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First Pregnancy Symptoms

First Pregnancy Symptoms...

First pregnancy is a wonderful experience, as it heralds the impending arrival of your baby.

Most women are aware that a missed menstrual period is indicative of pregnancy, but it could also occur due to several other reasons.
First Pregnancy Symptoms

A first pregnancy signs and symptoms exhibit themselves both on the physical level and on the mental level.

There are several minor changes physically as well as mentally indicating that you have conceived, owing to hormonal changes.

Missing a period is one of the symptoms but you may also miss a period for several other reasons including stress.

One initial sign is spotting that is bleeding due to implantation of the egg. Here the egg is implanted in the lining of the uterus.

However, this spotting is much lighter than a menstrual cycle and often mistaken as the beginning of a period.

It is important to be able to recognize first pregnancy symptoms. Given below are the first week signs of pregnancy, so that you can contact your doctor as soon as you notice them.

Physical Symptoms of First Pregnancy

Most symptoms of first pregnancy arise out of the release of pregnancy hormones, oestrogen, and progesterone in your body.

These hormones affect your breasts and begins to grow and feel tender. Besides becoming fuller and heavier, your breasts might start to tingle or become sore.

Tiny spots begin to appear around the nipples and the breasts change to get ready for producing milk.

Non-Physical Symptoms of First Pregnancy

The first week signs of pregnancy on the non-physical level include the reduction of energy level, resulting in fatigue.

The main reason for this condition is that the body has to work harder for producing more blood and hormones, so that nutrients can be carried to the foetus.

The heart also has to work more to take care of the higher flow of blood. Progesterone is produced in greater amounts, leading to sleepy feeling.

Implantation Bleeding

You can become aware of first pregnancy, if you find implantation bleeding.

This is a first week sign of pregnancy and it occurs due to fertilized egg being attached to the lining of the uterus, due to which blood flows out of the body.

This discharge is lighter than menstrual blood and cramping takes place due to the enlargement of the uterus.

The symptoms of first pregnancy gets complicated, when implantation bleeding is accompanied with morning sickness or nausea.

Other Symptoms of First Pregnancy

Apart from morning sickness, other symptoms of first pregnancy include the following...

  • Frequent urination: this is the result of the uterus getting enlarged and pushing on the bladder.
  • Constipation: digestion becomes slower, because the food passes through the gastrointestinal tract more slowly.
  • Headaches: blood circulation has to increase, due to a higher production of pregnancy hormones and this causes headaches.
  • Mood swings: in the first trimester of pregnancy, mood swings take place due to hormone-related changes, which might range from deep gloom to elation.
  • Higher basal temperature: the oral temperature is higher in the morning soon after ovulation and it continues like this until the next period.

These are the first pregnancy symptoms and if you start experiencing any of them, you should visit your doctor even if you have not yet missed a period.

When you become aware of your pregnancy, you might even become very apprehensive of what is going to happen and how you are going to cope with the same.

If you recognize the symptoms of first pregnancy, you can become fully prepared to face the most wonderful event of your life - the birth of your baby.

These symptoms are never a cause of worry. However, too much of any one of them should be given medical assistance.

In fact, on experiencing these symptoms get a home test done and also re-confirm it with your doctor.

The earlier you detect your pregnancy, the earlier you can adhere to the do's and don'ts associated with expectant mums.

You can also begin preparing for the birth of your baby. This is why recognizing and knowing the symptoms for faster detection is essential.

It's very important to take care of your health to ensure a safe and healthy environment for you and your baby.

On experiencing any of these first pregnancy symptoms and after taking a home test, do visit your doctor.

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