Detecting the early signs
of pregnancy is pretty simple most of the times. It is also important that
the detection happens as early as possible as the woman can readily focus on
the pre-natal care that is essential for the well-being of both mother and
child. But then the irony lies in the fact that most of the early symptoms are
not solely unique to pregnancy. They can as well indicate some other sickness.
It has also been observed that pregnancy can result without the woman
experiencing some of these symptoms. These symptoms should therefore be
considered as relative factors.
The common ones are:
At times this is also referred as late period. When the
woman misses her menstrual cycle, it can be an indication of pregnancy. But
women who usually have irregular period may find it hard to notice if they are
at all late on a certain month. Besides it should also be noted that there can
be a wide number of reasons that can make a woman miss her regular periods like
acute stress, sudden gain or loss of weight, some other illness and also when
she discontinues her birth control pill. So it is advisable to carry out a
pregnancy test to ascertain the possible pregnancy.
Bleeding after Implantation
Women often experience vaginal bleeding in the form of light to heavy
spotting roughly around 10-12 days after she conceives. This is basically
caused when the fertilized egg burrow into the uterine wall or the blood vessel
lining that coats the inner wall of the uterus. This burrowing action causes
them to break resulting in bleeding along with cramps that is similar to the
cramps that are accompanied with menstruation.
The blood spots can vary from light to pink to brown. This bleeding does not
last long like the usual periods.
Breasts Become Sensitive and Swollen
Changes in the feel of the breasts can also be an early sign of pregnancy. It
is usually noticed within a couple of weeks after conception. The hormonal
changes that results from fertilization and the formation of the embryo makes
the womanâ€™s breasts fuller, heavier and sensitive. The nipples might appear
darker and some women may feel a tingly sensation and soreness too.
This is considered to be a classic symptom of pregnancy. Alternatively known
sickness, women can experience it within 2 weeks after conception. They
become hyper-sensitive to smells and is caused by high estrogen levels that
makes her stomach to empty extremely slowly.
After fertilization, the uterus begins to gradually expand thereby putting
pressure to the urinary bladder. For the nurturing of the fetus, the body
begins to enhance its fluid and blood composition thereby resulting is frequent
visits to the toilet. Constipation is another problem as the high progesterone
levels slows up the passage of food through the intestines. Bloating is another
problem that is often mistaken as PMS.
Mood Swings, Fatigue and Dizziness
Sudden rush of hormones cause emotional imbalance and is considered to be
one of the early sign of pregnancy. The high progesterone levels induce
fatigue. This is also attributed to the fall in blood pressure and sugar
levels. And the dilation of the blood vessels causes dizziness.
Craving for Food
During early stages of pregnancy, women usually experience strong craving
for certain foods along with aversion towards a previously liked food. These
changes are brought about by hormonal variations.