Am I Pregnant?

Am I Pregnant? By Maria Gonzalez

Am I pregnant? This is often one of the most important questions a women can ask. If you suspect you are pregnant, getting good prenatal care early is very important, so finding out as soon as possible is vital.

Am I pregnant? Have you missed a period? Are you bloated? Are your breasts tender? These may be early symptoms of pregnancy. Have you spotted, but never gotten your period? Do things smell and taste differently? Are you tired?

If you can answer yes to at least one or two of these questions, you may be pregnant. However, some women never suspect that they have conceived. As soon as your period is late, you can perform an at-home pregnancy test inexpensively and privately. These tests can be found at your local discount or drug store. The at-home tests claim 99% accuracy, and false positives are rare, so if you test positive you are most likely pregnant. Since these tests measure the level of pregnancy hormone (HCG) in your urine, it’s important to follow the instructions carefully and repeat a negative test a few days to a week later just to be sure. Sometimes hormone levels don’t rise high enough to be detected right away.

If you suspect you are pregnant, refrain from smoking, drinking alcohol and using illegal drugs until you are sure. These substances are harmful to a developing baby. Stay away from x-rays and try to eat healthy until your pregnancy is confirmed.

Maria writes for Pregnancy Due Date, a site that tries to information for expectant mothers. For more great pregnancy articles, visit our Pregnancy articles archive.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Pregnant Because I'm Pregnant

Pregnant Because I'm Pregnant
By Karen Peralta

This was written due to my thinking I had become pregnant a second time, which turned out to be a false prospect on the home pregnancy test. I had skipped a period and was simply not pregnant. But I had gotten all excited over the prospect of being pregnant a second time, as we did indeed want a second child. Our first child, my daughter Angela, was so wonderful I was deeply looking forward to a second period of time being spent in pregnancy. Unfortunately, it did not turn out to be the case.

Pregnant Because I'm Pregnant

And I’m telling it to whatever’s out to get me
That I’m pregnant
I’m secretly hoping to whatever Gods there be
That I’m pregnant
And I watch to the stars and I dream about Mars
And I eat nothing but sterling silver candy bars
So I’m pregnant.

If my husband can ever wake up and see
That I’m pregnant - the lie is - I’m pregnant.
I’ve never thought I was a woman my whole life,
And I don’t deserve baby. Who is already wonderful
Daughter Angela not imaginary, I think she is.

And if I wake up to myself being two people
Like last time, when an unknown entity resided
So deep within me, I never wanted it to leave,
And want to keep him or her safe deep in there
I will never hit anyone like that ever again -
Because last time, when I lost my bad temper,
My daughter had to learn martial arts from me.

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