Suspecting that you are pregnant? Do you notice any pregnancy symptoms before you miss your period? If you are not aware of the exact symptoms of pregnancy, then you should read this article.
Early pregnancy symptoms are almost related to hormonal changes inside your body. But it is not necessary that all women should notice these symptoms. Most of the women suspect that these symptoms are the indication of their upcoming menstrual date. Women who are very much keen to their body changes can notice any kind of change that occurs in their body, such as breast and nipple changes, increase in body temperature, increased fatigue, and even morning sickness. Women should understand that these symptoms may differ from one to another. Not all women experience the same early pregnancy signs.
Here is the brief overview of pregnancy symptoms before the missed period:
Increased body temperature: Increase in basal body temperature (BBT) is one of the early signs of pregnancy. Basal temperature is the lowest body temperature measured when you are at rest. Once after ovulation starts, there will be an increase in this temperature level and maintains that same until your next menstrual cycle. There is a special thermometer used to measure this basal body temperature. Even you observe an increase of one-half to one degree Fahrenheit in BBT, it can be a subtle early pregnancy symptom. You will notice this change as early as two days after the ovulation.
Breast changes: Breast changes are the most prominent pregnancy symptoms you may notice prior you miss the period. A sudden hormonal drift is the major cause of breast changes. You may notice tenderness and swelling in the nipples and breasts. Women who are very sensitive to their changes can observe these symptoms and feel that a new life is growing inside their body. You may also observe darkness around the nipple area and also the bumps on the areola will become more prominent. You can observe these symptoms as early as one week after conception.
Vomiting and nausea: This condition is usually termed as pregnancy morning sickness. Usually, this symptom strikes around the pregnancy week 6, but for a few women this is an early pregnancy symptom before they miss the period. Even though half of the pregnant women have morning sickness, they may or may not experience vomiting, but it is accompanied by nausea. The severity of this symptom is greatly associated with hormone levels in your body. Doctors usually indicate that the greater the severity of morning sickness, the more healthy is your baby development during pregnancy.
Constipation: The rapid drift in hormones causes the intestines to get relaxed and thus leading to constipation. If you notice less than 4 bowel movements within a week, it will be a strong indication of pregnancy.
Abdominal bloating: Hormonal changes can cause a bloated abdomen, but this is also a sign that you notice before your period starts.
Fatigue: Increased progesterone hormone levels can make you feel tired and sleepy. New changes occurring in your body can cause complete burnout of all your energy and make you feel tired and fatigued.
Frequent urination: Fluid levels and the supply of blood will increase during pregnancy. After processing of these fluids by kidneys, your bladder will eventually fill up with the wastes with which you feel an increased urge to urinate. hCG hormone changes can also cause frequent urination.