Chapter 1

Seeing Double Lines: I Think I’m Pregnant!

In This Chapter

arrow Knowing what symptoms to look for

arrow Getting the answer to that all-important question: Are you pregnant?

arrow Finding a healthcare practitioner to meet your needs

arrow Figuring out your due date

arrow Considering medications you may be taking

So you think you may be pregnant! Or maybe you’re hoping to become pregnant soon. Either way, you want to know what to look for in the early weeks of pregnancy so that you can know for sure as soon as possible. In this chapter, we take a look at some of the most common signals that your body sends you in the first weeks of pregnancy, and offer advice for confirming your pregnancy and getting it off to a great start.

Recognizing the Signs of Pregnancy

So assume it has happened: A budding embryo has nestled itself into your womb’s soft lining. How and when do you find out that you’re pregnant? Quite often, the first sign is a missed period. But your body sends many other signals — sometimes even ...

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