When to Check for Pregnancy

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Mar 28, 2012

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When to check for pregnancySome women recognise the condition of pregnancy, whereas many cannot even after experiencing changes. Indicators of pregnancy are changes in body, functions and hormones. To confirm the same, visit a gynaecologist to be certain about the condition.

Missing Periods

One of the common signs of getting pregnant in a woman of a child bearing age is missing periods. Due to the budding offspring, woman experiences change in menstrual cycle.

Change in Urinal Frequency

Reacting to the increased volume and blood circulation during pregnancy, there is an increase in kidney’s activities, resulting in more urine production. During the condition, frequency of urination rises considerably, especially during nights or lying position. The pregnant women’s uterus pressurises bladder; this in turn increases the frequency of urination.

Tender Breasts

During pregnancy, breasts of women become tender and sore. Touch of the tender breasts is almost identical to the time when you have period. The condition occurs as a result of excess hormone releases during pregnancy.

Irate Behaviour

Women experience several hormonal changes during pregnancy, affecting her behaviour. Mood swings, experienced during pregnancy are more pronounced than ones experienced in premenstrual condition.

Dark Areolas

During pregnancy, level of estrogen and progesterone in the body increases which leads to pigmentation. The change happens due to increased blood circulation during pregnancy, which gets reflected in areolas of breasts.

Morning Sickness and Nausea

Morning Sickness and Nausea are common symptoms of pregnancy, which are experienced between fourth and eighth week of the condition. These conditions arise due to an increase in human chorionic gonadotropin hormone within the body. In the 12th to 14th week of pregnancy, level of human chorionic gonadotropin returns to normal, thus, putting an end to sick condition eventually.

Rise in Basal Temperature

Basal temperature, which is the lowest temperature of the body while resting, rises during pregnancy due to hormonal changes. With the rise in basal temperature, body temperature increase above normal level, sometimes making you sweat more than usual. Therefore, you must follow measures to maintain body temperature in the optimal range. If problem persists, consultation of doctor or gynaecologist is advised, as root cause of the condition could be other than pregnancy.


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