Gentlewomen and men, let’s talk babies. Little precious humans that transform your life when they come into it – whether you’re ready or not. Whether expected or unexpected, there is no denying the fact that a baby brings joy (and sometimes fear) to our hearts.
For those of us planning to start families soon, knowing how to tell if one is pregnant becomes important information. This article will take you through some often ignored signs of pregnancy so you can also be in the know!
The Obvious Signs
The most noticeable symptom for a woman who suspects she may have conceived is missing her period. Skipping menstruation could mean three things: stress, hormonal imbalances - which should always be checked by your doctor -, or finally voila, you are pregnant!
Some women still experience bleeding during early pregnancy called implantation bleeding. It's why paying attention to spotting just before expecting your 'red’ comes can prove useful in determining whether you’ve conceived or not.
Other overt signs and symptoms include vomiting(morning sickness), tender breasts (breast tenderness) , food cravings (insert any craving here), tiredness (fatigue) . These indisputable indicators stay with expectant mothers throughout their first trimesters but unpredictably ease off only for some women after twelve weeks of gestation.
Do remember; these symptoms are not fool proof because every woman experiences different degrees and combinations of discomforts differently!
It all starts with hormones(cue an eye roll last seen from a teenager). When conception happens(fingers crossed it was mutual consent) , hormones surge up like clockwork!. These fluctuations stimulate changes on various body parts such as hair growth( hello glow), mood swings(wahlao constant crying!!), allergies(&#@! my nose won't stop running).
It's no secret that pregnant women experience a lot of moods and body changes due to these hormones readjusting on their behalf!.
Other symptoms exist beyond the obvious breast tenderness, cravings, fatigue package. What most people don't know is parasites can affect expectant mothers while in-vitro(inside hunnie's belly!). Parasites such as toxoplasmosis are commonly found in cat litter boxes or undercooked meat/seafood; they do sometimes tamper with how early one experiences morning sickness(symptoms start early).
If possible avoid exposure but if it’s inevitable (eg. cat owners) definitely make sure your doctor remains aware for regular checkups.
Meanwhile, some lucky hormonal mixers may end up without breathing efficiently due to an increase in progesterone levels which further relaxes smooth muscles across the bodies respiratory system(lungs). One would be surprised at how often shortness of breath (this usually crops up around week four to six after conception) gets ignored because it isn’t one of those ‘obvious' signs.
Other Tests And Symptoms
The best way to confirm whether pregnancy may have occurred besides taking birth control measures was missed periods. However,you can also try over-the-counter(clear blue anyone?) test kits which work by detecting increased hormone levels during pregnancy(auto-pilot kicks off!!). These tests are useful once you've missed your period(supposedly).
In addition, doctors utilize urine samples from patients along side blood sample tests(one might finds this uncomfortable!!!), pelvic examinations (speculums yay!) , ultrasound scans using gel(cool beans!) among other options available for diagnosing and confirming pregnancies.
Finally some wisdom tips:
1)Stay hydrated regardless!
2)Exercising regularly is encouraged - But only within healthy limits ! Consult first with your physician – Your child must come out whole right?
3) Read and gather more information probably even from a doctor(not wiki!!) This goes without saying because no two experiences while expecting a child are the same.
4)Stay happy!(We all know how stress levels can affect our lifestyle changing drastically!)
We’ve explored this subject exhaustively, but of course with great convenience for expectant mothers comes occasional disadvantage– parasites and weird early signs. It’s better not to ignore anything out of the ordinary; learn about what could be happening in your body before you storm into panic mode!