Are you experiencing morning sickness? A missed period? Notice that your breasts have become tender and swollen? Feeling dizzy and nauseous? Going to the bathroom frequently?
If your answer to these questions is yes, you’re might be pregnant! Many women believe that they have an intuition about being pregnant. Thus, the reason why you are checking this article is probably because you have a feeling that you're pregnant. The following are the most common early signs of pregnant for a lot of women.
Most pregnant woman who experience morning sickness tend to feel more nauseous or dizzy than usual, sometimes resulting in actual vomiting. This can be as a result of many factors. One of the main causes is because a newly pregnant woman's body has a very high level of hormones coursing through her body. It's actually the sign of a healthy pregnancy, but it doesn't feel like it at the time. (And no worries if you're not experiencing morning sickness - it just means you're not as sensitive to the high level of hormones!)
Nausea is the second most commonly reported early sign of pregnancy. Nausea usually shows up between 2 to 8 weeks after conception, and it can be experienced with or without vomiting. It is important to know that it can happen at any time of the day. Similarly, it normally occurs during the first trimester and subsides after that for most women, but some will experience nausea all throughout their pregnancies.
A MISSED PERIOD
A missed or delayed period is the most common pregnancy symptom leading a woman to take a pregnancy test (or 5!) In some cases, it’s possible to be pregnant and still experience your period. The majority of women can bleed while they’re pregnant, but typically this bleeding will be lighter or shorter than a normal period. A delayed or missed period is likely a symptom of pregnancy, but always take a test to be sure!
TENDER SWOLLEN BREASTS
Tender and/or swollen breasts can be another early sign of pregnancy. If you are pregnant, you might notice that your breasts are sensitive to the slightest touch or bounce. Your nipples are also likely to become darker and larger than usual.
GOING TO THE BATHROOM FREQUENTLY
If you’re pregnant, you’ll notice that the number of times you visit the bathroom is more than usual. The main cause of this annoying symptom is that your swelling uterus will put pressure on your bladder. Also, extra body fluids are produced and processed by the kidneys, which leads to more visits to the bathroom. Can't stop going to the bathroom for an unknown reason? Might be time to take a pregnancy test!
When you’re pregnant, you’ll feel tired more often than normal. A lot of people think this symptom doesn't start until later in pregnancy, but that's not the case. Even at the onset of pregnancy, your body will be producing more blood than you've ever produced, your organs will be working double time, and all of your nutrients will be going to your baby first. Then at the later stages, you're carrying a lot of extra weight which is exhausting for your body. You’ll tend to take an afternoon nap and start going to bed sooner at the onset of pregnancy, and even simple activities such as shopping can make you feel very tired.
THE BOTTOM LINE
If you’re experiencing some or all of these early signs of pregnancy mentioned above, you might be pregnant. However, we advise that you should confirm whether or not you’re pregnant by taking a home pregnancy test AND then confirming your at-home results with a visit to your OB/GYN.
Congratulations - you might be pregnant. Welcome to the greatest adventure life has to offer!