Over the last few weeks, you've felt odd and you’re concerned you might be pregnant. But are the changes to your body like tender breasts, symptoms of early pregnancy or something else?
Probably the best of the symptoms of early pregnancy for many women is missing a period or the menstrual flow. While this is a good symptom of early pregnancy, it’s not an absolute symptom. Stress or hormones can make your period late or even make you miss a period completely. In addition, many women don’t have regular periods or have more than a month between periods making it more difficult for them to notice they’re late.
Most women report in the first trimester that they feel tired all the time. It’s partly because of a hormone called progesterone produced in pregnancy. You may want to sleep longer or deeper at night or want to take naps in late afternoon. Of course, exhaustion is another sign of stress. Or it may be you’re fighting off a cold, flu or other virus. However, if you’re feeling tired make sure you’re taking it easy and try to get as much rest as possible especially if this is one of the symptoms of early pregnancy.
Many women report morning sickness in early labor. But be aware, morning sickness can happen any time of the day. One of the odd things about morning sickness is that other than nausea and vomiting, pregnant women feel fine. Because of this, morning sickness is often confused with food poisoning if the pregnancy is a surprise.
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Just like with your period you may experience sore or tender breasts during early pregnancy. This is because of a change in hormones. Some women even notice that their breasts feel larger, just like right before you get your period. If you suspect a pregnancy don’t take ibuprofen or aspirin products to help you deal with the discomfort. If may be helpful to wear a comfortable, supportive bra if your breasts are sore.
Headaches in the first trimester are very common too. This is because pregnancy increases your blood circulation. But headaches are also a common sign of stress or illness. Again, if you suspect pregnancy, you’ll want to avoid aspirin or ibuprofen products. An occasional Tylenol is fine to help you deal with headaches, but less is better in pregnancy.
If you’ve been charting your basal temperature to determine ovulation you may have noticed the temperature hasn’t dropped. If the temperature remains consistent for two weeks, it’s a great indication you’re pregnant.
Lately you’ve noticed that everything is making you cry. Or feel angry. It’s a lot like PMS but it’s lasting longer than your PMS cycle. Mood swings in early pregnancy are very common and usually get better into the second trimester.
The information in this article is not medical advice. This information is not meant to treat, diagnose, prescribe or cure anything during your pregnancy, birth, or postpartum time. Always check with your care provider before following any advice from TheOnlyBabyStop.com.