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Pregnancy Week 1


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Did you know that a pregnancy is typically 280 days long, starting from the day after the first day of your menstrual period? The first day of your last menstrual period starts 'lunar month one' of your pregnancy. It also starts the first of the fourty weeks of pregnancy! Confused about lunar months, calendar months and weeks? Your not alone! Click here to learn more.

Prenatal Care

Your very first -- and perhaps most important -- job in your new role as mom-to-be is to take excellent care of yourself. Your little one is counting on you! Stay away from alcohol, cigarettes (even second-hand), drugs, and medications (including herbal ones). If you aren't already, start taking prenatal vitamins regularly. They're chock full of just the nutrition pregnant women need, including folic acid, a vitamin that helps prevent birth defects. Folic acid is also found in green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits and juices, enriched breads and cereals, and more. Eat well to ensure 39 more weeks of growing anticipation and great health! If you haven't already done so, now is a good time to visit with your doctor or midwife so you can plan and begin your healthy journey through pregnancy.

How You Might Be Feeling

You haven't yet ovulated this month, but you may be pregnant! The typical pregnancy lasts for 280 days, or 40 weeks (also known as 10 lunar months). Your doctor starts counting that time from the day after the first day of your last known menstrual period. That means you can be considered officially pregnant right now, even though you haven't yet conceived!

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redbone Oct 16, 2008 11:43:57 AM ET

I had my tubal untried and after 1 year of trying a then became pregnant. and in april i lost my baby. i have not recived my period every 28 days anymore. it take me sometimes 30-35 days before i see it again. i am now taking clomiphene 50 mg 3 tab for 5 days ihave been on this for abaunt 4 months and still no baby yet.

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portia Oct 15, 2008 04:20:40 AM ET

Haai,i am 2 years old,on 25 i had a boy friend and i got sick it was a stomach pains,my sickness took 8 months and i was not menstruating for that eight months ,i went to the doctors to test pregnancy but the results came negetive,my stomach was growing bigger it was january when i started to be sick and i got my mestruation after i recovered on october same year,i dont know what was the meaning of that cos my menstruation was thick,smelling and strng red like black & it had small white thing ,does that mean i was preg???????the main problem now is that i am married to the guy i really love & we need the child,i am not getting preg ,plss help,is that my sickness the problem????????????

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Rachel Jan 22, 2007 01:47:37 PM ET

I had the same side effects from clomid--terrible headaches, nausea, dizziness, stomach cramps, etc. it gets worse when the dosage is increased.

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Megan Jan 20, 2007 06:56:23 PM ET

My stomach hurts constant head aches and urination always tired think i might be more than just 1 week cuz i had gotten a test before cuz i thought i was pregnant it said negative but the sympyos never went away so i might be three months but im not sure n i keep havin my periods late n only lasting 2 or 3 days but it runs in my family to have your period through out the pregnancy can some1 help please???

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andra Dec 1, 2006 11:23:53 PM ET

I think that i;am pregnant becausi been have stomach and if i eat anything it do take good at all to me .

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Joshlyn Nov 30, 2006 03:48:48 PM ET

Stomach aches, headaches, dizziness, sudden food cravings, extreme fatigue, mood swings, late period, cervical i pregnant??

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Rechel Nov 30, 2005 04:12:36 AM ET

I dont have my regular period now... but i really dont have the normal schedule... coz sometimes i dont have my period... there would be times that i may have it only 6-7 times a year.... but now, im expecting that im pregnant... and im experiencing awful desire of foods... i easily get mad and always sleepy... always tired...

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Ashley Nov 11, 2005 01:23:18 PM ET

Well if you really wanna know, this is what happend to me. i need help! so on sunday my husband and i took a home pregnancy test, three to be exact! and they where all positive. then the next day i went to the doctor and got a blood test done to confirm...and that was positve. the next day i went to a "acute" appointment, and i mentioned to the doctor that i had some cramps and spotting earlier that weekend, but it was light pink, no clots or anything. they gave me another urine test and it was still positive, then a pap smear and the doc said that my cervics was closed...then he did an internal ultrasound and the unthinkable happens, he said that he could find anything, meaning he didnt see a baby. so that meant i either had a miscarage he said or its just to early to see the baby yet since i have no idea when i conceived. so now i have to waite till monday to take more labs and check my hcg levels to tell if they are going up or down. so thats my story...all i ask is that i get some prayers adn some advice! thank you for reading adn i hope that your luck is better than mine and i wish you all the best, i will keep you posted if you want...just give some feed back. ashley

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Meghin Sep 2, 2005 04:43:37 PM ET

Experienced headaches, stomach pains, dizzyness, but still had my period.. i think? any advise?

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Chris Aug 23, 2005 01:38:12 PM ET

By week 1, does this mean the first week of your missed period or does it mean the first week after intercourse

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