Dating a pregnancy without periods
This usually happens around the time that your period would have been due, so breakthrough bleeding may be more likely to be the cause.
It's only natural to be worried if you have spotting or bleeding.
Though experts aren't sure why this happens, it may be due to the hormones that control your menstrual cycle breaking through the pregnancy hormones that are flooding your body.Tell your doctor or midwife, because bleeding can sometimes be a cause for concern.Unfortunately, sometimes bleeding may be the first sign of a miscarriage.- date of any pregnancy tests taken and results (most tests positive at about 4 weeks pregnancy) - whether your baby's heartbeat can be heard with a fetoscope (usually not until about 16-17 weeks if you've had a baby before, not until almost 20 weeks if you are a first-timer) - when your baby's heartbeat can be heard with a Doppler (as early as 9-10 weeks if you've had a baby before, a few weeks later for first-timers) - measuring the height of your uterus, although this can vary from person to person and isn't really accurate until about 20 weeks. - cervix will change and soften between 6-10 weeks and will be visibly purplish upon exam!- how your uterus feels, from the outside (can feel it start to protrude out of the pubic bone at 12 weeks) and the inside (feels larger than normal by 7 weeks).
- your report of any fluttering, or fetal movement. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission.