Last updated:10-01-2008
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The first sign of a woman's pregnancy is usually lack of her menstruation. Some women think they can feel that they have become pregnant, even just after the fertilizing intercourse. Often, this is probably a retrospective sense. The woman's normal menstrual cycle can vary greatly, and that she goes a few days time, does not necessarily mean pregnancy. The confirmation will usually be a pregnancy test at home. See also the article Am I pregnant? .

It should be added that no forms of contraception is 100% safe, and their use is also vital for the safety of the individual contraceptive is.

While the woman has found her pregnancy, she should contact their doctor, so they can determine, in consultation, where she will birth (if she has decided to undergo pregnancy, or for referrals to abortion).

The woman will be referred to the concerned hospital / fødeklinik where she can have conversations with a midwife. The doctor will create a pregnancy journal and a hiking journal, which will follow the woman into her pregnancy, and used to give general information about pregnancy (including weight, birth weight, blood pressure and problems that may be during pregnancy).

Fertility Doctor (or obstetrics and gynecologist) will usually not be involved in the pregnancy, unless the woman's own doctor or midwife deems it necessary. The woman, in consultation with the midwife decide on the way she wants to feed on, including whether she wants to undergo a caesarean section. See also childbirth preparation.

The woman will experience some changes in her body. Several of these can hamper daily life:

  • A common nuisance especially during the early part of pregnancy is nausea, especially in the morning (morning nausea).

  • Fatigue, partly due to the higher load on the body, which uværgeligt will lead to fatigue, but sometimes built over the woman's sleep problems.

  • The change in hormone production in the body will often lead to increased vaginal discharge and mucus production in the vagina, which can be annoying.

  • Hormones are also causing the woman's swollen breasts, which can be difficult sore. Growth will also lead to increased kartegning on the surface of the breasts.

  • Some women have a new onset urge to eat things they do not have been like. Sometimes it can be so pronounced that there can be no urge to eat more absurd things that usually do not impress as food (soil, chalk, soap, etc..). This is called pica.

  • As the fetus grows, there will be pressure genes, leading to frequent urination, which is partly a result of the often increased urine production, but also to bladder capacity will be less because of pressure from the uterus.

  • While the press is one of the factors that increase your risk of constipation during pregnancy.

  • The growing fetus is also guilty of the abdominal wall is thinner and weaker, and you will see that navel bulges out at the end of pregnancy.

  • The increased pressure in the abdomen and the great vessels in the woman's stomach, perhaps combined with reduced physical activity, will increase the risk of varicose vein in the leg during pregnancy.

The pregnancy will also raise other issues with the woman, as "what should I eat while I am pregnant?" And "I do sports and have sex when I'm pregnant?".

Weight increase during pregnancy is mandatory, although some women seem very overwhelming, and some may take too much on. The rule increases the weight of 13-16 kg, and often more. Especially the last part of pregnancy can take much (about 400 grams per week). Weight increase is of course individual, and depends on fetal size (and number), the mother's weight and whether she has a tendency to collect water in the body.


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