Conception Achieved (Pregnancy)
- Q How is pregnancy diagnosed?
Home pregnancy tests, which test for the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) in urine, are often used to diagnose pregnancy. These tests are accurate 97 percent of the time. Sometimes a negative result is caused by performing these home tests too... Full Answer
- Q How much will I gain throughout the whole pregnancy?
You will probably gain between 25 to 30 pounds by the end of your pregnancy. This can vary, though, depending on the weight of the baby, the extra fat stores that you gain during pregnancy, how much fluid you retain, and several other factors. Your... Full Answer
- Q How does the mother's body know not to reject the fetus?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineThe human body is designed to retaliate when a foreign matter invades it; that rebellion can come in the form of fevers, vomit, diarrhea, and the like, as your body finds ways to expel the bacteria, virus, or spoiled scallop. Yet in pregnancy, the... Full Answer