Every woman goes through different experiences with pregnancy. To some, they may feel some mild to severe symptoms during the first weeks of pregnancy while others don’t. Moreover, every woman also experiences different types of symptoms from one pregnancy to the next. Because of this, some women do not realize early on if they are pregnant, especially if they will not take a pregnancy test. However, before you even get a pregnancy test, there are already some symptoms and signs that you may notice in the early weeks of pregnancy.
Here are five signs that you are pregnant.
One of the signs and symptoms that rank high during the early stages of pregnancy is fatigue. In this early stage, you will find that you tend to be more tired and sleepy. This is because, at this stage, your levels of hormone progesterone soar. And when your progesterone is at high levels, it can put you to sleep more often. This is also a time where you can possibly have lower blood pressure and lower blood sugar levels which zaps all your energy.
2. Slight bleeding
Although this may not be noticeable to some women, sometimes, one of the first signs that you are pregnant is having a small amount of vaginal bleeding. This is known as implantation bleeding where the fertilized egg attaches itself to your uterus’ lining which happens about two weeks after fertilization. This kind of bleeding is lighter in color than a normal period and happens earlier. It also doesn’t take very long.
3. Swollen and tender breasts
As early as two weeks of pregnancy, you will slowly notice that your breasts can be swollen, tingly, or tender even when not touched. This is due to the hormonal changes that take place during the early weeks of conception. Women can also feel that their breasts are heavier and fuller when they are pregnant.
4. Food cravings or aversions
It does not happen to all pregnant women, but to some, turning up one’s nose to certain foods can happen during pregnancy. You may find yourself craving certain kinds of food or get sick to some if you are pregnant. You will have certain food preferences that you may not have had when you were not pregnant. For instance, you may love to eat fried foods before but when you are already pregnant, you may get sick by simply the smell of it. It varies from woman to woman. This comes with the hormonal changes that you will experience during the first trimester of your pregnancy. This is the time when changes are most dramatic.
It doesn’t necessarily come with vomiting. Pregnant women can often experience morning sickness at any time of the day or night. For some women, they may feel a slight queasiness during the early stages of pregnancy while others experience heavy nausea with vomiting. When you are pregnant, you may also have a heightened sense of smell which makes you sensitive to various odors and can cause waves of nausea.
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