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Am I pregnant?

Dr. Shalini Kapoor Kad
June 13, 2011

A homoeopathic paediatrician, a counselling expert and a freelance writer are a few words to describe my profession. My sole aim is to put forth practical piece of information that guides every one right in the direction, blending the medicos to a layman with a simple gesture to make the medical things a little less convoluted and comprehendible.


Pregnancy is a very normal phenomenon. But for some it can bring joy if expected and for some it can pose a dilemma. Most of the times nowadays, educated women and men as well are quite aware about the birth control methods like condoms and birth control pills but even then sometimes the intercourse incidences without using any of such precautions and the question starts nagging the mind of the women- Am I pregnant? Some of the symptoms related to this question are discussed here that can be pretty helpful for you.     

Do you suffer from morning sickness?

Pregnancy shows some of the signs which are quite common in most of the women, but there are certain signs which are more genetically inspired and run in families. Even then feeling morning sickness or nausea is very common at the start of the pregnancy. If you have such a feeling the first time in the morning, then it’s possible that you are pregnant.

Feeling feverish?

Many pregnant women feel feverish at the start of their pregnancy, even when they are not carrying any infection. These are the earlier symptoms of pregnancy.

Are your senses more enhanced?

During pregnancy, a women’s taste and smell senses are very much enhanced and she develops lots of change in taste and can feel irritated even by regular smell and perfumes.

Do your breasts feel soft and tender?

At the onset of pregnancy, the breasts become very soft and tender to touch. Although, even before menstrual cycle, breasts have a tendency to soften, there is a difference in the feeling and a woman can notice it.

Do you feel ripe like a peach?

Many women have a feeling of being ripe and full when they are pregnant and also feel a bit heavy. Some sort of fullness feeling keeps of lurking even though every activity and working is normal. This can be the indication of pregnancy.

Do you crave for different foods?

Suddenly there is a change in your dietary habit and you tend to like some food types which you did not like earlier or crave for your favorite foods constantly. 

Has your temperament changed?

Yes, there can be a shift in your temperament during pregnancy. Your mood can be very good and suddenly shift to bad temper. You yourself won’t understand the reason for such changes. This is one of the symptoms of pregnancy.

Do you go to bathroom more frequently?

 During pregnancy you need to go to urinate more frequently. Monitor your bathroom habits as this too can help you find out whether you are pregnant or not.

Do dream more often?

Hormonal changes due to pregnancy can trigger off unusual and weird dreams at times which you are not used to. You can watch or note down whether you are having such dreams in last couple of days or so.

Are your energy levels down?

  You tend to tire off easily during pregnancy and feel like taking a nap after several hours of work. This might be so because in pregnancy your energy levels come down and you need to eat more often than regular to pep it up.

Comments on this Article:
Posted By :Anonymous         On :July 20, 2011

Hello Doctor,i have a query about which i am worried.
i met with my fiance last month and we spend some time together.He did not inserted his **** into mine and i am still a virgin,its just that he rubbed his**** on mine..i had periods 3 days before i met him and just to be on the safe side,i had a contraceptive pill,i-pill due to which i had periods again a week later after that. now my next menstural cycle is delayed by 10 days and afraid if am pregnent ..and its very embarrasing to buy a home pregnancy test kit..please help me doctor..m waiting for ur reply as i cannot ask about this to anyone else.

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