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The Symptoms of Pregnancy

You have probably heard stories about people giving birth without ever knowing that they were pregnant. Although it is unusual, it is not unheard of for a woman not to recognize that they are pregnant. This is why it is important for anyone who is of childbearing age to know the signs of pregnancy even when they are at the upper or lower end of the age range.

Knowing the signs of pregnancy can help you decide whether you need early pregnancy testing or not. Testing is essential for early pregnancy care. Since there is a lot that can harm the fetus during the early stages of development, you should know if you are pregnant as early as possible. 


Fatigue is one of the earliest symptoms of pregnancy. Since progesterone is high, you will feel more tired and sleepy in your pregnancy's early stages.


You might just be nauseous, or you might begin to vomit. Although doctors are not sure, they suspect changes in hormone levels cause morning sickness. Morning sickness is a misnomer. It can occur at any time of day or night.

Increased Urination

Your body gradually increases the amount of blood. The extra fluid is processed by the kidneys and winds up in the bladder.


Although bloating is indicative of a lot of other conditions, it is also caused by pregnancy. It might feel as if you are about to start your period but do not.


Sometimes the uterus cramps during all stages of the pregnancy. Although mild cramping is not usual, heavy cramping needs to be checked out by a physician. If you’re currently trying for a baby, take painful symptoms seriously. Speak to a doctor as early as you can, as taking over the counter medication could be harmful during a baby’s development. Visit a site like ActionMatters.org to find out more about what to avoid. 

Dislike of Certain Foods

Being averse to certain foods is normal. Many pregnant women's tastes change. This works the same way as strange food cravings do. You are sensitive to odors or certain tastes. Like most of the signs of pregnancy, this dislike is probably caused by hormonal changes in the body.

Pregnancy Rhinitis 

Pregnancy rhinitis is nasal congestion associated with pregnancy. It is normal to have a stuffy nose. It is caused by the increase in blood production and, of course, hormones. These two things cause the mucus membranes to become dry, swell or bleed. 

Mood Swings

Pregnancy is associated with wild mood swings. Ever-increasing hormone levels in the blood cause this. These hormone levels are even higher than when you are menstruating. If you have mood swings during your period, you will probably also have them when you are pregnant.


Spotting is normal, particularly during the very early stages of pregnancy. This is the reason why some women do not realize that they are pregnant. They think they are just having light periods. This happens throughout the pregnancy but is most likely within 10 to 14 days of conception. It is known as implantation bleeding.

Missed periods and tender breasts are classic signs of pregnancy, but not everyone woman has all of the signs. It is possible to have all, some or none of the pregnancy symptoms and still be pregnant. This is why, if you suspect that you are pregnant, you get tested right away. 

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