Pregnancy

Pregnancy

How Can You Tell?

The conditions need to be right in order to become pregnant. Here’s the technical info… In the female, an egg needs to be released during ovulation. Then that egg needs to be fertilized by sperm (which comes from male ejaculation). Then that fertilized egg needs to implant into the wall of the uterus.

Want to review the anatomy of the female reproductive system? Check out this link: http://kidshealth.org/parent/interactive/frs_it.html

Want more info on how pregnancy happens? Check out this link:

http://teenhealthsource.com/featured/pregnancy-happen/

Want more info on how to prevent a pregnancy? Check out the section on Birth Control.

The above paragraph was a quick review on how pregnancy happens (with some medical mumbo-jumbo), but you may be more interested in how might you know if you are pregnant. Here are some of the signs of pregnancy:

  • Missed period
  • Peeing more than normal
  • Feeling sick to your stomach, maybe even throwing up
  • Feeling tired
  • Changes to how hungry you feel
  • Changes to your moods
  • Tender and swollen breasts

Not everyone has all of the above signs, and the signs listed above can be from other things too, they are not related to just pregnancy. The most tell-tale sign is missing a period. If you think you might be pregnant, you should have a pregnancy test.

Want more info about the signs of being preggers? Check out these links:

http://www.sexualityandu.ca/sexual-health/pregnancy

http://teenhealthsource.com/pregnancy-2/pregnant/

Pregnancy Tests

You need to pee in a cup, simple as that. You can go to a clinic or nursing station for a free test or you can buy a home pregnancy test from the drug store. Super important detail: if you do a pregnancy test within the first 2 weeks of the sex that may have caused pregnancy, the test can’t detect the pregnancy yet. The test itself is very accurate, but it needs to be done at the right time. If the test was negative, but you still didn’t get your period, have another test done.