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

Tips On How To Get Pregnant

Tips On How To Get Pregnant
By Jamie McMillan

So you've been having trouble getting pregnant?

Getting a little frustrated? Want to have your baby naturally?

The truth is many will think that they have fertility problems and this simply isn't the case. Many times couples who are trying so desperately to become pregnant are simply missing a thing or two.

#1 Problem Timing Sex - Timing sex or "baby dancing" is probably the most crucial thing you do to get pregnant. This is in fact one of the best tips on how to get pregnant.

You see there are really only two or three days per month that you can become pregnant and these days are when you are ovulating. It's actually best to have sex the day before ovulation.

#2 Problem Top Things You MUST Avoid - There are quite a few things that can prohibit you from actually getting pregnant. Smoking, alcohol and drugs. I know it sounds like common sense, however these are things you really should quit if you are looking how to get pregnant. #3 Problem Weight - Now in my experience many women who want to become pregnant are somewhat overweight. The best time to lose weight is BEFORE you get pregnant and will actually HELP you conceive faster. Believe it or not this goes for you and your husband, getting to and maintaining a healthy weight will up his sperm count as well.

There are really TONS more tips on how to get pregnant that I would like to share with you and you can find them all out for free at "The Pregnancy Plan" It's a free online e-Course for women trying to get pregnant.

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