Pregnancy comes with a lifetime of changes and commitments.
You should understand these responsibilities and decide if you’re ready before getting pregnant.
How Pregnancy Works:
For pregnancy to happen, sperm needs to fertilize the egg. It can take up to 2–3 weeks after intercourse for tests to show pregnancy.
Things to consider about pregnancy.
Morning sickness or nausea.
These symptoms are not experienced by all women and also don’t guarantee you’re pregnant.
Typical store-bought pregnancy tests detect pregnancy at 2-3 weeks, or around the time you miss your period. You can get a blood test from a health provider if you’re uncertain about the results of a pregnancy test and you still have not had your period. Use the Clinic Finder to find a clinic near you.
Yes. Ovulation is the only time of the month when your egg is in prime position for fertilization. Ovulation usually lasts about 12–24 hours, but sperm can actually live in your body for 3-6 days after sex, making it 100% possible for sperm to be present when you ovulate.
Pregnancies last about 40 weeks (9 months) and are broken down into 3 trimesters (3 months in each trimester).
The USDA estimates that parents can expect to pay between $15,438 and $17,375 a year raising a child in 2022, which can vary based on region and household income level.
Smoking or drinking during pregnancy can lead to different birth defects like fetal alcohol syndrome or if you smoke the baby will be born at a lower than healthy weight at birth.
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