Am I Pregnant? This is a million dollar question that surfaces in every woman’s life once a while. So how would you get to know that you are expecting? A missed period is a surest sign of pregnancy in a woman who has otherwise a regular menstrual cycle; but not many have an exact one actually.
So let us take a quick look at some of the earliest symptoms which indicate towards the fact that you are about to give life to another life, which is right now taking shape inside your own body. Here is a list of some early signs of motherhood:
Early Signs of Pregnancy
For those who have a regular menstrual period otherwise and their body is tuned to release the unfertile eggs as per the calculated dates, a missed period is a sure shot indication enough at least to go ahead and check for being pregnant with a home test kit. For others who miss their periods with reasons other than pregnancy and have missed some earlier too, read on.
Change in the size of breasts or tenderness in breasts is the classic early sign of pregnancy. In some cases it may be a sign of just a regular menstrual period as well and may get ignored completely, while in some others it is because a new life has taken silhouette inside you. If the skin around your nipples, referred as AREOLA gets darker and look deeper in tone, your chances of being pregnant are quite significant. And as your pregnancy steps further, nipples may grow a bit larger and may appear stiff. This in fact is the time to undergo a home pregnancy test to be sure of the coming motherhood.
Famously acknowledged as ‘Morning Sickness’, one of the most uncomfortable and early signs of pregnancy is Nausea. Some women get nausea and may even vomit, while some may experience a slightly unsettled stomach and nothing more. Neither is amusing. Nausea during pregnancy may begin from second week after conceiving but you may not experience morning sickness until the eighth week of pregnancy. About fifty percent pregnant women have reported of morning sickness during being pregnant.
Tired before even making a start! This can be a trademark of early signs of pregnancy, typically starting during the first three months of pregnancy.
This ‘not so usual’ exhaustion is due to increased level of the progesterone hormone. Some women may even feel sleepy all the time.
Women, who have conceived but yet not aware, may simply ignore constipation as an annoying matter. Constipation can be there due to some other ignorable aspects but if you are pregnant, changing level of hormones in your body can slow down digestion of food and hence you could feel constipated. Giving due consideration to this change of your body system can actually tell you that your life is going to change sooner.
Pregnancy and cravings go hand in hand. More than anything else many women could develop a strong craving for one or the other kind of food as soon as they translate into the first phase of motherhood, as this is attributed to the hormonal changes the body is going through.
During the initial stages of pregnancy one could find herself feeling the urge of going for some extra trips to the bathroom in order to relieve herself. This could be an early stage of being pregnant.
Headaches and Backaches
A sudden and abrupt change in the hormonal levels of your body could easily translate into pain in the head or your lower back. Time to check for pregnancy.