Did you recently have sex without condoms? Are you suddenly feeling too tired or nauseous? Have you missed your period? Are you wondering if you are pregnant? There is only one sure way to know if you are pregnant, that is by taking a pregnancy test. But there are also early symptoms of pregnancy that may point to the possibility of you being pregnant.
Every woman is different and so, experiences of pregnancy are never the same, not even the same symptoms from one pregnancy to the next.Symptoms vary in severity. Some women might notice one or two symptoms in the earliest stages of pregnancy, while others wont, and also since some early pregnancy symptoms also resembles some symptoms you might experience during menstruation, it could be quite difficult to realize you are pregnant.
Knowing when you are pregnant gives you an early start on a healthier pregnancy,that’s why we’ve rounded up some of the most common early pregnancy symptoms, so that you know what to look out for.
The most common symptom is of course absence of menstruation, but other possible early symptoms include:
Nausea/Morning Sickness:Which normally can occur at any time of the day and sometimes accompanied with vomiting is a common early sign of pregnancy likely caused by rising hormone levels
Frequent Urination and Fatigue: Some women find that they need to urinate more than usual during the early stages of pregnancy. These frequent urination often lead to fatigue (which can also be caused by high progesterone levels and low blood sugar levels)
Tender breasts: Similar to how your breasts feel before and during your period, your breasts may become larger ans feel tender.They may also tingle. The veins may be more visible, and the nipples may darken and stand out.
Other common symptoms include:
An increased vaginal discharge without any soreness or irritation
Having an increased sense of smell
As stated earlier, the best and easiest way to know if you’re pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. That could either be a urine home test or a blood test.
Once your pregnancy is confirmed, you should start thinking about the type of care you want throughout your pregnancy and the birth.
For a more comprehensive look at pregnancy symptoms, click here.
We wish you a wonderful journey!