It takes just two cellsto make a human being. Two cells and a miracle. In nine months the parent cellsblossoms into billions. Where once was nothing now growsa tiny human gently nestled and protectedin mother’s womb. Together, mother and childshare this odyssey of life nurturing and rapid change. A magnificent adventurecalled pregnancy.
Out here you’re not as warm. But that’s okaymommy’s gonna make sure you are. Each of us is unique and yet every one of us is more alikethan we might imagine. Our chromosomes and genesare almost identical. And we all got here in muchthe same way voyagers on the same miraculousjourney as our cells became ourselves. This is a story of that journey.
It’s about the bondbetween mother and child. A bond that starts invisiblyfrom the moment of conception. From the very first momentwhen two tiny cells begin to transform into a new person the mother’s body starts to reshapeand remodel itself. She becomes perfectly suitedfor carrying the most precious cargo imaginable the fragile beginning of life itself.
Reproduction is both exquisiteand exquisitely common. Perfect in its design. It begins the instant 400 millionsperm launch against the cervix the entrance to the woman’sreproductive system. Each is programmed to seek outthe egg and fertilize it. It’s a risky mission. Many sperm perishin the acidic climate of the vagina. The strongest make their way throughthe cervix to start their marathon.
The sperm must swim the equivalent ofnine miles through hostile waters to reach the egg. Out of 200, 400 million sperm onlya few make it to the egg itself and it does so by whipping its tail. Vigorous, but also desperateand doomed most get lost in the folds ofthe uterus or follow the wrong fallopian tubewhere no egg exists. The remaining sperm racetoward their target
and only one can fertilize the egg. The egg is one of the biggest cellsin the human body. Of the hundreds of millions of sperm mere hundreds find it. They surround the egg, each trying toburrow its way in. The instant one sperm penetratesthe zona pellucida or eggshell the exterior closes, and the raceis over. All other sperm are shut out.
Signs You Are Pregnant While on Birth Control
What are the signs you are pregnant whileon birth control? You hit that row of do nothing pills in thebirth control pack and your period does not come. It could come late for other reasons likehormones out of whack. And it was concern that my hormones would be messed up that Idid not use them. Then I cannot say that you got pregnant onthe pill because you used antibiotics. Antibiotics can make you poop a lot, passingthe pills through faster. If you were taking thyroid medication, itwould metabolize them faster. However, if
you get a stomach bug and throw them up, youcould get pregnant. If I’m throwing up a lot, that’s a signI am pregnant on birth control. If you are nauseous or throwing up in themorning but not in the afternoon or evening, then it is likely due to pregnancy. If itis all day, then you may need antibiotics or another medication. I have not been taking antibiotics. If you were on the pill, you’d be able toguess you were pregnant if you had a light period the next cycle and none the one afterthat.
With a birth control implant, though, a womanwould not have a period at all. Well, most of the time. You could develop breast tenderness in earlypregnancy. I get that with my normal cycle. Peeing a lot is a sign of pregnancy. Or a urinary tract infection. If you used an injected contraceptive, yourodds of pregnancy are really low barring medication that interferes with it.
I do not use the injectables. What are theother signs I could be pregnant while on birth control? If you used an intrauterine, it causes heavierthan normal periods. If you’re pregnant, the period stops. That’s usually normal regardless of thecontraception method. You could be certain you did a pregnancy testand it came back positive. Don’t birth control methods interfere withthat? If you used a condom, cervical cap or evenan intrauterine, you’d have the normal hormonal
cycles for ovulation and pregnancy. It isonly the hormone based pills and shots that throw off your hormones. And it may be that my contraceptive methodfailed. If you were taking birth control pills, theestrogen or progesterone won’t throw off the pregnancy test. In fact, no medicine youtake for anything would mess it up. So a pregnancy test is the best way to seeif I’m pregnant. And it would be a sure sign to talk to your about the best way to stop your birth control, since you clearly won’t need itfor a while.