You think it happened. Either because you have been looking for it for a long time or because there has been an "unforeseen", you may be pregnant.
Maybe you start to notice symptoms that give you a clue : abnormal tiredness, heaviness in the stomach, nausea ... or you haven't had your period on time. But all that can be attributed to other reasons, so you should take a pregnancy test to know what to expect.
In this post I am going to talk to you about the first symptoms that you will notice when you get pregnant, what you should do if you think they fit with what you notice and some home methods that our grandmothers used to know if they should prepare for the arrival of a new member of the family. الحمل
If the result is positive, your body is going to undergo a revolution in the next nine months, and beyond. Do you want to know the most common symptoms of pregnancy?
WHEN THE FIRST SYMPTOMS OF PREGNANCY APPEAR
From the moment of conception, changes begin to occur in your body that you will notice more or less soon. There are women who notice symptoms in the first days and there are others who take months to notice the news. Usually within two weeks of having sex, you will realize that something is up.
The intensity of these sensations varies depending on each woman, and you should not worry about whether yours is "normal". Consult your doctor if you have any specific questions, but be aware that pregnancy is a personal experience and that, although there are logically common features, your way of living it is yours and comparing yourself with other pregnant women is not good if it is a source of stress.
Anyway, especially in the first pregnancy, when everything is unknown, every slight alteration can throw us off, so it is important to know what to expect, at least in general lines.
MOST COMMON PREGNANCY SYMPTOMS
It is probably the first thing you will notice . If your menstruation is very regular, it is a very clear symptom to begin to suspect. If it is more or less common that it is delayed, it may take a few more days to realize it.
However, there may be other factors that influence the regularity of your cycle . Your period may not drop, or it may be delayed, in stressful situations, very sudden changes in temperature (hot or cold waves) or even changes in diet (especially fasts).
Although there is a lot of myth about it, the reality is that menstruation stops during pregnancy : that is, you will never have your period while you are pregnant.
SMALL BLOOD LOSSES
It is another of the first symptoms that could indicate that you are pregnant 🙂
Between one and two weeks after you get pregnant, you may experience small pinkish or brownish spots known as implantation bleeding. These losses are due to the implantation of the fertilized egg in the uterus.
It is something normal that in principle you should not worry , unless it lasts more than 2-3 days or the bleeding is abundant and / or intense red. In these cases or if you have doubts, consult your doctor.
If the bleeding occurs when the pregnancy is more advanced, it could be a symptom of abortion, so you should consult with your gynecologist.
It can arise in the early stages of pregnancy, and you may also mistake it for pre or menstrual pain.
In the first months it is caused by hormonal changes, and also by changes in the anatomy of the abdomen and pelvis. Later we would talk about the growth of the uterus, the movement of the fetus, the compression of the abdominal organs ... all this causes small cramps that can accompany you, with greater or lesser intensity, until the moment of delivery.
Without wanting to alarm you, abdominal pain can be a symptom of ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage. As always if the pain is very acute, persistent and does not remit, go to the doctor.
TENDERNESS AND SWELLING OF THE BREASTS
It is another of the typical symptoms of menstruation, so you may not pay much attention to it at first.
However, your hormones are revolutionized and soon you will not be able to ignore that your breasts are sensitive and somewhat sore. They are especially bothersome when it comes to sleeping and exercising, so you should look for a special bra for these months.
As the months go by, other symptoms may appear such as changes in pigmentation, an increase in the size of the areoles, the appearance of small lumps and especially breast growth.
NAUSEA AND HEAVINESS IN THE STOMACH
Morning sickness is a classic pregnancy symptom, especially in movies , where after a bad awakening the protagonist is asked "aren't you pregnant?"
The topic is for a reason, since changes in the body - hormones, stretching of the uterus and relaxation of the muscles of the digestive tract - cause the stomach to suffer and cause discomfort ranging from slight dizziness to vomiting at any time of the day.
They usually disappear with the first trimester , but in the meantime you can drink a lot of fluids, not go many hours without eating anything and avoid large meals at once: much better to have small snacks.
The scientific explanation is that progesterone increases with pregnancy , and that causes you a much more marked fatigue than usual. Come on, it is possible that you become the typical pregnant woman who falls asleep around the corners , at least for a while while you get used to the new situation.
Realize that your body is under significant stress: not just progesterone, but blood sugar drops and blood pressure drops, and it shows in your energy.
If possible, listen to your body : if it asks you to rest, give it to it. Increasing carbohydrates in the diet can also help (in moderation).
In the next few months you will go to the bathroom a lot, for a simple physical matter. The blood flow through your body is much higher than usual, so the kidneys have extra work to do.
Also, the uterus is starting to grow, compressing the bladder and preventing it from filling completely, so you will need to empty it more often than usual.
INCREASED SENSITIVITY TO ODORS
That cologne that you liked so much suddenly repels you, and your smell seems to have become a superpower, because you notice everything. Again the hormones have the explanation , and there are those who say that it is the body itself warning you of what it needs: for example, maybe that delicious aroma of coffee in the morning you no longer like so much, because you should avoid caffeine in your diet.