Signs That Help You Know You Are Pregnant

Even before you miss a period, you might suspect that you are pregnant by knowing the classic signs and symptoms of pregnancy!

The most common early signs and symptoms of pregnancy might include:

Missed period: If you’re in your childbearing years and you miss your period by a week or more, you might be pregnant. However, this symptom can be misleading if you have an irregular menstrual cycle.

Nausea with/without Vomiting: It often begins one to two months after you become pregnant. Some women might experience nausea earlier in pregnancy. The cause of sickness during pregnancy is not clear. However, pregnancy hormones most likely play a role.

Tender, Swollen Breasts: Hormonal changes might make your breasts sensitive and sore early in the pregnancy. In a few weeks, your body likely adjusts to this change; therefore, the discomfort will reduce.

Fatigue: You might experience fatigue during early pregnancy. The cause of sleepiness during the first trimester of the pregnancy is unknown. However, an increase in the levels of the hormone progesterone might be the leading reason.

Increased urination: The amount of blood in your body increases during pregnancy, causing your kidneys to process extra fluid which will result in urinating more often than usual.

Other signs and symptoms of pregnancy that you might experience during the first trimester mostly due to the flood of hormones in your body include:

Mood swings: It is common to be emotional and weepy in early pregnancy.

Light spotting: Known as implantation bleeding, it happens when the fertilized egg attaches to the lining of the uterus 10 to 14 days after conception. However, not all women have it.

Bloating: similar to how you might feel at the start of a menstrual period.

Food disfavor: You might become more sensitive to certain odors and your sense of taste might change. Your food preferences will be altered.

Cramping: You might experience mild uterine cramping.

Constipation: Your digestive system slows down due to hormonal changes, which can lead to constipation.

Nasal congestion: You might have a blocked or runny nose that can be like most of the other symptoms chalked up to the hormonal changes and the increase blood production in your body.

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