The best proof for knowing that you are pregnant or not is the pregnancy test. But if you miss a period, you might suspect that you are pregnant. So there are some early signs of pregnancy and why they occur . Some common symptoms and signs of pregnancy are given below.
|Most Common Early Pregnancy Symptoms|
Very Early Pregnancy Symptoms
- Increase in Urination: You might notice yourself more urinating than usual. In pregnancy the amount of blood increases in your body that causes your kidneys to process extra fluid that ends up in your bladder.
- A Missed Period: If you're in your childbearing years and a week or more has passed without the start of an expected menstrual cycle, you might be pregnant. However, this symptom can be misleading if you have an irregular menstrual cycle.
- Nausea: Morning sickness, which can strike at any time of the day or night, often begins one month after you become pregnant. However, some women feel nausea earlier and some never experience it. While the cause of nausea during pregnancy isn't clear, pregnancy hormones likely play a role.
- Fatigue: Fatigue also ranks high among early symptoms of pregnancy. During early pregnancy, levels of the hormone progesterone soar — which might make you feel sleepy.
- Swollen Breast: Early in pregnancy hormonal changes might make your breasts sensitive and sore. The discomfort will likely decrease after a few weeks as your body adjusts to hormonal changes.
- Constipation: Hormonal changes cause your digestive system to slow down, which can lead to constipation.
- Bloating: During pregnancy hormonal changes can cause you to feel bloated, similar to how you might feel at the start of a menstrual period.
- Cramping: Many women experience mild uterine cramping early in pregnancy.
- Light spotting: Sometimes a small amount of light spotting is one of the first signs of pregnancy. Known as implantation bleeding, it happens when the fertilized egg attaches to the lining of the uterus — about 10 to 15 days after conception. Implantation bleeding occurs around the time of a menstrual period. However, not all women have it.
- Nasal congestion: Increasing hormone levels and blood production can cause the mucous membranes in your nose to swell, dry out and bleed easily. This might cause you to have a stuffy or runny nose.