Early Pregnancy Symptoms You Probably Missed!
If you’re trying to get pregnant or forgot to use protection a few weeks ago. it’s hard to know sometimes if we are actually showing early pregnancy symptoms, or just feeling a little different. And, while there are thousands of pregnancy tests out there to choose from, sometimes it’s just a little too early to show up on the pee stick.
Yet, we need to know, and we wanted to know yesterday! Here are some very early pregnancy symptoms you might have overlooked, which could be a telltale sign that you’re ready to start a family.
You’re Peeing A Little Too Much
As the early onset of pregnancy gets underway, your blood volume increases, and with that, the kidneys have to make more fluid, resulting in frequent trips to the bathroom. Hormone changes will also contribute to feeling like you need to pee more often also.
Increased hormone levels during pregnancy boost blood flow and cause changes in breast tissue, which may make your breasts feel swollen, sore, tingly, and unusually sensitive to touch. Some women describe the sensation as painful, or as an extreme version of how their breasts feel right before their period.
So Incredibly Tired
Most women feel tired at some point in their pregnancy, but the reason behind it isn’t totally understood. It could be due to the fact that growing a little human is tough on your body, or the increase in blood volume, or the fact that it’s tough to get a good night’s sleep when you wake up during the night to pee, says Christine Greves, MD, an ob/gyn at the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies. “Sometimes, an overwhelming feeling of fatigue is one of the earliest signs of pregnancy,” she adds.
The hormone progesterone relaxes smooth muscles in your body, including the ones in your gut that move food along in your intestinal tract, Dr. Schaffir explains. “Since the time it takes for food to get from your mouth to your rectum is increased, more water is absorbed and the stool becomes harder to pass,” he says.
So there you have it! Some of the early signs of pregnancy you might have missed. Did you know you were pregnant before you took a test? Let us know in the comments section!
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