There are many early signs that you may be pregnant. The obvious one is a late
period but this can be caused by a number of things, an excessive weight gain or
loss, a change in birth control methods, or just an imbalance of hormones.
Nausea and vomiting, commonly known as morning sickness, will last for the first
2-8 weeks of gestation. Though its common name is a little misleading, as it can
occur throughout the day, not just in the morning. There isnít actually any
known reason as to why women go through this nausea and little is known on
preventing it. Women differ in how they deal with it. Some women find that a cup
of tea and a ginger biscuit in the morning help, others find acupressure and
massage can help. Itís all about finding what works for you best.
Fatigue is another common symptom in the earlier weeks. This is due to the fact
that your body is going through some major hormonal changes. And also due to the
increased amount of progesterone going round your body, your temperature will
increase leading you to feel sluggish.
Sensitivity to tastes and smells can also occur. Foods that you once enjoyed can
now leave you feeling nauseous.
The areola (the area around the nipple) will darken during pregnancy. Though
this can happen because of a hormonal imbalance if youíre not pregnant
You may start feeling faint or dizzy if you stand still for too long. This is
because as your uterus grows it can put pressure on the major arteries in your
legs causing the blood supply to slow making you feel light headed. Also eating
infrequently can lower your blood sugar which is a vital nutrient to the growing
With your uterus swelling, this puts pressure onto your bladder making you feel
like needing a wee more frequently. Most woman feel this a week or two after
The hormones during pregnancy slow down your bowel movements. This gives your
body more time to get nutrients out of your food, thus causing constipation.
Unfortunately this will happen all the way through pregnancy and in most cases
get worse as the pregnancy progresses. Making sure you eat a healthy diet full
of fibre and nutrients can help ease the discomfort.
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