Early pregnancy has many symptoms. Read the list below to see what is normal and what is not.
Most pregnant women have some symptoms of early pregnancy. On the rare occasion some women have no symptoms at all except for the fact that they miss their menstrual period. Some women are so busy in their lives that they are unaware that their menstrual period was due and forget they did not get their periods.
Sometimes you may have a delayed menstrual period and instead of getting a normal blood flow you experienced mild spotting.
Early morning sickness and/or vomiting first thing in the morning could indicate pregnancy.
A sudden like or dislike for particular foods could indicate a possible pregnancy. You may start craving certain foods which normally indicates you are depleted in minerals in early pregnancy.
A classical symptom of early pregnancy is breasts tenderness and the breast increase in size. The aeeola (brown part) of breast becomes darker and bigger.
You may start to feel your energy level is lower and you are feeling tired all the time.
You may feel like you are emotionally unbalanced and become moody for no reason. Mood swings are a direct result of sudden hormone changes that occurring in early pregnancy.
You may suddenly notice you are making more trips to the bathroom but do not have any pain or burning.
You start to experience headaches that can be a direct effect of hormones as a symptom of early pregnancy.
Diagnosis of Pregnancy:
If you are intimate with your partner and have one or more of the above early pregnancy symptoms then purchase a home pregnancy kit. Test your urine first thing in the morning when your urine is more concentrated to see if you are pregnant or not. These pregnancy tests are very sensitive and very accurate, a positive test means you are definitely pregnant. A negative pregnancy test may not conclusive especially if you performed it incorrectly or not testing an early morning urine sample.
Other Advice For Symptoms of pregnancy:
If you believe you are pregnant, seek medical or midwifery advice to confirm pregnancy and discuss your pregnancy plans. If you are taking prescription medications, notify your health care provider immediately that you are pregnant to seek advice about your medication.
While you are waiting for your appointment, start taking a daily multivitamin which has at least 400 micrograms of folic acid in it to prevent congenital abnormalities. Take adequate vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to prevent pregnancy complications. Eat good nutritious food and make sure you increase your protein intake. Stop all alcohol intake and stop smoking cigarettes or drastically reduce, your baby's life depends on you.
Also see medical or midwifery advice if you are not pregnant and you menstrual period does not come within the next month as you may have an underlying medical condition.
Up to 65% of all pregnancies ends in a miscarriage and most of these women never knew they were pregnant.
25% of women choose to terminate their pregnancy.
Finding out you are pregnant can be a very welcoming experience in your life or depending on your personal circumstances it can also be a time of tremendous stress for you. Remember everything you think, say or do during your pregnancy has a profound positive or negative effect on your unborn child.
No matter how pregnancy starts for you, with the right help and support you can turn your pregnancy into an extraordinary experience for both you and your baby. Pregnancy is far more than growing a baby. Pregnancy has a huge emotional, mental, spiritual, and energetic side to it. The more you understand these aspects, the easier and less symptomatic your pregnancy will be. Learning how to connect with the emotions of your unborn child, will allow you to enhance your pregnancy experience and surrender to its normal physiological process and early pregnancy symptoms.