A pregnancy test is the way to know for sure. If it is too soon to get an accurate reading, then pay attention to the following signs of pregnancy:
- Frequent urination
- Aversions to foods that you normally love
- Morning sickness
- Breast swelling and tenderness
- A missed period if you are very regular with menstruation.
The average pregnancy lasts 280 days from the last menstrual period, or more precisely, 266 days following your last ovulation cycle (or approximately 40 weeks).
This process is more of an estimation than an exact or definitive date of conception.
Unless your body is telling you otherwise or if a physician has given you orders not to.
As you get closer to delivery the rule of thumb changes.
Anatomically speaking, the amniotic sac, the uterus, and the mucus plug in the cervix all provide strong protection for your baby.
Remember, some instances your doctor may tell you to abstain from intercourse especially if you are at risk for a premature labor, or if you suffer from placenta previa (the placenta is too close to the cervix), or vaginal bleeding.
Your first checkup often takes longer than the follow-ups. Here are several things that make take place at your first check up:
- A blood and urine test to confirm the pregnant and estimate due date
- A medical history
- A general physical health exam checking weight, blood pressure, heart, lung, pelvic, and breast health
- A blood test to check for things like anemia, STDs, and antibodies, a pap smear and culture
- A urine test to check for infection, sugar and protein levels
- A discussion about your nutrition and lifestyle.
This is a list of what may happen. They’re concerned for your health and the baby’s health.
So all the things that occur on this visit will be to ensure a healthy pregnancy, growing baby, and mother
We say yes.
Prenatal vitamins essential to a mother who is accommodating new demands on her body.
Pregnancy is the process of growing a new life and in this process your body is providing the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals required for that process, while still providing your own body with its continued needs.
Each person has different needs and additional requirements it is highly recommended you speak to your doctor or midwife about which prenatal is best for your life’s needs and pregnancy.
An ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves, inaudible to the human ear, transmitted through the abdomen via a device called a transducer.
With prenatal ultrasounds, the echoes are recorded and transformed into video or photographic images of your baby.
The ultrasound can be used during pregnancy to show images of the baby, amniotic sac, placenta, and ovaries.
Major anatomical abnormalities or birth defects are visible on an ultrasound.
However, Go Life ultrasounds are limited to showing a viable pregnancy and life-confirming information.
No, but consider the following from FDA.org:
Although ultrasound imaging is generally considered safe when used prudently by appropriately trained health care providers, ultrasound energy has the potential to produce biological effects on the body.
Ultrasound waves can heat the tissues slightly. In some cases, it can also produce small pockets of gas in body fluids or tissues (cavitation).
The long-term consequences of these effects are still unknown.
Because of the particular concern for effects on the fetus, organizations such as the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine have advocated prudent use of ultrasound imaging in pregnancy.
Most prenatal ultrasound procedures are performed topically, or on the surface of the skin, using a gel as a conductive medium to aid in the image quality.
However, a trans-vaginal ultrasound is an alternative procedure in which a tubular probe is inserted into the birth canal.
This method of ultrasound produces an enhanced image quality and often times additional information. It may be used early in pregnancy to get a clearer view of the uterus or ovaries if a problem is suspected.
It can also be used to determine how far along you are in your pregnancy (gestational age).
Trans-vaginal ultrasound is also used to evaluate the cervix for problems such as shortening which may increase your risk of early labor.
Abortion carries the risk of significant complications to include bleeding, infection, and internal organ damage.
In extreme cases, even death has occurred from excessive bleeding, infection, and organ damage.
Although death is rare, statistically, the later in the pregnancy the higher the death rate.
Although reporting is considered to be incomplete and biased, there are some risks to be aware of.
Statistically, women who undergo one or more induced abortions carry a significantly increased risk of delivering prematurely in the future.
In some scientific circles, there is even debate that there is a link between abortion and breast cancer.
- Many studies suggest that there is a link between abortion and the following psychological impacts: clinical depression
- Drug and alcohol abuse
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
Mifeprex/Mifepristone (RU-486), Methotrexate, suction abortion, dilation and evacuation, induced abortion, & D&E.
All forms of abortion carry some risk, such as bleeding, infection, damage to organs, and grief periods and even long term psychological impact.
We believe in all cases that you should contact a professional before you decide to terminate a pregnancy.
FAQ For Men
All of these landmarks will be marked up against the first missed period:
- One week later, the baby’s heart starts to beat.
- Two weeks the baby is developing systems such as: the circulatory, digestive, nervous, reproductive, urinary. Even though the reproductive systems are developed two weeks after the first missed period, the gender is instantly defined when the sperm fuses the egg.
- Four weeks later, the tissue in the uterus can be microscopically identified as a full 46 chromosome human. Although there are 46 chromosomes at conception, not every cell has received that information at conception. It takes about 4 weeks for these sex cells to build the blueprint that will become your baby.
- After 2 missed periods, the baby has a 3 part brain and the baby has nearly all of the organs that will develop inside the mother’s uterus.
Unfortunately all medicine & treatments come with risk. Even good ones.
But with abortion it is well documented that the procedure comes with short and long term complications.
Immediate Complications can include:
- Excessive bleeding
- Possible complications requiring a hysterectomy
- Long-term bleeding, puncture or tearing of the womb
- Cervical laceration
Long-term Complications can include:
- Guilt & personality shifts
- Future miscarriages
- Premature deliveries
- Tubal pregnancies
- Breast cancer
The most common forms of abortion include:
- Suction aspiration
- Dilation and curettage (D&C)
- RU-496, Methotrexate
- Partial Birth abortion
Make sure the woman carrying your child is not making rash, hasty, and ill planned decisions that could affect the current child and potential future child by this woman.
Encourage the woman to take at least 48 hours to think through alternatives and to find out the true complications & consequences attached to an abortion.
Make certain waivers are not signed excusing medical professionals from claims connected with abortion complications.
These waivers are invalid.
Stand beside the woman and help make decisions for that future child.
Do not be treated like a potential father. You are a father and are in the process of having a child.
Help the mother and create a place of safety and increase your knowledge about abortion, family, children, and become more stable in your daily life. Create for yourself an opportunity to be a father that has the resources, mental health, and know-how to raise a future child.
No one has the answers on day one and not even after birth. In fact, you never have the answers. You will continue to learn, seek out professional & family help while creating a family environment that is conducive to raising a newborn child.
This is your best defense against being treated like a non-factor when it comes to birth decisions.
Support, protect, and get help. Don’t face these questions alone, let us help you.
Go Life Mobile Medical FAQ
Our services are 100% free.
You can donate online, mail a donation, or visit the office.
We would love to meet you.
Our hours of operation are:
- Ultrasounds: 10 am – 2 pm Monday – Friday
- Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 5 pm
- Friday: 10 am – 2 pm
- Saturday: 7:30 am – 11:30 am (By appointment only)
However your pregnancy must be confirmed and proof of pregnancy given before the Ultrasound is performed.
It must also be at least 6 weeks from the first day of your last period.
Everyone has questions during a pregnancy. We believe that there are solid answers available, and we are here to listen to your concerns and provide you with additional answers.
If you don’t see an answer that addresses your question, please contact us. We are here to help you.