New Pregnancy Study: Knowing Sooner Promotes Healthier Behavior’s Mary Jane Minkin, MD offers advice for recognizing
early signs of pregnancy and implementing behavior and lifestyle changes

NEW HAVEN, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A new study
finds that an early awareness of pregnancy promotes a healthy pregnancy
journey through preemptive lifestyle and behavior changes. Mary
Jane Minkin, MD
, Clinical Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at
Yale University offers advice for women to decrease the stress of trying
to conceive by recognizing the signs and being prepared both physically
and emotionally for a positive pregnancy test.

“I see many pregnant women who wish they had found out sooner so they
could have prepared mentally or modified their lifestyle habits- like
cutting out alcohol or adjusting their diets,” says Mary Jane Minkin,
MD. “I always encourage my patients to live healthily, especially when
trying to conceive. However, nothing reinforces healthy behavior like a
positive pregnancy test. It’s important for women to recognize the early
signs of pregnancy and use a test that gives results as early as
possible, like FIRST
RESPONSE™ Early Result Pregnancy Test that tells
you six days before a missed period.

While some of the signs of pregnancy are more well-known, like morning
sickness, nausea, or food cravings- many are not as recognizable. Less
common signs can include slight bleeding or cramping very early on, mood
swings, dizziness, constipation, and fatigue. As some of these signs can
be easily mistaken for a bad case of PMS, it is a good idea to take a
pregnancy test.

A healthy pregnancy starts before conception- so it is important to make
sure your body is prepared. Use this time as motivation to eliminate
unhealthy habits such as alcohol consumption, smoking, and any illegal
drugs. Reducing daily stressors, getting enough rest, and making healthy
food choices are key.

“I’m pleased that this study is opening the conversation about making
smart, pre-emptive health decisions and shedding light on the tools
available for women to prepare for pregnancy,” adds Minkin. “And if
you’re trying to conceive, you can increase your chances by identifying
your most fertile days using an ovulation
and choosing a fertility-friendly lubricant like Pre-Seed.”


Jaimie Weiner, 646-964-4446