Early Signs of Pregnancy | Know The Indications of Conceiving
When you have decided you want a baby, it can feel like you are waiting forever to see two little lines on a pregnancy test. This month or next? When you are trying to get pregnant, you might think too much about your new feelings. Do you feel full? Breast pain? Doesn’t your lunch sit right in your stomach?
We discuss the most common early signs of pregnancy and what you can do to feel better while your little bundle of joy grows.
1. Missed Period:
If you want to have a baby, you have probably been keeping track of your period and paying close attention every time you go to the bathroom to see if it’s yet. A missed period is often one of the first signs of pregnancy and could mean a baby is on the way. Take a test at home to find out if you’re pregnant. If the test is positive, contact your GYN/OB to make an appointment for your first prenatal visit around the 7 week ultrasound into your pregnancy.
Do your normal, everyday activities leave you feeling tired? Unfortunately, you might feel tired of the rest of your pregnancy and even after. Your body makes more blood to carry food to your growing baby. During the second trimester, you should feel more energetic.
3. Darling Areolas:
You experience changes in breasts. Have you noticed that the areolas are getting darker? The area around your nips is called the areolas. One or two weeks after conception, they can get darker and bigger. This is one of the early signs of pregnancy that is easy to spot. You may also see more veins and small bumps around the edges of your areolas. They are called Montgomery tubercles, and they will help get your breasts ready for your baby to nurse when they arrive. This is just the start of how the breasts will change during pregnancy.
4. Mood Swings:
You may feel like you do in the days before your period. Changes in your hormones, especially in the first trimester when the levels of estrogen and progesterone change a lot, cause these sudden shifts in how you feel.
5. Sore Breasts:
Do your breasts hurt and feel swollen? Sore breasts are another early sign of pregnancy, but some women have sore breasts as a normal part of their menstrual cycle, so it can be hard to tell. Most of the time, if you have gotten pregnant, the pain worsens, and your breasts may look different.
Gas is another early sign of pregnancy that isn’t so great. An increase in progesterone and oestrogen causes this symptom. This can cause abdominal pain, bloating, belching, and passing gas. This sign could last for all nine months of pregnancy.