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 a more in-depth knowledge on your medical history and can give you a much better comprehensive answer.
Some questions that a pregnant woman might ask would be about the fact that they have a sinus infection during pregnancy, if it would cause problems during the pregnancy and what they can do to sort the infection. But, like I stated, no matter what questions you may have it is always best to ask your doctor. This article will however, 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 have and wish to have answers for 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 who ask themselves this question clearly want 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. However, there are many more factors that can affect whether you fall pregnant within around 4 weeks or more. These can include:
- How regular your cycle is;
- How often you have intercourse;
- 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 frequently you are having intercourse and how fertile you and your partner are.
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 well or simply have very irregular cycles. Your cycles are irregular even if they vary just by a few days every month. For example, let’s say that you the first day of your menstrual cycle was 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? The answer is no. Fertilization can only happen with ovulation. When the sperm fuses with the ovum and is on its way down to the uterus to implant – it is only when this happens that a fetus comes about.
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. There is a brand called First Response which claims to offer the earliest possible pregnancy test. 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, 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 experience tender breasts and it is about 4 days away from your period. You may begin to wonder “when do pregnancy symptoms start” and whether these symptoms are a result of pregnancy or something else. The earliest symptoms start at the fourth week after conception. Right before the woman’s missed period.
Now we all know that we want a correct answer. So, you decide to go to the store and get a home pregnancy test. But, you realize when you get there that there are so many tests so which is the best pregnancy test to get? The ones that most people get include:
- First response;
- Clear Blue;
- EPT pregnancy test that you can get at Dollar General store.
These three tests claim 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 before you make an appointment. This helps them 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. Symptoms typically do not change much throughout your pregnancy. If they do, then it is mostly a change by trimester, rather than by week.
So if you find out you are having a baby, congratulations and enjoy it! Keep in mind most women do not enjoy the whole 9 months of pregnancy. Pregnancy can be both a trying and a joyful experience and it is perfectly normal to experience mixed emotions. Whatever the case, the result will be a beautiful addition to your family.
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