Walk your fingers up the side of her abdomen (Figure 10.1) until you feel the top of her abdomen under the skin. It will feel like a hard ball. You can feel the top by curving your fingers gently into the abdomen. Figure 10.1 With the woman lying on her back, begin by finding the top of the uterus with your fingers.
What does your stomach feel like in early pregnancy?
The pregnancy hormone progesterone can cause your tummy to feel full, rounded and bloated. If youre feeling swollen in this area, theres a possibility you could be pregnant.
How can you tell if your pregnant with your fingers?
Its possible to check the position and firmness of your cervix at home. You can do this by inserting a finger into your vagina to feel for the cervix. Your middle finger may be the most effective finger to use because its the longest, but use whichever finger is easiest for you.
How early in pregnancy does your stomach get hard?
During the early stages of pregnancy, around 7 or 8 weeks, the growth of the uterus and the development of the baby, turn the the belly harder.
What are the warning signs of pregnancy?
Warning Signs During PregnancyBleeding or leaking fluid from the vagina.Blurry or impaired vision.Unusual or severe stomach pain or backaches.Frequent, severe, and/or constant headaches.Contractions, where your stomach muscles tighten, before 37 weeks that happen every 10 minutes or more often.More items
How should you sleep in the first month of pregnancy?
In the first trimester you can sleep in any position you like, but its wise to start practicing side sleeping. A wealth of research shows that left side sleeping21 is the best sleeping position for you and the fetus in later pregnancy.