The Top 10 Signs To Know That I Am Pregnant
Being pregnant is one of the most ecstatic feelings for a woman. Whether you are trying to conceive for a couple of weeks or you just missed your monthly period, and you are eager to know if you are pregnant. There are some early signs of pregnancy that are most common among expecting mothers. But it is important to note that every pregnancy is different and at times, the symptoms too vary from one woman to another.
Here are some of the commonly experienced pregnancy symptoms:
Food Repulsion and Cravings
You may be surprised to find that what you used to hate throughout your life, becoming your new favorite dish and your favorite dish becoming your enemy. Also, you may become extremely sensitive to smell or experience a metallic taste in the mouth. All this could be attributed to the hormonal changes occurring during this period.
This happens because your body needs more oxygen now than before, for the growing fetus. There is a fair chance that this will continue throughout the pregnancy period.
Sensitive and tingling nipples, darker areola
This is one of the earliest signs of pregnancy, and it happens due to the increased blood supply to the breasts. But, after a few days, this sensation will subside. Also one can notice the darkening of the area around the nipples (areola) and more prominence of your bumps around this area.
In the first trimester, you are more likely to feel nauseated and sick, all the time, especially in the morning time. You might even vomit during this time. This usually subsides by the second trimester. In the meantime, you can use some really effective non-medicated treatments available such as acupressure bands specially designed to relieve nausea, ginger and other citrus flavors in the form of food or candies and also take care of your dietary regime with small frequent meals and foods that can settle in your stomach.
Constipation and bloating
Due to the generation of extra progesterone, you might feel a little puffy or bloated or even constipated at times. This generally happens due to the slowing down of the digestive system.
Cramping and Spotting
You may notice some pinkish and brownish color spotting in your underwear which might just be an implantation bleeding occurring when the fertilized egg is settling in the uterus. Some females might experience cramps during this period which could just be from the expanding uterus stretching for the growing fetus. These symptoms are a result of the growing placenta. If the bleeding doesn’t seem to be normal or is accompanied by dizziness or fainting please contact your physician immediately.
One might seem to be on a roller coaster ride in terms of your emotional behavior. But needless to worry ladies, elevated emotional changes that you are experiencing is all normal and can be blamed for the hormonal changes that affect your neurotransmitters in the brain at this time.
Frequent Urge to Pee
If you are running to the bathroom more than usual, it can be an early sign of pregnancy. This generally happens because blood volume expands during pregnancy elevating the rate of blood flow to the kidney.
Headaches and Backaches
Due to the sudden alteration of hormones in your body, you may encounter severe headaches and dizziness. This also happens due to low blood sugar and blood pressure. If you are among those lucky ones who don't usually have back pains you might experience some during this time as your ligaments are loosening, you are gaining weight and your center of gravity shifts.
These are just some of the most common pregnancy symptoms. To have the most confirmative results, you can either visit your doctor or try a home pregnancy test. These tests might not give you positive results if you take them too early like about a week after the missed period. In such cases, you might want to try it again after a few days.
Congratulations, you are going to be an amazing parent soon!