The Signs of Healthy Early Pregnancy

A lot of pregnant women, including outsiders, do not have any idea of how much healthy they are. Well, the signs of healthy early pregnancy are quite conspicuous and it is only those who have the knowledge can know or feel it is so. Yes, pregnancies could be funny in terms of the conditions in which it ties the women who carry them.

However, all these could be among the most common traits of it. The truth is, by virtue of care and good exercise and medical attention, some pregnancies can start displaying the early signs of their healthiness and so it tells so much about how the carrier, or her family members do not need to worry!

Also, signs of a healthy pregnancy vary between women and not all women experience all the symptoms of pregnancy. Some women may experience a combination of signs while others may not present with any so if you are unsure it is always best to err on the side of caution and consult with your healthcare practitioner.

The best way to ensure a healthy pregnancy is to make sure you receive good antenatal care and take care of yourself. Generally speaking a healthy mother is more likely to have a healthy baby, and this can best be achieved by working with general practitioners and/or midwives during your pregnancy.

The irony is many women may not even know they are preggers until they are three weeks gone much less they, recognizing the signs of healthy early pregnancy! Funny, right? Well, here is the way-out. Check out some of the common indications that you may be pregnant but you do not know:

  1. A missed period
  2. Nausea or vomiting, often early in the morning and thus referred to as ‘morning sickness’ (although it can occur at any time during the day)
  3. Tiredness, headaches or fatigue
  4. Enlargement or sensitivity of the breasts
  5. An enhanced sense of smell or avoidance of foods you previously used to like
  6. Food cravings, sometimes for unusual foods or food combinations
  7. Frequent urination

Healthy Early Pregnancy: Indicators

Having given you clues to what and what to look out for in recognizing the signs that tell whether you are pregnancy or not, here are the signs of healthy early pregnancy:

  • Foetal Position

During the last month of pregnancy your baby moves into a head first position as he or she gets ready for labor and delivery.

  • Foetal Heartbeat

Another measure of a healthy pregnancy that will be taken consistently at your antenatal appointments is your baby’s heartbeat. Foetal heartbeats can be heard from the fifth week of pregnancy and will range from approximately 100 to 160 beats a minute.

Your healthcare practitioner may perform a non stress test to evaluate whether your baby has a healthy heartbeat at a later stage of your pregnancy.

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  • Consistent Growth Patterns

Good growth and development is the surest manner to keep track that your foetus is developing into a healthy baby. Having regular antenatal care helps your healthcare practitioner to plot your baby’s development and ensure that growth milestones are being achieved.

On average a foetus can be expected to grow at a rate of about two inches per month. Generally, the average baby weighs around 3kg at the time of birth, but this figure is very dependent on the baby’s genetics.

  • Foetal Movement

Your baby’s movements can usually be felt from about 5 months or 20 weeks and after some time you will start to notice a pattern to the movement. Your baby’s first movements are referred to medically as foetal quickening.

By the age of six months your baby will respond to sound by movement and by the time he or she is seven months old, he or she will respond to other stimuli such as light, pain or sound. By the time the baby h

as reached eight months of age he or she will have moved position and will be kicking much more actively. As your pregnancy approaches full term and the space in the womb is more restricted your baby will move less – simply because he is running out of room to do it.

  • Maternal Weight Gain

Attached to the development of the foetus is the weight gain and belly growth of the mother. At each antenatal appointment, your general practitioners will take your weight and measure the growth of your belly.

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