Hey ladies! I am really hoping that you all are doing healthy and happy.
I have come across a lot of women who either confuse their period cramps (in case of late periods) with early symptoms of pregnancy or they confuse their pregnancy with a late period. I know how confusing it all can get so today I am going to talk about signs/symptoms of early pregnancy in a bit of detail.
let’s get to it then.
I’d like to begin by telling you that the symptoms can always vary as every woman is different than the other, so are going to be the symptoms. Having said that, there are symptoms that may occur in most of the pregnancies. And by chance, f still, everything confuses you then you can always take a test.
Spotting and Cramping
After conception, the fertilized egg attaches itself to the wall of the uterus. This can cause one of the earliest signs of pregnancy -- spotting and, sometimes, cramping. That's called implantation bleeding. It occurs anywhere from six to 12 days after the egg is fertilized. The cramps resemble menstrual cramps, so some women mistake them and the bleeding for the start of their period. The bleeding and cramps, however, are slight.
Breast changes are another very early sign of pregnancy. A woman's hormone levels rapidly change after conception. Because of the changes, her breasts may become swollen, sore, or tingly a week or two later. Or they may feel heavier or fuller or feel tender to the touch. The area around the nipples, called the areola, may also darken.
Feeling very tired even without moving much is normal in pregnancy, right since the beginning. A lady can start feeling unusually fatigued as soon as one week after conceiving. You want to know why? If no - I would anyway tell. It's often related to a high level of a hormone called progesterone.
Nausea (AKA Morning Sickness)
Morning sickness is kind of the most popular symptom of pregnancy (if you would have ever noticed in the Bollywood movies and Indian soaps, “morning sickness” is the only way that the person and a family gets to know that a woman is pregnant. I think that’s how the morning sickness became this popular). But not every pregnant woman gets it. The exact cause of morning sickness is not known but pregnancy hormones likely contribute to this symptom. Nausea during pregnancy may occur at any time of the day but most commonly in the morning.
The most obvious early symptom of pregnancy, and the one that prompts most women to get a pregnancy test - is a missed period (that’s what happened to me). But not all missed or delayed periods are caused by pregnancy.
Other symptoms of pregnancy
Pregnancy brings changes in your hormonal balance. And that can cause other symptoms that include:
- Frequent urination.
- Mood swings.
- Headaches and back pain.
- Dizziness and fainting.
Now you might experience all of these symptoms and some of you may experience only a couple of them. But my lady if these things happen then YOU ARE MOST LIKELY TO BE PREGNANT.