Think you may be pregnant? Read the following information, and evaluate to see if what you’re experiencing falls in line with pregnancy symptoms.
When do pregnancy symptoms start?
The fact is that women have different starting points for feeling symptoms early in their pregnancy. Most women will experience their first pregnancy symptoms no later than the end of the first trimester.
Take into consideration that not all women have very early symptoms of pregnancy. Some moms feel the first signs after 3 months, and other moms feel signs during the first two weeks after conception. However, vomiting and nausea during pregnancy is a very common pregnancy symptoms.
Early pregnancy symptoms:
Women can experience an array of symptoms during the start of their pregnancy. These symptoms include:
- A missed period, of course
- Abdominal cramping
- General fatigue
- Increase in vaginal discharge. This is usually due to changes in hormonal levels, and doctors say that is not something to worry about unless it is accompanied by bad odor, itching, or burning.
- Bulging veins in the chest after a bath. This is a result of increased blood supply to your body.
- Constipation during pregnancy. This is the result of pregnancy hormones that cause the intestines to slow down their work and processing food becomes slower. Doctors may recommend walking, drinking lots of water, and eating foods that are high in fiber. However, some women also consult their gynecologist for a prescription.
- Bleeding from the nose and nasal congestion. It might seem weird, but these symptoms can occur in your pregnancy. You can treat them with natural remedies, such as a humidifier or salt water inhalation. If this does not help, talk to your doctor.
My own experience about early pregnancy symptoms
My first sign of pregnancy was that I missed my period. The anxiety made me get up the next morning, and run to the pharmacy to buy a pregnancy test. I followed the instructions and waited a few minutes. Surprise, the test turned pink (positive), and my partner and I jumped with happiness.
Other symptoms of early pregnancy didn’t come for me until the third month of my pregnancy.