The Early Signs of Pregnancy

Posted on 09. Nov, 2011 by in Conceiving, Morning Sickness, Pregnancy Education

Wondering if you could be pregnant? Hoping to maybe decipher some of those early symptoms you may be feeling?

Look no further, we’ve got you covered.

Sore Breasts: Since you’re at the very early stages of pregnancy, sore breasts can be a great indicator that there may be a bun in the oven.

Sore breasts could also be a sign your period is coming – so try not to go by this sign alone.

Fatigue: If you are indeed pregnant then your body’s hormones are in total disarray, hence your fatigue.

It’s not easy making a baby you know and the fatigue will usually last until your second trimester.

Nausea: While some experience this early on into their pregnancy and others not at all, nausea can be a sure sign it’s time to start thinking what color the nursery should be.

Nausea and/or vomiting tend to show themselves anywhere from two to eight weeks after conception. Its cause is thanks to all those shifting hormonal levels in your body.

Frequent Headaches: Again, headaches are one of those symptoms you may never experience during your pregnancy while they can haunt others for the entire nine months.

High estrogen levels can affect your joints and you blood vessels’ ability to restrict, thus opening the door to more incessant headaches.

Constipation and Bloating: With rising progesterone levels, your body’s digestive system can be easily thrown off track.

The bloating and constipation could also be a sign your period is near, so regard this sign a little lighter than the others.

The Nose Knows: Some women’s sense of smell skyrockets when they are pregnant while others report no change in how smells affect them.

Sometimes, the thing you used to love the smell of can become a repulsive stench to you during pregnancy.

If you’ve noticed your sniffer changing moods, it could very well be an early sign that you could be pregnant.

Light Spotting: True that spotting can indicate your period is close by, but it can also be a very early sign of pregnancy.

Though not always a common potential pregnancy predictor, spotting can occur as the fertilized egg begins burrowing into your uterus.

Implantation begins to transpire six to seven days after fertilization and this light spotting can last for a day or two.

While the surest way to know if you’re pregnant is to wait for your missed period and/or see your doctor, you can use the above potential early indicators to help assess if you could be pregnant. You could also take an early pregnancy test to help you with your wondering. Be sure to bring any and all concerns with you to your doctor so that they can give you their professional answer to any pregnancy related questions.

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About the author: Danielle is a freelance blogger and editor specializing in parenting, family, pregnancy, social media, and entrepreneurial topics. To learn more about Danielle, please visit her website at www.PenPointEditorial.com.

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