A pregnancy is one of the major events any woman faces. While some are keenly considering pregnancy there is another lot who are looking for way of avoid a pregnancy. Whatever the case, there are several questions that flood the minds of many women in regards to pregnancy especially if it is their first one.
Here are a few FAQs that most women have about a pregnancy.
Is parenting right for me?
Many women ask this question because they either doubt that they can be able to meet up to the standards of being a mother especially when they are considering pregnancy. Others simply feel they do not have the resources to meet the ever changing needs of a child. Though a handful, parenting is a rewarding time that should be full of joy as one gets to figure out the needs of the child and see the baby grow to become an adult. This should make one excited about being pregnant.
Is it the right time?
This is yet another frequently asked question that women have as they consider getting pregnant. The right answers will stem from various issues one of which is figuring out if one will be able to have that motherly love that the baby wants. It is also important to understand that pregnancy will have a direct impact on your diet and lifestyle so ask yourself if you are at that point in your life when such changes to be taking effect.
What should I know about pre-pregnancy healthcare?
This is question is largely a collection related questions. There is the question of the right kind of diet for a healthy pregnancy and if the health concerns should start even before getting pregnant. Women will ask of changes they need to make in their way of life and the role other people will have or play in their pregnancy especially the father to be if he is part of the picture. It will also cover issues of pre-natal care for the mother and the unborn child. Issues of miscarriage might also be giving some focus depending on the direction the question takes.
How does the pregnancy occur?
Though this may sound like a simple question, it does bear a heavy impact on the understanding of pregnancy and other related issues that extend to even health of not just the mother but the unborn child. It is a question that some women who want to avoid pregnancy ask and is also equally effective for those considering pregnancy. The question touches on issues of fertility of the woman (can be actually get pregnant) and also extends to the fertilization of the egg. It will also help those desiring to be parents to make before and after plans for the pregnancy.
What are the changes to expect over the weeks ahead?
The changes that are expected to occur tend to make most women very uneasy about getting pregnant. However, having a clear understanding of the week by week changes and events that will take place from the conception of the pregnancy to the time she gives birth makes things a whole lot clear. This question will help the woman to understand how the fertilization occurs and its implantation to the uterus. It will help highlight the various changes that will occur both in health and to the body. It will also highlight the various symptoms that are there over the pregnancy period. The week by week changes will not just be on the mother but will help the mother have a better perspective of the changes the fetus will have as it grow over those 36 weeks.
While many women count 9 months (to get pregnant and give birth) they need to account for the month in which they will give birth. This one issue that is also addressed when women seek answers to the questions asked about the week by week changes and events of the pregnancy. It at such a point in question about pregnancy that women discover the addition 2–4 weeks meaning they will have around 38–40 weeks. It helps to cool their nerves when the baby is not yet born and it is on the 37th week. It also helps them know of what steps to take during such a situation.
Am I pregnant?
It is a question that echoes in the minds of many women especially when they miss their menstrual periods. It is common question asked in cases or unplanned pregnancies. Nevertheless, it is also an important question asked by women who have being trying to overcome certain issues that keep them from getting pregnant. Missing the menstrual periods is a common indicator of being pregnant. Then again this is a valid question that helps women know of the need of undergoing a pregnancy test. Though it can be done alone, it is always advisable to seek professional opinion and advice from a qualified health care provider. Some women will question the accuracy of the test in determining whether one is actually pregnant. Fact is that the accuracy of the test is 99% especially after a missed period.
What are the options of a pregnancy?
Well, this is question that takes things to a personal level. As person with legal rights, you are your own boss. You decide what is right and best for you. As such, the options of either accepting the pregnancy or aborting are always on the table. However, there are countries that do not advocate for aborting, with some making this an illegal action. The options will require a length time of personal reflection on which option to pick and its related outcomes especially in cases of unplanned pregnancies.
While all these are some of the frequently asked question about pregnancy, viable answers about them can be found online or through an appointment with a qualified health care practitioner. Talking about such issues to women who have undergone such an event may be useful, but bear in mind that what she went through may not be the same in your case.
It is important for all women who are planning to get pregnant or those who are already with their first pregnancy to be well informed about the various issues that surrounding being pregnant.