Early symptoms of pregnancy vary woman to woman and pregnancy to pregnancy. While some women experience first signs of pregnancy within a week of ovulation, fertilization and conception, others don’t feel a thing until they have a missed period or get a positive pregnancy test result. In some cases, women just don’t feel pregnant at all.
Below is a listing of some of the most important and common early pregnancy signs. Hope they will answer your question by: Yes I’m pregnant!
Breast pain and tenderness: Two weeks after conception, hormonal changes will affect your breasts, causing you pain and a strong sensation of fullness and heaviness.
Tiredness: During early pregnancy stages, increased level of progesterone will make you feel tired and sleepy. Your condition may even get worse and suck all of your energy, as your blood pressure and sugar levels get too low whilst your blood flow naturally increases because of pregnancy.
Mild cramping or spotting: As early as 10 to 14 days of fertilization, you will notice a light bleeding or spotting. This bleeding or implantation bleeding is caused by the implantation of the fertilized egg in the uterine wall.
Generally speaking, the implantation bleeding doesn’t last for long and may be accompanied with abdominal cramps similar to normal period cramps.
Nausea with or without vomiting: As of the second week after conception, you may start to experience morning sickness at any time of the day. This feeling of nausea is triggered by the increase of estrogen levels on one hand, and the enhanced sense of smell and sensitivity to odors, on the other hand.
Headaches: The increase in your blood flow because of hormonal changes may cause you mild but frequent headaches.
Constipation: The increase in progesterone levels may negatively affect your bowel movements and your intestine’s capacity to ingest food.
Mood swings: The American Pregnancy Association states that hormonal changes may affect your mood, as you will go from happy to sad and confused in a moment.
Dizziness and loss of conscious: As your vessels dilate and your blood pressure decreases, it is normal for you to feel dizzy. Not to mention that a drop in glucose levels may also affect you and cause you to lose consciousness.
High body temperature: Even a slight increase in your body’s temperature may be caused by conception and high levels of progesterone.
Despite all of these signs, missing a monthly menstrual period remains the most important symptom in early pregnancy, while undergoing a pregnancy test and getting a positive result remain the only accurate way of diagnosis. So what are you still waiting for?
Read More: The First 3 Things You Should Do Once You Find Out You're Pregnant
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