24 May 2017 | 1 min Read
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You might actually start experiencing some pregnancy symptoms even though your tests are not yet positive. Most second-time mums recognise these easily.
Tender breasts: Your breasts will now start behaving like the touch-me-nots and you will notice that the areola (the circular area around your nipple) has enlarged and perhaps even darkened slightly.
Frequent urination: You might be visiting the bathroom more regularly than usual!
Bleeding or spotting: You may notice a small amount of red spotting or pink or reddish brown staining around the time they should get their period.
Fatigue: Feeling exhausted? This is due to higher levels of the hormone progesterone and the extra strain your body is undergoing to make a baby.
Nausea or vomiting: Morning sickness doesn’t usually begin for a few weeks, but some women feel queasy earlier.
Heightened sense of smell: Are you overwhelmed by gag-inducing smells? This may be a side effect of increasing levels of estrogen.