American Pregnancy Association Reports Millions of Women Annually In Question About Pregnancy Symptoms

Irving, TX (PRWEB) April 24, 2007 — For six million women a year the symptoms of pregnancy are followed by a positive pregnancy test, but for at least another six million women annually, symptoms are not what they seem.


That’s largely because the first tell-tale signs of pregnancy can be caused by many other factors like tension or stress, changing or stopping hormonal contraceptive use, breastfeeding, excessive weight gain or loss, or fatigue.

The American Pregnancy Association hears from thousands of these women who need clarification on the pregnancy symptoms that they are experiencing. Some of these questions are from women who are trying to conceive, whereas others are hoping their symptoms may be related to something else.

“More than a fifth of the inquiries we receive are questions related to the possibility of being pregnant,” explains Dr. Brad Imler, American Pregnancy Association President. “We consistently hear from women who want to know what different symptoms mean and how to tell if they’re pregnant or perhaps just pre-menstrual.”

Several symptoms of pregnancy, such as breast tenderness, headaches, or nausea, can also precede a woman’s menstruation. If women aren’t trying to become pregnant, they may disregard these symptoms as nothing more than a usual part of her menstrual cycle. Every symptoms of pregnancy has the possibility of being explained away by something else.

The alternative possibilities for the symptoms and the fact that more than fifty percent of women turn out not to be pregnant easily explains the number of questions women have about the possibility of pregnancy. For women trying to decipher between a potential pregnancy and a menstrual cycle or some other explanation, the American Pregnancy Association provides a wealth of knowledge at no cost to its clients.

The free education support helpline answers questions about pregnancy at  (800) 672-2296. Women can also learn more about pregnancy by visiting the American Pregnancy Association Web site. – Web menstrual cycle calendar and calculator

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