If you ever found yourself asking if you are pregnant because you see a sudden change in your weight and your menstruation is delayed, do not worry because this article can help you to answer the question.
If you notice that your menstruation is delayed, that can be a sign of being pregnant. But if you are still in doubt, here are some signs that can help you if you are pregnant or not:
You experience fatigue and dizziness
One of the early signs of being pregnant is feeling tiredness and fatigue. The level of hormone progesterone increases during the early pregnancy. You feel sleepy because your blood production increases while your blood sugar level and blood pressure decreases. Since your blood pressure drops, you may experience dizziness.
You experience nausea with or without vomiting
Morning sickness is one of the symptoms of pregnancy. This can happen during daytime or nighttime and it has no specific time. Some women experience this as early as two weeks after conception.
In addition, pregnant women has a high sense of smell. Pregnant women feel nauseous when they smell food cooking, perfume, or cigarette smoke.
You feel some hormonal changes
Hormonal changes happen as early as two weeks after conception. One of the effects is making your breast tender or heavier and fuller. Due to these hormonal changes, you can feel frequent and mild headaches.
Another factor for hormonal changes is the desire to crave for a specific food or food. Although you have your cravings, you can still experience constipation. Constipation happens because there is an increase of progesterone that allow the food to pass slowly through the intestines.
You will experience mood swings
Aside from the factors mentioned above, you will experience mood wings. You can either be so emotional and weepy or so happy. This usually happen at the first trimester.
You will feel an increase in your body temperature
Your basal body temperature is your oral temperature when you wake up in the morning. This temperature increases after ovulation and remains until your next period.
You will have cramps or slight bleeding
A small amount of spotting or vaginal bleeding is one of the signs if you are pregnant. This happen during 10 to 14 days after fertilisation because the fertilised egg is attached to the lining of uterus. This is known as implantation bleeding. This doesn’t last long but it is usually a bit earlier, spottier, and lighter in color. The cramps are similar to menstrual cramps.
If you found yourself in implantation bleeding, you can see that the color is pink, red, or brown. The pain can also be in severe, moderate, or mild. This last three days and does not require any treatment.
Remember that your first week of pregnancy depends on your last menstrual period, even if you weren’t actually pregnant yet. The expected delivery is calculated using the first day of your last period.
If you found yourself having these signs or if you feel doubt about it, it is best to seek the advice of a doctor. And if you have been planning for a baby, then, you better keep your hopes up.