Perhaps most young women are curious, what are the early pregnancy symptoms? Experts say the most obvious symptom in the early stages of pregnancy is the cessation of menstruation. In addition, pregnant women also have breast swelling, frequent urination, mild vaginal bleeding and other symptoms. Some pregnant women also have nausea, headache, dizziness, emotional instability and other phenomena. If you find these symptoms, you should do a pregnancy test in time, as you are likely to be pregnant.
In the following article, we will discuss some early pregnancy symptoms with you in detail.
12 early pregnancy symptoms you should know
Menstruation ceased or period delayed
If husband and wife have the sex life before and after ovulation period, did not take contraceptive measure, the menstrual cycle is normal at ordinary times, appear suddenly the period delayed of 5 days above, it is possible the sign of pregnant. This is the most important sign of these early pregnancy symptoms.
Nausea and vomiting
Pregnant women have symptoms of vomiting starting around the 5th week of pregnancy. Especially in the morning and evening, the woman feels nausea and vomiting occurs without any reason. The cause of vomiting in pregnant women is not an accurate explanation yet in the medical field. But data suggests that it may be associated with the human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). The higher level of the HCG, the easier it is to feel nausea.
Breast swelling and softness
After one or two weeks of conception, the pregnant woman’s breasts swell and become softer. The pregnant woman will feel that the bra has become smaller. As a result of pregnancy stimulation, the body produces a lot of estrogen and progesterone.
they will cause the breast gland to start growing, so the breast becomes larger. These hormones also allow the breast to hold more fluid, so the breast becomes sore and soft.
Vaginal discharge increase (leukorrhea)
The vaginal discharge during pregnancy is called leukorrhea and is thin, white, milky, and mild smelling. Estrogen levels in the body gradually increase during the pregnancy month. Estrogen can promote mucus secretion from the cervix and endometrial glands. The blood flow of maternal pudenda, vagina, cervix are developing stronger, tissue moisture level rises, so the vaginal discharge increase as well.
You may find some information about vaginal discharge changes in the early pregnant period in our another article.
Mild vaginal bleeding
The fertilized egg will implant in the womb 6-12 days after conception, which may lead to mild vaginal bleeding. Pregnant women do not have to worry if the amount of vaginal bleeding is mild and there is no serious discomfort. This is a normal physiological response when the fertilized egg is implanted and is not harmful to the human body. There is a blood spot that also can be seen several times a day. Bleeding may last about three days without discomfort like during menstruation.
Poor appetite may appear second weeks in pregnancy. Because the secretion of progesterone can cause body function decline. The digestive system is also affected and can sometimes cause constipation and indigestion.
You may feel that the sign of frequent urination will not come so early. Most of the pregnant woman think frequent urination should occur when the fetus is able to squeeze the bladder. But in fact, this sign may occur early in pregnancy. Frequent urination in the early stages of pregnancy is mainly due to hormonal changes in the body. Not only does a dilated uterus put pressure on the bladder, but an increase in blood flow puts pressure on the kidneys, causing an increase in urination.
In the early stages of pregnancy, some pregnant women’s bodies secrete a hormone similar to an anesthetic. Its main component is progesterone, mainly acting on the uterus. These substances relax the muscle fibers of the uterus and prevent the pain, allowing the fetus to grow undisturbed. But these progesterones raise your basic body temperature, so your body feels fatigue sometimes. Another reason of fatigue is Your heart rate goes up to provide more oxygen to the womb.
If you find yourself crying for a small sad fragment in the movie, don’t be surprised, it may be related to the hormones that are secreted by pregnancy. You may be able to cry or laugh quickly in a moment.
Some women often have headaches early in pregnancy. In addition to hormone secretion, there may be insufficient water and low blood sugar caused headaches. But as the pregnancy progresses, headaches gradually decrease.
Swelling, back pain, and cramp
Many women mistake these symptoms for premenstrual syndrome, which is actually related to hormonal changes and the growth of the uterus. some of them are rare but still belong to early pregnancy symptoms. foot swelling, back pain, lower extremity cramp are the most common symptoms in pregnancy period. you may get more information about back pain in pregnancy from this article “Back pain in pregnancy causes, treatment, and prevention“.
Dizziness and faint
Your body temperature will rise due to hormone secretion, so you can easily feel the head is light. Relative to normal people, the blood in pregnant women will take longer to flow into the brain. At the same time, hypoglycemia is also an important cause of dizziness.
However, not all of these early pregnancy symptoms will appear in pregnant women at the same time. Some women may have only one or two symptoms. When you suspect you are pregnant, be sure to do a pregnancy test in time.