Pregnancy Symptoms: Recognizing early signs of Pregnancy

Ruby SamyStarred Page By Ruby Samy, 2nd Sep 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The symptoms of pregnancy are not alike for every woman. Each and every mom to be, experiences different signs of pregnancy. In fact, your own pregnancy symptoms can actually be extremely different from one pregnancy to another. The symptoms can occur unsystematically, can be subtle, and sometimes may not be obvious.

Pregnancy Symptoms occur randomly

Pregnancy symptoms are varied which occur absolutely randomly. There is no particular time or specific duration of pregnancy symptoms. The signs of pregnancy generally differ from woman to woman in their duration, occurrence and intensity. The best way to learn about your pregnancy is by doing a home pregnancy test.

But before you opt to take the test, here is a checklist of early signs of pregnancy. However, please remember these pregnancy signs are only a guideline you may not experience all of these symptoms in your early pregnancy except the first one.

Missed Period – A sure shot sign of pregnancy

The first and foremost sign of pregnancy is missing your monthly cycle. This is the first sign which make the woman hunt out for other signs of early pregnancy. So I would say if you miss your period you should check out if you are experiencing the other early signs of pregnancy, which will only occur when you miss your monthly period.

Changes in your Breasts

When you are pregnant your breasts become very sensitive. In early pregnancy the breasts usually get tender, swollen, and sore. It can be painful even when you touch them slightly. The breast tenderness is one of the most common and noticeable sign of early pregnancy. They will also seem to be budding up.

If you are pregnant you can easily detect this sign as your nipples will turn sore and will become extra sensitive. The color of the nipples may also become dark.

Tiredness and Frequent Urination

You may experience frequent trips to the restroom, as in the early pregnancy the swelling uterus puts great pressure on the bladder which makes you urinate more often then normal. You will find yourself getting up in the night several times to pass water more often.

In early pregnancy you may also feel tired and exhausted most of the time. You will simply love to stay in the bed for long. Daily household tasks or your regular shopping trip will make you drained and wiped-out.

Increased Vaginal Discharge

In early pregnancy you will notice that there is an increase in your vaginal discharge which will be normally without any soreness or irritation

Strange Taste in your mouth

Most of the women experience a strange taste in the mouth which is often described as metallic. This may or may not happen to every woman during her early pregnancy. Having a strange taste in the mouth is often a early pregnancy sure short sign.

Nausea and Morning Sickness

Most of the women start to feel sick necessarily in the morning but in reality nausea can hit you any time of the day. Morning sickness and nausea is a common sign of pregnancy which is often experienced in the early stages of pregnancy by majority of the women. To tackle nausea check How To Ease Nausea In Pregnancy

Sensitivity to odors and “Going off” certain things

Most of the women experience a heightened sense of odor early on in the pregnancy. It is a stage where you cannot tolerate the usual fragrances around you. Suddenly few familiar smells will become extremely unbearable and even some of your favorite foods may become less appealing. The smell of coffee or tea, tobacco smoke or fatty foods will put you off easily.

Constipation and Headaches

Getting constipated is very common in early pregnancy. Due to the increase in the hormonal levels the digestion process becomes slow and the colon begins to absorb more water which results in constipation.Because of intense hormonal activity taking place in the first stage of pregnancy most of the women also suffer from frequent headaches in the early pregnancy.

Sometimes women ‘just know’ they are pregnant, it is a gut feeling. Most of all it is important to take a home pregnancy test a couple of days after your missed period to find out if you are expecting. If you enjoyed reading this article you might like to check my other related article on Pregnancy . Tips for first Trimester of Pregnancy . Enjoy your nine months and Happy Pregnancy!


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author avatar Jerry Walch
2nd Sep 2010 (#)

I can honestly tell you that I have never experienced any of these symptoms ;-))

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author avatar James R. Coffey
2nd Sep 2010 (#)

Gee, Jerry, I've experienced so many of them that I had to stop and double-check my anatomy!

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author avatar Ruby Samy
2nd Sep 2010 (#)

Watch out Guys if you don't may be your partner might, Wisdom is knowing what to do next !!

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author avatar Jerry Walch
2nd Sep 2010 (#)

Ruby, we know that. We were just having a little fun. It was a great article.

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author avatar Denise O
2nd Sep 2010 (#)

Ruby, Great article, congrats on the star page.
I experienced two different pregnacies, with my son I only felt a little light headed a few times and queasy once. With my daughter, I was sick as they come for 3 months.
Now Jerry and James, if y'all tend to have these symptoms, please go to your nearest shrink. :)

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author avatar James Henry Abrina
3rd Sep 2010 (#)

That's why as they say, you one foot is already buried to the ground even before giving birth.

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author avatar siboiss
5th Sep 2010 (#)

It sounds like a rough experience.

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author avatar Jehnavi
12th Nov 2010 (#)

When two or three weeks after conception, you want to urinate more often. This is due to pressure from the expanding uterus on the bladder, literally, reducing the capacity of your bladder. At 14 weeks the uterus in the abdomen, which can often relieve this symptom annoyng until the last weeks of pregnancy when the baby's head is involved (down in the womb), which further pressure on the bladder. Increasing levels of pregnancy hormone progesterone also stimulate the bladder muscle so you feel your bladder is full, even when there is not much urine there. Also, your kidneys are working harder in response to pregnancy, and 6 to 7 liters is added to the circulation to increase blood flow around your body.

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