Abraham The Pharmacist
7 Early Signs And Symptoms Of Pregnancy
Think you might be Pregnant? Here's 7 Pregnancy Symptoms and Early Signs Of Pregnancy you should know!
00:00 7 Early Signs And Symptoms Of Pregnancy?
00:36 Pregnancy Symptoms and Early Signs Of Pregnancy (Starts Here)
08:51 What To Do If You Are Pregnant?
EARLY SIGNS OF PREGNANCY:
If you have a regular monthly menstrual cycle, the earliest and most reliable sign of pregnancy is a missed period.
In the first few weeks of pregnancy you may have a bleed similar to a very light period, with some spotting or only losing a little blood. This is called implantation bleeding.
Every pregnancy is different and not everyone will notice all of the signs and symptoms mentioned in this video.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE PREGNANT:
See a midwife or GP as soon as you find out you're pregnant. This is so they can book your pregnancy (antenatal) care and make sure you get all the information and support you need to have a healthy pregnancy.
Your first appointment with a midwife should happen before you're 10 weeks pregnant.
If you're more than 10 weeks pregnant and have not seen a GP or midwife, contact a GP or midwife as soon as possible. They'll see you quickly and help you start your pregnancy (antenatal) care.
For more information on what to do if you are pregnant: https://www.nhs.uk/pregnancy/
For pregnancy support and options as discussed in the video: https://www.nhs.uk/pregnancy/support/teenage-pregnancy/
WHAT CAN YOU DO NOW FOR YOU AND YOUR BABY:
It's important not to miss any of your antenatal appointments. Some of the tests and measurements that can find possible problems have to be done at specific times.
There are also things you can do to keep you and your baby as healthy as possible in pregnancy, including:
- not smoking
- not drinking alcohol
- getting some exercise that's safe in pregnancy
- having a healthy pregnancy diet
- knowing which foods to avoid in pregnancy
- taking a folic acid supplement and thinking about taking a vitamin D supplement
- knowing how to avoid infections that may harm your unborn baby, and symptoms to look out for
having the flu vaccination
- knowing about baby movements in pregnancy
- knowing how to cope with feelings, worries and relationships in pregnancy
The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:
a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
If you have any of the main symptoms of COVID-19, even if they're mild:
Get a PCR test (test that is sent to a lab) to check if you have COVID-19 as soon as possible.
Stay at home and do not have visitors (self-isolate) until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test. Check if people you live with need to self-isolate.
Visit the NHS website for more information: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/main-symptoms/
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This video is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Abraham The Pharmacist has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Always consult a doctor or other healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.
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