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Signs of Pregnancy

The Estrogen and Progesterone levels increase steadily following fertilization of the ovum, which produces changes in one's body structure and metabolism, so that one can support and nourish the developing baby.

Signs of Pregnancy
You may know or suspect that you are pregnant from one or more of the following signs

* missed periods
* feeling nauseous
* change in taste and preference for certain food
* changes in your breast
* frequency of urination
* tiredness
* increase vaginal discharge

The only way a woman can be completely certain that she is pregnant is to take the following test
* The most common means of pregnancy testing is the detection of a certain hormone
   HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropus) in your urine. You can either go to a doctor
   or buy a home kit to test the urine yourself. This test is not 100% reliable until
   atleast 2 weeks after the first day of your missed period
* A blood test will reveal pregnancy hormones even before your first missed period
* An internal examination by your doctor will confirm pregnancy by the 8th week
   after the first day of your missed period.