Telltale Signs of Pregnancy
So are You Really pregnant or just going crazy? Find out here Telltale Signs of Pregnancy.
Though she may be very in tune with her body, even the most observant new mom may not recognize the early signs of pregnancy. The slight changes her body begins to undergo are subtle.
There are symptoms which are common in pregnancy. A woman can learn to recognize the wonderful signs. Okay, maybe all the signs are not so wonderful, but the anticipation of new life is.
In just a few days after fertilization, the pregnancy hormone, human gonadotrophin, or HCG, is found in mom’s blood stream. The only time this hormone is present outside pregnancy is; in certain forms of cancer or abnormalities from a previous pregnancy.
The immediate changes to a pregnant woman’s body, caused by HCG, may not be noticed initially. The changes may not be significant until after her first missed period. Have no fear; soon they will be obvious enough.
Speaking of the menstruation cycle; the same symptoms which occur from month to month are also early pregnancy signals, and may fool you into thinking your period is about to begin.
In actuality, the bloating, possible cramping, and general pelvic discomfort can be attributed to your pregnancy. If, however, you are pregnant and begin to bleed, this could be a sign of miscarriage. Contact your physician or emergency personnel immediately.
Signs of pregnancy begin to emerge long before your belly button protrudes. (Having pushed outward by the growing baby within).
- Within three to four weeks of pregnancy, a woman may experience a change in sleep patterns. Feeling more tired and sleepy usually disappears toward the end of the third month (End of the first trimester).
- Nausea (and vomiting) is common during pregnancy, though women are affected differently. Most women will find that like tiredness, their nausea will dissipate by the end of the first trimester. Others unfortunately, will carry this discomfort full term.
- Constipation and frequent urination is common for pregnant women, both occurring soon after the first missed period. Constipation will subside with attention to food intake, and as your body becomes accustomed to the changes taking place.
- Frequent urination will probably become even more frequent as your baby grows and presses against the bladder.
- A woman’s breast will begin to enlarge by the fourth week of pregnancy (usually a change your husband genuinely appreciates). Not only do the breasts change quite early during pregnancy, but quite significantly as well. They become fuller and most often tender.
- Dizziness within the first trimester, (and fainting) is possible. If a woman feels dizzy or faint, she should lie down immediately, so that she does not incur an
- Symptoms which are not noticeable are; the softening of the cervical tissue. (Between weeks three and four) and an enlarged uterus. (week nine) The symptoms of pregnancy are not always enjoyable but, they are bearable.
- Hang in there and keep in mind, that while your body is contorting, your baby is growing. His little body matures daily. Your lack of energy, morning sickness, and weight gain will be fully rewarded the very moment she arrives.