
      -Slight whitish vaginal discharge (leukorrhea)
      -Fetal movement (but usually this early only if you are very slender or if this is not your first pregnancy)

      Emotionally:
      -Instability comparable to premenstrual syndrome, which may include irritability, mood swings, irrationality, weepiness
      -Joy and/or apprehension-if you have started to feel pregnant at last
      -Frustration-if you don't really feel pregnant yet but are too big for your regular wardrobe and too small for maternity clothes
      -A feeling you're not quite together. You're a scatterbrain, you forget things, drop things, have trouble concentrating

      Make sure you discuss any concerning issues with your practitioner.

      Best wishes and good luck:)

  36. QUESTION:
    37 weeks pregnant and having burning sensations in my upper stomach?
    I started to feel the pains in my upper stomach about 2 days ago... It feels like I just ate a bowl of hot peppers or something. I also vomited twice in the past 2 days. Has anyone else had this problem before during pregnancy? I also have chronic appendix, but it hasn't bothered me during the pregnancy so far. Could my pains be from my appendix?

    My doctor tells me its nothing to worry about.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello.
      This sounds like Heartburn to me.It is very common in middle or late pregnancy.Avoid greasy foods and drinking anything with your meals,as you want to salivate properly and you dont want to dilute your stomach acids.Alfalfa tablets taken after meals are often a great help,as is peppermint tea.Avoid taking antacids,except very occasionally,as they usually contain aluminium compounds and they may upset your bodys calcium-magnesium balance.Chewable calcium tablets for pregnant women may help,taken at the times when heartburn usually occurs.

  37. QUESTION:
    when do you roughly start getting morning sickness?
    when roughly do you start gettin morning sickness and when has it usually gone by?
    i am 2 months, have i still got it to come?
    cant remember with my other pregnancys?

    pregnant with baby #3 due 25th feb 2010

    • ANSWER:
      It varies from individual to individual - I started getting "all damn day sickness" at 4 weeks and it lasted until about 20 weeks - just feeling queezy. I had terrible heartburn that just got worse until the day I delivered. You'll just have to experience it to see how yours will turn out.

  38. QUESTION:
    When your preggo how long does it take before you start gaining weight? and what are the signs of being preggo?

    like how long does it take b4 u start showing

    • ANSWER:
      This is a guideline only...taken from "what to expect when your expecting". Many pregnancy symptoms come and go or don't show at all and can happen at any time and each are different from woman to woman...with that in mind-

      Morning sickness- 2-8 weeks after conception.
      Frequent urination- Usually 6-8 weeks after conception.
      Tingling,tender,swollen breasts- As early as a few days after conception.
      Changes in colour of vaginal and cervical tissue (during a medical exam)- First trimester.
      Darkening of the areola and elevation of tiny glands around nipple- First trimester.
      Blue and pink lines under skin on breasts and later on abdomen- First trimester.
      Food cravings- First trimester.
      Darkening of line from navel to pubis- 4th or 5th month.
      Softening of the uterus and cervix (during med exam)- 2-8 weeks after conception.
      Enlarging uterus and abdomen (during med exam)- 8-12 weeks.
      Intermittent painless contractions- early in pregnancy,increasing in frequency as pregnancy advances.
      Fetal movements- First noted at 16-22 weeks of pregnancy.
      Visual of embryo or gestational sac through ultrasound- As early as 4-6 weeks after conception.
      Fetal heartbeat- At 10-20 weeks (depending on device used)
      Fetal movements felt through abdomen- After 16 weeks.
      Month 1- Fatigue and sleepiness, frequent urination, nausea with or without vomiting,excess salivation,heartburn,indigestion, flatulence, bloating,food aversions,cravings,breast changes.

      Hope this has helped
      Baby dust *

  39. QUESTION:
    when your one or two months pregnant do you pee Alot yet are have morning sickness?
    Cause I took a pregnancy test august 12 came up postive I'm just wondering. Is it. Normal for. Me to not feel no signs of pregnancy yet somebody please help me out cause iam very worried. Thanks so much

    • ANSWER:
      It's normal. The only symptom I had while I was pregnant was urinating a lot and my breast hurt. I didn't even start getting moody until my 2nd trimester. Don't worry. Everyone is different. At 1-2 months pregnant, your uterus is not very large yet, so it's not pushing on your bladder that much. I'm 110 pounds, so when my uterus expanded, even a small amount, it put pressure on my bladder. My sister in law is bigger than I am, so when she got pregnant, she didn't start urinating a lot until her 3-4 month because she didn't have as much pressure as I did since she had more room for her uterus. Symptoms that usually come with pregnancy is urinating, heart burn, weight gain, morning sickness, moodiness, and breast soreness. I only gained 15 pounds my whole pregnancy and the doctors were really worried about that, but my baby weighed 8 pounds 1.8 ounces and perfectly healthy. As long as you feel good and are taking care of your body, don't worry about the symptoms. Some people have all of the symptoms, some have none. Personally, I think that I had the easiest pregnancy in the world because I only suffered from mild heartburn, 2nd trimester, urination, 1-3rd trimesters, and breast soreness, 1st trimester. Your doctors can tell so much from a ultrasound, including, the baby's approximate weight, the level of amniotic fluid that you have, and that the baby is developing correctly such as head-body ratio. I'm sure that you are fine. Good luck.

  40. QUESTION:
    Chest and upper back pain during pregnancy?
    I am 28 weeks pregnant and about two days ago, I started having some chest pain that radiates into my upper back. It's worse if I swallow and when I do the pain occurs in my chest and upper back. It seems to be worse when I lay back or lay down. I haven't had any injuries or blows to my back, so I have no idea what it could be.

    • ANSWER:
      First and foremost, you need to go see your Dr. regardless of whatever I or anyone else says.

      There are a few things it could be.

      Your baby is causing pressure upon your internal organs, causing them to press up on your diaphragm. The additional pressure upon your diaphragm, pressing up into your chest cavity, is causing added pressure on your lungs. This added pressure is making your lungs work harder, causing your chest pain.

      Indigestion is very common in pregnant women. Try sleeping propped up or eating less (smaller meals) more often.

      Gallstones. Again, something common in pregnant women. Your Dr. can test to see if you have these.

      PIH - Pregnancy Induced Hypertension aka Preeclampsia or gestational hypertension. This causes chest pain, heartburn, headache, dizziness - there's a myriad of symptoms. It's very serious. It can cause seizures, liver & kidney damage and placental abruption. PIH usually starts around 34 - 35 weeks, is more common with first pregnancies and in women under 22 or over 34 years of age. If your blood pressure cannot be lowered by medication, the only "cure" is delivery of the baby. If you have a home blood pressure device, take your blood pressure. It's going to be elevated because of your pregnancy, but if it's very high (at or over 140/90) you need medical help to get it down ASAP. If your physician cannot work you in immediately, go to the ER.

      Good luck and congrats on the baby!!

      .

  41. QUESTION:
    When do pregnancy signs start? ANd what are the SIGNS of pregnancy?
    When do pregnancy signs start? ANd what are the SIGNS of pregnancy????

    • ANSWER:
      Have a look at this check list I found, below and see how many of them apply to you...
      Good luck :o )

      *Missed Period

      *Breast Tenderness

      *Fatigue
      One of the earliest pregnancy signs for some women may be fatigue and exhaustion. You may start going to bed sooner, or find it harder than usual to get out of bed in the morning. Exercising seems like too much effort. A simple activity like shopping may leave you feeling wiped out and lightheaded. This early pregnancy symptom is caused by all of the changes that your body is going through, plus the increasing levels of hormones.

      *Frequent Urination
      An early symptom of pregnancy that others may notice you experiencing is frequent trips to the restroom. One cause of this pregnancy symptom is that the swelling uterus can put pressure on your bladder.

      Also, pregnancy causes extra body fluids to be processed by your kidneys and bladder. That means more trips to the restroom. Sorry to have to say this, but this symptom of pregnancy may remain constant for nine months.

      *Nausea

      * Stuffy or Runny Nose
      Caused my an increase of blood in the vessels and mucus discharge in the nasal cavities

      *Dizziness and/or Fainting
      One of the more surprising pregnancy signs is dizziness and/or fainting. Going up stairs, standing up suddenly after sitting for a time, or just having to stand in line at the grocery store can make you feel light headed. You might even faint. As the uterus swells it compresses arteries in your legs. This can drop your blood pressure and make you dizzy..

      *Food Cravings, or Aversions to Foods
      Less well known but equally common pregnancy signs are aversions to certain foods. You may find that some foods you previously enjoyed are no longer appetizing. This problem may come and go for some women. For others it could last throughout pregnancy.

      *Sensitivity to Aromas
      Another related early symptom of pregnancy is a heightened sensitivity to aromas. Even a favorite aroma, such as the smell of a food or perfume, can make you gag.

      *Morning Sickness
      This pregnancy symptom is well known, and it is related to the nausea symptom. It can be caused by a variety of factors. Your body is craving food and you have not eaten all night so your tummy feels queasy. Your body has way more hormones coursing through it than normal and this can . You are sensitive to aromas and foods, so your morning coffee may not agree with you. The usual breakfast you typically have may not settle well in your stomach during this time. Each woman is different and will have different foods that may or may not contribute to morning sickness.

      *Heartburn and/or Constipation
      This pregnancy symptom is caused by the uterus starting to swell and pushing against the stomach and other organs as it grows. Also, increasing levels of hormones may slow down digestion and bowel functions to allow the body to absorb as much vitamins, minerals and nutrients as possible from foods. Taking a quality prenatal multi-vitamin-mineral supplement is important to help your body get the nutrients it needs for your growing baby.

      *Mood Swings and Irritability.

      *Higher body temperature
      One of the pregnancy symptoms that takes a while to gauge is higher than usual body temperature. You may have been feeling a little bit warm lately and wondered if you are coming down with a cold or something. Take your temperature and see if it is higher than it normally would be..

      *Low Back Pain

      *Implantation Bleeding
      One of the less known pregnancy symptoms is the slight bleeding and spotting that can be caused when the fertilized egg begins to implant itself into the uterus. This is known as "implantation bleeding" and it usually takes place between 3 to 6 days after fertilization..

      *Bloating and Weight Gain

  42. QUESTION:
    What are the phases that a pregnant woman undergoes during pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      The first trimester she will probably feel premenstrual, as her body is flushed with hormones. Cranky, emotional, and the like. She may have morning sickness. Many women also feel fatigued. There may be bloating and constipation as the hormones cause the intestines to move slower to maximize nutritional absorption. Breast tenderness is common. Frequent urination.
      And there will be some anxiety and ambivilence, especially if this is the first baby.
      The second trimester: most women find the morning sickness is less, or completely gone. Movement of the fetus can usually be felt by the mother in the 20th week or so. The energy begins to return. She gets that "pregnant glow". She will start to gain weight faster. Her swollen abdomen becomes apparent to other people. She may start to feel Braxton-Hicks contractions. She starts to wear maternity clothes.
      The third trimester: It is obvious to everyone that she is pregnant. She will gain 1/2-1 lb a week. She may have heartburn and gas. She will need to eat frequent, small meals. Her feet may swell. Fatigue returns. Some women have a light clear, vaginal discharge. The active fetus may keep her awake. She can't wait to give birth. She starts nesting.

  43. QUESTION:
    What are the early signs that you're pregnant?
    I had sex a little over a week ago and I missed my period, but had the cramps that I get right before I start. Last night my dad made hamburgers and when I walked out of my room the smell made me get sick and I became very light headed. I've been having to use the bathroom about 12 times more than I usually do, and I sleep more often then I ever have. Somebody please help me because I am very scared about this!

    • ANSWER:
      The following are common early signs of pregnancy. However, symptoms of pregnancy are not the same for every woman. In fact, your own symptoms may actually be different from one pregnancy to another.
      Pregnancy symptoms can also vary in their intensity, frequency and duration. The following early signs and symptoms of pregnancy checklist is only a guideline.

      Also keep in mind that many of the earliest pregnancy symptoms can appear similar to routine pre-menstrual discomforts.

      If you are not trying to conceive, you might think it is just your period coming on again, when in reality you may be experiencing very early signs of pregnancy.

      If you are trying to conceive, you may be frustrated when you think you may be experiencing early symptoms of pregnancy but they are only pre-menstrual symptoms.

      You will experience a wide variety of physical and emotional changes during pregnancy. These may include any or all of the pregnancy symptoms listed below.

      Although each of these are considered typical early symptoms of pregnancy, they may happen earlier or later than the order in which they appear on the following list.

      Remember, some of the earliest signs of pregnancy may be subtle, not obvious. Whenever there is any question that you might be experiencing early signs of pregnancy, do a home pregnancy test.

      Here is each symptom explained in more detail. Find the one you may be experiencing and read more about the possible effects. This can help determine if something is a pregnancy symptom or is simply one of the routine physical aches and pains that we can all have from time to time in our daily lives.

      Missed Period

      Perhaps the most obvious early symptom of pregnancy is when you've missed your period. This possible sign of pregnancy is often what causes women to search for more details about the other pregnancy symptoms.

      Some women might only experience a much lighter period compared to their usual. You might not experience any of the pregnancy signs listed below until around the time you notice you've missed your monthly cycle.

      Just "Feeling" Pregnant

      This early pregnancy symptom may be the reason why you are checking this list right now. Many women believe they have an intuition about pregnancy signs. Their intuition is often proven correct.

      Maybe you just feel different; tired, moody, queasy, lightheaded. You may also have heartburn, constipation, or find yourself making more frequent trips to the restroom. Perhaps you feel a dull ache or stiffness in your lower back, you have sore breasts or they seem overly sensitive, or you are simply not feeling like your usual self.

      Breast Tenderness

      One of the very noticeable early signs of pregnancy is tender, swollen, somewhat sore breasts. You may notice this pregnancy sign at bedtime when you are trying to get comfortable and go to sleep, when exercising or showering, or when getting dressed.

      When you become pregnant, your body begins preparing your breasts for producing milk and breastfeeding. Hormones start increasing. In addition to breast tenderness and swelling, your nipples may feel sore or extra sensitive. Some women notice their nipples darken in color.

      Your breasts play an important role in childbirth. They are naturally sensitive and become far more so when pregnant. This is one of the most obvious early symptoms of pregnancy.

      Fatigue

      One of the earliest pregnancy signs for some women may be fatigue and exhaustion. You may start going to bed sooner, or find it harder than usual to get out of bed in the morning. If you are working, by noon you may feel like you need to lie down. Exercising seems like too much effort. A simple activity like shopping may leave you feeling wiped out and lightheaded. This early pregnancy symptom is caused by all of the changes that your body is going through, plus the increasing levels of hormones.

      If you know you are pregnant, try to take frequent rests or naps of 15 minutes to a half-hour whenever possible. Explain to your family, friends and coworkers that you need these naps. Ask for their help in blocking out rest times for you.

      Frequent Urination

      An early symptom of pregnancy that others may notice you experiencing is frequent trips to the restroom. Your family or friends may comment that you seem to be going off to the ladies room quite often lately. One cause of this pregnancy symptom is that the swelling uterus can put pressure on your bladder.

      Also, pregnancy causes extra body fluids to be processed by your kidneys and bladder. That means more trips to the restroom. Sorry to have to say this, but this symptom of pregnancy may remain constant for nine months.

      Nausea

      One of these pregnancy signs of queasiness, nausea and vomiting can take you by surprise when you least expect it. These early pregnancy symptoms may come as soon as a week into the pregnancy. Many women experience nausea in the morning when they have coffee and/or eat som

  44. QUESTION:
    Did you have mild cramps when you conceived?
    I can't test for another week. I have had mild cramps for the last 3 days. It's not painfull just noticeable. I have had real bad heartburn as well. I don't have any morning sickness or anything yet. If I did conceive this month how soon will I feel sick to my stomach?

    • ANSWER:
      You could possibly be experiencing implantation cramps which usually occur anywhere from 6-10 days after conception, but a pregnancy test is the only way for sure to know whether you are pregnant or not. I know for me, I was able to take a pregnancy test by the 12th day after conception and it was positive. Also most women don't start feeling sick until around 5 or 6 weeks pregnant and some women don't get morning sickness. Good luck!

  45. QUESTION:
    When you get your period early does it mean you are pregnant?
    Me and my girlfriend had unprotected sex a couple of days ago and I ejaculated inside her. Now she just got her period. Does this mean she is pregnant? Or what are the chances that she is pregnant?
    Now my girlfriend is telling me she is ovulating. So knowing this, does it means she's pregnant?

    • ANSWER:
      no ..early period doesnt mean tht u r pregnant
      i've also got early period many times..and yet i've never had sex

      but she missed a period tht could be shes pregnant

      oh ya..and heres some early 1 month pregnancy simptoms:
      1.Missed Period
      2.Breast Tenderness
      3.Just "Feeling" Pregnant
      This early pregnancy symptom may be the reason why you are checking this list right now. Many women believe they have an intuition about pregnancy signs. Their intuition is often proven correct.

      Maybe you just feel different; tired, moody, queasy, lightheaded. You may also have heartburn, constipation, or find yourself making more frequent trips to the restroom. Perhaps you feel a dull ache or stiffness in your lower back, you have sore breasts or they seem overly sensitive, or you are simply not feeling like your usual self.

      4.fatigue
      5.Frequent Urination
      6.nausea

      This pregnancy symptom may often be helped by eating smaller, more frequent snack size meals. Many women say saltine crackers and milk seem to be helpful. This is an early symptom of pregnancy that seems to show up about a month after pregnancy has begun. It tends to level off once you are into your second trimester and your body adjusts to all the many changes it is going through.

      7.Dizziness and/or Fainting

      One of the more surprising pregnancy signs is dizziness and/or fainting. Going up stairs, standing up suddenly after sitting for a time, or just having to stand in line at the grocery store can make you feel light headed.

      8.Food Cravings, or Aversions to Foods

      A well-known cliché is the pregnancy sign-symptom of craving certain foods or unusual combinations of foods. For example, one woman said she craved midnight snacks of warm peach pie topped with vanilla ice cream. Everyone has a funny story about food cravings.

      9.Sensitivity to Aromas

      Another related early symptom of pregnancy is a heightened sensitivity to aromas. Even a favorite aroma, such as the smell of a food or perfume, can make you gag. The smell of fresh mowed grass, the smell of a gas station, smells of various foods, household cleaners, perfumes, cigarette smoke, etc., can all cause you to feel nauseated (see nausea symptom above). This is thought to be yet another side effect of the estrogen that is flooding your body.

      10.Morning Sickness

      This pregnancy symptom is well known, and it is related to the nausea symptom.

      11.Heartburn and/or Constipation

      This pregnancy symptom is caused by the uterus starting to swell and pushing against the stomach and other organs as it grows. Also, increasing levels of hormones may slow down digestion and bowel functions to allow the body to absorb as much vitamins, minerals and nutrients as possible from foods. Taking a quality prenatal multi-vitamin-mineral supplement is important to help your body get the nutrients it needs for your growing baby.

      12.Mood Swings and Irritability
      13.Higher body temperature

      One of the pregnancy symptoms that takes a while to gauge is higher than usual body temperature. You may have been feeling a little bit warm lately and wondered if you are coming down with a cold or something. Take your temperature and see if it is higher than it normally would be.

      14.Low Back Pain

      Early pregnancy symptoms of low back pain can be “a real pain,” literally.

      15.Implantation Bleeding

      One of the less known pregnancy symptoms is the slight bleeding and spotting that can be caused when the fertilized egg begins to implant itself into the uterus. This is known as "implantation bleeding" and it usually takes place between 3 to 6 days after fertilization.

      16.A Positive Pregnancy Test

      If you are worrying about possible early symptoms of pregnancy, you can put your mind at ease with a pregnancy test. More than just a pregnancy symptom, this is scientific proof positive of whether you are expecting a baby or not.

      17.Bloating and Weight Gain

      Yes some unavoidable weight gain is also a sign. Your clothes are getting tighter, you are feeling bloated, the weight showing on the scale is going up... you are getting bigger and that is simply part of being pregnant.

      oh yes one more thing do not let ur gf drink alchohol...coz the baby will turn retarded(if shes pregnany)just for safe action..do not let her drink ..even a drop!

      hope this helps :D

  46. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to be pregnant with no symptoms?
    I am two weeks late but the only other difference is i have more frequent urination... i think i might be pregnant but i am not sure. i took a pregnancy test two days after my period didnt show but it was negative. any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      I say that tinkles all the time is the most common symptom of early pregnancy..

      The others are not usually able to be seen until later on, in most cases.. So with this said:

      Information for you to have:

      Symptoms:
      Top Ten Pregnancy Symptoms:
      First Signs You Might Be Pregnant
      In pregnancy, some pregnant women experience many of these common symptoms, while others experience few. If you suspect that you are a mother to be, pick up a pregnancy test at the drugstore to confirm it. If the results are positive, make an appointment with a physician and make sure you are eating right. Good nutriton and good prenatal care give your baby the best possible start in life.

      Visit our week by week section to see more common signs and to determine your due date with our Pregnancy Calendar

      missed menstrual period
      nausea
      extreme fatigue
      frequent urination
      tender breasts
      headache
      heartburn
      constipation
      spotting
      feeling faint

      more Early Signs of Pregnancy and Symptoms
      Located on: http://www.surebaby.com/

      Hope this helps. Also try another test in a few days or go to a free clinic, for these places use a HGC counter test on a strip placed directly into your urine!

      Good Luck and God Bless!!

  47. QUESTION:
    What are some common signs of pregnancy?
    I think i might be pregnant, although am not sure, what are osme common signs of it

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some signs that i can think of if you are pregnant, if you have any of these then you might want to think about seeing a Doctor
      1. Nausea or morning sickness: Morning sickness is term to describe nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. This occurs in approximately 50% to 95% of all pregnant women as early as the first week of pregnancy. Morning sickness probably got it's name due to the fact that most of the nauseating symptoms start in the morning right after you get out of bed when your blood sugar levels are low. However, it may happen at any time of the day.
      2. Headaches: If you have never experienced regular headaches before pregnancy, be prepared for some throbbing pain in your head and neck during pregnancy. Changes in your body's hormonal patterns is the primary cause of headaches during pregnancy. Other conditions like lack of sleep, poor posture, stress, dehydration and low blood sugar levels may also worsen of cause headaches.
      3. Dizziness and fainting spells: Due to the lowered blood pressure in your body during pregnancy, blood flow to the brain may cause dizziness and fainting spells in serious cases.
      4. Mood swings: With your hormones raging, it is common for women to feel moody during their pregnancy. All women have to go through a period of adjustment to settle into their new roles as a pregnant women and that takes time.
      5. Fatigue: If you feel tired and experience some or all of the symptoms mentioned in this article, you have a good chance of being pregnant. Hormonal changes are usually the main cause of fatigue followed by the additional weight you have to carry around.
      6. Food cravings: Craving for food that you normally would not eat could be a sign that you are pregnant. Normally, women report cravings for salty and sweet food during pregnancy while others report a uncommon desire for spicy or starchy food.
      7. Weight gain and bloating: The combination of your baby's growth and your increased food intake will cause you to put on weight and your clothes to fit tighter than usual. An inexplicable increase in size of your stomach is also a definitive sign that you may be pregnant.
      8. Heartburn: Hormones created during pregnancy may relax the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), which opens the valve to allow stomach acids to flow up into the esophagus causing a burning sensation.
      9. Lower back pain: As your baby grows in size, the additional weight pulls your spine to the front of your body and causes you to experience some back pain from time to time.
      10. Constipation: Hormonal changes during pregnancy slows down the movement of food through your digestive system which results in constipation. This could be a sign of pregnancy if you do not experience constipation frequently.
      11. Constant urination: Your growing baby in the uterus puts a lot of pressure on your bladder and you may find yourself visiting the toilet more frequently than usual.
      12. High Basal Body Temperature (BBT): If your BTT stays in the high temperature range for 18 days or more, you have a good chance of being pregnant.
      13. Cramping: As the uterus grows and stretches, it is normal to feel cramps that feel similar to menstrual cramps.
      14. Spotting: Slight bleeding occurs when the fertilized egg begins to implant itself into the uterus any time from 3 to 6 days after fertilization. This usually happens outside of a normal menstruation cycle so it should not be confused with a normal period.
      15. Darkening of the areolas: Your areolas could darken and increase in diameter during pregnancy. This is caused by your body's preparation for your breasts to produce milk.
      16. Tender or swollen breasts: A lot of women experience sore, swollen, tingly or tender breasts during pregnancy due to the increasing hormones that are used to prepare a woman for breastfeeding. This feels like a amplified version of how your breast feels before your period.
      17. Missed periods: If you have been sexually active and you missed a period, it is a good indication that are you are pregnant. A pregnancy test should be taken to confirm if the missed period is really caused by your pregnancy
      18. Positive pregnancy tests: Only a positive urine test or blood test can give you solid indication that you are pregnant. The problem is, they may not be fool proof. Remember to visit a doctor to conduct further tests to confirm the results.
      It is important to remember that not all of the symptoms above can confirm a pregnancy. When you have a positive pregnancy test, visit a doctor to get more tests done to confirm your pregnancy. That's the only way to find out if you are truly pregnant.

      I really hope I helped this is all, and the best information that I can find!

  48. QUESTION:
    How do you tell that your pregnant?
    I had sex a week ago. i was starting my period then, and well now im just worried because usually my period lasts like 1-2 weeks...and now its nearly over. and on Thursday it only came out as pinkish- red ..and well im having these heartburn's and stomach aches, is it that im just being paranoid and just over thinking?. is it that im pregnant?

    • ANSWER:
      There are a lot of symptoms of early pregnancy, however, the only way to be 100% sure is to take a pregnancy test. Heartburn doesn't usually come in until the end of your first trimester to your second trimester (in my experience at least) but every pregnancy is different! My advice would be to wait about 3 weeks until your period is due again and take a test or go to an OBGYN and get a blood test done since they are phenomenally more accurate than the over the counter ones.

  49. QUESTION:
    What are the early signs of knowing if your pregnant?
    I want to know if their is any noticable signs of being pregnant within the first 3 weeks of having sex!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      The onset and degree of pregnancy symptoms will vary within women. Many women experience them within days of conception, others take a few weeks before pregnancy symptoms kick in and a lucky few feel no discomfort at all. The early pregnancy symptoms listed here generally can be felt once implantation occurs (8 - 10 days from ovulation) and will lessen after the first trimester.

      It is frustrating to realize that many pregnancy symptoms are very similar to those that occur right before menstruating. However, combined with high temperatures and a longer luteal phase - they are key indications that you are pregnant!

      Nausea and Vomiting

      * Nausea and vomiting may come as early as a week into the pregnancy. Many women experience illness in the morning (morning sickness), some in the afternoon or evening, others feel nausea throughout the entire day. There is no explanation as to why pregnant women feel this or even a solution as to how to prevent it - however, eating small frequent meals, and snacking on saltine crackers seems to give some kind of relief. Eating a protein/carbo-hydrate at bedtime (try an apple and a glass of milk) tends to lessen the nausea that occurs in the morning.

      Breast Tenderness

      * Breasts may be very tender, swollen and start to enlarge. Many times the veins within the breast will become more visible. Your nipples may start to darken in color, become more erect and be extremely sensitive. These symptoms are due to increasing amount of HCG hormone that begins at implantation.

      Frequent Urination

      * Pregnancy causes the uterus to swell and it will start to enlarge for the growing fetus immediately. The uterus puts pressure on your bladder making you feel the need for more frequent urination. Many women start to feel this symptom within a week or two after pregnancy has occurred.

      Feeling Tired / Sluggish

      * This one is pretty obvious. When pregnant your body is going through some major hormonal changes. HCG levels alone go from 0 - 250,000 mIU/ml in just twelve weeks. Your temperature is also higher due to the amount progesterone circulating through your body which will also make you feel a little sluggish.

      Missed Period / Light Bleeding

      * Light bleeding (spotting) may occur approximately 8 - 10 days from ovulation. It usually happens around the same time you would have gotten your menstrual period. Some women assume they have started their period when in fact they are pregnant. The spotting is caused from implantation which is when the fertilized egg burrows into the endometrial lining.

      Dizziness and/or Fainting

      * When standing in one place you may feel dizzy or even faint. The growing uterus compresses major arteries in your legs which causes your blood pressure to drop making you extremely light headed. Skipping meals or going too long without eating may cause you to feel dizzy or faint. When not eating frequently enough it causes low blood sugar. Blood sugar is the primary source of food for your baby so it will be depleted much more quickly.

      Constipation

      * Pregnancy hormones will slow down bowel functions to give maximum absorption time of vitamins and nutrients. Unfortunately, this symptom usually only gets worse as the pregnancy progresses.

      Irritability

      * Raging hormones are the cause of this...along with having to put up with all the other symptoms. This symptom should decrease soon into the second trimester but until then, a healthy diet, moderate exercise and plenty of sleep should help the crabbiness somewhat.

      Heartburn

      * The uterus is very swollen and starts to push upward as it grows. The increasing levels of HCG will also slow down digestion making your stomach not empty as fast which increases the stomach acid.

  50. QUESTION:
    My period is a day or 2 late. My breasts are leaking a clear discharge and are a little sore.?
    I've only had one day where I was nauseous. I've been having a little heart burn as well. I may be pregnant, I know. But I just wanted to know if any other women have experienced these same symptoms when they were early in their pregnancies. And what other things they experience. Thanks for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      If your period is only a day or 2 late, you should not have discharge at this point from your breasts, and it is far too early to have pregnancy related heartburn. That comes much much later in pregnancy, usually in your last trimester. It is normal for your breasts to be sore, and one of the very first things I noticed is I had a lot of very visible veins in on my breasts. Nausea is very natural at this point so that is definitely a good sign. At this point, that's about the only thing that you should be noticing. The visible veins on your breast, breast soreness, and nausea. And although it is called morning sickness, trust me, it can happen at any time of the day. I suggest keeping lots of crackers around and never let your stomach go completely empty cuz that's when the nausea really seems to be at its worst. I suggest taking a pregnancy test first thing in the morning. Use one of the tests that are specifically for early detection. I used one that gave me a positive result, and It was 2 days before my period was actually late, so you should be able to get an accurate result at this point. Buy a test package that has 2 tests in it, that way if the first one comes out negative, but you keep having symptoms and have not started your period for the next week, retake the test and that result should be very accurate. Good luck to you.


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