Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy

If you suspect that you might be expecting, there are several different things to look for. Pregnancy symptoms differ for each individual woman and not everyone experiences every symptom or sign. Some signs of pregnancy can also mimic signs of a menstruating cycle so it is sometimes difficult for a woman to know that she is expecting.

If know that you have a chance at becoming pregnant, it is important that you know what to expect so that if you are experiencing any of these signs or symptoms that you go see your doctor and get medical help early on which is important to ensure a healthy pregnancy from the beginning.

Here are some most common symptoms and signs of pregnancy, and remember you might not experience all and maybe none at all, some women actually menstruate during the first month or so during a pregnancy;

BREAST TENDERNESS:
Breasts can become tender, and sore and swollen in the beginning stages of pregnancy. You might also notice a darkness and increase in size in your areola.

FREQUENCY OF URINATION:
During the early and late stages of pregnancy women feel the need to urinate frequently. This is a result of early pregnancy because the amount of blood and other fluids in your body increases, which leads to extra fluid being processed by your kidneys there for ending up in your bladder.

MISSED PERIOD:
This is one of the most common signs of pregnancy, although some women experience this due to irregular menstruating cycles. If you miss a period, and it is not common for you go visit your doctor, or take a home pregnancy test. Once you have missed a period, a home pregnancy test will be accurate enough due to the higher levels of the pregnancy hormone in your body.

INCREASED SENSITIVITY TO ODORS:
You may start to notice your favorite smell, or an odor of a product you use, or food you eat becoming repellent to you. This is because the increased amount of estrogen in your body. These smells can make a pregnant woman sick, or just increase her natural gag reflex.

UNUSUAL TIREDNESS:
Early on you will have an increased urge to rest do to unusual fatigue. If you are starting to feel tired after a short walk, or even after no exercise at all, and are experiencing any of the above symptoms it is possible that you could be pregnant.

Finally the proof, if you are experiencing these signs and symptoms and you take a home pregnancy test with a positive result, make sure to go see your doctor as soon as possible. It is important to get medical care as soon as possible to ensure the health of you and your baby. Your doctor will help you with letting you know all the things you need to start or stop doing during your pregnancy, and help to keep track of the growing life inside you.