Many women experiences pregnancy symptoms at a very early stage and others take a few weeks before different symptoms of pregnancy kick in and lucky few feel no discomfort at all. Many of the early symptoms of pregnancy look similar to those experienced before menstruation. These are few early pregnancy symptoms:
- Nausea and Vomiting
They are the initial symptoms. Some women experience morning sickness, some in the afternoon or evening, and some throughout the day. Eating small frequent meals or snacking on salty biscuit provides some relief. Try having an apple/ milk at bedtime to lessen nausea in the morning. Pregnancy also makes you prone to certain odours which can aggregate nausea.
Among other techniques you can also try the Anti nausea band which is based on an ancient accupressure technique with no side effect and is known to alleviate all forms of nausea including pregnancy and travel.
- Breast tenderness
You may notice that your breasts are tender, sore and start to enlarge. Your skin around the nipples becomes darker due to hormonal changes.
Breast tenderness can be relieved by massaging the breast using Oil. Palmer's Bust Cream is also known to be very effective in the same.
- Frequent urination
Uterus swells during pregnancy and start to enlarge for the growing fetus. And the uterus puts pressure on the bladder and you feel the need for more frequent urination.
- Feeling tired/ sluggish
During pregnancy your body goes through some major hormonal changes so may feel overwhelmingly sleepy or tired.
- Missed period/ Light bleeding
Between 6-12 days after conception, you may notice spotting or bleeding, this is called implantation bleeding and is the initial sign of pregnancy. After that your periods will get delayed or stop altogether. However, some women experience bleeding even while pregnant, though it is very rare.
- Dizziness / fainting
When standing in one place you may feel dizzy or even faint, this is perhaps due to hormonal changes which affect your glucose level and blood pressure. So don’t skip your meal and have small frequent meal.
Pregnancy hormones slow down your bowel functions to allow maximum absorption time for vitamins and nutrients. Eating lots of fibre (fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains) help you keep your bowel moving and avoid constipation.
Irritability is a cause of changing hormones. Healthy diet, moderate exercise and plenty of sleep may help reduce irritability.
- Food cravings
Hormonal changes may cause strange food craving and cravings begin in early pregnancy and may last throughout the pregnancy.
If you think you might be pregnant you should go and see a good doctor as the PMS and pregnancy symptoms look similar.
So you are facing these symptoms and confirmed with your Doctor that a little baby is on the way? Congratulations!
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