So you can’t wait for the BFP (Big Fat Positive) pregnancy test or a missed period to confirm your pregnancy.
No, you can’t wait for that looooooong! Right? What if there was some MAGIC to ascertain that good news which you have been so eagerly waiting for! And the good news for now is that there is not one but at least 13 popular symptoms that could well indicate that your li’l one is on its way to your tummy. Let’s find out more!
This is one of the most common symptoms. If your breasts are sore and tender, it could be due to the hormonal changes accompanying your pregnancy. They tend to feel heavier and the areolas turn darker, preparing them for lactation.
When the fertilized egg implants into the uterine wall, a slight bleeding may occur. Not to be confused with the menstrual bleeding as this is milder and doesn’t last long.
Nausea and vomiting
This is very familiar to you! Popularly called the Morning sickness (only it can occur anytime of the day/night). Attributed to the rising levels of estrogen, you may find yourself
hypersensitive to smell causing nausea and vomiting.
Food sensitivity and aversion
Suddenly you develop an aversion for food that you would usually enjoy taking. Yet again, blame it on rising estrogen levels.
If you feel unusually drowsy and tired through the day, this may be a good pointer to the changes happening in your body. And fortunately, you have to put up with it only in the first trimester. By second trimester, you will feel a lot better.
This is a result of the rise in blood flow rate, causing the bladder to fill up quickly. This symptom is going to continue as the pregnancy progresses. Your urge to pee may suddenly seem to increase in frequency.
Are you able to sleep through the night?
A very common symptom again. Changes in body can cause changes in your moods too. You may be feeling different emotions at different times.
Progesterone is a hormone that increases during pregnancy. Though it relaxes the uterus muscles, it also slows down your digestive system, leading to constipation and bloating.
Pregnancy gingivitis is a case where pregnancy causes increased blood flow to the gum tissue, causing them to be sensitive and irritable.
With the immune system at its weakest best, you may be susceptible to infections, leading to cold and cough.
Dysgeusia is the medical term used for indicating changes in taste during pregnancy. While it cannot be exactly explained in words, a sort of metallic taste persists, even when you are not eating.
Basal temperature rise
Your body temperature would rise due to increased metabolic activity, raising body temperature. The persistence of this temperature for a prolonged period, is a sure shot indication.