Health Conditions & Pregnancy

Pregnancy Symptoms And Very Early Signs of Pregnancy

No two pregnancies are alike. They can vary greatly from woman to woman and even with subsequent pregnancies with the same woman. Just as every little baby is unique and special just for being themselves so it is the same with every pregnancy. Every pregnancy will be different.

If you missed your period and you wondering it might be the cause of very early signs of pregnancy then check out the symptoms of Pregnancy before missed your period. Some of the early signs and symptoms of pregnancy even before a missed period are as follow:-

  • Cramping is one of the first and early signs of pregnancy before missed period. It is a misconception that cramping is the beginning of a period whereas it can also occur because the fertilized egg has implanted itself on the walls of the uterus.
  • Breast tenderness – In and around the time when a period is due, the female notices certain breast tenderness. As soon as the egg fertilizes the body starts producing progesterone and estrogen at a higher level. The hormonal change increases the flow of blood to the breast area, therefore making the tissues at the breast swollen, tender and sensitive.

Early Signs of Pregnancy

The majority of women will experience some of the early signs of pregnancy which will prompt them to take a pregnancy test. Probably the widely recognized early symptom of pregnancy is missing a period, however, not every woman will miss their periods. There are actually some women who experience periodic bleeding throughout their pregnancy. Other early signs can be fatigue, nausea or morning sickness and breast changes.

Home pregnancy tests can be found at almost every grocery or drugstore. While these tests are designed to be accurate they are not fail proof. However, a false negative is much more likely than a false positive. If the test indicates the HCG hormone is present and it gives you a positive result it is more than likely correct. However, if you think you may be pregnant a doctor can administer a test that will let you know for sure.

Pregnancy in the First Week

A woman notices very early signs and symptoms of pregnancy. Some of the common ones are as follows:-

  • A Missed Period– This is one of the most common and known signs of pregnancies.
  • Backache– When the uterus starts stretching it often cause backache.
  • Slight Bleeding- Spotting in the first week is common in nearly thirty percent of the pregnancies. The bleeding is light and of either brown or pink color.
  • Fatigue is one of the early signs of pregnancy first week as the high levels of progesterone hormones leaves a feeling of exhaustion.

Women Health Problems During Pregnancy Period

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Pregnancy in the Second Week

Some of the very early signs of pregnancy first two weeks are as follows:-

  • Nausea – Some female start feeling queasy and morning sickness as early as in first and second week of the pregnancy.
  • Bloating – The rise in hormones estrogen and progesterone causes thickness in the lining of the uterus. This also results in the slowing down of the digestive system leading to bloating.
  • Constipation – Prenatal vitamins generally causes constipation. One of the easiest cures for this problem is to increase the intake of food items that are rich in fiber contents. Drinking at least ten to twelve, glasses of water and other fluids also provide relief from constipation.
  • Headaches – An increase in the volume and flow of blood can create headaches in some women.
  • Darker Areolas– As soon as hormonal changes start occurring in the body the areolas turn a shade darker. This is because of excessive blood flow in this area and because the body has started preparing for breastfeeding.
  • Lower Back PainLower back pain is also one of the cause during early pregnancy. It just indicates that baby is growing inside your stomach.
  • Vaginal discharge–An increase in the levels of estrogen results in the increased secretion of cervical fluid.
  • Mood swings – Extreme mood swings are the norm of the day during a pregnancy. Heightened emotions include both good and bad feelings. Anxiety attacks, depressions, crying and a feeling of helplessness are some common emotions that a pregnant woman goes through.
  • Food aversions – During early pregnancy it is quite common to feel repelled by some food items. Certain aromas can also produce gag reflex.
  • Frequent urination–Due to an increase in the volume of blood, the kidneys strive harder to process the excess amount of liquids. In addition, the expanding and growing uterus starts putting pressure on the bladder resulting in frequent passing of the urine.
  • Heightened senses – The pregnant women develop a strong smelling sense.
  • Cravings– Longing for a particular food item is in more than ninety percent of the pregnancies.
  • Vomiting- It is one of the surest signs of pregnancy that is visible as early as in the second week of pregnancy.
About Author

Hi, I’m Stephanie. I graduated college with a business degree and a minor in biology. I met my husband at a business convention and was happily marriage and pregnant within the first two years after saying the words “ I do”. Jennifer is the eldest of the three. Being pregnant with her, my first, I researched everything pregnancy related and read nearly every book. Giving birth to Anthony and Matty seemed more natural and less stressful the third time around. I’m happy to share what knowledge I have gathered and learn new things from other mothers. From morning sickness to Anencephaly, or potty training to thumb sucking, I have books and resource guides to share.