Early Signs of Pregnancy

Early Signs of Pregnancy

The first week of the last menstruation before conception is the first week of pregnancy. Your pregnancy journey starts that very week even if you weren't pregnant at that time. There are signs the body gives in preparation for pregnancy. Let's look

27 Jul, 2022

The first week of the last menstruation before conception is the first week of pregnancy.  Your pregnancy journey starts that very week even if you weren't pregnant at that time. There are signs the body gives in preparation for pregnancy. Let's look at some of them

CRAMPS AND SPOTS

The first four weeks, the fertilized egg creates a blastocyst (a fluid-filled group of cells) that will develop into the fetus’s organs and body parts. As time progresses, the blastocyst will implant itself in the lining of the uterus. This cause implantation bleeding which some women mistaken for a light period. It does not occur for everyone. If it does occur, it will usually happens around the time you expect your period. Some of the signs of implantation bleedings are, change in blood color(normally pink or brown), bleeding, mild pain.

MISSED PERIOD

Once implantation is complete, your body produces hCG. This hormone is what helps the body maintain the pregnancy. It also stops the ovaries from releasing mature eggs every month—so menstruation cannot occur. If you've missed your period, take an at home pregnancy test to confirm.

FATIGUE

You will find yourself feeling tired and in need of frequent rest during the first trimester of your pregnancy. This symptom is common in early pregnancy. There will be a spike in your progesterone levels,which can make you feel sleepy.

FREQUENT URINATION

Here is one most women can relate to. You will find yourself rushing to the bathroom couple of times a day, you might even find it hard holding down your urine.

MORNING SICKNESS

Morning sickness is arguably the worst part of pregnancy symptoms. Unfortunately, morning sickening might be present throughout the duration of the pregnancy—this varies from each woman and each pregnancy. No two pregnancy is the same. Morning sickeness can be severe for some women.

If you think you might be pregnant, the best time to take a home pregnancy test is one week after your first missed period. You can also visit your doctor to take a blood test