One question we usually get asked a lot – what are some signs of pregnancy? How do I know if I’m pregnant? Getting pregnant is a joyous moment, especially for those who had planned it or had long awaited this moment.
While Ultrasounds and pregnancy tests are the best ways to determine whether you are pregnant, there are also many other ways you can use to confirm that you are pregnant without using the ways mentioned above.
Most Common Early Signs Of Pregnancy
1. Missed Periods
It is one of the most early known signs of pregnancy. This sign always triggers women to suspect or hope that they might be pregnant. Although a missed period can indicate that you are pregnant, it is also good to know that not all missed or delayed periods are caused by pregnancy.
2. Tender or Swollen Breast
Due to hormonal changes during the first trimester of conception, it causes the breasts to become sore and sensitive, which in turn may cause them to appear fuller, heavier, or tender to touch. The discomfort always goes on for a while, but after a few weeks, it decreases as your body modifies the hormonal changes.
3. Nausea With or Without Vomiting
It is also known as morning sickness. It can strike at any time of the day or night. To some women, Nausea begins as early as the first few weeks after conception, while others never experience this feeling. Though Nausea’s exact cause is not yet confirmed, it is believed that this sign is caused by the hormonal changes in the body that occur during pregnancy.
4. Increased Urination
For many women, it always appears from the sixth or eighth week after conception. During the period, the amount of blood in your body shoots, causing your kidneys to process large amounts of fluids that end up in your bladder.
It is also one of the early signs of pregnancy where you feel very tired or unusually exhausted, and it takes place as soon as one week after you have conceived. Mostly it is caused by the hormonal changes as your body produces more blood, which transports nutrients to the fetus. The progesterone hormone lowers the blood sugar level and blood pressure causing you to sleep.
6. Food Aversions
Although this is not one of the most common signs of pregnancy, some women may crave or can’t stand certain types of food when they are expectant. This is caused by a hormone called Human Chorionic gonadotropin hormone, which brings about your pregnancy test to read positive.
7. Light Spotting and Cramping
It is seen after fertilization, whereby a fertilized egg attaches itself to the uterus walls causing implantation bleeding. Besides that, you may also observe some white, milky discharge, which is also caused by the thickening of the vaginal walls. This may occur immediately after conception. It is harmless and, therefore, does not require medical attention.
Signs of Pregnancy
These are some of the signs that you are pregnant, so if you notice any of them, please see
a doctor to confirm and start preparing for a newborn.