Question #1: How will I know if I am pregnant?
Am I pregnant? Here are a few early signs that can give you a clue.
1.A missed period-one of the reliable signs that you will realize firstly
2.Nausea-it may occur at any time of the day during pregnancy, but not every pregnant woman gets it.
3.Fatigue-unusually fatigue may occur as soon as one week after conceiving
4.Breast changes-become tender, swollen, sore, or tingly a week or two later
Last, it is best to wait until you have missed your period to take a test or opt for a blood test at your doctor’s clinic
Question #2: Should I see a doctor when I might be pregnant？
The answer is YES!
1.Make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible.
2.Tell the doctor your early pregnancy symptoms or the test result.
3.Consult your doctor if you've had previous pregnancies, miscarriages or problems with fertility
Doctors and pregnancy experts can confirm your pregnancy and get you started on the appropriate prenatal care.
Question #3: Should I consult a midwife or an OB/GYN?
The answer will depend on your specific circumstances and preferences.
If you have no history of pregnancy complications, are carrying one baby, and are not expecting twins, then you may only need to see a midwife.
If you have a history of complications, are carrying twins, etc., then you will need to see an OB/GYN.
While for the first-time moms，we recommend to consult with both a midwife and an OB/GYN to get a second opinion and cover all their bases.
Question #4: Is bleeding during pregnancy normal?
Many women worry that this may be a sign of miscarriage.
Some amount of spotting or bleeding is quite common during early pregnancy. About 1 in every 4 pregnant women experience this symptom, especially in the first trimester.
It is always best to err on the side of caution and consult with your doctor or midwife if you experience any bleeding during pregnancy.
Question #5: Which foods should I avoid during pregnancy?
During pregnancy, some foods can directly affect your baby and may increase your risk of food poisoning or other infections, which can then lead to complications. Here are some of them according to Healthline:
- Raw or undercooked meat
- Fish with high mercury levels
- Organ meat
- Unwashed and unpeeled fruits and vegetables
- Unpasteurized dairy products
- Caffeine and alcohol
- Junk foods
Therefore, it is best to avoid them altogether and have a healthy, balanced diet to keep both you and your baby safe and in good health.