This article will cover the pregnancy symptoms and its early signs that a women experience during her pregnancy. The female body goes undergo a variety of hormonal changes during pregnancy. Some women experience all of these symptoms and others may only have few of them.
Women may experience symptoms during early pregnancy like mood swings, tiredness, change in breast, frequent urination and vomiting. However, you may experience these symptoms due to some other factors and it is not necessary that you are pregnant. Therefore experts advice to conduct a pregnancy test with the home kit and consult your gynecologists.
During later stage of pregnancy a wide range of changes can occur in your body like backache, muscle cramps, tingling sensation, indigestion, hemorrhoids or depression.
Don’t hesitate to consult your gynaecologist doctor in case you experience vaginal bleeding or in a situation of water break or vision loss.
Some of the Pregnancy Symptoms
Early sign of pregnancy may include any or all of the following:
- Vomiting and nausea which is commonly known as morning sickness
- Missing of periods
- Breast enlargement and tenderness
- Darkness of nipples
- You may also experience frequent urination than usual particularly at night
- Craving for foods, deserts and you will start liking for Metallic taste
Most of the above mentioned pregnancy symptoms, such as missing of mensuration (amenorrhea), change in size of breast, vomiting and nausea (morning sickness) can also be caused by illness and hypertension. So if you feel any of these symptoms please consult your gynecologists. Your gynecologists may conduct the urine test or perform an ultrasound to check the status of your pregnancy. You can also perform the pregnancy test at your home with the help of pregnancy kit.
Vomiting and Nausea
Morning sickness is one of the common pregnancy symptom that effect majority of the pregnant women. You may experience loss of appetite along with nausea and vomiting. Though the termed is named as morning sickness however you may experience this situation for the whole day.
This situation begins from 4th to 6th week and it might and by 12th week. Though there is no formula to determine how long this situation will continue but it can last till 32 weeks.
Missing of periods
It believes that missing of period is the first symptom of possible pregnancy. However, you may experience bleeding around that time. In case you experience bleeding please consult the doctor.
Breast enlargement and tenderness is a sign of pregnancy
During this condition you may experience that the breasts have swollen, became fuller and tender. Though these changes are similar to you the one you experienced before the periods but the skin of your nipple will start getting darker and the veins around your breast will become more prominent.
Fatigueness during Pregnancy
During the course of pregnancy, fatigue is one of the most common pregnancy symptom that majority of the women experience. The reason behind this is because of massive increase in the sex hormone known as progesterone. Progesterone is one of the essential hormone for the development of the fetus and and growth of baby. However, it also slower down the metabolism rate.
In early stage of pregnancy, you should try to get as much as sleep possible. By the end of 4th month your energy levels will probably rise again. It will happen when the placenta is well established in your uterus.
Feeling of tiredness during pregnancy can also be cause by the iron deficiency which is commonly known as anemia. The best treatment is to include iron rich foods in your meals.
Frequent Urination is the best Pregnancy Symptom
Frequent urination is one of the pregnancy symptom which causes in increased level of body fluids and during pregnancy the kidney start working more efficiently. You may also witness swelling in uterus which presses the bladder resulting into frequent urination during initial weeks of pregnancy.
Food Cravings in initial months
You my witness more food cravings during pregnancy, mainly for those foods which provides energy and are rich in calcium. For instance milk, cheese, paneer and other dairy products. Few women starts disliking the foods which they previously liked.
During pregnancy you might develop taste for some unusual items like soil and paper. This is an indication of nutrition deficiency which is called as Pica. If you witness such condition then please consult with your gynecologist.
Other Pregnancy Symptoms
You may also witness following pregnancy symptoms which can be an indication of some other condition but please consult your doctor in case of doubt:
- Mild headache
- Burning sensation in heart
- Muscle cramps
- Mood swings
- Vaginal discharge
Pregnancy Symptoms and Signs- when to take help
Experts suggest that you should contact your gynecologist or hospital in case you are worried or if you have any of the following pregnancy symptoms:
- Bleeding in vagina
- Labour pain
- Breaking water
- High fever
- Unstoppable vomiting
- Loss in vision
- Swelling of face
Are you really pregnant?
Unfortunately, most of these pregnancy symptoms are not specific to pregnancy. Some of these symptoms and signs indicate that you may have some other health problem. Likewise, you can be pregnant without experience most of these pregnancy symptoms. In case of doubt, it is advisable to use pregnancy kits which will help you in identification.
If in case you miss your maturation cycle and notice any of the above symptoms then take a home pregnancy test or consult the doctor. The sooner you identify that you are pregnant, the sooner you can begin with proper nutrition and prenatal care.