Surprising signs you’re pregnant

This article is part of the Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy.

Whether you’ve been trying to conceive or you’re just starting to think about making a baby, the chances are good that you’re already on the lookout for any early signs of pregnancy.

Many couples trying to have a baby know to keep watch for common, early pregnancy symptoms like missed periods and bouts of morning sickness.

But, because every woman’s body is different, no single symptom is an absolute guaranteed indication of pregnancy. For example, sometimes, a woman might miss her period because of stress or changes in diet and exercise.

Keep reading to learn some of the surprising signs you’re pregnant.

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What is considered healthy weight gain during pregnancy?


Many moms-to-be ask our OB/GYN doctors lots of questions about pregnancy, and one of the most popular requests is for more information about the healthy amount of weight to gain during their pregnancy.

For that question, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. It can be hard to know how much is too little weight gain during pregnancy—and, how much is too much.

Like many other things, every woman’s pregnancy is different. That’s why, your weight gain may be more or less than a friend’s, but that doesn’t mean that it is wrong. The best thing you can do is have a continuous conversation with your provider to make sure you are on a healthy track for pregnancy weight gain.

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What to expect during a high-risk pregnancy

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This article is part of the Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy.

OB/GYN doctors will classify a pregnancy as high-risk when pregnancy problems and atypical complications threaten a mother, her baby, or both before, during, or after delivery.

Here, in the United States, one in ten pregnancies is classified as high-risk.

It’s common to have questions if you have a high-risk pregnancy. Keep reading to learn more about how to have a healthy pregnancy, understand which risk factors associated with high-risk pregnancies, and find out more about things you can do to prevent problems and take care of yourself and your baby.

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