During pregnancy, your body goes through many changes. Some common symptoms of early pregnancy include a missed period, nausea, breast tenderness, frequent urination, tiredness and mood swings.
Most pregnancy tests are very reliable. However, to diagnose and confirm that you are pregnant, a visit to a physician or other appropriate healthcare provider will be necessary.
An ultrasound exam can confirm the status of your pregnancy. Approximately 20 percent of all pregnancies end in spontaneous miscarriage. This information is important whether you are considering abortion or continuing with your pregnancy.
When conception occurs, baby’s features, including sex, hair and eye color, are determined.
Between 21-23 days, the baby’s heart is pumping and his/her movement is easily seen on ultrasound.
The baby has fingers and toes and has begun to move, although the mom cannot yet feel his or her movement.
It is at this point when many abortions are performed.
Fingernails and toenails start to form.
The baby can hear sounds, including his or her mother’s heartbeat.
The baby has fingerprints.