Are you confused about your pregnancy? There are some early pregnancy symptoms that may show up around the time you have missed your period or a week or two later. Almost 60% women have early pregnancy symptoms by the time they are 6 weeks along and roughly 90% have them by the time they are 8 weeks.
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If you start to feel some of the early pregnancy symptoms that are given below and you are wondering why you have not gotten your period, you may very well be pregnant.
- Food aversions
It is common to feel repelled by the smell of a bologna sandwich or a cup of coffee and for certain aromas to trigger your gag reflex. Though no one knows for sure, this may be side effect of rapidly increasing amounts of estrogen in your system.
- Mood swings
During pregnancy, it is common to have mood swing. It is happened because of hormonal changes that effect neurotransmitters. To these changes every women responds differently. Some women experience heightened emotions both good and bad, while others feel more depressed or anxious.
Note: You can call your healthcare provider or a mental health professional, if you have been feeling sad or hopeless.
- Abdominal bloating
In your pregnancy time you may feeling bloated because of hormonal changes.
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- Frequent urination
And this frequent urination will continue as your pregnancy progresses. Blood volume of your body will also rises dramatically which will leads to extra fluid being processed and ending up in your bladder. As your growing baby exerts more pressure on your bladder, this problem become compounded.
No one knows for sure that what causes early pregnancy fatigue, but it is possible that rapidly increasing levels of the hormone progesterone are contributing to your sleepiness. And it is common of having morning sickness and having to urinate frequently during the night can add to your sluggishness too. And in your 2nd trimester you should start to feel more energetic. But fatigue usually returns, when you start carrying a lot more weight.
- Sore breasts
One of the most common symptoms in pregnancy is sore breast. And it is caused by rising levels of hormones. And this soreness and swelling may feel like an exaggerated version of how your breast feel before period.
- Light bleeding or spotting
If you notice light spotting during period, it could be implantation bleeding. No one knows for sure why it happens, but it might be caused by the fertilized egg settling into the lining of your uterus.
Note: About 1 in 4 women experience spotting or light bleeding during their 1st trimester of pregnancy. It often common in 1st trimester but sometimes it is sign of miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. If you face this type of symptoms you should visit your doctor.
Pregnancy related nausea can be a problem morning, noon or night. Many pregnant women with nausea feel complete relief by the beginning of their 2nd trimester.
- A missed period
If your period is regular and your period does not arrive on time, you should do a pregnancy test before you notice any of the above symptoms. But if your period is not regular then you should do pregnancy test after noticing any of the above symptoms.
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10. High basal body temperature
If you see that your body temperature has stayed elevated for more than two weeks, you are probably pregnant.
After noticing any of the above pregnancy symptoms at first you should do pregnancy test at home and once you have gotten a positive result, you should make an appointment with your practitioner.
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And now you can start to enjoy your pregnancy time, which is one of the best feelings of the world for women all over the world. So enjoy your time but don’t forget to update your profile. Congratulations!