Pregnancy symptoms vary from woman to woman. Some of the women don’t even experience early symptoms of pregnancy. It is only after six to twelve days of ovulation (when egg implants the uterine wall) that they experience any symptom. Whether you are planning to get pregnant or not in both the cases it is important to have good understanding about indicators of pregnancy.
Missed menstrual cycle is one of the most prominent symptom of pregnancy. Mostly women get to know that they are pregnant when there is delay or missed menstrual cycle. If your menstruation period is two to three weeks late then you must get apregnancy test. Even though a missed menstrual cycle is not always an indication of pregnancy, women with polycystic ovarian syndrome can also have irregular and delayed periods.
Many women experience implantation bleeding as one of the earliest symptoms of pregnancy. It occurs when fertilized embryo enters the uterine wall. Some of these cells that are expelled from vagina lead to slight pink or brown staining. This bleeding is accompanies by cramping as well. However, the bleeding can even be caused due to actual or altered menstruation, change of a birth control pill or some kind of infection. So it is always wise to consult your doctor for determining the actual cause.
Another early symptom of pregnancy is feeling of nausea. Soon after you have conceived there may be frequent feeling of vomiting. Nausea in pregnancy is referred to as ‘morning sickness’. Even though, nausea is a very common symptom of pregnancy, some women don’t experience it at all.
Frequent headaches are also reported by many women in their early stage ofpregnancy. This is due to increased hormonal level due to pregnancy.
Sense of smell
Some women develop heightened sense of smell. During pregnancy most of the women become more sensitive and reactive to smells around them. Even little scent around seems to be troubling your nostrils.
You may feel drowsy and absolutely wiped out in the very first week of conception. During pregnancy, fatigue is resultant factor of high level of hormone progesterone and decrease in blood sugar level.
Swollen and tender breast
You may notice that you breast have become fuller and becoming more tender. In the initial two week after conception. You may have tingling sensation and even notice blue veins across your breast.
Around sixth week of pregnancy you will find yourself running regularly to bathroom. Once the embryo implants and began producing hormone it causes frequent urination.
Raised body temperatures
If you are planning to conceive then pay attention to your body temperature as well. Increased body temperature is also an indicative symptom of pregnancy.
Visual disturbancesuch as blurry vision, double vision, flashing lights, dimming, excessive floaters or sports in your field of vision. Headache accompanied by slurred speech, blurred vision or numbness.
Persistent itching of the torso, legs, arms, soles or palms, which is intense and does not go away despite constant rubbing.
Mood swings, depression, constipation and dizziness are some of the other common symptoms of pregnancy.