Home pregnancy tests have become more accurate in the last decade, but you should always check with your healthcare provider if the results are negative and you think you might be pregnant. In the case you do need an additional pregnancy test, your doctor is able to perform a blood test in his or her office that can diagnose a very early pregnancy and/or confirm the results … [Read more...] about Can I still be pregnant if the pregnancy test is negative?
Although some women can experience spotting, bleeding, and/or minor discomfort in their lower abdomen while ovulating, many may have no symptoms during this time. It is important to understand your cycle and when you could be fertile, or are most likely to become pregnant. Your cycle starts with the first day of your period and ends with the first day of … [Read more...] about How do I know when I’m ovulating?
How much weight you should gain during pregnancy depends on how much you weigh before becoming pregnant. Experts typically advise that if you are: Underweight, you gain 28 to 40 pounds Healthy weight, you gain 25 to 35 pounds Overweight, you gain 15 to 25 pounds Obese, you gain 11 to 20 pounds Gaining too much weight while pregnant can cause … [Read more...] about How much weight will I gain during pregnancy?
What is the glucose screening test? The glucose screening test, which is performed around the 24 to 28 week mark of your pregnancy, measures levels of sugar (glucose) in your blood. Although you are not required to take this test, it is recommended by The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, as high levels of glucose in your blood could indicate a more serious … [Read more...] about What is the glucose screening test during pregnancy. Am I required to take it?
Yes, bikini waxes are considered safe during your pregnancy; however, if you are in your second or third trimesters you should avoid doing any activities that require lying on your back for long periods of time because it can cause lightheadedness or even fainting. Read more: Can lying on your back hurt baby? If you are expecting, this area may be more sensitive during … [Read more...] about Is it safe to get a bikini wax?