Posted by robin on August 12, 2003 at 11:04:29:
In Reply to: Re: yeah liz ur preggy:) posted by Summer on August 12, 2003 at 03:28:05:
: : Hopefully to shed some light on this topic.
: : As a midwife I have to agree with Robin that symptoms of pregnancy are associated with the production of the hormone 'human chorionic gonadotropin' (hCG). This hormone only begins to be produced once the fertilized egg has implanted into the uterus (usually around 1 week post ovulation). Prior to that time the body does not know a pregnancy exists.
: : Earlier symptoms of bloating, breast tenderness etc are often associated with the hormone 'progesterone' (which is responsible for preparing the uterus each month for the possiblity of a pregnancy) and not to the pregnancy itself.
: : HOWEVER, I have also met many, many mothers who swear that they were aware they were pregnant from the time of fertilization. Although there is no medical evidence to support this at this time, there a many things that medical science can not explain and that doesn't mean that this is not possible.
: : Rowena
: I am also in training right now to be a obgyn, and for a fast a person can no they are pregnant after sprem and egg meet, well at 3weeks pregnant the body does no its pregnant and thats what i would be right now. And you can't tell me it dosn't cause my daughter is liveing prove.
summer u are not 3 weeks and ur body has no idea till it implants into the uteros and there is no way ur training to be obgyn with all the stuff ...u say about pregnancy im sorry...