Most Common Early Pregnancy Signs

There are common signs which will tell that you are pregnant right after conception, even if they are subtle. Let’s take a look at some of the most common early pregnancy signs so that you can learn to recognize them.

What are the common signs of pregnancy?

The common pregnancy signs include the desire to urinate frequently and this symptom will persist through all nine months of pregnancy. There is a change in your desire to eat certain foods. This could be an early sign of pregnancy, but it could also mean that you are ovulating.

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There are some more signs that add up to predict your pregnancy.

The most common sign of pregnancy is a missed period. A delayed or missed period is a surefire indication that you are pregnant. However, keep in mind that the delay could be due to hormonal contraception or the effect of certain pills you have taken. The perpetual feeling of exhaustion wearies you as your body is going through changes for the baby and there is an increased production of estrogen and progesterone.

Another common early sign of pregnancy is food craving, the desire to eat certain foods to satisfy the needs of the baby. Nausea and vomiting can hamper the day’s events and could be present during 12-14 weeks of pregnancy or even exist in some form throughout the pregnancy.

One of the most common signs of pregnancy is the enlargement of the breasts. They could also turn tender, sore and painful. The skin around the nipples could get darker. All these are an indication that your breasts are preparing for breastfeeding.

There could be stretch marks on the breasts and abdomen area as they increase in size. Your abdomen could soon become enlarged as the uterus inside is also getting larger.

Spotting and cramping are also common early signs of pregnancy. You could be spotting or bleeding slightly unlike your regular period. This is normal when the egg is getting implanted in the endometrial layer. However, if the bleeding continues it is advisable to consult your doctor.

Mood swings as hormones rage in the body is one of the most common early signs of pregnancy. It is not uncommon to feel extreme depression or anxiety in sudden bouts. In most cases however, these mood swings set in after a while and do not necessarily stay for the entire term. At times your breasts may discharging colostrums in about 20 weeks of pregnancy, which is quite normal and will not affect breastfeeding your baby.

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