How Can You Know If You're Pregnant
How can you know if you're pregnant? The only way to know for sure is to have a pregnancy test done. You can do this at home, most are just as reliable as what your doctor will use, or just skip the home test and go straight to your physician. But, there are also many signs and symptoms that can indicate an early pregnancy. The following is a list of symptoms that most women experience early on, in the first few weeks of pregnancy. However keep in mind that not all women are the same, and some women may experience all of these symptoms or and some may not have any at all. I hope this article helps you answer the question of how do you know you're pregnant.
A missed period is the classic sign of pregnancy. Your period is the process your body uses to dispose of the lining of your uterine but when you become pregnant that lining is used to house the baby growing inside.
Nausea / Morning Sickness
No one is really sure why pregnant women get morning sickness, we just know that a lot of us do. It is most severe early on in the pregnancy and this coupled with a missed/late period is usually what causes a women to suspect that she may be pregnant.
Many pregnant women notice change in their breasts. They may be tender, swollen, or the areola may become darker. Theses changes are due to hormones.
Spotting Or Cramping
Spotting and cramping are very common in the early weeks of pregnancy. Blood may appear brownish, this just means it's old blood.
Many pregnant women experience a milky white discharge very early on. This is completely normal and harmless.
You may find yourself going to the restroom a lot more! The increase in bathroom trips is the result of your hormones increasing the blood flow to your kidneys, causing your kidneys to fill up faster.
Early on in pregnancy many women find themselves unusually tired. This is normal and due to hormones and all changes your body is going through at this time.
You may find yourself going from happy to sad, in 60 seconds. This is the fault of all those pesky hormones.
Am I Pregnant?
If you are going through some of the things listed above, you may very well be pregnant. But, to be sure take a test. I hope that results are exactly what you are hoping for.
What do I do If I Am Pregnant?
First off congratulations! Now you need to call and schedule an appointment with an OB doctor of your choice. They will be able to tell you how far along you are and give you great advice on how to have a healthy and happy pregnancy. Plus they will schedule you for your first sonogram, which is an amazing experience! Best wishes from me to you.