You may be wondering if you are pregnant or not, and sure enough, the best way to be sure is to go for a pregnancy test. But there are some signs and symptoms that will convince you that you are pregnant. These signs are more than missing your period.
These signs vary from woman to woman, not every woman has the same symptoms or the same as that of the previous pregnancy.
And also because the early symptoms of pregnancy can sometimes be the same as menstrual symptoms, you may not quickly know that you are pregnant. You should also know that these symptoms can be caused by any other sickness, so the fact that you see these symptoms doesn’t guarantee 100% pregnancy. The surest way to confirm is to go for a pregnancy test.
When will you start experiencing these symptoms?
Even if this sounds somehow, the first week of your pregnancy is determined by the last day of your menstruation. Your last menstrual period is the first week of your pregnancy, even if you are not pregnant yet.
The expected delivery date is calculated with the first day after your last period. Therefore the first few weeks that you did not see any symptom also add to your 40 weeks of pregnancy.
Signs And Symptoms Of Pregnancy.
1. Missed Period:
This is the most common symptom of pregnancy. If a woman missed her period by one week or more, then there is a probability that such a woman is pregnant. A woman will miss her period when the pregnancy is four weeks old.
However, this symptom can be a scam if the menstrual cycle is not regular.
After insemination, the fertilized egg connects its self to the surface of the uterus, which can cause spotting and sometimes cramping. This can cause implantation bleeding, which most women mistook as light menstruation. This happens between week 1 to week 4 of the pregnancy.
The woman will be bleeding a pinkish, brownish, or reddish type of blood from Virginia. The pain will be mild and severe. Implantation bleeding is possible to last less than three days and no treatment is required.
3. Increase In Body Temperature:
An increase in body temperature may also be caused by pregnancy. Though your temperature also increases during exercise or hot weather. Make sure you drink plenty of water and exercise carefully during this period.
4. Dizziness and fainting:
Dizziness is caused by an increase in the blood pressure of the mother. High blood pressure which is caused by pregnancy might sometimes be hard to determine. Most hypertension cases within the first 20 weeks symbolize elementary problems. It can come up at the pregnant rarely stage, but may also showcase beforehand.
If you are feeling dizzy, visit the doctor to check your blood pressure regularly. And also drink plenty of water and eat snacks regularly to curb dizziness. Make sure you stand up slowly when getting up from a chair.
5. Morning sickness, nausea, and vomiting:
Although it is called morning sickness it can strike any time of the day; either night or day. It happens around the fourth week of the pregnancy. Some women experience nausea before the fourth week while some don’t even experience it at all.
Try keeping a cookie beside your bed and eat before coming out of bed in the morning to prevent morning sickness. And also see the doctor if the vomiting is getting out of hand.
6. Constant urination:
When you become pregnant, the amount of blood your body pumps is increased, and this results in the kidney processing more liquid, which may result in constant urination. This happens around the sixth or eighth week after conception.
7. Weight Increase:
Your weight will definitely increase towards the end of the first 3 months. Your weight may increase by 1 to 4 pounds in the first few months. This won’t change your usual diet at first, but as pregnancy proceed, your diet will surely increase.
8. Breast and Nipple changes:
The levels of the hormones of a woman swiftly change after conception. And as a result, after a week or two, the breast may become enlarged, painful, or tingly. They may even feel fuller or heavier or soft to touch. The nipple area called the areola may also become darker.
Women may also notice something like white pimples in the areas on their areola, which can be likened to the symptom of pregnancy at the early stage.
Breast changes can also be caused by many other things, but if it caused by pregnancy, have in mind that it will take weeks for it to get used to the change of levels of the hormones. But when it eventually does, you will be relieved of the breast pain.
9. Loss Of Food Appetite:
Loss of appetite or dislike toward one’s best food is one of the things you will experience when your pregnancy is at an early stage. Pregnancy can mess with your taste bud and eating habits. This symptom is the strongest early on. Most women will notice a strange, bitter, somewhat metallic taste in their mouths when they first become pregnant.
Having back pain is very common at the early stage of pregnancy. It may be followed by pains like those undergone during menstruation. It is due to the body getting ready for the baby.