Missing your period is not always the first sign that you are pregnant. Women should pay attention to the following symptoms that can also confirm, you might be expecting.
So do not anxiously wait for that typical missed period, instead observe your body and the minor changes that occur to your body, these symptoms might hold the answer but sometimes it could be the use of birth control. when your body has to adjust to the added hormones it needs to consume to prevent pregnancy.
Nausea; most women only start experiencing morning sickness around the sixth week of pregnancy, but some start feeling queasy days before they have even missed their period. Blame it on the hormones again.
Tiredness and fatigue; as your body is preparing itself for pregnancy and the changes that will occur over the months to come, you will get tired and feel fatigued very often. This is because increased progesterone levels can make you feel exhausted.
Tender and swollen breasts; if you are increasingly sensitive to any kind of touch your breasts, you could be pregnant. The hormonal changes in early pregnancy cause increased blood flow your breasts and can make the breast tissue feel more swollen and sensitive.
Spotting or a little bleeding; sometimes, as the ovum gets fertilised and attaches itself to the uterus, it leads to ‘implantation bleeding’, which is normal. This usually happens 6-7 days after fertilisation and can be confused with your period. In this instance, the blood colour is usually pink or light brown and lighter than your usual period.
Your food habits will change; the changing levels of oestrogen in your body will enhance sensory organs and trigger a change in your perception of certain foods. You will feel hungry more often and crave certain foods that you did not enjoy before.
Cramping; many women think cramping is a sign that their menstrual period is due soon, but it’s actually one of the very early signs of pregnancy. As an embryo implants your uterus you might notice some cramping.
Therefore every women should pay attention to the changes that occur to their bodies, so that you can seek the correct treatment, if you are pregnant at a very early stage.