Signs of Pregnancy

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    Faheem Alamposted 10 years ago

    Starting a family is one of the most exciting times in parents life, and they will change their life forever, whether the first one or the next one, is unique in its own way. It is a new wonder every time and the mother  thinks of having a healthy pregnancy and child.  The pregnancy period marks remarkable changes in the woman’s body both mental and physical, some visible, others invisible. One must be equipped to tackle all these changes that accompany a pregnancy. Knowing and appreciating these changes can help one lead a better life during these nine months.

    Here are discussed some signs of pregnancy can help lead a better life during these nine months.

    1. No menstrual period
    Absence of your menstrual cycle is a good indicator of pregnancy, and some time women feel irregular period or light period during pregnancy.

    2. Fatigue and Sleepiness
    Fatigue is particularly common during the first trimester and tends to return in late pregnancy. Some women feel tired throughout pregnancy, however some women hardly seem to slow down at all. Early pregnancy fatigue is due  to hormonal changes  in the body.

    3. Breast changes or Breast Tenderness
    Along with fatigue, breast changes are possibly the earliest sign of pregnancy. Breast changes include fullness, tenderness, sensitivity to touch, discomfortness of breast, pain in one breast or both breast, change in size, and darkening of the areola.

    4. Nausea and vomiting or Morning Sickness
    Nausea and vomiting, also known as morning sickness, is another symptom of pregnancy. Not all women experience morning sickness. It may not occur until two to four weeks after a missed period. Generally, morning sickness resolves or improves in the second trimester. Pregnant women feel discomfortness in their digestive system.

    5. Frequent urinationFrequent urination can be a sign of early pregnancy. This pregnancy symptom can start in early pregnancy and continue through the third trimester. Frequent urination happens during early pregnancy, as soon as 6-7 weeks, because of the increased blood flow while pregnant. The extra blood leads to extra fluid being processed through the kidneys and into the bladder. The more fluid that accumulates in your bladder, the more you have to void.

    6. Headaches During Pregnancy
    Headache is common during pregnancy, especially during the first and third trimesters. They rarely signal a serious problem. During the first trimester, It may be caused by changes in  hormone levels and an increase in blood volume and circulation.

    7. Mood swings and irritability
    In pregnancy, mood and habits also observed changed. Hormonal changes combined with fatigue may cause mood swings and irritability.

    8. Dizziness or fainting
    Dizziness or Fainting is common during pregnancy. The blood may pool in the lower body and the brain may become temporarily deprived of oxygen, causing fainting or dizziness. Between half and three quarters of pregnant women feel dizziness or faint.

    9. Higher than normal body temperature
    Elevated levels of progesterone, combined with an increased metabolism, will raise your body temp a little during the entire pregnancy. Temperature  higher than 100.4 F should be reported to gynecologist . For temperature 102 F or higher, is dangerous in pregnancy.

    10. Implantation bleeding
    An estimated 20% of women will experience bleeding when the fertilized egg implants into the uterus. Implantation bleeding is typically light in color and amount and generally occurs six to ten days past ovulation.

    11. Lower back pain
    Lower back pain in pregnancy is also common because of the baby’s weight and position.

    12. Increased Sensitivity to Smell
    During pregnancy, It has been observed an increased sensitivity to smell. Like many other pregnancy signs, doctors attribute your heightened sensitivity due to the increased amount of hormones flowing through your body. Certain aromas and flavors might also cause nausea and vomiting.

    13.  Other common signs of pregnancy include an increase in vaginal secretions, aversion to certain foods or smells, weight gain, and constipation.


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