What is Pregnancy?
Pregnancy is also known as gestation. Pregnancy can occur through sexual intercourse or assisted reproductive technology. Pregnancy is typically divided into three trimesters. The first trimester is about conception; in this stage, the sperm fertilizes the egg. The second-trimester babies can survive outside of the uterus then the movement of the fetus may be felt. The third trimester is from 29 weeks through 40 weeks. Prenatal care improves pregnancy outcomes like taking folic acid with Doctor’s prescription, avoiding drugs and alcohol, regular exercise, blood tests, and regular physical examinations.
Facts about Pregnancy
- Common symptoms and discomforts of pregnancy include Tiredness, Back pain, Constipation, Morning sickness, Low blood pressure, increased urinary frequency, Pelvic girdle pain etc.
- During pregnancy, a woman undergoes many physiological changes, including behavioural, cardiovascular, hematologic, metabolic, renal, and respiratory changes — increases in blood sugar, breathing etc.
- The most weight gain throughout the pregnancy
- The longest pregnancy recorded was 375 days long.
- And the shortest pregnancy was 21 weeks four days.
- Now Modern reproductive medicine offers many forms of assisted reproductive technology for fertility medication, artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization and surrogacy.
- Babies can hear their mother’s voice from inside the womb.
- Babies can taste certain foods in the womb.
- The main physical signs of pregnancy are:
- Missed menstrual period.
- Presence of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in the blood and urine
- Softening of the vaginal portion of the cervix.
- The uterus gets a lot bigger
- Darkening of the cervix, vagina, and vulva.
- Darkening of the nipples and areolas due to an increase in hormones.
- Your heart grows during pregnancy.
- Stretch marks are the luck of the draw.
- The digestive system slows down during pregnancy.