7 Weeks Pregnant

Lesson of the Week: What Are Early Signs and Symptoms of a Multiple Pregnancy?

While these are not absolute signs of a multiple pregnancy, indications that you may be carrying more than one fetus include:
  • Faster rate of weight gain
  • Size of abdomen and increased itching on its surface
  • A feeling of heaviness in the pelvis or vagina
  • Greater tendency to retain water
  • Varicose veins
  • Extra-high hCG levels (measured with a pregnancy blood test at your doctor's office)
  • Increased fatigue.

Pregnancy Myth

True or false: You should not take baths during pregnancy.
The answer is FALSE.
In the "olden days" it was believed that if you took a bath while pregnant, bacteria in the water could travel into your vagina, introducing the baby to bacteria. But water will not enter your uterus while pregnant. In fact, a warm bath may actually be a way for you to relax while you are pregnant. Just make sure to not have it too hot -- many doctors recommend keeping your body temperature under 100 degrees while pregnant.
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