If you suspect you’re pregnant, but you’re not entirely sure, then you should be very attentive to symptoms of pregnancy, signs that your body transmit immediately after conception. Hormones are released instantly, and the body is already beginning to turn, causing symptoms of pregnancy, long before any pregnancy test will give a conclusive result.
Breasts are very sensitive to hormones. After fertilizing the egg, production of progesterone and hCG begins (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin; The Pregnancy Hormone). This increases blood circulation, breasts swell, leading to a feeling of heavy breasts.
Women can feel cramps during menstruation or the premenstrual period. However, these cramps are caused by implantation – placing the fertilized egg in the uterine wall. These are mild contractions that prepare dilation for the following nine months.
About a quarter of women are “fooled” by slightly bleeding related to implantation. They think they have a menstrual cycle. If the period is shorter than a normal cycle, it is time to do your pregnancy test.
The first two weeks after fertilization, the fetus begins to consume the calories of mother. Hence, lack of energy, fatigue and exhaustion appear.
Have you noticed that your breasts look different. Pregnancy hormones affect the activity of melanocytes and nipples tends to darken. This occurs around the 10th week.
Morning sickness is experienced by 85% of pregnant women. If for some women nausea appear after a few weeks, for others is manifested earlier, by being sick during transportation, be it your own car, or other means of transportation like a train, plane, etc..
Suddenly, you no longer can close the buttons of your favourite pants. The blame is progesterone, which slows metabolism and the tummy begin to grow. This is another symptom that deceive women because it happens the same during the menstrual period. It disappears immediately once the cycle begin. However, if bloating persists, and the cycle delay, go take a pregnancy test.
Kidneys get increases activity after getting pregnant. They must eliminate fluids much often. So you go to the toilet several times a day. Towards the end of pregnancy period, this occurs often because the uterus presses on the bladder.
Because the body is exhausted, it requires carbohydrates. This explains the lust control. In fact, the body wants to recover energy.
Because blood flow in the first weeks of pregnancy is increased, headaches can occur. They will disappear as the body will balance back hormones.
The same hormones are responsible for bloating and constipation. Metabolism slows down and does not move that fast the food from the stomach into the intestines. In some cases, constipation can accompany to the end of pregnancy.
As the level of hCG increases, fatigue installs, which makes you more emotionally sensitive. In addition to headaches, bloating, constipation, breast pain and stress. It’s normal that your mood can go up or down.