Signs of Pregnancy
Early pregnancy symptoms and the symptoms of the menstrual cycle (menstruation) are very similar, and because the menstrual cycle and pregnancy both have hormonal changes, so we find this similarity in symptoms.
What the wife feels may be pre-menstrual symptoms, which may occur ten days before the occurrence of the period, which is the same period as the early symptoms of pregnancy. Such as changes that occur to the breasts/fatigue/nausea / lower abdominal cramps/changes in mood and appetite (due to hormonal changes). A woman may suspect she is pregnant soon after fertilization when the fertilized egg attaches and implants in the uterine wall several days after fertilization. This usually happens 10 days after conception. You may not notice any change for weeks when you start wondering if she's pregnant just after menopause. You may experience some, all, or none of the following signs.
The signs of pregnancy are divided into three stages: These signs occur during the advancing age of the pregnancy and not only in its beginning.
First: Presumptive pregnancy signs
Unconfirmed (permissible) pregnancy signs and do not depend on them alone. They include menopause, nausea, and vomiting, feeling of cramps in the abdomen, change in appetite, headache/mild dizziness/fatigue/tension, frequent urination, breast swelling, engorgement and pain, blue streaks on the breasts (congestion of the subcutaneous veins), darkening of the areola surrounding the nipple, and the appearance of the dark line from the navel to the pubis.
Second: Possible signs of pregnancy
Uncertain signs of pregnancy give a greater possibility of pregnancy. They include uterine and cervical lining, which can be done by medical examination, enlargement of the uterus and abdomen, contractions without pain, and a pregnant woman's feeling of fetal movement.
Third: Definite signs of pregnancy
Definite signs of pregnancy, which are 100% confirmed pregnancy presence. These include watching the fetus using the ultrasound, hearing the fetus's heartbeat, the health care provider's feeling of the fetus's body and organs, as well as the movement of the fetus when manually examining the abdomen.
Pregnancy hormone: B-HCG, which is secreted by the body 7-10 days after fertilization of the egg. The health of the pregnant mother
Pregnancy care objectives
- Advising and guiding women about maintaining their health during pregnancy.
- Preparing the pregnant woman for childbirth, breastfeeding, and caring for the infant.
- Discovering, managing, or referring any complications, or high-risk cases.