Pregnancy occurs when a sperm fertilizes an egg after it is released from the ovary during ovulation. The fertilized egg then travels down into the uterus, where implantation occurs. A successful implantation results in Pregnancy. On average, a full-term Pregnancy lasts 40 weeks. Symptoms of Pregnancy vary from one woman to another and some of the common signs include morning sickness, swollen breasts, nausea, increased urination, and fatigue, among others.
HOW IS PREGNANCY DIAGNOSED?
Pregnancy can be detected using one or more various pregnancy tests, which detect hormones generated by the newly formed placenta, serving as biomarkers of pregnancy. Blood and urine tests can detect pregnancy 12 days after implantation. Blood pregnancy tests are more sensitive than urine tests (giving fewer false negatives). Home pregnancy tests are urine tests, and normally detect a pregnancy 12 to 15 days after fertilization. A quantitative blood test can determine approximately the date the embryo was conceived because HCG doubles every 36 to 48 hours. A single test of progesterone levels can also help determine how likely a fetus will survive in those with a threatened miscarriage. Ultrasound scan of the abdomen is performed at regular intervals / trimesters to check the health of the fetus.
HOW IS PREGNANCY TREATED?
A healthy Pregnancy lasts for 40 weeks and upon completing the three trimesters, the baby is delivered.
DID YOU KNOW?
Premature births can result in many health problems such as low birth weight and jaundice to a lack of development of the organs.