The early signs of pregnancy

David2010 By David2010, 21st Nov 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The Early Signs Of Pregnancy

The early signs of pregnancy do vary from one woman to another, with the most common one being of missed period. Understanding these symptoms is important as they will help you in determining which precautions to take in order to keep good health during pregnancy. Also there are those symptoms which are not necessarily related to pregnancy, they are also important to be noted.

Though pregnancy test is the only way to be sure that you are pregnant, common early signs of pregnancy will include;

Missed Period
For a woman who is pregnant, she will miss her period or have a delayed one. For those that still have their period it will be light bleeding not as much as that during the normal menstrual cycle.

Swollen or tender breasts
This normally occurs during the first to the second week after conception. It is described with swollen and tender to touch breasts. Other factors that can lead to tender breasts include hormonal imbalance and use of birth control pills.

Nausea
Commonly known as morning sickness. Most women experience this during the second to the third week after conception. But there are those who are fortunate not to deal with nausea throughout their whole pregnancy period.

Headaches and backaches
During pregnancy, the hormones in the body will tend to rise. This rise will likely cause headaches from time to time. For backache, it is due to dull back activity during the pregnancy period. You are advised to do light regular exercises to keep your back fit.

Food cravings
Most pregnant women will find themselves having food cravings for some certain type of food. This normal and for some it lasts for the whole of the pregnancy period.

The above are just but a few symptoms you as a pregnant woman will experience. Some may have other factors that cause them do not quickly jump to conclusions from being pregnant. When you notice any of these early signs of pregnancy, then you should take a test just to be sure.

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An educator--teacher, guidance counselor, principal, father to be soon, avid water skier, loves to travel. My articles will mainly focus on travel and lifestyle.

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