Frequently Asked Questions About Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a unique and completely unusual experience especially for the mothers who are expecting their first child. After having this blessing of pregnancy, some of the women really get worried due to the extreme hormonal s and strange and weird things that happen to their body. There are numerous common pregnancy questions that pregnant ladies frequently ask, after conceiving their first baby. Some of these questions are as follow.

What are initial signs of pregnancy?

To know, either you are pregnant or not is the main question. Ladies normally go for pregnancy test. But there are some general symptoms that can predict about your pregnancy like nausea, fatigue, frequent urination, breast swelling and tenderness, morning sickness, disliking your most favorite foods and last but not the least missed periods, even if you have regular menstruation.

How can you calculate the delivery time of baby?

Only your doctor can tell you the exact date of arrival of your baby. But yes, there are some parameters by which you can have rough estimate about the delivery time. 280 days after last menstruation period, average pregnancy lasts or the 266 days after last ovulation cycle is the more precise parameter to know about delivery time. Keep in mind that these are the rough estimations of your common pregnancy questions. For accurate knowledge about your pregnancy and baby conditions, you need to visit your doctor regularly.

Is it appropriate to have sex during pregnancy?

To have sex during pregnancy is perfectly fine. But there are some exceptions during which doctors suggest pregnant ladies to avoid sex especially when expecting mothers are having risks of premature labor, have vaginal bleeding or having placenta previa i.e. placenta is too close to cervix. However, in normal or healthy conditions, uterus, amniotic sac and mucus plug in cervix, all of this shield baby from miscarriage.

Is it necessary to take prenatal vitamins?

Prenatal vitamins are necessary due to increasing demand of nutrients by baby. Talk to your doctor if you have any specific issues like anemia, diabetes and cystic fibrosis. Doctors normally suggest calcium, folic acid and iron in form of tablets and capsules. In addition to these tablets, pregnant ladies are also advised to take these vitamins and minerals in their diet as much as they can. Intake of fish eggs are recommended for ladies having vitamin E deficiency. Similarly, spinach intake is advised to fulfill the need of iron.

What are the things done in first prenatal checkup?

A lot of things will be tested and checked at first prenatal checkup and most of these things are completely unusual for first time expecting mothers. But you don’t need to worry; we are going to cover up all your common pregnancy questions in this article. Your first prenatal checkup will include the following things.

  1. A blood and urine test to confirm about pregnancy and to tell about the due date.

  2. A review of complete medical history

  3. A general physical checkup to examine blood pressure, weight, lung, heart, breast and pelvic region.

  4. Examination of pelvic area to check for any vaginal infection and cervical cancer.

  5. Urine test to check for sugar and protein levels.

  6. A blood test to look for any issues like anemia, antibodies and existing STD’s and to know about genetic disorders if there are any.