Missed Menstrual Period is one of the prime symptoms of pregnancy. To understand this in a better way, let us know what is menstruation and what is the cycle of menstruation. Menstruation is defines as periodic blood which flown out of the uterus as a discharge. It is also known as menses or menorrhea. A cycle of changes occur in the uterus and ovaries of a woman, after she reaches puberty. Endometrium, the lining of the uterus, becomes slightly thick to prepare for the fertilization of egg. After the follicle of matured egg breaks in the ovary, it is released from the ovary for fertilization.
This is when ovulation occurs. If the egg is not fertilized, the cycle ends and the part of the endometrium sheds, and comes out as a discharge, which is known as menstruation. This cycle is called as menstruation cycle in medical term and the first day of the bleeding is designated as `Day 1`, and a new cycle begins.
Most of the signs of pregnancy are related to some other diseases and you should be absolutely sure and take the tests to confirm your pregnancy. Missed Menstrual Period can occur due to a number of reasons other than pregnancy. Some women also suffer from irregular periods. So, if you miss one menstrual period, do not be absolutely sure that you are pregnant.
Often woman begins to think that she is pregnant when she misses a menstruation bleeding. Sometimes, there might be a delay in menstruation also. But, a woman has to have Missed Menstrual Period, when she is pregnant. As it is discussed earlier that menstruation bleeding is actually the lining of the endometrium which comes out as a discharge, so, when the egg gets fertilized, the fertilized gets attached to the endometrium wall and it prepares itself to develop. So, the lining of the uterus becomes more and more thick with the development of the egg. The menstruation bleeding stops till the birth of the baby. Soon after the birth of the baby, the lining of the wall breaks down and the discharge occurs again which is more than normal menstrual bleeding. It again becomes normal and the cycle again starts working after the birth of the baby and the mother gets normal menstrual periods, unless she again becomes pregnant.
Some women may also bleed during pregnancy but that is comparatively lighter and the days for bleeding are shorter than a normal menstrual bleeding. But, one should consult a doctor if this occurs. Even if you get confirmatory results in pregnancy, then even should consult a doctor, which is very important to have a healthy pregnancy and to know your system in a better way. Sometimes, some women need some medications and a thorough check up is absolute necessity, which can be recommended and should be carried under the supervision of a gynecologist.
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