09 May, 2017
A pregnancy needs monitoring by either Family physician or Obstetrician (doctor who specialises in pregnancy and childbirth.), who will see you through the nine months.
A simple blood or urine test can determine whether you are pregnant. The tests detects a hormone called HcG, which the body produces when a fertilized egg attaches to the wall of the uterus.
Home pregnancy tests available in the market are also quite reliable.
A pregnancy is divided into three phases or trimesters, consisting of 3 months each.
The first trimester begins on the first day of your last period and lasts until the end of the 12th week. It is the most critical period during which all the major organs of the baby are formed.
Visit your Gynaecologist to plan your care through your pregnancy. She will assess your health, give you advice on diet and exercise, prescribe supplements and advise certain tests.
Eat a healthy diet
Take folic supplement