Pregnancy Symptoms and Tips

Common Symptoms of Pregnancy

The Guide To Pregnancy


After having a symptom that you are pregnant, and seeing a positive sign on your pregnancy tester, you should have it confirmed. Call immediately to have a pregnancy test done with your primary care doctor, you may be in luck and get in that same day or the possibility you may have to wait a short period of time. Patience will become your best friend during this time or your worst enemy, waiting can become a very hard thing when you want to know for sure whether you are or aren’t pregnant. You may even start experiencing some common symptoms of pregnancy before your Doctor’s appointment.  Don’t be scared, more than likely you will receive a phone call soon confirming your first test results.

You should set up an appointment to see your OB/GYN as soon as possible, chances are you’ll be meeting his/her staff before you ever meet the Doctor.  Make sure you have all your medical history to relay to your Doctor during your first appointment.  Some information will be if this is your first pregnancy, what types of illnesses run in your family, etc. During the days or weeks leading up to this meeting you may have concerns, write them down and ask when you sit down to talk to your Doctor.

Doctors are there to help you in this trying time, and there probably isn’t a question they haven’t been asked before. Before leaving your doctor you may even be given a bag full of goodies and information to prepare you and what to expect over the coming months.  Read these, they may prove beneficial and not to mention they usually come with money saving coupons. There are some great books out there on pregnancy, pregnancy signs, if you are really worried about what will happen next or how birth is going to be, and many online websites that will educate you on common symptoms of pregnancy you will experience shortly.

One of the most important items is getting your prescription for your prenatal vitamins, they are very important during pregnancy.  If for some reason you can’t take them, talk with your doctor he/she may be able to prescribe a lower dosage or an alternative.  You’ll get your first ultrasound, also known as US around week 20, this is normally when you find out what sex the baby will be.  However, some doctors like to call it safe and give you an ultrasound around 10-12 weeks just to make sure the baby is in the proper location and there is no signs of complications.

In the beginning, depending on your Doctor and medical history; your first your appointments will be about 4 weeks apart.  This is an exciting time in your families life and is just the beginning in your pregnancy.  Your pregnancy symptoms may not show up immediately, every woman is different on how their body reacts to being pregnant.  Come back to my site often for updates and more information you will want to know about the common symptoms of pregnancy, tips to help you and your baby.