While a pregnancy test or an ultrasound is the only way to confirm a pregnancy, some obvious changes within your body may be suggestive of a pregnancy. Below are 14 early signs and symptoms that may indication you are pregnant.
Missed period is the most obvious early symptom of pregnancy, but missed period does not always mean you are pregnant, as it can also be a late period. This possible sign of pregnancy is often what causes women to search for more details about the other pregnancy symptoms.
Nausea with or without vomiting
A well-known symptom of pregnancy is nausea with or without vomiting. Increased hormone levels cause this symptom, many women experience morning sickness, and some experience it throughout the day.
Darkening of the Areolas
Areolas, which are the circles around your nipples, becoming dark and wide is another common indication of pregnancy. This occurs due to increased hormone secretion
Tender, swollen Breasts
Hormonal changes may make your breasts tender, tingly, or sore if your are pregnant, and is one of the basic symptoms of pregnancy. Your breasts may feel fuller, heavier, and change shape means they may getting ready to deliver milk.
Emotional mood swings is clear indication of pregnancy. This is caused by increased levels o f estrogen and progesterone in women during pregnancy. Mood swings are common during pregnancy and may cause feelings of depression, irritability, anxiety, and euphoria.
Spotting or implantation bleeding
After 5 to 10 days of conceiving, some women experience light spotting or implantation bleeding, which is sometimes mistaken for light period. This happens when the embryo implants itself in the uterus.
Fatigue is one of the early symptoms of pregnancy. Fatigue can develop any time during pregnancy. Increased progesterone levels can make you feel tired and sleepy.
During pregnancy, your uterus puts pressure directly on the bladder leading to frequent urination. Processing of more fluid by kidneys and hormonal changes also contributes to increased urination.
Some women experience mild uterine cramping early in pregnancy.
Increased smell sensitivity is one of the indications of pregnancy. Many common smells may seem to be intense and long lasting. This may be the cause of nausea and food aversion in some women.
Food craving is another indication of pregnancy. Pregnant women crave for food and end up consuming more food than normal.
One of the early indications of pregnancy is increase in headaches due to migraine. This symptom is more common during early pregnancy.
Metallic Taste in the Mouth
Feeling unusual metallic taste in their mouth is one of the symptoms of pregnancy.
Bloating and Constipation
Another indication of pregnancy is bloating and constipation. Hormonal changes during pregnancy make your feel bloated and added pressure on the kidneys and bladder may lead to constipation.
The above 14 signs and symptoms might suggest you are pregnant, but you should consult your doctor and take a pregnancy test to confirm your pregnancy.