Patient discussion about primigravida

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Q. What are the First Signs or Symptoms of Pregnancy?

I think I might be pregnant. What are the first symptoms of pregnancy?
AThe first important sign of pregnancy is a missed menstrual period. It is extremely hard to know before that if the woman is pregnant. Other symptoms include nausea, vomiting, extreme fatigue or feeling faint, frequent urination, tender breasts, headache, heartburn, constipation and occasional spotting. The best way to know for sure is by a simple blood test to check the beta-HCG level, a hormone that its level goes up early in the pregnancy.

Q. What are pregnancy symptoms during the first week?

My wife and I started trying to get pregnant 5 days ago. According to ovulation web sites we stated on the best day possible. Yesterday she complained about achy legs and feeling "weird." Also mild cramps. Are there symptoms for pregnancy that occur so quickly?
A1They can come after a week of conception but more likely 2-3 weeks. Here are all the symptoms in one page:
A2not really, early pregnancy signs include sore aching boobs, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and all these signs usually occur about 1 week before period is due.
A3As far as I know it's not likely these symptoms result from the pregnancy. Actually, in that stage it may be too early to call it a pregnancy - the fertilized egg (if there's any), hasn't even settled on the wall of the uterus, and it's probably floating in the way towards there. Considering the fact that you plan and expect pregnancy, it's not unreasonable these symptoms are more like "placebo" than due to pregnancy.

Moreover, I don't want to sound like party-pooper, but the chances of getting pregnant while having unprotected intercourse are only about 15% pre month, accumulating to 85% after one year, It means that even if she doesn't get pregnant of the "first try", it doesn't mean something is wrong but rather a normal thing.

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Q. My wife is pregnant and she is now in the first trimester. Her queasiness is disturbing her a lot.

My wife is pregnant and she is now in the first trimester. Her queasiness is disturbing her a lot. She calls it as morning sickness. Almost all the day she feels nauseated whether she vomits or not. But every day she will throw once to have some relief for some time. I worry that this sickness can harm the baby. She does not want to meet the doctor as she says it’s normal with everyone who is pregnant. But I am worried can anyone give some advice?
A1my advice to you is the nausea and vomiting is a common thing that happens in first trimester. but be careful if the nausea and vomiting become more often and worse, by that time you must go to a doctor to find some help and therapy. it is called hyperemesis gravidarum.

so, make sure that what happened to your wife is in normal range, and good luck with her pregnancy! stay healthy always..
A2Yes it’s normal and you must not get worried. It will not harm the baby. But she must take care as she must not starve herself even though she vomits or feels nauseated. This can lead to lack of nutrients which your wife and baby require. This can effect on her pregnancy. To have control on vomiting, she can try to have meals at short intervals and in reduced quantity. She can engage herself in any hobby of her choice to feel good. She can also listen to good music which calms the mind. Doctors also prescribe tablets but that should not be taken throughout pregnancy.
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