Question and Answer about Pregnancy
Many soon-to-be mothers, whether it is the first pregnancy or even their fifth pregnancy have questions. It is good to try and get answers on the internet from others who have been pregnant and understand what is happening during pregnancy. But, it is always best to talk to your doctor as well. They have more in-depth on your medical history and can give you a much better in-depth answer.
Some questions that a pregnant woman might ask on a site would be about the fact that they have a sinus infection during pregnancy and if it would cause a problem during the pregnancy. Or what they can do about the infection. But, like I stated, no matter what questions you may have it is always best to ask your doctor. But I am going to try and answer some of the most common questions people have and either do not ask or do not think to ask, so that others may know the answers.
The Chances of Getting Pregnant
What are the chances of getting pregnant? This is a question that many women want to know. Whether they are trying to have a baby or if they are young and want to make sure that they do not become pregnant. But, in any case, most people that are wanting to know this question are really trying to have a little bundle of joy in their lives.
Some of us wonder if it will take a month or more to get pregnant. But, it is a 15 percent – 25 percent within the first month. But there are many more factors that just knowing the percent of how many get pregnant within the month that they are trying.
Factors which are affected the chances of getting pregnant
- the regularity of your cycle;
- how much you are intimate;
- how long you have been trying for a baby.
As for your age being a factor, if you are in your late 30’s to early 40’s your chances of conceiving actually drop. After 40, it is a much lower chance. Another factor is how much you are being intimate. If you are the only inmate once a week or every once in a while. It will most likely not happen.
But, the two major things that you need to pay attention to is the regularity of your cycle. It is not uncommon for women not to know their cycles. Because most women are irregular, even if we do not think we are. Your cycles are irregular even if they very just by a few days every month. For example, let’s say that you started on the 1st of July, and now you have started on the 4th of august. You are still considered irregular.
Can you get pregnant if you are not ovulating and the answer is no? Because when you are ovulating, that is when the egg is ripe enough to fertilise with sperm and is on its way down to the uterus to implant and you get a little bundle of joy.
Another major thing to notice is how long you have been trying to conceive. If it is more than a year and still no little one on the way. Then it is time to see a doctor about why you have not been able to conceive in that time frame. Because many things could be going on and your doctor would be the one to find the answers for you.
The Possibility of Being Pregnant
Now let’s say that you have been trying and you want to know how soon you can test to see if you are pregnant. Normally it is best to test at least a week or so after your missed period. But, there are home pregnancy tests that say they can show you five days before your missed period. We all know that company well.
If you do not, it is called first response. You can try it, but there really is no guarantee you will get an actual and truthful response. So, it is recommended that you test a week or so after your missed period. If you still feel that the answer is wrong to get a blood test done at the doctor’s office. It can give a very accurate answer.
Let’s say you start feeling sick after you eat and tender breasts and it is about 4 days away from your period. And you are wondering “when do pregnancy symptoms start”. The earliest symptoms start at fourth week after conception. Right before the woman’s missed period.
Now we all know we want an honest and correct answer. So, you decide to go to the store and get a home pregnancy test. But, you realise when you get there that there are so many tests so which is the best pregnancy test to get?
Famous home pregnancy test
- First response;
- Clear Blue;
- EPT pregnancy test that you can get at Dollar General store.
These three tests say that they are 99% accurate. The only test that is going to be really accurate is a blood test by your doctor. But most doctors like for you to have a positive home pregnancy test when you make an appointment. Just so they have a general time frame of how far along you could be.
Let’s say that you get a positive test, then you decide to start looking up symptoms of pregnancy week by week. You are most likely going to find week by week updates on the baby’s growth before you will symptoms. Because symptoms typically do not change much throughout your pregnancy. If they do, then it is most of a change by trimester, rather than by week.
So if you find out you are having a little bundle of joy, congratulations and enjoy it! Keep in mind most women do not like the whole 9 months of pregnancy, but the end result is the best!
Writer’s Bio: Susy Richards is a lovely mother of 3 girls (3 years, 4 years and 5) and a simple woman who is ready to share her priceless experience with other mommies around the world. She is an Advanced Practice Provider who passed birth doula and postpartum doula courses at Childbirth International in 2013. Susy is passionate about providing holistic care and is involved in pregnancy research currently publishing her articles concerning pregnancy on site www.rocketparents.com