Monitor your condition. Morning sickness, drowsiness, aversion to certain foods, sensitivity to smell, bloating and breast tenderness – these signs indirectly confirm a pregnancy and its development. Although by itself the disappearance of any of the symptoms or their combination does not mean that the pregnancy stopped, this fact should alert you.
If the Breasts have decreased in size, disappeared the morning sickness, do you feel any ailments that plagued you last week, contact your doctor to make sure that the pregnancy is progressing. Perhaps these changes will be a feature of your body, and the baby is all right.
Since the implantation of the fertilized ovum in the uterine cavity in a woman's body can detect human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) – the pregnancy hormone produced by the chorionic tissue – embryonic shell, which is formed by the placenta. 1 to 11 a week from conception levels of HCG in a woman's blood is constantly increasing, and with 11-16 weeks gradually begins to decline as by this time the chorion is converted in the placenta.
To control the development of the pregnancy at the time to 16 weeks periodically donate blood to determine the level of HCG. If your antenatal clinic, such analysis is not done, contact a specialized medical center or the lab. A blood test for HCG surrender on an empty stomach in the morning or during the day, but not earlier than 2 hours after a meal.
With regular visits to an obstetrician-gynecologist you can monitor the development of your pregnancy for objective signs: increase in height of standing of bottom of uterus and abdominal circumference, which may be invisible. When the doctor will make these measurements, ask them to give you their values, record, and compare with previous values.
If Arsenal your doctor has a fetal Doppler, you can 12 weeks to hear your baby's heartbeat – a reliable sign of a developing pregnancy. Of course, if you can afford it, you can purchase this device for personal use and regularly monitor the child's condition, but keep in mind that it costs dearly.
The best way to determine ongoing pregnancy is ultrasonography (us). After 5-6 weeks the obstetric doctor can see the heartbeat of the embryo. So if you want to ensure that your pregnancy is developing in accordance with the term, please contact your clinic or other medical facility to the doctor of ultrasonic diagnostics. In the medical literature and among practitioners there is no consensus on how often you can do ultrasound, but if you have doubts about the correct course of pregnancy, its better to spend it.
Approximately 18-22 weeks expectant mother begins to feel fetal movements. With this period, additional research will need: a daily record of the movement of the baby, and all the necessary tests, ultrasound and determination of the heart rate of the child pass in a planned manner.
If ultrasound is not listening to the heartbeat of the fetus, or blood test for the HCG level shows no growth, or the doctor in the examination suspected missed miscarriage, conduct the research again, refer to other specialists to rule out possible medical errors.