There are times when we read a news article interviewing a women that sought medical assistance with stomach pain, only to leave a medical facility with a new baby in tow, claiming "I didn't even know I was pregnant!"
Obviously such cases are rare, but one wonders whether ladies have become less acquainted with the changes and feelings in their bodies associated with conceiving and growing a baby in utero?
In recent years, women have been able to purchase a cheap pee-on-a-stick test from their local chemist, with a positive or negative result reading almost 99% accurate in most cases.
However, for many, many centuries, women didn't have access to pregnancy tests; markers that indicate pregnancy is found in urine or blood. Were our female ancestors more familiar with the changes in their expectant bodies than we are today?
Missing a menstrual cycle is not the only way to determine whether a women is pregnant or not, there are other tell tale signs that indicate a conception has taken place.
What changes did you first notice in your body when you discovered you were expecting? If you have not experienced pregnancy before, what body changes or symptoms have you heard from child-bearing female relatives or friends during their first trimester?