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How Many Scans Do You Have When Pregnant: Are they Needed?

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how many scans do you have when pregnant: Are they Needed?

Once you become pregnant, be prepared to see your doctor a lot. You may even get so close with her, that you are on a first name basis. Early in your pregnancy, your doctor will explain to you what to expect during the next nine months. There will be a few tests. She will tell you how many scans you will have done and which scans are optional. Not all of the scans are needed, but can ensure that your baby is healthy. The amount of scans that you will need can often depend on a variety of factors.

The older you are the more tests and scans will be performed on you while you are pregnant. These are needed because the older you the chances of complications are higher. Also, if you have a history of miscarriages or abortions, you may need more scans as well. The amount really depends on the person and your medical history. If you are a healthy woman, you may only need the routine scans and tests but can request any test you would like. Whichever category you fall under, your doctor just wants to ensure that you and your baby are healthy.

 

i have stomach pains what could it be: Pregnancy?

I have been to the doctor a numerous amount of times because of the stomach pains that I get. They come in spurts. I will be pain free for a few months and then they start. It often feels as if I am having a knife jabbed in my stomach. Sometimes, I am really nauseous and have symptoms that are similar to pregnancy. I must have spent a fortune on home pregnancy tests. The tests have always been negative. The pains have been so bad, that I have had to go to the emergency room, still not receiving any answers.

I became so frustrated with my doctors, I ended up searching for alternative medicine doctors. I found a great local woman who specialized in people that have stomach problems. I set up an appointment with her and was ecstatic that someone may be able to actually help me. When I went to see her, I told her about all of the stomach pains I have been having, even sharing that I thought I was having bad pregnancy symptoms. She asked me about how my life was going during the times I did have these pains. She told me that it sounded like my pains were associated with stress. She prescribed me some relaxation techniques as well as an introduction to yoga class. Since then, my stomach pains have stopped, and I feel much better and am living a much healthier life style.

 

what if my period is a week late: Am I Pregnant?

Many women experience irregular periods at some point in their lives. Irregular simply means that your period is early or late and some women will often even miss a period. Many times, women that are having irregular periods think that they may be pregnant. While this is possible, it doesn’t always mean that is the case. The cause of irregular periods is unknown, but there are some factors of why you could be experiencing early, late, or even missed periods. This is normal and it doesn’t mean that there is necessarily anything wrong with you.

Some of the things that can cause an irregular period are stress, diet, exercise, medications and age. If you are experiencing any life changes, this can affect your period. One way to help regulate periods, is to get on a birth control pill. While many think that the pill is only to prevent pregnancy, it is also used to help regulate periods. Women on the pill have shorter periods, less bleeding and the pill helps with cramping as well. So if you are experiencing early, late or missed periods, take into consideration any changes that are happening with your life. If the irregular periods continue, this may mean that there is an underlying medical condition and it would be a good time to make an appointment to see your doctor.

 

what if my pregnancy test is negative: A Sigh of Relief?

Taking a pregnancy test can often involve a mixture of emotions. You may be trying to have a baby and hoping for a positive result. On the other hand, you may not be trying to have a baby and hoping for a negative pregnancy test. You must remember that you if you are taking an at home pregnancy test, that they are not as accurate as a test that is given in your doctor’s office. So, if you show a negative test result, it is not quite the time to breathe a sigh of relief.

When you are pregnant your body starts to produce human chorionic gonadotropin or as it’s more commonly called "HcG". The further along you are, the more HcG you will have in your body. Many women will take a home pregnancy test too early and receive a negative test result. This often leads them to believe that they are not pregnant and to let out a sigh of relief. However, they can still be pregnant. If you do think that there is a chance you are pregnant, your best bet would be to visit your doctor and have them perform the pregnancy test. They are going to have the most accurate results.

 

what if my period is early: What Does it Mean?

Many women experience irregular periods at some point in their lives. Irregular simply means that your period is early or late and some women will often even miss a period. Many times, women that are having irregular periods think that they may be pregnant. While this is possible, it doesn’t always mean that is the case. The cause of irregular periods is unknown, but there are some factors of why you could be experiencing early, late, or even missed periods. This is normal and it doesn’t mean that there is necessarily anything wrong with you.

Some of the things that can cause an irregular period are stress, diet, exercise, medications and age. If you are experiencing any life changes, this can affect your period. One way to help regulate periods, is to get on a birth control pill. While many think that the pill is only to prevent pregnancy, it is also used to help regulate periods. Women on the pill have shorter periods, less bleeding and the pill helps with cramping as well. So if you are experiencing early, late or missed periods, take into consideration any changes that are happening with your life. If the irregular periods continue, this may mean that there is an underlying medical condition and it would be a good time to make an appointment to see your doctor.

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