How do you get pregnant?

How do you get pregnant?

The ovaries release 1 or more eggs (ovulation) 12-16 days before a period starts. The sperm enters the body through the vagina, then travels through the cervix and womb to the fallopian tubes, where the egg is usually fertilised (conception). The egg can be fertilised by sperm contained in semen or pre-ejaculate.

What are the 3 types of pregnancy?

Pregnancy the three trimesters

  • First Trimester (0 to 13 Weeks) The first trimester is the most crucial to your baby’s development.
  • Second Trimester (14 to 26 Weeks)
  • Third Trimester (27 to 40 Weeks)

How do I know I’m pregnant?

The most common early signs and symptoms of pregnancy might include: Missed period. If you’re in your childbearing years and a week or more has passed without the start of an expected menstrual cycle, you might be pregnant. However, this symptom can be misleading if you have an irregular menstrual cycle.

What do we know about Indigenous women’s experiences of pregnancy?

First, let’s start at the beginning, with the historical experiences of pregnant indigenous women. The descriptions we have from male colonizers in the seventeenth century speak of Indigenous woman who left their communities to give birth alone, painlessly, and with quick recovery.

What is the Aboriginal family birthing program?

Aboriginal Family Birthing Program (AFBP): The AFBP provides culturally competent antenatal, intrapartum and early postnatal care for Aboriginal families in some parts of South Australia, with women cared for by an Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Care worker and a midwife in partnership.

Do Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have healthy pregnancies?

Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women experience healthy pregnancies. The women having babies are generally younger and, on average, have more children during their reproductive life than non-Indigenous women (Clarke & Boyle 2014).

Why do Indigenous women have higher rates of maternal mortality?

From India to Peru, Indigenous women have higher rates of maternal mortality, teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases and are more likely to suffer violence. Indigenous women are less likely to use health care facilities when pregnant because of discrimination and mistreatment; and so, they are more likely to die giving birth.

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