While pregnancy tests and ultrasounds are the only ways to determine if you’re pregnant, there are other signs and symptoms you can look out for.
The earliest signs of pregnancy are more than a missed period. They may also include morning sickness, smell sensitivity, and fatigue.
The following symptoms will help you determine whether you are pregnant or not.
1. Early Changes To B.reasts: Tingling, Aching, Growing
B.reast changes can occur between the fourth and sixth week. You’re likely to develop tender and swollen B.reasts due to hormone changes. This is likely to go away after a few weeks when your body has adjusted to the hormones.
Nipple and B.reast changes can also occur around the eleventh week. Hormones continue to cause your B.reasts to grow. The areola the area around the nipple may change to a darker color and grow larger. If you’ve had bouts with acne prior to your pregnancy, you may also experience breakouts again.
2.Shortness Of Breath
It’s common and normal to suffer shortened breath during pregnancy. The reason this happens is because your body wants to divert some air to the foetus. If you notice this, you may want to check with your doctor.
3. Frequent Urination And Incontinence During Early Pregnancy
During pregnancy, your body increase the amount of blood it pumps. This causes the kidney to process more fluid than usual, which leads to more fluid in your bladder.
Hormones also play a large role in bladder health. You may find yourself running to the bathroom more frequently or accidentally leaking.
4. Bloating And Constipation During Early Pregnancy
Similar to symptoms of a menstrual period, bloating may occur during early pregnancy. This may be due to hormone changes, which can also slow your digestive system down. You may feel constipated and blocked as a result. Constipation can also increase feelings of abdominal bloating.
5. Morning Sickness, Nausea, And Vomiting During Early Pregnancy
Nausea and morning sickness usually develops around the fourth to sixth week. Although it’s called morning sickness, it can occur any time during the day or night.
It’s unclear exactly what causes nausea and morning sickness, but hormones may play a role.During the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, many women experience decreased morning sickness.
6.Cramps And Mood Swings
Due to hormonal changes that would have occurred, or that are happening in your body, you may experience stomach cramps and annoying mood swings.
Note that the following symptoms listed here are not guaranteed ways to conclude that you are actually pregnant, the best way to be sure is to visit your doctor or carry out a pregnancy strip test using a PTS kit.
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