There are many signs of early pregnancy worth checking out. Sure, you know some of them but there are subtle signs as well that you probably missed in all likelihood.
So, you suspect you are pregnant but you are not sure. You want to take pregnancy test or visit your OB-GYN but haven’t been able to do so. The suspense is killing you. Trust me, I have been there.
Here are some early signs of pregnancy you can observe to confirm your pregnancy.
1. Shortness of Breath
You are a healthy lady, energetic but all of a sudden you get winded when you went up the stairs. How can that be? Well, it might be a very early sign of pregnancy. The fetus that is growing inside you needs oxygen. In some cases, it leaves you in shortness of it. It may continue to grow throughout your pregnancy and become more and more severe – perks of being a mommy, eh?
2. Sore Breasts
Many ladies get sore breasts during their pregnancies and periods. So if it did hurt when you were putting your bra in the morning, it could be due to pregnancy. In fact it is one of the more serious signs, you should have it checked out either way. Meanwhile, wear your most comfortable bra to ease out the pain.
Shortness of breath is one thing and is caused by physical activities. Fatigue on the other hand is something long-lasting and can occur for no reason. Even though you haven’t done aby laborious work, you still cannot finish your reading when you went to bed last night. You just sunk to sleep. For many women, tiredness continues through the first trimester, but then recedes in the second.
This one is a bit obvious. Many pregnant women start to feel uneasy when they are six weeks into their pregnancy. After then, almost every woman gets nausea in one form or another. Sometimes it comes in the form of morning sickness, other times the smell of a freshly baked cake can put you off. When you go in your second trimester, it starts to vanish. Meanwhile, you can eat foods that are likely to settle your stomach.
5. Frequent Urination
When you get pregnant, your body produces extra fluids. This makes your bladder work extra fast to compensate. Hence, you pee a lot. So if you are having to go to the toilet a lot especially during sleep time, it may be a sign that you are pregnant.
Headaches are a part of everyone’s normal lives. We all get them. But things change when you start getting mild headaches very frequently. They come as a result of changes in hormones when you are pregnant. Headaches are one of the early signs and go away after a few weeks.
This one is a little bit obvious. Are you experiencing pain in your lower back when you normally don’t have back pains? This could be result of loosened ligaments. You should immediately stop lifting weights. Backaches may never go away throughout the course of pregnancy. I am sorry but you would have to get used to it.
8. Cravings or Food Aversions
This is a strange one and yet happens to each and every pregnant woman on earth. Sometimes when you are pregnant, you start craving a particular type of food. It could be a cheesecake or a citrus. You start becoming hungry at odd timings or things could go reverse. You might start nauseating from cheesecakes even though you loved them before you got pregnant.
9. Constipation and Bloating
The less flattering side-effect of pregnancy: constipation and bloating. If your skinny jeans have stopped fitting in a matter of days. You feel a bit puffed up, there is a good chance that it is due to extra progesterone. The process slows down your digestive system. It is one of the early signs of pregnancy.
10. Mood Swings
Are you feeling very moody? Do you get agitated by smallest of things? If you are feeling hormonal imbalance it could very well be, due to the fact that you are pregnant and have new hormones. So tell those around you that your “shocking” temper is temporary and won’t last forever.
11. Elevated Basal Body Temperature
Many women measure their basal body temperature in order to know when they are ovulating. Normally, it the basal body temperature stays increased from ovulation until you get your period. But it is stays elevated for more than two weeks, you may be pregnant.
12. Extremely Sensitive to Smell
It is very common for newly pregnant women to become aversive to certain smells or become very sensitive about certain odors. You should simply stay away from smells that bother you as much as possible.
13. Dizziness or Even Fainting
As far as movies and tele are concerned, this is the most famous symptom of pregnancy: dizziness and fainting. However, it is not a myth. Low blood sugar or blood pressure can cause dizziness of even fainting. Make sure you eat well, drink plenty of fluids and don’t get dehydrated.
Did you eventually get your period? You were suspecting you were pregnant but now you know – or do you? Was your period very light? You might not be experiencing a period after all. When you are in early stages of pregnancy, the fertilized egg attaches to the uterine wall and it results in a very light and mild bleeding.
Well, of course.
The biggest and perhaps the most conclusive sign of pregnancy is late period. If you are having PMS yet you are fairly regular in your cycle, it could mean that you are pregnant. If you missed your period, you should get tested straightaway, it is more than likely that you are going to be a mommy!
So, confirm it and take a pregnancy test
If you are experiences few of the symptoms we have mentioned above, take a pregnancy test. If you get a negative result and continue to feel symptoms and don’t get your period, it is possible that it’s too early for the test to detect.
It is a good idea to take tests multiple times just to be sure.