When trying to conceive, confirming your pregnancy with a test is a must. But even before you do so, your body starts giving you hints. These signs vary from person to person and might also mimic the ones you see around your menstrual cycle. These signs can only be hints of your being pregnant. The confirmation is always supported by a pregnancy test.
Missed menstrual cycle
One of the most obvious signs of pregnancy is when you miss your periods. This sign prompts you to take a pregnancy test and confirm the same. But not every missed period hints at pregnancy. There may also be some other reason for a missed period like stress, weight loss or gain, or hormonal issue.
Cramps and spotting This happens when the fertilized egg tries attaching to the uterine wall. This is known as implantation bleeding.
The cramps experienced during this phase resemble the menstrual cramps.
Due to hormonal changes, the breast might feel swollen and tender. The nipples might increase in size, and the area around the nipple (areola) may become darker.
Nausea and Fatigue
Feeling excessive fatigue more than normal is also a sign that hints towards pregnancy. You might also experience dizziness along with fatigue due to lowering
blood pressure. Hormonal changes can also lead to nausea (morning sickness) or vomiting. You might experience sensitivity towards particular food and smells too.
Increased progesterone levels during this period lead to a slowing down of the digestive system. This can lead to constipation.
All these early signs are a way the body hints towards pregnancy, but as said these signs are overlapping.
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