The Most Common Pregnancy Symptoms

It is important for couples to recognize the most common signs and symptoms of pregnancy in order to be aware of the pregnancy as soon as possible. If you are trying to find out what the signs of pregnancy or pregnancy symptoms are and how likely they are to mean that you are pregnant. You can ask other people, you can worry in silence, and pick up an early pregnancy test to confirm it. If the results are positive, make an appointment with a doctor immediately and start taking pre-pregnancy vitamins. Good nutrition and early prenatal care gives your baby the best possible start in life.

Here Are The Most Common Pregnancy Symptoms:

• Food cravings and aversions
This symptom is not uncommon for newly pregnant women to find normally acceptable or even pleasant smells repulsive and overpowing early in the pregnancy. These are very common during the early stages of pregnancy. Although food cravings are among the most well known early pregnancy signs, most women get odd food cravings during pregnancy or even aversions to certain types of food they used to like. This distaste may come and go through the pregnancy.

• A sensitive sense of smell
This symptom is not uncommon for newly pregnant women to find normally acceptable or even pleasant smells repulsive and overpowing early in the pregnancy. Certain aromas may even trigger your gag reflex.

• Exhaustion
It is another of the most common pregnancy symptom. The stress of adjusting to the series of physical changes that you will experience along with the increased levels of progesterone your body will produce can lead to exhaustion, though this will most likely become less noticeable during the second trimester.

• Breasts swell or may be tender
If you develop tender and swollen breasts that are also sore, pregnancy is a very likely possibility. The discomfort you experience in your breasts may be similar to, but will usually be more different than, that which you feel before your monthly menstrual period. This can be noticed when you are going to sleep or when you are taking a shower or getting dressed. After the first trimester, the pain should diminish significantly, as your body adjusts to the new hormonal levels. This is one of the most impressive very early signs of pregnancy.

• Frequent urination
This pregnancy symptom occurs as early as two weeks after conception is also indicative of pregnancy. During pregnancy, the amount of blood and other fluids in your body rapidly boosts, and your kidneys must process more than usual. As a result, more liquid ends up in your bladder. Many women experience more frequent urination even before a missed period, usually from about 7-12 days after the temperature rise at ovulation. This will most likely persist during the pregnancy, as your growing baby exerts increasing pressure on your bladder.

• You experience mood swings- feel angry, sad, or happy for no reason.

• Lightheadedness
When you are pregnant, you may feel dizzy or even faint at times. This is usually not an issue past the fourth month of pregnancy. The feeling of being lightheaded is a result of the swelling of the uterus when you are pregnant and its compressing the arteries of the legs leading to lowering blood pressure and dizziness.

Source by Lynn Shannon M Bailey

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I have a BSc and a Master's degree in human nutrition and is a registered nutritionist in San Francisco. I started out as a writer for Authority Nutrition in 2015 and transitioned over to some guaranteed health websites in 2017. Now I manage topic selection and medical review of all health content. I love sharing articles about healthy living, traveling and enjoying quality time with friends and family. I stay fit and healthy by playing with my three kids, preparing and eating healthy food and doing CrossFit.

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