Pregnancy tests are, with the visit to the doctor or gynecologist, the most accurate way to determine whether or not we are expecting a baby. However, there are a number of signals that can get tipped off about whether or not to go to the pharmacy, or make an appointment with the family doctor. Do you know what the most common early signs of pregnancy?
Tiredness or fatigue:
By itself, fatigue is a difficult detector of a possible pregnancy because it is usually more associated with stress or lack of sleep. However, fatigue is usually a heavy partner in these first weeks of gestation. If you think you’re pregnant, try to fight it resting more and eating better, rather than resort to stimulants such as caffeine or protein.
Lack of menstruation:
Although it is the first thing that comes to mind when considering a possible pregnancy, have a ‘failure’ is not always synonymous with being expecting a baby, at least not exclusively. Irregularities in the menstrual cycle are common at any age (young women but also those approaching menopause), and can be caused both by stress and hormonal changes or fatigue itself previously commented.
Bleeding very slight:
Another common symptom that usually follows the subsequent six or twelve days after conception is bleeding, very light and cramping in the lower abdomen, similar to menstrual cramps, and may be associated with the implantation of the fertilized egg in the uterine wall. It is called ‘implantation bleeding’.
Smell and taste sensitive:
Many women feel aversion to certain foods in the first weeks of pregnancy, which usually disappear from the second quarter. There is no specific list of foods that ‘repel’ pregnant, although in the case of odors, it is frequent that are the smells before we found slightly annoying that we now prove aversive, as strong my perfumes, cheeses or smoke snuff. Both of -olfato, and taste, become more sensitive by hormonal changes the body goes through during pregnancy.
Larger or touch chest:
Changes in breast size are another early indicator of pregnancy, manifesting itself between the first and second week of gestation.
One of the most annoying and most obvious symptoms: nausea, morning or not, usually appear in the second week of conception occur and continue for a period of four months or more. The culprits in this case are again the hormones, specifically HCG (also called human chorionic gonadotropin), a hormone produced by the embryo, which promotes the secretion of progesterone, enriching the uterus that can support the development of the baby.
Feel like going to frequent bathroom:
Throughout the pregnancy, also in the first weeks, the creciemiento the uterus tends to push the bladder, thereby increasing visits to the bathroom almost without realizing why.
Constipation is often the flip side of the coin, also associated with high levels of progesterone in the body, which slow down the digestion process and the passage of food through the intestinal tract. Fundamental drinking water to keep the digestive system active, eating fruits and vegetables rich in fiber and exercise to avoid further discomfort in later stages of pregnancy.
Although mood swings are often associated with premenstrual syndrome, the cocktail of hormones that accompanies the first few weeks of pregnancy you can also trigger female sensitivity, making go from laughter to anger without explanation. 10. Dolores back. Also associated with hormonal changes, backaches tend to gradually increase as the pregnancy progresses, because the muscles tend to relax as the body is gaining weight.