Are you pregnant?
If you are not sure about either you have conceived or not then you can have blood tests in order to determine pregnancy. The tests will detect the presence of the Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) hormone. If the hormone is present in adequate quantities inside the women then she is expecting.
HCG hormone is an indicator of the pregnancy.
After your pregnancy is confirmed through blood tests, there are series of other tests that are conducted along. They are administered in order to assess the health of the mother and the baby. Blood tests during pregnancy first trimester are: hemoglobin test, immunity test, Rh and HIV tests.
Hemoglobin test helps in knowing either expecting mother is anemic or not which is more common in pregnancies. Immunity level tests are also conducted and are part of routine blood tests during pregnancy. They determine either you are vaccinated from rubella or German measles or not. If you are not then you get vaccinated. Rh test helps in knowing either you are Rh positive or negative.
If your baby gets positive then antibodies will attack on his or her red blood cells so injection of immunoglobulin is injected in such mothers. Lastly, HIV tests help in detecting virus of HIV either it is present in the mother or not.
After confirmation of pregnancy, you may experience bleeding or spotting which may or may not be light. Spotting is one of the common complications of pregnancy. For about twenty to thirty percent of the pregnancies get affected with the complication.
Light spotting during pregnancy
First trimester is quite common and most of the time the cause behind is placental implantation or embryo implantation in the lining of the uterus. In case you bleed heavy then do consult midwife as she would conduct some of the blood tests for knowing the exact cause. In some of the pregnant women, spotting during pregnancy stays for just few hours but in some it stays for few days or weeks. If bleeding continues in the second or third trimester then it is not a healthy sign.
After your confirmation pregnancy test
After pregnancy confirmation tests, you not only suffer from bleeding, but you may suffer from many of the other conditions like anemia. In order to avoid such conditions to develop, improve your pregnancy diet. It would help you to manage pregnancy common complications as well as the common discomforts like stress.
Eat small and frequent meals in a day. For about six to eleven meals are recommended to be taken. Diet for healthy pregnancy encircles all of the essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients by dividing meals in a well balanced manner.