Pregnancy is a joy for some women but could be a burden for those who are not prepared or have a proper plan in place to welcome a newly born child into the world.
That said, the early signs of pregnancy for some women may start within the first few weeks after conception. Apart from missing the period, the proof of course is in the pregnancy test.
According to Mayoclinic these are some tell-tale signs of pregnancy:
1) Tender, swollen breasts.
Early in pregnancy hormonal changes might make your breasts tender, sensitive or sore. Or your breasts might feel fuller and heavier.
2) Nausea with or without vomiting.
Morning sickness, which can strike at any time of the day or night, sometimes begins as early as three weeks after conception. While the cause of nausea during pregnancy isn’t clear, pregnancy hormones likely play a role. Pregnant women might also find that smells that never bothered them before now cause nausea.
3) Increased urination.
You might find yourself urinating more often than usual.
Fatigue also ranks high among early symptoms of pregnancy. During early pregnancy, levels of the hormone progesterone soar — which can make you feel sleepy.
5) Food aversions or cravings.
When you’re pregnant, you might find yourself turning up your nose at certain foods. Food cravings are common, too. Like most other symptoms of pregnancy, these food preferences can be chalked up to hormonal changes.
6) Slight bleeding.
Sometimes, a small amount of spotting or vaginal bleeding is one of the first signs of pregnancy. Known as implantation bleeding, it happens when the fertilized egg attaches to the lining of the uterus — about 10 to 14 days after conception. Implantation bleeding generally lasts for a short time and occurs around the time of a menstrual period. However, implantation bleeding is usually much lighter than menstrual bleeding.
Some women experience mild uterine cramping early in pregnancy.
8) Mood swings.
The flood of hormones in your body in early pregnancy can make you unusually emotional and weepy. Mood swings also are common.
Pregnancy causes your blood vessels to dilate and your blood pressure to drop. As a result, you might find yourself feeling lightheaded or dizzy.
Hormonal changes cause your digestive system to slow down, which can lead to constipation.
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