There is no reason to be doubtfull, doctors confirm pregnancy in week 3.
By the time it is week 3, whatever doubt you have had about being pregnant are over. The doctor will confirm that you are pregnant for sure.
You will need to choose an OB/GN (obstetrics and gynaecology) specialist if you have not done it already. You will naturally have a lot of questions about your pregnancy and the OB/GN doctor should be someone you like and can trust.
It would be helpful if your pregnancy is confirmed by the same OB/GN who will be with you for the entire pregnancy. You do not need to transfer documents in this case.
In the third week of pregnancy, many women do not notice any changes at all, while some experience morning sickness and some lose weight due to the hormonal changes in their body. The morning sickness can last up to 4 months or few weeks. In your first appointment with an OB/GN, there will be a pelvic exam to test the foetal development. You will also be weighed and prescribed prenatal vitamins. Monthly appointment will be scheduled for checking yours and your baby’s health.
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Some symptoms in pregnancy that women normally show are vaginal discharge, spotting and uneasiness. They are not too serious and are likely to end on their own. The OB/GN should be consulted if these symptoms persist for a long time. The doctor will inform you about the possible weight gain during pregnancy. It will be between 25 and 35 pounds. The weight will be that of the baby and the surrounding fluids.
You should start on a balanced diet and take care of yourself. Gestational diabetes is a disease that only pregnant women suffer from and having a healthy diet can help to prevent it. Gestational diabetes gets over with pregnancy.
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