Pregnancy Quiz

Evaluates early pregnancy symptoms to determine whether you are likely to be expecting a baby or not.


Instruction: Please answer all the questions in the three sections below!
 I 

Section I of III

I1

Have you used protection during intercourse?

I2

Did you have your period this month?

I3

If you didn't have your period, it is late with more than a week?

I4

Did you experience a small bleeding around the time your period was due?

 II 

Section II of III

II1

Do you feel the need to urinate a lot more often than you used to?

II2

Do you experience pain in the lower back similar to PMS?

II3

Do you have any unusual feeling of weight or tingle in your breasts?

II4

Did the areolas (darker area around nipples) turn even darker?

 III 

Section III of III

III1

Did you experience any nausea in the mornings?

III2

Do you experience any appetite changes?

III3

Have you gained any weight recently?

III4

Do you experience any mood changes or feeling much more tired?

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Early pregnancy symptoms

This pregnancy quiz consists of three sections, each with a set of 4 questions that can be answered by yes or no. Each of the section focuses on an aspect of reproductive health and symptomology, as follows:

Section I – Intercourse and menstrual cycle

■ Protected or unprotected intercourse;

■ Last menstrual cycle;

■ Lateness in period;

■ Spotting bleeding

Section II – Physical symptoms

■ Frequent urination;

■ Lower back pain;

■ Breast heaviness;

■ Darkened areolas.

Section III – Appetite and mood changes

■ Nausea;

■ Appetite changes;

■ Recent weight gain;

■ Mood changes and tiredness.

An expectant woman is to experience, at a greater or lesser degree, a series of early pregnancy symptoms, some specific to pregnancy, others similar to those of pre-menstrual syndrome. Each pregnancy is different, even subsequent ones.

Here is a list of pregnancy symptoms that could signal one is expecting:

■ A delay in the appearance of the period or a light bleeding, called spotting (implantation bleeding) at around the time of the period start.

■ Pain in the lower back area, and abdominal cramping, similar to that occurring before period.

■ Tender, swollen breasts: similar or at a higher intensity than the feeling in the breasts before a period. Consecutively, the areolas will turn darker as the pregnancy continues.

■ Nausea or vomiting: morning sickness is one of the most common pregnancy symptoms, especially in the mornings or triggered by various scents or flavors.

■ Basal body temperature: a constant increased temperature for more than 2 weeks.

■ Fatigue: the increased levels of hormones are an extra effort for the body and they can also cause frequent mood swings or an increased emotional response.

■ Heightened senses: a very sensible sense of smell and taste (food-cravings or food aversions).

■ Sensitivity in the gums and teeth aches.

■ Frequent urination: these unpleasant sensations will probably increase during the pregnancy.

Tips to relieve discomfort caused by pregnancy symptoms

■ Relaxation and rest are mandatory for the expectant mother;

■ You should eat little and more often that before – try to reduce the fats;

■ Stick to foods that are refreshing – to minimize nausea;

■ Eat plenty of vitamin B6-rich foods;

■ Keep hydrated – try infusing your water with a piece of lemon or other fruit you prefer;

■ Wear comfortable, less tight clothes;

■ As pregnancy progresses, change your bra size accordingly;

■ Avoid carrying weights – not only in the gym but also when grocery shopping.

References

Wylie L. (2005) Essential anatomy and physiology in maternity care 2nd ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. (2012) The Johns Hopkins Manual of Gynecology and Obstetrics (4 ed.) Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


Specialty: Obstetrics Gynecology

System: Reproductive

Article By: Denise Nedea

Published On: April 14, 2020

Last Checked: April 14, 2020

Next Review: April 14, 2025