How To Tell If You’re Pregnant: Some Early Signs Of Pregnancy
Trying to figure out if you’re pregnant, but don’t want to take a pregnancy test just yet? These symptoms are the most common early signs of pregnancy. If you’re experiencing any of these then you might just be pregnant!
1. Extreme Tiredness
If you’re trying to determine whether the feeling of being tired is one of the early signs of pregnancy you are currently experiencing, then be aware that the kind of tiredness you’ll feel within the first 4-6 weeks of conception is probably unlike any kind of tiredness you’ve felt before.
2. Feeling Sick (Nausea)
Feeling nauseous is often one of the first signs that you may be pregnant. The way to tell whether this is nausea caused by pregnancy, rather than a virus, is that nausea tends to last all day and tends to get increasingly worse over a period of weeks. In the early weeks you may just feel a bit sick, then later it may progress to vomiting.
4. Repulsion to Certain Foods and/or Drinks
Do you suddenly lose interest in foods and drinks you used to love? Do they give a nauseous feeling? If so, this is another common early signs of pregnancy that many women experiences.
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5. Breast Changes
One of the first things a lot of women notice and that causes us to suspect pregnancy is changes to the breasts. These changes can take on many forms, some more of the common breast changes are listed below:
- Enlarged nipples
- Darkened nipples
- Sore breasts
- Swollen breasts
- Enlarged breasts
6. Feeling Dizzy
Another extremely common sign of pregnancy is having the feeling of dizziness. If you’ve been experiencing these sensations, have had unprotected sex recently and are sure you don’t have a virus, then this could well be one of the early signs of pregnancy.
7. Increased Urination
Need to pee more often than usual? Waking up in the night to urinate when you normally wouldn’t? These are both hints that you might be pregnant.
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8. Missing Your Period
This is the most obvious and clear sign that you are pregnant. If your period hasn’t arrived on time, then it’s time to take a pregnancy test.
9. Quick Weight Gain
Putting on an extra 4-8 pounds within a week or two is another common sign of pregnancy to watch out for.
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First Trimester Pregnancy: What To Expect
These are the following physical and emotional changes to expect during the first trimester. While your first sign of pregnancy might have been a missed period, you can expect several other physical changes in the coming weeks, including:
- Tender, swollen breasts.
- Nausea with or without vomiting.
- Increased urination.
- Food aversions.
Top Tips For Coping With Morning Sickness:
- Nibble on snacks little and often
- Grab some ginger
- Get out in the fresh air
- Keep hydrated
- Love lemons
- Get comfortable
- Suck on some mints
- Wear a wristband
- Eat what you can