When a woman desires to get pregnant, she begins to watch for signs that she is on the family way. Signs of pregnancy are variable from one woman to the next. Some early signs of pregnancy are the same as pre-menstrual discomforts; however, they vary in their intensity, frequency and duration.
The following are checklists of early signs of pregnancy:
- A missed period is number one in your checklist. Sometimes, the menstruation is only very light but you can consider this as a clue;
- Experiencing an out of the ordinary feeling as becoming easily exhausted, queasiness, emotional and lightheadedness.
- The most visible sign of pregnancy is the tenderness and swelling of the breasts as they are being readied for milk secretion and breastfeeding;
- Fatigue and exhaustion are tops on this list. Bedtime may be earlier than usual or getting out of bed is longer;
- You will likely go to the restroom more frequently which is caused by the extra fluid processed by your kidney and bladder;
- Other unpleasant clues are nausea, queasiness, nausea and vomiting. Known as morning sickness, but it can occur the whole day;
- Fainting spells or dizziness may happen suddenly or it can be just feeling lightheaded;
- A well-known symptom is the craving for certain foods or unusual combination of foods. It can also be certain food aversion to certain kinds of food;
- If the pregnant woman hates some food, there many odors that make her want to gag and vomit;
- Related to the feeling of nausea is the morning sickness which happens at any time of the day;
- As the uterus swells and presses against the stomach, there is a slowing emptying of the stomach leading to a bout of constipation and poor bowel function;
- Pregnant women are moody and irritable; their emotions are like a seesaw. She experiences mixed emotions, excitement and depression, joy and sorrow, laughter and tears;
- One of the difficult signs to gauge during conception is higher than usual body temperature. As your temperature arises, you are wondering if you are coming up with a fever or cold;
- Another pain related to pregnancy is low back pain which can be “a real pain,” literally. This low back pain are caused by weight gain, posture and torso are out of alignment and poor sleeping position;
- A lesser known pregnancy symptoms is the slight bleeding and spotting which is known as “implantation bleeding”. And it usually takes place between 3 to 6 days after fertilization; and
- A positive pregnancy test is the scientific prove that you are expecting a baby.
Doctors advise mothers-to-be to take pre-natal vitamins and eat proper nutrition. Diet supplements also assist women to conceive. To feed the little one, your body needs rich nutrition. But you need to talk to your health provider before deciding to start any food supplement.
With all these given early signs of pregnancy, you will not have difficulty determining if it is just a pre-menstrual thing or it is for real. Most of these symptoms are unpleasant and even painful but one you know that you will soon be a mother, all the pain will blow out like bubbles.