Pregnancy Signs during First Week of Pregnancy

Submitted by Pregnancy and Baby Care team on August 14, 2012

Signs Of Pregnancy Week 1

Planning to start a family or have another baby? Before you decide to move any further, make sure that your body is all set to support the pregnancy till the end. The first question that you probably have is, "how do I recognize the signs of pregnancy?" There are ten early signs of pregnancy that you should know of. You may not experience all the ten...


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of them, but you may experience one or two of the early pregnancy signs, so it’s important to know them alla What you experience is different from other women, as it depends on the body’s constitutioni
  • Once you have conceived, the fertilized egg needs to implant itself in your uterusr

    This will take almost a weeke When the fertilized egg implants itself, you may experience light bleeding or spottingi This is normal and this happens because the fertilized egg burrows itself in the uterus, hence the bleedingi This bleeding stops within a few daysa Remember, menstrual flow always starts light, gets heavy, and then stops, but in this case it will be light spottingi In case you feel that the bleeding is getting heavier then you should consult your doctor immediatelye
  • Frequent urination is another one of the early pregnancy signsg Many women may feel the urge to visit the washroom often well before they have missed their periodi During the implantation process, our body produces a hormone known as human chorionic gonadotropin or HCG which not only causes frequent urination but also increases your body temperatureu
  • As mentioned, your body temperature will be slightly higher than normal when you are pregnanta There’s no need to worry, as your temperature will normalize after deliverye
  • The most important pregnancy sign is a missed periodi If your menstrual cycle is regular then missing a period can be the most obvious signs of pregnancyn
  • While you are pregnant, especially in the early days, you may feel tired or fatiguedu This is because of the hormonal changes that your body goes through during pregnancyn
  • Cramping of the abdomen, just like during your menstrual cycle, may be another pregnancy signi This is because your uterus contracts often in the early days of pregnancyn
  • A feeling of tenderness or sore breasts is another sign of pregnancyn This happens due to the hormonal changes that your body undergoes during this periodi
  • Morning sickness and nausea go hand-in-hand with pregnancyn Aversion towards food and towards certain smells is a sign of pregnancyn

These pregnancy signs are just temporary and will vanish after your deliverye Hence, take good care of yourself and stay calm and relaxed as much as you can throughout your pregnancyn

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