EARLY AND WEIRD SIGNS OF PREGNANCY varies from one woman to another. The pregnancy sign woman A observes on her body might be different from that which woman B observes. Also, the pregnancy sign woman A observes during her first pregnancy might be different from that which she will observe in her subsequent pregnancies. Sometimes these signs might not be easy to detect as pregnancy signs but you should be able to know when there are changes on your body. Now the question is, which change comes as a result of pregnancy?
Here are some body changes that come as a result of pregnancy:
Missed Menstrual Period
A missed menstrual period is the earliest and easiest to detect pregnancy symptoms. Once you miss your menstrual period, you can take a home pregnancy test 7 days after you missed your period. Thereafter, you go to see your doctor.
Tender And Larger Breast
Another early sign of pregnancy is changes in the size of your breast. Your breast tends to feel more tender, becomes larger and heavier, your nipples become darker and protrudes in preparation for breast feeding.
The name morning sickness doesn’t mean that it occurs only in the morning. Morning sickness can occur at any time of the day. This include nausea and vomiting. This occurs to many women at the early time of their pregnancy. For most women, queasiness and vomiting subsides by the second trimester as production of the powerful hCG hormone plateaus.
Most times early pregnancy can bring about frequent urination. If you notice all of a sudden that you go to pee more frequent than usual especially at night, you might be pregnant. The hCG hormone also known as pregnancy hormone often triggers frequent urge to urinate even while the embryo is still very tiny.
Food Aversion And Change In Taste
During early pregnancy, you find out that most food you used to love so much now become repulsive to you. You begin to love food that ordinarily do not entice you. You also begin to crave for more quantity of food and eat more frequently than usual.
Excessive saliva is another common sign of early pregnancy. It is caused by morning sickness acid reflux or heartburn which are common in early pregnancy. Progesterone relaxes the muscles in the body thereby causing the valve that closes the esophagus off from the stomach to stay slightly ajar thereby leading to heartburn or acid reflux.
Progesterone is the hormonal sustenance of pregnancy thereby preventing uterine contractions and inhibiting early immune responses and hormonal changes in the body. Progesterone can cause fatigue and mood swing at the early stage of your pregnancy.
Cramps And Bleeding
Implantation bleeding or spotting may occur when the fertilized egg attaches to the uterine lining, anytime from 6 to 12 days after fertilization. Implantation bleeding might last for about three days or less and doesn’t require treatment. Sometimes it might be mistaken for the regular menstrual period but it is usually lighter in color. Mind cramps are also likely to occur at this point.
During the first week of pregnancy, the vaginal wall thickens resulting to thick and milky vaginal discharge and can stay throughout the pregnancy. If the discharge has an offensive odor accompanied by itching, this may be a yeast or bacterial infection and you have to seek medical attention.
Increased Body Temperature
Increased body temperature is also an early pregnancy symptom. At the point your body temperature tends to rise more easily than normal during hot days or after an exercise. At this stage you have to take in lots of water to avoid dehydration.
Bloating And Constipation
Bloating can be as a result of hormonal changes which slow down your digestive system. This could also make you feel constipated thereby increasing the feeling of abdominal bloating.
If you observe any of these EARLY AND WEIRD SIGNS OF PREGNANCY conduct a home pregnancy test and thereafter go to the hospital for proper examination and medical advice.