Early Signs Of Pregnancy
What Are Some Of The Earliest Signs Of Pregnancy?
Whether you are actively trying to conceive, or throwing caution to the wind, you may be wondering if you’re experiencing early signs of pregnancy. Below is a list of various signs and symptoms of early pregnancy. Remember, just because you may be experiencing some of them, doesn’t indicate that you are pregnant. Take a home pregnancy test after you’ve missed your period, and if you are pregnant, schedule an appointment to see your ob-gyn or family physician.
Most definitely the number one sign of pregnancy would be having a missed period. But sometimes periods are late, and it doesn’t mean you’re pregnant. If your period is late and there’s any chance that you could be pregnant, then be sure to pick up a pregnancy test while you’re out. It’s better to find out quickly, so as to make proper changes or tweak your diet for your unborn baby.
Feeling more emotional than normal, and going through fluctuating mood changes similar to what you may feel during PMS week.
Tender, Sore Breasts
Suddenly having sore, tender, and even swollen breasts out of the blue, particularly when accompanied by other early pregnancy signs listed here, if often a very noticeable early sign of pregnancy.
Tired… Even Exhausted, For No Apparent Reason
This would be happening frequently, not just once or twice a week. You may find yourself dosing off even a few hours after starting the day.
Certain Foods Taste Different, Unpleasant
Many women notice this very early in pregnancy. Also known as ‘food aversions’, it can be just one type of food or various foods. Even a food that was previously a favorite can suddenly be repulsive to you. Sometimes just the smell of a certain food can make you feel sick to your stomach.
For some of us, it’s just plain awful. It can happen at any time of the day, and definitely at night. Sometimes laying down seems to make it worse, which is one reason why you should be taking something like Tums to ease it. If you’re not used to heartburn, or have never had it before, then you might not realize what it is. It’s kind of like a burning sensation in your chest, and can be caused by different foods. Often times, acidic foods such as ketchup, hot sauces, tomato soup, and definitely spicy foods, cause heartburn.
Frequent Trips To The Bathroom
Even though (if you are pregnant) the baby is super tiny (like, the size of a grain of rice), your body is changing and having to use the bathroom frequently becomes normal. Unfortunately, it doesn’t ease up until after the pregnancy.
Feeling light-headed and sick to your stomach, especially when smelling certain foods, is one of the unpleasant signs of early pregnancy.
Sometimes in early pregnancy women notice a change in how their clothes fit, particularly jeans and any tight or form fitting apparel.
Suddenly having a difficult time with bowel movements are normal, and again, has to do with the changes your body is going through. Not all women experience this, however, and it’s definitely not a clear sign of pregnancy. If you’re pregnant, it’s important that you combat constipation by drinking plenty of water.
Regardless of the name, morning sickness can strike at any time during the morning, day or night.