Pregnancy in USA

how many ultrasounds during pregnancy in usa

You will have at least two ultrasounds during your early and middle pregnancy and in later part of your pregnancy you may have ultrasounds as once a week.

what month tetanus injection in pregnancy usa

tetanus injection is recommended between 27 weeks and 36 weeks of gestation.

who can get insurance for pregnancy coverage in us

Women who plan to start a family in few years opts for a maternity insurance plan as it covers the medical expenses incurred on the pregnancy and newborn baby.

in usa what percentage of rapes result in pregnancy

The national rape-related pregnancy rate is 5% per rape among victims of reproductive age.

best insurance which cover pregnancy in us

There are three types of health insurance plan when you get pregnant in us.ACA Plans, Medicaid and Employer Provided Coverage.

how far into pregnancy can you abort in the usa

if you are ten week pregnant medical abortion is reliable.If pregnancy goes to 11 weeks than abortion is not reliable.


Pregnancy Week by Week First Trimester, Second Trimester, Thrid Trimester

First pregnancy trimesters

Very early signs of pregnancy 1 week. symptoms of pregnancy start after two weeks of conceivment.There are three stages of pregnancy. Here is detail penned below;

  • 2 Weeks Pregnant

If egg attach with sperm you are on the path of being pregnant. Ovulation generally occur two weeks after your last period start.Your pregnancy test positive after 2 weeks.

  • 3 Weeks Pregnant

Your baby is a tiny ball consist of thousand of cells that are multiply rapidly.It is 1 week after fertilization of egg.You need pregnancy pillow for rest.

  • 4 Weeks Pregnant

Your baby is now embryo consist of two layers and your placenta growing.

  • 5 Weeks Pregnant

Your small embryo is growing after 5 week of pregnancy.Sore breast and fatigue are the symptom in 5 weeks.

  • 6 Weeks Pregnant

At 6 Weeks of pregnancy your baby has began heart beating.Morning sickness and sore breast are common symptoms.

  • 7 Weeks Pregnant

At 7 Weeks of pregnancy baby eyes, mouth, nose are in making shape.You may continue to pee regularly.

  • 8 Weeks Pregnant

At 8 Weeks baby feet and hands are sprouting webbed toes and fingers.You may have nausea and fatigue.

  • 9 Weeks Pregnant

You may have morning illness and mood swings.Your baby is like a small human being.

  • 10 Weeks Pregnant

At 10 Weeks your baby has end the critical part of growth.You are ready for new clothes.

  • 11 Weeks Pregnant

At 11 Weeks Pregnant Your baby busy kicking and stretching.

  • 12 Weeks Pregnant

When you are 12 weeks pregnant your baby can move toes and sucking movements.You have feel heartburn.

  • 13 Weeks Pregnant

Your baby has now fingerprints and is almost 3 inches.You are in last week of first trimester.

Second Trimester

  • 14 Weeks Pregnant

At 14 weeks pregnant you are now more enthusiastic and less weak.Your baby is more expressive.

  • 15 Weeks Pregnant

At 15 weeks pregnant your baby can shake her joints and making taste buds.You have a flue.

  • 16 Weeks Pregnant

At 16 Weeks you may be .less nausea and less mood swings.You baby is growing into a spurt.

  • 17 Weeks Pregnant

At 17 Weeks your baby is making bones and the umblical cord is growing thicker.

  • 18 Weeks Pregnnat

You feel more hunger.Your baby genitals are grow enough to see an ultrasound.

  • 19 Weeks Pregnant

Hair is growing on your baby scalp.It could be round ligament pain.

  • 20 Weeks Pregnant

At 20 Weeks your baby taste buds are now growing.You pregnancy stage is halfway.

  • 21 Weeks Pregnant

Your baby has eyebrows. Your baby making a kick.

  • 22 Weeks Pregnant

Your belly become a hand magnet and your baby hear your heartbeat.

  • 23 Weeks Pregnant

You may notice swelling in ankles and feet.Your baby has a sense of development.

  • 24 Weeks Pregnant

Your baby is still lengthy and lean and soon change.Your growing uterus is the size of a football.

  • 25 Weeks Pregnant

Your child is beginning to get some fat and hair.

  • 26 Weeks Pregnant

Your baby is inhaling and exhaling little amount of amniotic fluid.

  • 27 Weeks Pregnant

Your baby is closing , opening his eyes and sucking his fingers.

Third Trimester

  • 28 Weeks Pregnant

At 28 Weeks Pregnant your baby now sees light in your womb.You are beginning your last trimester.

  • 29 Weeks Pregnant

Your baby lungs and muscles are growing.Baby brain and head is developing.

  • 30 Weeks Pregnant

Your baby weight is 3 pounds.You are facing mood swings, clumsiness and tiredness.

  • 31 Weeks Pregnant

Your baby strong kicks start you at night.

  • 32 Weeks Pregnant

Your uterus is now expanding and may cause breath problem and heatburn.

  • 33 Weeks Pregnant

You baby weigh is growing and almost 4 pounds now.You are in trouble in bed.

  • 34 Weeks Pregnant

You are feeling Dizziness.Your baby nervous system and lungs are maturing.

  • 35 Weeks Pregnant

You will feel some movements and your baby in your womb is making some movements.

  • 36 Weeks Pregnant

Your baby is growing weight per day.You may feel her feet in your pelvis soon.

  • 37 Weeks Pregnant

Your baby lungs and brain continue to grow.Your yellow discharge during pregnancy more vaginal.

  • 38 Weeks Pregnant

Your baby has a strong grasp which you test in person.

  • 39 Weeks Pregnant

Your baby is full and waiting to come to the new world.Approach to pregnancy care center.

  • 40 Weeks Pregnant

It is common if a women pregnancy date get pass. You baby is size of pumpkin.

  • 41 Weeks Pregnant

At 41 weeks you are going into labour room.Your baby came into world after delivery.


What are the types of Pregnancy?

There are various types of pregnancy.There are many reasons for different types of pregnancies including the severe condition of mother, various sperm fertilize the same egg, mother reproductive system.

8 Types of Pregnancy

The eight types of pregnancy include

1. Ectopic Pregnancy

  1. This type of pregnancy happen when fertilized egg implants at the neck of uterus or abdomen.
  2. This type of pregnancy ends in miscarriage.
  3. This type danger for life and require surgery.

2. Tubal Pregnancy

  1. This type of pregnancy occur when a fertilized egg implants in the fallopian tube instead of uterus.
  2. This is one type of ectopic pregnancy.
  3. This type of pregnancy must be ended because it is life threatening.

3. Singlet Pregnancy

  1. In this pregnancy one egg meet one sperm and one baby develops.

4. Multiple Pregnancy

  1. This pregnancy happen when various eggs are fertilized at one time or when one egg is fertilized by one sperm that divides into two zygotes or when two sperms enter one egg.This type of pregnancy chances increase when fertility treatment is used.
  2. Identical twins occur when one egg divided into multiple zygotes.
  3. Fraternal twins are end result of various egg being fertilized.

5. Lupus Pregnancy

This is a pregnancy in which a mother autoimune disease lupus in which blood clotting occurs,

6. High Risk Pregnancy

Pregnancy with high complication are consider high risk. This is due to mother is suffering from diabetes,pregnancy with multiples,over 35 years of age, previous pregnancy complication.

7. Intrauterine Pregnancy

A typical pregnancy happen when the fetus implant inside the uterus and the placenta attaches to the uterine.

8. Molar Pregnancy

It occur due to placenta forming in the uterus without the help of fetus.The placenta is abnormal and the fetus has too many chromosome, fetus cannot grow safely and the end result is abortion.


Symptoms of Pregnancy in Pakistan: Am I Pregnant?

You can confirm your pregnancy by Urine or Blood Test. However there are early sign and symptoms which indicates that you are pregnant. Here i penned some major symptoms of early pregnancy.

Major signs of pregnancy

The most vital sign and symptoms of pregnancy include


Fatigue is one of the major sign of pregnancy.A huge increase in hormone progesterone during start in pregnancy contribute to tiredness.There is no clear cause of sleepiness in first trimester.

Swollen Breasts

Hormonal changes makes your breast sensitive and swollen after conceive.These changes in breast will decrease as your body adjust to hormonal changes

Missed Period

Missed period are early pregnancy symptoms.If a week has passed and your menstural cycle is not start. It might be symbol you are pregnant. However this can be wrong it also mean you have an irregular menstural cycle.

Urination Increase

The quantity of blood in your pregnancy increases which causes pregnant women kidney to process more fluid in your bladder.You might urinate more fluid.

Nausea with or without Vomitting

Nausea is early signs of pregnancy.Some women feel Nausea or some even did not feel.Pregnancy hormone play a role in Nausea and vomitting in pregnancy.

Hidden Pregnancy Signs


Cramping is very early signs of pregnancy 1 week.Some ladies feel uterine cramping during pregnancy.There is headaches during pregnancy.

Nasal Congestion

Increases bleeding during pregnancy production and hormone level causes membrane in your nose to dry out and bleed easily.This probably cause you to have a runny nose.


Pregnancy hormones make you unusually weepy. Mood swing is one signs of pregnancy.

constipation during pregnancy

Hormonal changes cause your digestive system which increases constipation.

Food Taste

Due to hormonal changes pregnant lady become more sensitive to food taste.


Hormonal changes during early pregnancy causes you to bloated.There is early pregnancy bleeding.

Light Spotting

pregnancy spotting is known as Implantation Bleeding.Implantation bleeding occurs when you have a menstural period. It happens after 10 to 14 days.There is yellow discharge during pregnancy.

How early do pregnancy signs first?

Some women feel pregnancy in first two weeks after conception. Some feel after pregnancy symptoms week by week.

Why do I think I’m pregnant?

When you miss your period it is a some sign that you are pregnant.

What is a false pregnancy?

false pregnancy means that women feel she is pregnant but test confirm she is not pregnant.

How late can a period be?

A period menstural cycle is around 21 to 35 days. A period is considered to be late if it does not occur in seven days after expected date.


Pregnancy Test Strip in Pakistan

If you have missed periods,increased urination, morning sickness All these rapid changes in your body is symbol of pregnancy.Woman need a pregnancy after experiencing these type of early sign of pregnancy.In your mind rises a question Can you perform a pregnancy test at home?

Yes you can perform pregnancy test at home with pregnancy strip tool.

Pregnancy Test Strips- How it Function?

Pregnancy changes a lot of thing in woman body.Hormonal level is changes. During pregnancy level of HCG i.e. Hormone of Pregnancy increases which is visible in our blood and urine.Pregnancy strip detect it in Urine.After embryo places in Uterus the level of HCG rises rapidly.HCG hormone is highest between 8-11 week of pregnancy and detectabel after conceiving of 14 days.

Pregnancy Test with Strip is very easy and quick method to detect pregnancy in Urine. Anyone can perform this method at home.However HCG level in blood can be detected. Your doctor can take your blood sample.

How to do Pregnancy Tests Using Strip at Home?

First of all you have to purchase a pregnancy test strip from market.Pregnancy Test Strip Price in Pakistan is 30-35 Rupees currently.

1 Purchase Pregnancy Strips

These pregnancy strip are available in any pharmacy store.

2 Take the Sample

An early morning sample is good because HCG level is highest in morning.Collect urine in a neat container.

3 Perform the Test

After collecting the sample dip the strip in your urine sample. Your Urine Sample does not cross the line.

4 Result

After dip the strip in sample. Put the strip on a surface for few seconds and minutes.There will be lines show on strip after few minutes.

How does it appear

  • Double lines on the strip

It means your pregnancy test is positive. You need to talk to doctor.

  • Single line on the strip

It means your pregnancy test is negative. Try after few days if you feel some sign of early pregnancy

  • Double lines with one faint line

Your HCG level is too low. Try it after a few days.

  • No lines on the strip

Invalid test result. Repeat it once again.

5 Discard the Strip

After performing the test, strip make sure to discard properly.Because it is infectious now.

This is the above mentioned steps to perform pregnancy test at home.

How much does pregnancy urine test cost in Pakistan?

The price of pregnancy urine test vary from brand to brand in Pakistan

  • Bright Vision First Answer Pregnancy Test Strip cost Rs 70/Strip
  • Chughtai Lab Urine Pregnancy Test Cost is around Rs 1050-3000.

Can Urine Test Confirm Pregnancy

Yes Urine Test though Pregnancy Strip is accurate about 90%. It will give almost confirm result at home.

What Color is your urine when you are pregnant?

The urine color of pregnant women is changes from light yellow to dark yellow.

Can I feel Pregnant but test is negative?

Yes some time urine test is negative but you are still pregnant. Because your HCG level is too low so hormone is not detectable in urine.

Which Pregnancy test is perfect?

The Best Pregnancy Test is Urine test.

How do you confirm 100% pregnancy

There are three method to confirm 100% pregnancy

First and simple method is urine test. It can be done at home or hospital

Second and less use method is blood test. It is done by specialist doctor

Third method is Ultra Sound. It can be done by Ultra Sound Specialist.

How soon will a pregnancy test read positive?

In most cases, home pregnancy test can detect levels of HCG around 10 days after successful implantation of an egg.

Can I take a Pregnancy test at night?

It is more chance that pregnancy test at night will be false. Because your urine is more diluted at night.


Pregnancy food Plan in Pakistan

If you are woman and married and planning to become a mother. Then you need to be very diet conscious. In Pakistan women usually don’t care about their health. So they are underweight and during pregnancy have to face lot of critical problems.During pregnancy women body goes through several hormonal and physical changes.The food lady eat in pregnancy is vital source of baby growth.It is important to consume healthy nutrient so baby can develop in women body.Nutrition of the fetus starts at conception.If a lady is healthy before marriage then it will produce a healthy baby. So proper food intake is very important for women after marriage.

Things to Do in Pregnancy

  • Do Excercise
  • Eat suitable cooked foods
  • Include several fruits and Vegetables
  • Take proper quantity of Water
  • Take differen cereals and millets

Things Avoid in Pregnancy

  • Don’t remain hungary more than 2 to 3 hours
  • Don’t eat too much

Food items Pregnant Women Can Easily Eat

  • Fruits: Oranges,Apple, Grapes, Water Melon,Pears,Banana
  • Milk Products: Milk,Cottage cheese, Yoghurt
  • Meat: Chicken Breast,Tuna, Salmon,Sword fish,Cod, Turkey, Shrimp
  • Oil: Vegetable Ghee,Canola Oil,Olive Oil, Mustard Oil
  • Nuts: Walnuts,Apricooat, Almonds,Sunflower Seeds,Raisins
  • Cereals: Oat meal,Brown Rice,
  • Pulses: Chickpeas, Soybeans, Kidney beans, Moong Daal
  • Vegetables: Potatoes, Carrot,Beens, Okra, Spinach

Pregnancy Diet Chart

Pregnancy Diet Chart is penned below


Breakfast (7:30 to 8:00 Am)

Bread (Roti)+ 1Egg + Tomato chutney 1/2cup

Mid Meal (10:45 to 11:15 Am)

Banana (70 gms)/nuts (almonds+walnuts) milkjuice (150 ml)

Lunch (1:45 to 2:00 Pm)

Chicken (150 gm)+ 1.5 cup rice+150 gms curd+1/2 cup lentils

Evening (4:30 to 5:00 Pm)

1 Cup Lentil

Dinner (8:30 to 9:00 Pm)

2 Bread/Roti+ Any green vegetable 1/2 Cup.


Breakfast (7:30 to 8:00 Pm)

3 Bread/Roti +Milk 1.5 Cup + Tomato Chutney 3Spoon

Mid Meal (10:45 to 11:15 am)

1 plate fruit Salad +Cottage Cheese

Lunch (1: 45 to 2:15 am)

1/2 cup curd +1/2 cup vegetable+1.5 cup rice

Evening (4:30 to 5:00 Pm)

1 Cup Milk + 1 Cup fruit chat

Dinner (8:00 to 8:30 Pm)

3 Roti + 1/2 cup green vegetable


Breakfast (8:00 to 8:30 Am)

2 Roti + Meat Salan

Mid Meal (11:00 to 11:30 Am)

Green gram 1 cup

Lunch (2:00 to 2:30 pm)

1/2 cup curd+Pulao rice1.5 cup

Evening (4:00 to 4:30 Pm)

Fruits Salad 1 Cup + Milk 1/2 Cup

Dinner (8:00 to 8:30 Pm)

1/2 cup vegetable+ 3 Roti


Breakfast (8:00 to 8:30 Am)

3 Roti +Chicken Curry+Vegetable 1/2 cup

Mid Meal (11:00 to 11:30 Am)

Blue Berry Shake 1.5 Cup

Lunch (2 to 2:30 Pm)

1.5 Cup Beef Rice + Onion Raita 1/2 Cup

Evening (4 to 4:30 Pm)

Fruit Salad + 1 Cup Cofee

Dinner (8 to 8:30 Pm)

Chicken Curry + 3 Roti +Vegetable


Breakfast ( 8: to 8:30 Am)

Sandwich (3 Slices) + milk 200 ml

Mid Meal (11 to 11:30 Am)

Boiled Channa 1 Cup

Lunch (2 to 2:30 Pm)

1/2 Cup rice+ Tuna fish

Evening (4 to 4: 30 Pm)

1/2 cup milk + Russian Salad

Dinner (8 to 8:30 Pm)

3 Roti + Vegetable


Breakfast (8 to 8:30 Am)

3 Roti+ Egg Omlete + Vegetable

Mid Meal (11 to 11:30 Am)

Cottage Cheese + Salad

Lunch (2 to 2:30 Pm)

Small Curd + Rice

Evening (4 to 4:30 Pm)

Brown Rice Flakes + 1 cup tea

Dinner (8 to 8:30 Pm)

3 Roti + Beef Curry


Breakfast (8 to 8:30 Am)

Paratha 2 + Omlete + Green Chutney

Mid Meal (11 to 11:30 Am)

1 Cup Almond Milk Shake

Lunch (2 to 2:30 Pm)

3 Roti + Mutton Curry + Salad 1 Cup

Evening (4 to 4:30 Pm)

1 Cup coffee + Boiled Channa

Dinner (8 to 8:30 Pm)

1/2 Cup Vegetable+ 2 Roti

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