8 Early Signs Of Pregnancy
Are you feeling nauseous? Have your cravings for different food increased? Chances are that you are pregnant and these are the early symptoms that your body is going through. Well, if you have been wanting a baby and trying actively it is a time for celebration. There is a strong possibility that you get an inkling that you are pregnant soon after you conceive. Although, in most cases women may realize only after 3 – 4 weeks when they miss their periodic cycle.
The most sure shot way is to get a blood test done or easier option is a pregnancy test. That will tell you if you are pregnant and put your mind to rest. However, because the early symptoms of pregnancy are often like what happens right before and during menstruation, those symptoms aren’t always recognized.
What follows is a description of some of the most common early symptoms of pregnancy. You should know that these symptoms may be caused by other things besides being pregnant. But, be careful just because you are going through these symptoms doesn’t mean that you are necessarily pregnant.
- Heaviness in the Breast – An early sign of pregnancy, a woman who has conceived may start experiencing soreness or tingling sensation in her breasts post 2 -3 weeks of conception. Breasts might appear fuller, there may be discomfort and the nipple area may become darker.
- Cramps and Pain – It is normal just like when you have your periods you get cramps and legs and abdominal area feels weak. Experts don’t know why it happens but could be due to the egg being implanted in the uterus.
- Morning Sickness – Not necessary it will happen in the morning and that all women get it and you would be lucky to escape it completely but a large percentage of pregnant women suffer from it. It starts as early as four weeks and can carry up to the second trimester. You may feel the urge to vomit or even do so.
- Fatigue and Tiredness – Early symptom of pregnancy is fatigue as the pregnancy hormones are working at it. They can make you feel tired, upset and very emotional.
- Food Cravings – Suddenly you would want to eat all the things that otherwise you won’t dream of eating. Or you could completely go off some foods as well. Your sense of smell also tends to alter and you become more attuned to aromas around you.
- Bathroom Trips – There may be a constant urge to pee again and again. Your body produces extra fluids such that your bladder is working overtime. However, keep a look out for a urinary tract infection as well.
- Headaches – Since your body is undergoing changes which are new to you as well, you may have a pounding head on and off. Best is to take medicines which can relax and put you at ease.
- Mood Swings – Your body doesn’t feel like yours anymore and yet there is so much going on inside it. Your body is also reacting to new hormones. Don’t worry this too shall pass.