Month One FAQs

The positive results are very accurate in the home pregnancy test kits but the negative results cannot be totally relied upon. If you want to be sure then take a blood test to confirm your pregnancy. Your first doctor appointment should be at 6-12 weeks which is counted from the first day of the last period that you had. However, if you have some other concerns with your pregnancy or see any bleeding or spotting then meet your doctor sooner

Doctors would measure your pregnancy in weeks and this is how it is done universally. This is because when you calculate the months then 9 months is actually equal to 39 weeks but a full term baby is only at 40 weeks.

You have missed your due date and have taken the pregnancy test at home and yes it is positive. You are excited but also have a lot of questions in your mind. You may want to rush to meet your gynecologist to confirm your pregnancy however your first appointment would be at around 7 to 12 weeks. But if you have any health related questions then you should meet your doctor soon to get to know about any risks that you may have.

Many women do not even realize that they are pregnant in the first month.Headache, increase in urination, fatigue and nausea are common symptoms in the first month of pregnancy.

You definitely have to abstain from tobacco and alcohol as soon as you find out that you are pregnant. Apart from that it is advisable that you stop eating fish to prevent the intake of high mercury levels as well as stop taking any unpasteurized dairy. You could get plenty of information on what to eat and what not to. Not every information that is available on the internet is right and thus consult your doctor about what is best for you and for your baby’s health.

Not all the medications are unsafe to be taken when you are pregnant. Ask your doctor and let her know about any health conditions that you may have. She will check the medicines that you are on and may ask to either continue taking it or stop it. Alternatively she may also change the medicine for you.

What exercise you need to do is again dependent on how active you were before conceiving as well as what your body shape and size is. Exercise helps to have a healthy birthing experience but it is important that you do not overdo it. Ask your doctor who would guide you to the right person who would help you with what exercises should be followed in each month of pregnancy.Simple yoga asanas, walking and breathing exercises are a great way to start.

This is the main concern that most would be mothers have when they realize that they are pregnant. In the third week of pregnancy the fertilized egg gets implanted outside of the uterus in an ectopic pregnancy. This moistly happens in the Fallopian tube. The growing cells then tend to rupture the Fallopian tube and this causes internal bleeding as well as pain in the abdomen. A drug is given to end the pregnancy if the ectopic pregnancy gets detected at an early stage. If it gets late then a surgery would be required. In rare cases ectopic pregnancy tends to damage the Fallopian tube.

Cases of miscarriage are the highest in the first trimester of pregnancy. There could many reasons why a miscarriage could happen. If there is a problem with the chromosomes in the embryo then this is the major reason for a miscarriage. Other reasons could be an abnormality of the uterus or any hormonal problems.

Teratogens are substances or infections that could lead to birth defects. These are such as drugs, alcohol and could also be because of some medication. The first three months are very crucial for the baby and all its major structures form in these three months. This is the reason why the Teratogen substances should be refrained from not only in the first month of pregnancy but all through pregnancy.

It is safe to travel during the first month of pregnancy however a woman should consult her doctor in case she has any personal issues.The air travel could only cause discomfort but there is no risk to the women or to her pregnancy when she travels in the first month of pregnancy.