early signs of pregnancy

Trying to get pregnant can be a stressful process, so a good way of easing up the path is recognising the early signs of pregnancy.

However, it is convenient not to obsess about them, since many of the early pregnancy symptoms are not that different from ovulation symptoms or the signs that your period is paying you a visit soon. Let’s take a detailed look into all of them.

 

Early signs of pregnancy: Swollen and sore breasts

If you feel that your breasts are bigger than normal, tender and a bit sore, you could be pregnant, since this is one of the very early signs of pregnancy. However, as you probably know, this isn’t only a pregnancy symptom. Many women suffer from sore breasts when they are ovulating, and even during the days they have their period. If that’s your case, pay attention to how long they stay like this, since if their tenderness is due to pregnancy, it's not going to go anywhere any time soon!

 

Bloated lower abdomen

This is another one of the early signs of pregnancy that can easily be confused with ovulation or a close period, since it’s characteristic of them too. It is a pregnancy symptom because the hormonal changes of pregnancy can also lead to you feeling bloated – it has actually nothing to do with the size of your uterus (if there is a baby, it’s still only a bunch of cells!).

 

Spotting and cramping

If you’re trying to get pregnant and you see a few drops of blood in your panties, you may feel really disappointed. Well, don’t despair just yet: there is something called implantation bleeding, that is, some spotting that takes place once the fertilised egg has been implanted in your uterus (which happens from 6 to 12 days after fertilisation). This spotting can come with some unpleasant cramping as well, which may also make you think that these symptoms are more period-related. If you’re paying attention to the day count, you’ll see that, considering how many days it takes to the fertilised egg to finally nest in your uterus, the implantation bleeding would happen more or less at the same time your period should come if you’re not pregnant -which is what makes it one of the first signs of pregnancy. Best course of action here, if you’re not late, is waiting for a couple days and taking a pregnancy test then.

 

Moodiness and fatigue

Getting pregnant comes with a hormone party in your organism, so mood changes are one of the most common early signs of pregnancy. These hormonal changes affect your levels of neurotransmitters and can translate in any kind of emotion, from euphoria to anxiety. So watch out for these early pregnancy signs!

You could also be feeling extremely tired – something experts have not been able to explain yet! It is thought that fatigue during pregnancy is related to the increase levels of progesterone, but there is no medical proof of it.

Both fatigue and mood changes can also be experienced during ovulation or period week.

 

Early signs of pregnancy: Frequent urination

Finally, one pregnancy symptom that can’t be read as an ovulation symptom too! Frequent urination during the early stages of pregnancy is also due to hormonal changes, that cause more blood flooding through the kidneys, making your bladder fill faster. Later on in pregnancy, the pressure your enlarged uterus will be exerting on your bladder will also cause frequent urination.

Remember that there are other issues that can make you need to pee more often than normal, such as a UTI or diabetes, so make sure to go to the doctor if you are suffering from this symptom and are not pregnant.

 

Morning sickness

Another of the unmistakable early signs of pregnancy, although it usually hits after a woman is 4 weeks pregnant. However, it can start earlier than that! Morning sickness can come in nausea, vomit, a fainting sensation or all of those combined. And, even if we call it “morning sickness” it doesn’t necessarily come in the mornings! You could feel it at any time of the day, even if it’s more common right after getting up. Have some crackers in your night table to make it better.

 

Early signs of pregnancy: Food aversions

Is that usually wonderful breakfast egg, cheese & avocado toast disgusting you to your very core? Do you feel like having pickles with your morning tea instead? Congratulations, because this is a pretty unmistakable pregnancy symptom. Some foods or smells that you used to love may now make you gag, and you may crave for others that had no appeal to you before. Same as with progesterone, the oestrogen levels raise quickly when you’re pregnant – which doctors think could cause this ‘food’ swings.

  

Missed period

One of the early signs of pregnancy –if not the only one- that is better received among future mummies! If your period doesn’t make an appearance when it should, it means you’re ready to run to the pharmacy and take a pregnancy test. It’s not worth to do it before being late, since the test won’t be able to give you a reliable result before that.

Same as with frequent urination, a missed period could be caused by other issues as well, such as extreme weight changes, stress or hormonal problems.

 

High basal body temperature

If you’re trying to have a baby, you’re probably controlling your basal temperature and keeping track of it. A high basal body temperature is one of the symptoms of pregnancy: If it stays high for 18 consecutive days, you could very well be an expecting future mum.

 

If getting pregnant is your main goal right now, early signs of pregnancy may be a blessing for you, however unpleasant they might be. Nonetheless, keep in mind that every woman is different, so every pregnancy is different. Not all pregnant ladies experiment the same pregnancy symptoms or suffer them with the same intensity. These listed here are the most common, but you could also be pregnant and not feel any of them – or just the missed period. Don’t stress and take a pregnancy test if you’re late. If you’re pregnant, congratulations! An amazing journey is about to start. And if you’re not, don’t worry and keep trying!

 

Need help? Ask other mummies in CaptainMums' forum!

 

Overall Rating (0)

0 out of 5 stars

Leave your comments

Post comment as a guest

0
Your comments are subjected to administrator's moderation.
  • No comments found

Activity Stream

jollyhersblog started a new discussion Why don't you chose swtor2cred... 1 hour 47 minutes ago

Save money Deals: Up To 9$ OFF swtor credits at Swtor2credits Thanksgiving Promo from Nov,20~Nov,27,2018. 3$ off code TGB3 for $40+ orders 5$ off code TGB5 for $60+ orders 9$ off code TGB9 for $100+ orders Using 6% off code CHEAPSW8 to buy any Swtor credits Anytime! And never miss using 8% off code MEMBER for swtor credits buying from https://...

jollyhersblog started a new discussion When Can I get 9$ OFF Swtor go... 1 hour 47 minutes ago

Save money Deals: Up To 9$ OFF swtor credits at Swtor2credits Thanksgiving Promo from Nov,20~Nov,27,2018. 3$ off code TGB3 for $40+ orders 5$ off code TGB5 for $60+ orders 9$ off code TGB9 for $100+ orders Using 6% off code CHEAPSW8 to buy any Swtor credits Anytime! And never miss using 8% off code MEMBER for swtor credits buying from https://...

jollyhersblog started a new discussion Which wwinter dresses for wom... yesterday

Huge Deals & Discounts On Jollyhers Black Friday! Up To 12% OFF Fashion winter dresses for women Ends at Nov 19, 2018. 6% OFF Code"ED6" for All Orders 9% OFF Code"ED9" for $249+ Order 12% OFF Code"ED12" for $499+ Order Visit Jollyhers to find Women Dresses, Women Tops/Outwears, Women Bottoms/Sets, Kids Wears with free shipping.Snap on https://w...

jollyhersblog started a new discussion How to find cheap winter dres... yesterday

Huge Deals & Discounts On Jollyhers Black Friday! Up To 12% OFF Fashion winter dresses for women Ends at Nov 19, 2018. 6% OFF Code"ED6" for All Orders 9% OFF Code"ED9" for $249+ Order 12% OFF Code"ED12" for $499+ Order Visit Jollyhers to find Women Dresses, Women Tops/Outwears, Women Bottoms/Sets, Kids Wears with free shipping.Snap on https://w...

jollyhersblog started a new discussion where to receive winter dresse... 2 days ago

Early Black Friday Deals! Hurry to Catch Up To 12% OFF Fashion winter dresses for women at Jollyhers! Ends at Nov 19, 2018. 6% OFF Code"ED6" for All Orders 9% OFF Code"ED9" for $249+ Order 12% OFF Code"ED12" for $499+ Order Visit Jollyhers to find Women Dresses, Women Tops/Outwears, Women Bottoms/Sets, Kids Wears with free shipping.Snap on http...

jollyhersblog started a new discussion where to find 12% OFF best wom... 2 days ago

Early Black Friday Deals! Hurry to Catch Up To 12% OFF Fashion winter dresses for women at Jollyhers! Ends at Nov 19, 2018. 6% OFF Code"ED6" for All Orders 9% OFF Code"ED9" for $249+ Order 12% OFF Code"ED12" for $499+ Order Visit Jollyhers to find Women Dresses, Women Tops/Outwears, Women Bottoms/Sets, Kids Wears with free shipping.Snap on http...

sandramira9 started a new discussion 2019 Jamb Cbt Questions And An... 3 days ago

2019/2020 JAMB CBT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS|2019/2020 JAMB CBT QUESTION AND ANSWER Note: 2019/2020 Jamb CBT expo, 2019/2020 jamb CBT question and answer, 2019/2020 JAMB CBT RUNZ, 2019/2020 JAMB CBT QUESTION AND ANSWER, JAMB CBT EXPO 2019/2020, JAMB CBT RUNZ 2019/2020, JAMB CBT QUESTION AND ANSWER 2019/2020, 2019/2020 Jamb cbt answers,2019/2020 Jamb c...

JAMB CBT 2019 Expo 2019/2020 Jamb Cbt Questions & Answers Runs
Confirm 2019 Jamb Cbt Expo /Jamb Cbt Answers /Runs Confirm 2019 JAMB CBT Expo /2019...
Show more

jollyhersblog started a new discussion Why should I chose swtor2credi... 3 days ago

Guys! Hurry To Buy Swtor Credits with 8% OFF code "PTG8" at Swtor2Credits Pre-Thanksgiving Great Deal from Nov 7 to Nov 14, 2018. Get Extra 5% Free Bonus for Cheap Swtor Credits at: https://www.swtor2credits.com...

jollyhersblog started a new discussion Which website is best that I c... 3 days ago

Guys! Hurry To Buy Swtor Credits with 8% OFF code "PTG8" at Swtor2Credits Pre-Thanksgiving Great Deal from Nov 7 to Nov 14, 2018. Get Extra 5% Free Bonus for Cheap Swtor Credits at: https://www.swtor2credits.com...

Cherry2 started a new discussion What sport do you like?... 4 days ago

For example I'm a fan of tennis!...

jollyhersblog started a new discussion where to buy women's winter d... 5 days ago

Hurry To Join Crazy 11.11 Shopping Tour! $70 OFF Fashion winter dresses for women at Jollyhers! $10 OFF Code"ST10" for Order $109+ $35 OFF Code"ST35" for Order $279+ $70 OFF Code"ST70" for Order $469+ Visit Jollyhers to find Women Dresses, Women Tops/Outwears, Women Bottoms/Sets, Kids Wears with free shipping.Snap on https://www.jollyhers.com/w...

jollyhersblog started a new discussion Which women's winter dresses ... 5 days ago

Hurry To Join Crazy 11.11 Shopping Tour! $70 OFF Fashion winter dresses for women at Jollyhers! $10 OFF Code"ST10" for Order $109+ $35 OFF Code"ST35" for Order $279+ $70 OFF Code"ST70" for Order $469+ Visit Jollyhers to find Women Dresses, Women Tops/Outwears, Women Bottoms/Sets, Kids Wears with free shipping.Snap on https://www.jollyhers.com/w...

ESO201722 started a new discussion How to buy Rs3gold 8% off rune... 5 days ago

This update rs 3 gold allowed players to buy spins on the in game Squeal of Fortune, which had the effect of negating Jagex's previous principal of not allowing real world resources to influence the game, as with sufficient investment it is now possible to buy success in many areas.. The update allowed people to get out of their fantastic spaces...

jollyhersblog started a new discussion Is Jollyhers the best site to... 6 days ago

Crazy 11.11 Shopping Tour! $70 OFF Fashion winter dresses for women at Jollyhers! $10 OFF Code"ST10" for Order $109+ $35 OFF Code"ST35" for Order $279+ $70 OFF Code"ST70" for Order $469+ Visit Jollyhers to find Women Dresses, Women Tops/Outwears, Women Bottoms/Sets, Kids Wears with free shipping.Snap on https://www.jollyhers.com/women-dresses...

jollyhersblog started a new discussion where to obtain $70 OFF cheap... 6 days ago

Crazy 11.11 Shopping Tour! $70 OFF Fashion winter dresses for women at Jollyhers! $10 OFF Code"ST10" for Order $109+ $35 OFF Code"ST35" for Order $279+ $70 OFF Code"ST70" for Order $469+ Visit Jollyhers to find Women Dresses, Women Tops/Outwears, Women Bottoms/Sets, Kids Wears with free shipping.Snap on https://www.jollyhers.com/women-dresses...

jollyhersblog started a new discussion why don't you pick Jollyhers ... 6 days ago

Crazy 11.11 Shopping Tour! $70 OFF Fashion winter dresses for women at Jollyhers! $10 OFF Code"ST10" for Order $109+ $35 OFF Code"ST35" for Order $279+ $70 OFF Code"ST70" for Order $469+ Visit Jollyhers to find Women Dresses, Women Tops/Outwears, Women Bottoms/Sets, Kids Wears with free shipping.Snap on https://www.jollyhers.com/women-dresses...

ESO201722 added a new event 6 days ago

Have fun with 8% off RS3gold rs gold cheap from Nov7-Nov14

A bounty rs3 gold for sale hunter's official modern title...

  • Friday, 09 November 2018 12:00 AM
  • Austin, TX
Cherry2 added a reply in discussion What is you hobby?... 6 days ago

I also a fan of tennis. I even play tennis every weekends. What championships do you watch? I follow almost all professional games on https://777score.in/ there you can find all matches results, statistics and many other....

Aksha added a reply in discussion What is you hobby?... 7 days ago

Listening music: No guesses that I’m an avid music lover. I listen it in my car, I listen it at night before going to sleep, and I listen it on full volume when I’m alone at home. OH and I have some extraordinary music library as my collection....

Bellatry started a new discussion What is you hobby?... 7 days ago

For example i like sport. Tennis is my favorite game...

ESO201722 started a new discussion Where to obtain free 1000M RS3... 1 week ago

As we all know that Needle skip is released,so have you prepare enough rs gold to join this event.Perhaps Rs3gold is the top site for you get cheap rs gold here.Rs3gold offers total free 1000M rs 3 gold &200M OSRS gold on Nov7. Good news! Welcome to join RS3gold Giveaway for Needle Skip Release:RS3gold offers total 1000M RS3 gold & 200M OSRS gold ...

ESO201722 started a new discussion Top site RS3gold offers free 1... 1 week ago

Perhaps buy runescape 3 gold of the Michigan in in of important Ford Grand settled reach include in afterwards.. Once there, make your way to Safalaan. Before the Magnavox Odyssey 2 gaming system, the Magnavox Odyssey gaming system was the first to come out. "We have wanted to make a phone with gaming level tech for years, and the Razer Phone deliv...

ESO201722 shared a photo. 1 week ago

I mean buy runescape 3 gold my whole life. QuagmireDog 17:26, 2 February 2007 (UTC). Once on the iceberg speak with Ping or Pong. Next on the list... Show more

Aksha added a reply in discussion What sport do you like?... 1 week ago

I also like tennis, I often watch WTA and ATP matches. Sometimes I don't have time to watch all games, but I can always check live results and statistics on https://777score.com/. This website provide sport info for football, basketball, hockey and tennis. Very cool...