Early Pregnancy Signs To Look Out For

Early Pregnancy Signs To Look Out For

Barkha Chawla

Pregnancy can be a unique experience for every woman in their own special way but there are a few ways in which the body reacts which usually point in one direction – Pregnancy.  Some women have reported showing signs of implantation as soon as a week after having unprotected sex and some don’t have a clue until the beginning of the second trimester. Of course, the most clear-cut way of knowing if you’re pregnant is to take a pregnancy test.

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It usually takes approximately 3-4 weeks after the sexual intercourse to show up on a pregnancy test. Here we are listing a few common signs that may or may not happen to every woman. Pregnancy symptoms can vary dramatically from person to person throughout your pregnancy. Please do not compare your experience with someone else’s.

A Missed Period:

The most obvious sign after unprotected sex is a missed period. Once the conception happens your body stops the process of ovulation and the hormones that shed the lining of your uterus. However, a missed period is not always a sign of pregnancy; you may also miss your period because of stress, lifestyle changes, or any hormonal imbalance.

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Elevated Smell Sense:

Pregnancy will make you sensitive to certain odors or even fragrances that you used to enjoy earlier. The chemical reaction that’s happening in the body usually causes this symptom.

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Frequent urge to urinate:

This might start reflecting even before you miss a period. During pregnancy your body tends to produce more blood, this means your kidneys need to filter out more blood and throw out waste in form of urine.

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Fatigue:

The first few weeks of implantation can get quite tiring for a few women. It tends to get better in the second trimester but eventually comes back in the third and stays around till you deliver.

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Morning Sickness:

Despite its name, morning sickness can happen any time of the day. You might feel nauseous and vomit a couple of times a day. Make sure to drink a lot of fluids to keep your body hydrated from all the vomiting.

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Tender Breasts:

Due to the increased levels of hormones in the body, your breasts can become sensitive to touch and really sore. Your nipples might even change color, it’s fairly common to have enlarged breasts during the first trimester.

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Food Cravings:

The only time a specific food craving is justified is during pregnancy. You might crave food that you ate as a child or a samosa from a specific shop. Some women even become averse to food that they usually enjoyed.

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Metallic Mouth:

This can happen anytime during your pregnancy and the taste of a metallic mouth doesn’t change easily. This is also caused by all kinds of chemical reactions that happen in your body.

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Mood Swings:

Just like your periods, you can experience sudden mood changes during pregnancy. These mood swings are pretty normal. But if you are feeling low, anxious, or depressed please reach out to your doctor.

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If you are considering getting pregnant, it is advised to see your doctor and get a prescription for multivitamins.

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Also, please do not overlap this article with medical advice. Reach out to your OBGYN if you feel you’re pregnant or if your home pregnancy kit has tested positive.

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