Pregnancy, also known as gravidity or gestation, is the time during which one or more offspring develops inside a woman. A multiple pregnancy involves more than one offspring, such as with twins. Pregnancy can occur by sexual intercourse or assisted reproductive technology. It usually lasts around 40 weeks from the last menstrual period (LMP) and ends in childbirth. This is just over nine lunar months, where each month is about 29½ days. When measured from conception it is about 38 weeks. An embryo is the developing offspring during the first eight weeks following conception, after which, the term fetus is used until birth. Symptoms of early pregnancy may include missed periods, tender breasts, nausea and vomiting, hunger, and frequent urination.
HOW IS PREGNANCY DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same can be done at home through a home-pregnancy test. The gynaecologist would also suggest doing blood tests and urine tests followed with ultrasound to confirm the same.
HOW IS PREGNANCY TREATED?
A healthy Pregnancy lasts for 40 weeks and upon completing the three trimesters, the baby is delivered.
DID YOU KNOW?
Pregnancy is a very sensitive stage in one’s life and has to be treated as a routine than as a disease.