Most women do not know when they have gotten pregnant as they tend to miss the early signs of pregnancy. The signs of pregnancy are not hard to notice provided proper attention is paid:

Missing your period

The first and the most important sign of pregnancy is that you have missed your period. Women who have never been late for their period can easily detect it, others might not see this as a sign but keeping track of your menstrual cycle is important so you detect the early signs of pregnancy

Feeling sick near food

If being near certain types of food is making you sick or you feel nauseated because of certain smells that were normal to you before, you might be pregnant. One of the signs of pregnancy is that all your senses are heighted and some aromas can trigger the gag reflex in your body causing you to want to either feel nauseated or throw up.

Grumps and Blues

It is a widely known fact that during pregnancy your body goes through a lot of changes physically and also on a hormonal level.

Hormones cause you to have mood swings. If you tend to get angry quickly or sad/depressed without probable cause, chances are that you might be pregnant. Some of the early signs of pregnancy state a marked increase in mood swings, which is quite normal

Bloating

When you are pregnant, the body tends to be get bloated especially in your abdominal area. The progesterone produced in the body relaxes the muscles of your stomach leading to slow digestion. This leads to constipation and bloating. If you have been feeling a bit bloated you’re probably pregnant.

Recurrent urination

Rate of blood flow to your kidneys is increase when you are expecting a baby. This causes the kidneys to form more urine and hence you need to urinate more often than before. If your water intake has not increased in the few days or weeks but the amount of urine you produce each day has, you might be pregnant. As your gestation period grows your uterus will increase in size and put more pressure on the bladder thereby causing frequent urination.

Laziness or Fatigue

Suddenly feeling exhausted recently? It is probably because of the hormonal changes your body is going through. The progesterone hormone your body produces can tend to make you sleepier. Apart from progesterone, being responsible for two lives now instead of one and diving the nutrition is probably what’s causing your fatigue. Another major reason can be your iron level. Most women tend to get anaemic when they are pregnant.

Breast Sensitivity

The increased levels of hormones in your body can make your breasts swollen and sensitive. The pain might be a little more than the one you feel in your breasts prior to your period. As your pregnancy progresses to the second trimester there is marked decrease in soreness and pain in your breasts.

High Body Temperature

A higher than normal body temperature is experienced mostly when you are expecting.

Feeling Nauseous

Some women do not experience morning sickness as late as the second trimester but for some it starts early and can be a problem around the clock. The best thing to do to avoid this is drinking lots of lemonade and always keeping something by your bedside that you can eat for example fruits, chocolates etc. They will not only ease the morning sickness but will also make your mood quite better.

Very Light Bleeding and Spotting

When you are pregnant, the body tends to be get bloated especially in your abdominal area. The progesterone produced in the body relaxes the muscles of your stomach there by causing slow digestion. This leads to constipation and bloating. If you have been feeling a bit bloated you’re probably pregnant

Pregnancy test

When you have all these signs staring at you point blank the last thing left to do is to take a pregnancy test. It is believed that pregnancy tests are not always correct so take 3 or 4 just to be on the safe side of things.

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