Learn All About Pregnancy

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All About Pregnancy

In order to learn all about pregnancy first let’s start from the very beginning. Pregnancy is a period that starts with impregnation of male sperm and female egg cell in the female womb.  Its duration usually is 40 weeks or 280 days. Sometimes it is expressed like 9 months and 10 days.

In maternity period, the first part starting from impregnation to till the eighth week has called embryonic phase.   The second part from the eight-week to till the giving birth has called fetal phase.

The start of pregnancy is the first day of the menstrual period of impregnation time. All the health checks are being done according to mother’s last menstrual period day. In other words, from the first day of the last menstrual period, it takes 40 weeks to complete the pregnancy.

Approximately, at the 14th day of the menstrual period ovulation happens. At this point, egg cell sends to the right or left fallopian tubes. Fallopian tubes are like lines that bring the egg to the womb. It contains small cilium inside for transporting egg cell to the womb.

The womb is close to the bladder and large intestine. During maternity, the womb continues to enlarge. Because of this proximity and enlargement, the frequency of using toilet increases for pregnant women throughout the pregnancy period.

What are the Symptoms of Pregnancy?

If you want to learn all about pregnancy you have to have knowledge about common signs. These common signs are;

– Dizziness

Nausea and vomiting

– Tiredness

– Increase of appetite or disgust

– Mild bleeding

– Enlargements in breasts and susceptibility

– Frequent toilet requirements

– Physiological changes


You can feel dizziness apart from your usual life. Especially after a long standing or after standing from sitting or lying position can make you dizzy. This is because of the widening of blood veins.  Widening of blood veins drops blood pressure and it makes you dizzy. If you feel dizziness often apart from your normal condition, you may be pregnant.

Nausea and Vomiting

During pregnancy, change of hormonal balance can result in nausea and vomiting. For most women nausea and vomiting is the explicit symptom of pregnancy. Nausea or vomiting can happen especially in the morning.  Some pregnant women feel increased susceptibility against the different smell. Most of the times these smells can trigger nausea or vomiting.


After pregnancy, your metabolism prepares itself to support you and your baby. So you can feel yourself tiredness most of the time. In addition to that, some hormones like progesterone can increase tiredness. Because of that, tiredness and the need for sleep are most common signs of pregnancy. If you feel a sudden change in your daily energy, or if you have begun to feel tired you can be pregnant.

Increase of Appetite or Disgust

Some women can feel an increase in appetite. They feel their self always hungry. Or they feel a strong desire for particular foods. Basically, you can want to eat a food that you never want so strongly before or vice versa you can disgust a food that you like very much. So if you began to crave for food that is also can be because of pregnancy.

Mild Bleeding

Mild vaginal bleeding can be another symptom of pregnancy. After impregnation, approximately 10 or 15 days later, a mild vaginal bleeding can occur. This bleeding is because of implantation of impregnated egg to the wall of the uterus.

Enlargements in Breasts and Susceptibility

Hormonal changes in mothers body can result in enlargements and susceptibility in breasts. In some cases, even breasts pain can be felt. In addition to this, color change on nipples also is rendered as normal at that period. So the changes on breasts are for preparation of the body for delivery. If you feel enlargements in breasts and increased susceptibility on nipples then you can expect to be pregnant.

Frequent Toilet Requirements

If you are pregnant your normal toilet habit can change abnormally. You can start to visit toilet more frequently. Especially at night, your toilet requirement can increase significantly. In some different cases, oppositely you can suffer from constipation. Either way, if you began to feel different toilet habit this is also one of the signs of pregnancy.

Physiological Changes

All hormonal changes that we mentioned above also affect mother’s psychological situation. Pregnant women can feel sudden changes on their mood. They can easily become angry, and suddenly then can turn into emotional or happy. These situations are normal for pregnant women.

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