Trying to conceive? If you want to get pregnant, watch these videos full of fertility information and tips, and facts about early pregnancy symptoms. Having a baby isn't always as easy as it looks.
Pregnancy Symptoms: How To Cope With Pregnancy Brain
Feeling forgetful? Dr. Obosa Osawe gets to the bottom of what's commonly called "pregnancy brain.
coping with the mental effects of pregnancy. Forgetfulness is incredibly common among pregnant woman . There is no clinical evidence that pregnancy causes forgetfulness but I experienced so called pregnancy brain myself when I was pregnant with my now three-year-old son. The doctors in my practice and I speculate that this might happen because the placenta directs blood flow away from a woman's brain to her uterus. It helps to surround yourself with a support system to help you deal with your average changing state of mind, reaching out no matter what reason is always healthy. For now,
Pregnancy Facts: What Is An Ectopic Pregnancy?
Ectopic pregnancies are dangerous and emotionally difficult. Dr. Obosa Osawe walks you through all you need to know.
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg implants outside the uterus. It is considered a medical emergency because continuing the pregnancy can endanger the mother's life. I am Dr. Obosa Osawe. Here are three things you must know about an ectopic pregnancy . In an ectopic pregnancy , the fertilized egg implants low in the cervix, in the fallopian tubes, the ovaries or in the abdomen. Signs of an ectopic pregnancy include frequent bleeding, cramping, especially if you have cramping more on one side of your abdomen than the other. Certain women are at higher risk for ectopic pregnancy . Tell your doctor if you've had pelvic infections in the past, have had infertility treatments, a prior tubal ligation or if you got pregnant with an intrauterine device in place. If discovered early enough, an ectopic pregnancy can be terminated medically, that is without surgery. If the pregnancy is farther along however, it will have to be terminated surgically. This is a decision that your physician will make with you. Finally, if you've had an ectopic pregnancy in the past, it is possible to carry it to term in the future. More than half of women who have experienced an ectopic pregnancy do go on to have a healthy pregnancy.
Trying to Conceive: How To Track Basal Body Temperature And Get Pregnant Faster
Dr. Obosa Osawe explains how to track your temperature to determine when you are most fertile each cycle.
can you know you're ovulating? By charting the rise in your basal body temperature . I'm Dr. Obosa Osawe. Here are few things you need to know. Your basal body temperature is simply a temperature at rest. Keep a thermometer by your bedside and take your temperature every morning at the same time
Your Pregnancy: How To Calculate Your Due Date
There is much to do before your baby arrives, so you will wanna get the best possible estimate of the big day. I am Dr. Obosa Osawe. Here is how to calculate your due date. A healthy pregnancy will last about 40 weeks or 280 days from the first day of your last period. To calculate your due date,
big day is, you can start thinking about baby names, shop for baby gear and get pumped about the new arrival.
Are You Pregnant? How to Know for Sure
Not sure you can trust that at-home pregnancy test? Dr. Obosa Osawe tells you how to know with 100% accuracy that you are pregnant.
have a baby on the way. Many women start with a home pregnancy test but these results are not always 100 percent accurate. If you are not very long in your pregnancy, a home pregnancy test may come back falsely negative. The reason, all pregnancy tests detect the woman's level of pregnancy hormone known as hCG but the home pregnancy test can only detect hCG once it's built up in your system. To detect hCG at the lowest levels, you need to take a blood test. If the hormone is there, it will show up in your blood work. You can go to your primary care doctor, your neighborhood clinic or Planned Parenthood for a blood test. Once your blood tests positive for pregnancy hormone, you are pregnant. Congratulations. Make an appointment to see your doctor for prenatal care around eight weeks into your pregnancy.
Trying to Conceive: 5 Little Signs You're Ovulating
Dr. Obosa Osawe lists five signals that you are ovulating and ready to get pregnant.
Trying to Conceive: Your Ovulation Calendar
Find out how to know what time of month you are most fertile with Dr. Obosa Osawe.
figure out your fertile days using an ovulation kit from your local drug store . These kits come with tests strips or sticks that can help you determine when you are ovulating.