Pregnancy is one of the most challenging phases in a woman life. In this period, you will experience a lot of changes with your body. Actually, the most effective way to know whether or not you get conception is by taking a pregnancy test. However sometimes we know early pregnancy from certain symptoms. Although these can vary, here are some early signs of pregnancy in the first 1 – 2 weeks.
early weeks of your pregnancy, fatigue could be one of the most noticeable
symptoms. Sometimes it may be very bothersome, and even could also be intense
enough to affect your productivity.
fatigue is a very vogue symptom because it can points to a wide range of
different conditions. The presence of fatigue alone is not enough to tell you
that you are being pregnant.
pregnancy cause fatigue? Though fatigue is very common in pregnant women, unfortunately
it is not fully understood yet!
there are some theories – one of them is due the increasing hormones in early
weeks after conception. Your body needs to do lots of changes to prepare
pregnancy, and this may play a key role in making fatigue more likely.
usually characterized by mild /slight bleeding ‘spotting’ that occurs between
periods. In the first 2 – 3 weeks of pregnancy, many women think that it is a
sign of the first day of their menstruation.
is different than menstrual bleeding. It’s a sign when the fertilized egg is
successfully attached on the uterus.
does spotting occur? The answer is dependent on when you get the conception. Bu
in general, you usually would notice it about a week after your conception. It
usually lasts shorter than your menstruatal bleeding, typically only for about
1 – 2 days.
fatigue, headache is also a vague symptom so it’s not always easy to explain
clearly why it occurs during pregnancy.
increased blood volume that causes the dilation of blood vessels, along with
the increased pregnancy hormone levels may play a role. Furthermore other
factors (e.g. low blood sugar, vomiting and nausea) are quite common in early
weeks of first trimester.
these things may also contribute to cause headache. For example, migraine is
one of common things reported in early pregnancy (though it doesn’t affect all
women). This kind of headache typically attacks one side of your head. It may
also be accompanied by feeling tingling in certain parts of the body or increasing
sensitivity to the light.
common clue of early pregnancy is the presence of nausea and vomiting, also commonly
popular called as morning sickness. Unlike the name implies, it not only occurs
in the morning but can attack anytime throughout the day.
experts believe that changes of hormones level may play a role in causing these
discomfort nausea and vomiting. Sometimes taking prenatal vitamins may also
have an effect.
Nausea and vomiting usually get worse in the first trimester and will improve naturally in the middle of second trimester. If they last longer than usual or if you feel they are very bothersome, see a doctor!
How to cope with morning sickness? There are plenty of options to deal with, and the main one is a few changes in your diet. The goal is how to not let you have an empty stomach. For this reason, try eating more smaller-meals throughout the day instead of eating 2-3 large meals a day.
Make sure you take the prenatal vitamins without empty stomach! Moreover, you can also try peppermint candies or lemon to ease queasiness.
this symptom is clearly noticed about 4 weeks or more after your conception.
But some pregnant women may notice it earlier. Again, changes of your hormones
are likely responsible on this – but don’t worry it’s perfectly normal!
Pregnancy hormones may make some women become more sensitive to certain smells such as coffee, perfume, or tobacco smoke. In such case — the best thing to do is by avoiding certain smells that bother you a lot, particularly such as cigarette smoking.
While some women experience food cravings, others may have food aversions — or both! Uncomfortable feeling with sense of your smell may affect your appetite. Changes of appetite with pregnancy may also have to do with something else, like the increasing beta-hCG hormone levels.
pregnancy may also cause some of the following things [reference]:
cramps or often called as mild uterine cramps.
without known reason.
late period, which is usually more noticeable in women with regular periods.
Warning signs (when to see a
are also some warning signs that may point to a problem and should be promptly
treated. If you experience one or some of the following abnormal symptoms, see
a doctor immediately!