Miscarriage

Miscarriage is when a baby dies in the womb within 20 weeks of pregnancy. Almost 10 % of the pregnancies end up in a miscarriage. However, this is only the recorded figure. It is very much possible for the rates to be higher as miscarriages can also occur well before the woman has even grown aware of the pregnancy. Miscarriages are most likely to happen during the first and the second trimester. The percentage of miscarriages in the first and second trimester is 10 to 15 % and 1 to 5 % respectively.  By the third trimester, the fetus is fully formed and quite healthy. Therefore, the rate of miscarriage during this period almost drops down to zero.

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How does my body work : Body during pregnancy

A pregnant woman goes through a number of physical changes, all of which are geared towards delivering a healthy child without harming the mother. Starting from the day of conception to the day of delivery, pregnancy lasts for 266 days or 38 weeks. This duration can be divided into three periods, each lasting three months and are known as the first, second and third trimesters respectively. Each trimester is accompanied by its own unique set of changes to the body. The earliest symptoms can be very subtle and may not be easily noticeable until weeks. However, some women have also talked about sensing pregnancy within hours of conception.

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The ills of pregnancy

Pregnancy comes with an armload of maladies. From the conception till the delivery, your body goes through a number of hormonal changes. This does not only influence physical changes but also the emotions. It is quite normal for pregnant women to go through moodiness and irritability. The ailments can, however, vary in intensity during different stages of pregnancy. Listed below are some of the most common ailments experienced by pregnant women.

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How to know if I am pregnant? The signs that make you doubt

Pregnancy symptoms are not the same for all women. In fact, they may not even be the same for one woman during different pregnancies. The symptoms vary in intensity, duration, and frequency. Sometimes, they can be just so mild that you will feel like it’s just the normal onset of periods while the reality may be different. The symptoms could be physical as well as emotional. Given below is a list of what you might experience after conceiving. It is best to immediately have a pregnancy test so that you can be certain of what it really is.

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