Am I Pregnant?

Am I Pregnant?

Am I pregnant?

If you think you may be pregnant, look out for these tell-tale signs. Keep in mind, however, that the stress from simply suspecting you are pregnant can cause some of the symptoms detailed below.

Details of Symptoms    
Time of Appearance
Other Reasons for Symptom 
Delay/Difference in Menstruation During entire pregnancy
Excessive weight gain/loss, fatigue, hormonal problems, tension, stress, ceasing to take the birth control pill
Tender/Swollen Breasts
1-2 weeks after conception Hormonal imbalance, birth control pills, impending menstruation
Fatigue 1-6 weeks after conception Stress, exhaustion, depression, common cold or flu
Nausea/Vomiting 2-8 weeks after conception
Food poisoning, stress, other stomach disorders
Frequent Urination 6-8 weeks after conception
Urinary tract infection, diabetes, taking excessive diuretics 
Backaches During entire pregnancy Impending menstruation, other back problems, physical or mental strains
Frequent Headaches
Sometimes entire pregnancy
Dehydration, caffeine withdrawal, eye strain, other ailments
Food Cravings
During entire pregnancy
Poor diet, stress, depression, impending menstruation



Symptoms alone cannot confirm a pregnancy. If you are concerned that you are exhibiting some of these symptoms, please call Life on 6798989 or call in person to 29/30 Dame St, Dublin 2

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When does ovulation occur

Ovulation occurs when a mature egg is released from the ovary, pushed down the fallopian tube, and becomes available for fertilisation. The lining of the uterus has thickened to prepare for a fertilised egg. If conception does not occur, the uterine lining, as well as blood, will be shed. This secretion is the menstrual flow. The diagram below details a woman's average monthly cycle.

Counting the first day of a woman's menstrual cycle as Day 1, the most fertile period of a woman's cycle (where there is a higher probability of getting pregnant) is between Days 12 and 18. Thus, women with a very consistent cycle will be most able to get pregnant for a short time about 2 weeks before her next period comes.

However, many women mistakenly estimate when their next period will come. Other women have such irregular menstruation that pinpointing their ovulation is more difficult. In either case, becoming pregnant unintentionally is common. Be aware, that ovulation can occur at various times during a cycle, so some women can conceive at very different times in their menstrual cycle. Remember also that sperm can live for at least 3 days.

Ovulation Chart 

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