How to Spot Early Signs of Pregnancy

Date Added: July 19, 2012 10:48:48 PM
Author: Libra
Category: Health: Women's Health

Normally a woman's first clue that she might be pregnant is a missed period...but if she's been trying to conceive, waiting until a pregnancy would actually register on a home test can be absolutely excruciating. That's when it can be really handy to know what the early symptoms of pregnancy are. If you're in tune with your body, it's quite possible to get at least an inkling as to whether or not you may be pregnant long before you actually miss your period.


Watch for Breast Changes

One of the most common early signs of a pregnancy for many women is a change in breast tissue. Many women who are newly pregnant report an increase breast size. They also say that their breasts become unusually sore and feel fuller than usual, even in comparison to the way they feel before their periods. Fluctuating hormone levels can also cause the areola of the breast to become darker than usual.


Monitor Yourself for Morning Sickness

Morning sickness is pretty much the most stereotypical of all pregnancy symptoms. However, the term "morning sickness" is a bit of a misnomer, as nausea or queasiness can overtake a newly pregnant woman at any time of the day or night. It depends on the woman and on the individual pregnancy, as each one is unique. If your stomach has been feeling a little touchier than usual and you've been trying to conceive, then pregnancy just may be the culprit.


Pay Attention to How Often You Urinate

When you're pregnant, your body rapidly increases its blood supply and the amount of fluids it carries around in general as it prepares itself to carry a child for the next few months. One of the earliest pregnancy signs can be a need to visit the loo more often as a result. You can expect this symptom to increase as your growing uterus continues to put pressure on your bladder.


Increased Sense of Smell and/or Taste

While it may be easy to write off nausea as a bout of the flu or frequent urination as the result of too many cappuccinos, it can be harder for some women to dismiss odd reactions to smells. If you suddenly find yourself far more sensitive to the smell of cigarettes, food, gasoline, or absolutely anything else under the sun, you may be experiencing one of the most commonly reported signs of pregnancy. You may also find yourself being disgusted by the tastes of foods you once loved… or craving foods you thought couldn't stand.

Of course, the surest sign of pregnancy is a missed period or positive result on a pregnancy test… but if you're experiencing one or more of the above symptoms, it's quite possible that you see that coming quite a ways in advance. If you are trying to conceive or suspect you may be pregnant, be sure to take good care of yourself and talk to your physician about the best ways to proceed.

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