Nausea, amenorrhea and tender breasts are symptoms that we most often associate with pregnancy. Is that right In part for sure, however, the early signs of pregnancy can be really different. How do you know if your pregnant?
Early pregnancy symptoms
Early pregnancy symptoms can be really different. Some women experience increased appetite and a great desire for specific dishes, while the other way around – they would rather not eat anything. They often feel sick when they are pregnant. Some jump up for joy throughout this period, others are tired and have mood swings.
During the first period of pregnancy, there may be an absence of menstruation, but menstruation may also occur, which is why its appearance (especially when it is scanty and shorter than usual) does not necessarily mean a lack of fertilization, only implantation bleeding.
Signs of pregnancy in the first weeks
Usually, the first signs of pregnancy 10 days after conception may remain unidentified by the female body. However, after 4-6 weeks it is impossible not to notice them. So how do you read the first signs of pregnancy?
- appears from the first month of pregnancy
- is the first characteristic sign of pregnancy
- implantation bleeding or spotting may also occur
Nausea and vomiting
- usually appear between 5 and 18 weeks of pregnancy
- they are easily mistaken for food poisoning
- nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy usually appear in the morning or evening
Dizziness and fainting
- appear in the first trimester of pregnancy
- are associated with a change in blood pressure
- it is important to ensure a proper diet, as these symptoms may be caused by poor nutrition
- is one of the first signs of pregnancy and appears in the first weeks of pregnancy
- has to do with hormonal changes
- mood swings are also something characteristic of the first weeks of pregnancy
- fatigue and drowsiness may also occur as a result of an increase in the level of progesterone in pregnant blood
Change in appetite
- appears in the first trimester of pregnancy
- may be manifested by increased appetite or lack thereof
- there may also be changes in taste
Frequent visits to the toilet
- appear from the first trimester and last until the end of pregnancy
- are symptoms associated with pressure on the enlarged uterus
- it should be remembered that frequent visits to the toilet may also result from urinary tract infections
Also, often the symptoms of pregnancy that appear are heartburn and increased body temperature around 37 degrees Celsius.
Do a pregnancy test
You can do a pregnancy test about 7-10 days after fertilization. Making it earlier does not make sense, because it takes just 6 days for the fertilized egg to migrate to the uterus. It is only after this period that the pregnancy test can show something – but it should be repeated after another few days.
Symptoms of ectopic pregnancy
Ectopic pregnancy in the first weeks gives the same symptoms as normal pregnancy, but over time you can see alarming signs, of which there are three:
- lower abdominal pain
- irregular genital bleeding or spotting
- adnexal tumor (found by a doctor)
Characteristic for an ectopic pregnancy is that all symptoms occur together.