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15 Early Pregnancy Symptoms

Nervous? Impatient? Not sure if you’are pregnant? It is possible to know you’re pregnant in those first few weeks-even from the moment of conception. Here’re the most common symptoms of early pregnancy that you might notice as early as the week of your period. If you’ve these symptoms, may be it’s time to pee on that stick or schedule an appointment with your doctor.

Sore and tender breasts

Breast tenderness is another common first pregnancy sign, because you’re making so much estrogen and progesterone. This hormone surge causes breasts to retain more fluids and more sensitive. Most women may feel hurt, change shape as they prepare to product milk. Breasts may become very tender and sensitive for the first few months. Thou, not all women experience these changes especially if they have taken birth control pills.

Fatigue

Feeling very tired is a common sign of being pregnant especially during the first few weeks. It takes lots of energy to create a baby! because your body is working 24/7, so fatigue is very normal and common. You can feel faster heart beat than usual; because it has to deliver extra oxygen to the uterus. So what can you do? Take prenatal vitamins, eat a balance diet, consume plenty of fluids and well rested.

Nausea

Morning sickness or nausea is one of the most common symptoms of being pregnant. Most women experience “morning sickness” during the first 3 months of pregnancy; while other might not experience any of these symptom at all. For many, they can feel it all day long, very uncomfortable and would feel sick all day long. Nausea is also related to human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) hormone that generally can be detected in preggy’s blood or urine; as the higher HCG level, the sicker you may feel.

Headaches

Migraine headaches is very common during the first few weeks of pregnancy. This is due to increasing blood volume, or can also be triggered if you aren’t drinking enough flueids or anemic. Flactuating hormones tend to make headaches worse. Most women who get hormonal migraine headaches can increase along with pregnancy, however, some women may have the opposite experience.

Mood Swings

As hCG hormones increases, many women experience emotional mood swings throughout the pregnancy. It’s very common as hormones are flactuating and adjusting to adapt the changes in the body. You’re more prone to moodiness when you feel fatigue plus combo of headaches, bloating, constipation and – need we say more?

Spotting

Don’t freak out if you notice some light spotting about 5 – 10 days after conception. So, if you notice your “period” seems different from usual, it may be a sign of pregnancy. Some women might think that it’s their period, but if you suspect you’re pregnany, just let your doctor know. Here’s what you need to know about home pregnancy tests. Please take special note that “during the first trimester, spotting or bleeding should be concerned as it might be – infections, miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy.

Constipation or Urinary frequency

The same hormones responsible fatigue are also behind your potty issues. When you’re pregnant, the pressure from your uterus directly on the bladder leading to more requent urination. However please do not cut back on your fluid intake. Also, the added pressure may also cause constipation. Because your digestive track is slowing down, food may not pass through as quickly as usual. Of course, this symptom will only get worst (sorry) as your pregnancy progresses.

Missing period

Of course the most obvious indicator of pregnancy is a missed period. However it doesn’t always mean you are pregnany. It could also be caused by stress, or any other health issues. So it’s best to get tested before making the big announcement.

Bloating

Suddenly, can’t zip up those pants that fit like a glove weeks ago? If your tummy feel inflated or bloated. It could be that massive dinner, but it could also be a sign that you’re expecting. If the bloating doesn’t go away- and having missing period-then higher chance you are pregnant.

So what can you do? Stay hydrated with water and extra “salt” can help to ease up on bloating and constipation. Also try to avoid citrus fruits. You can also feel more gassy than usual. Expect these during not only the first few weeks of pregnancy but also the next 9 months. Don’t feel ashamed when your “gas” strike in the middle of a work meeting 😉 Please see a medical professional if you believe you are pregnant.

Please see a medical professional if you believe you are pregnant.

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