Scientists agree that women have no way of knowing the precise moment they become pregnant. However, they can find out whether or not they have conceived relatively quickly if they know how their own bodies work. The typical menstrual cycle lasts from three to five days; most women ovulate anywhere from 10 to 14 days after the first day of their previous period. When women can pinpoint the time of month that they are most likely to ovulate, they in turn can determine when […]
Six to 12 days after conception takes place, the newly fertilized ovum travels into the uterus where it attaches itself to the lining. When it attaches to the uterine wall, it may cause implantation bleeding to occur. Women who are in these earliest days of pregnancy may confuse this bleeding with the onset of their regular menstrual period. However, they can easily distinguish between their periods and implantation bleeding by knowing a few basic details about this early pregnancy phenomenon.
They also can put any fears they have to rest by […]
One of the vagina’s main functions is to produce discharge. The thick white vaginal discharge that is generated serves as the body’s way to rid the vaginal canal and cervix of harmful bacteria and viruses as well as eliminate dead skin cells. A woman can know that her body is doing its job by the presence of white discharge that may occur several times a month. This white vaginal discharge is entirely normal and a sign that a woman’s body is healthy and free from reproductive diseases that could negatively […]
Most pregnant women assume that their bodies should not produce any kind of vaginal discharge during the nine months leading up to delivery. However, a brown vaginal discharge is in fact very normal during pregnancy and even to be expected at certain points throughout the three trimesters. When women notice a discharge during pregnancy, however, they may grow alarmed and fear that they are miscarrying their pregnancies. Before they panic, they are encouraged to learn more about why brown vaginal discharge during pregnancy most often occurs and why it may […]
The eighth week of your pregnancy is a prenatal landmark that culminates in the end of your unborn child’s embryonic stage and begins his or her development into the physical human being he or she will become. During this last week of embryonic development, your baby will grow at a rate of one millimeter per day. This growth rate may seem minimal to you. However, it is actually scientifically impressive and will definitely make its impact on your own body as well. Further, in terms of what to expect at […]
Women who have regular periods know with a fair amount of certainty when their cycles should start each month. You know that if you are late that something could be amiss with your health. If you are sexually active, a missed period could signal that you are pregnant. However, when you are a week or more late and take a pregnancy test, you may be puzzled as to why a test could come back negative for pregnancy. You can get a negative pregnancy test result for a myriad of reasons. […]
Pregnancy tests are designed to be simple to use and even easier to read. When you want to get a clear idea of how do pregnancy tests work, you should understand that the entire concept behind these tests is to detect the presence of hCG, the hormone generated by growing placenta in early pregnancy. The tests are essentially absorbent strips of material that soak up your urine and then test for the presence of this hormone. If you are pregnant, the test’s window will show an indicator of a positive […]
Starting a family is without a doubt one of life’s most major events. It means taking on a whole new level of commitment and responsibility. It also means starting what could be the most joyous chapter of your life. Because your future can follow a path that you perhaps have never before followed, it is important that you know without a hint of doubt whether or not you could be pregnant. You can get your first clue and decide whether or not to go to your doctor for more conclusive […]
Since their invention and introduction to the public in the late 1970s, pregnancy tests have helped countless women find out whether or not they were expecting. These tests have remarkable accuracy rates, with many brands giving results that are 99 percent accurate. However, the reliability of these tests centers in part on how well women use them and how well they can interpret their own results. Before they take a test, they may do well to learn some important pregnancy test tips first.
One of the most important pregnancy test tips […]
Household bleach is a highly reactive liquid. If it comes into any range of chemicals, it will react by foaming, frothing, steaming, bubbling, evaporating, or undergoing any number of other visible changes. One of the chemicals with which it can visibly react is human chorionic gonadotropin, or hCG, the hormone created by a developing fetus’ placenta. Because of this reaction, many women who prefer not to use or cannot afford to buy over-the-counter tests use bleach to test themselves for early pregnancy. You too can use this
Doctors have known for decades now that pregnant women who use drugs during pregnancy put their unborn babies at risk for a host of fetal abnormalities and prenatal death. Even common over-the-counter medications can be harmful to a developing baby. Doctors do everything in their power to stop drug use while pregnant women are under their care. They administer blood and urine tests to check for the presence of drugs. They also refer women to rehabilitation services if they find that their patients are using illegal drugs while pregnant.
Chronic drug […]
Your baby is surrounded by what is known as bags of water. This water cushions your baby and protects him or her in the womb. When it is time for you to deliver, your bags of water will break. Many women refer to this as their water breaking, which is technically correct. It is a sign that labor is impending and that your baby should arrive within a matter of hours. Once you reach your final few weeks of pregnancy, your bags of water can break anytime. If you have […]
Miley Cyrus is constantly in the news. The press reports about her every move and every antic, whether it is related to her career or not. Of course, she is well accustomed to being in the limelight for a variety of reasons, having started her career at the age of 11 when she tried out for and got the lead character role in Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana. Playing the title character, she grew up in the public’s eyes, endearing herself to millions of fans before the show ended in 2011. […]