Vaginal Bleeding a common Symptom of Early Pregnancy

Submitted by Pregnancy and Baby Care team on August 16, 2012

Pregnancy symptoms vary from one woman to another. Some women may experience certain pregnancy signs and symptoms soon after conception, while for some the symptoms may begin after a few weeks. Still others may not experience any symptoms at all. Early pregnancy symptoms are usually experienced after implantation takes place, that is, eight to ten days after ovulation. These symptoms then subside once the first trimester is complete. Many pregnancy symptoms resemble those...


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...that occur just before menstruation. Some of the common pregnancy symptoms include nausea and vomiting. This may begin as early as one week after pregnancy is detected. This is also referred to as morning sickness, although it can occur during any time of the day. The best to way deal with this is to eat smaller more frequent meals. Eating saltine crackers is also known to alleviate nausea. Many women also experience breast tenderness and swelling. The veins inside the breasts may also become more apparent. The nipples tend to darken and become very sensitive. Pregnancy causes the uterus to enlarge in order to accommodate the developing baby. This exerts pressure on the bladder and there may be a frequent need to urinate. This may take place a week or two after pregnancy occurs. Pregnancy results in a great deal of hormonal changes within the body. The level of progesterone also increases in the body and this may lead to an increase in temperature. Tiredness and sluggishness may also occur.

When the egg attaches itself to the uterus, some amount of bleeding may occur. This usually happens eight to ten days after ovulation. Some women may mistake this for menstruation. The enlargement of the uterus leads to a compression of the major arteries in the legs. This can cause a decrease in blood pressure, thereby leading to dizziness and even fainting. This may be aggravated when meals are skipped. Blood sugar is the many source of nourishment for the growing baby as hence its levels deplete quickly. The hormonal changes may cause a slowing down of bowel function leading to constipation. This symptom may sometimes worsen as the pregnancy takes its course. The swelling of the uterus also pushes upwards and this along with the increased hormone production can affect digestion. The stomach is not able to empty quickly enough and as a result the acids in the stomach increase. This leads to another common pregnancy symptom of heartburn.


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