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First Symptoms of Pregnancy You Need To Understand

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Learn what are the early signs of pregnancy such as missed period, spotting and cramping, emotional changes, nausea, changed nature of cervical mucus etc. which appear as the symptoms of pregnancy in the first weeks.

Pregnancy is one of the most wonderful and enchanting feelings a woman experience in her lifetime. Pregnancy is a psychological transition that triggers a variety of emotions and feelings in expecting mommies. But as you are all set to announce big news of your pregnancy to your family and friends, you should know about the signs you might be pregnant.

A family is complete when a little one is brought into this world and brings a breeze of happiness to each member of your family. Pregnancy is one of the best feelings of this world and watching another life growing within you is the most rejoicing moments for a woman. Even before you miss your periods you may be skeptical about on the set of pregnancy. Through this article, we introduce you to the 15 signs, which show you might be pregnant.

1- Missed Period

A missed period is perhaps the most obvious sign that you are pregnant. This possible sign of pregnancy is a symptom, which finds its position on top of the list when women search for more details onsigns of pregnancy.

2- Spotting And Cramps

Some women may notice light spotting or vaginal bleeding assigns of pregnancy. Spotting usually occurs soon after conception when an embryo implants itself in the uterus. If you notice light spotting, there is a probability that you are carrying a little bundle of joy within you. This bleeding is slightly early and lighter in color then menstrual bleeding. Some women also experience cramps similar to that of menstrual cramps during pregnancy in first month.

3- Vaginal Discharge

Besides bleeding, white milky vaginal discharge with a strong stinky smell forms another prominentsign of pregnancy.  This discharge is related to thickening of vaginal walls, which occurs soon after conception and implantation. The vaginal discharge is harmless and may occur throughout pregnancy.

Caution- If you experience an itching or irritation with vaginal discharge, it can be result of a bacterial infection or a yeast infection.

4- Emotional Changes

Emotions plays a great role in life of an individual and it’s common to feel a sudden change in emotions during firstmonth of pregnancy. Feeling happy at one moment and anxious at another may be one of the15 signs of early pregnancy.

5- Tiredness Or Fatigue

You might experience fatigue or dizziness for long hours duringfirst month of pregnancy,as your body requires a lot of energy to create a baby. This doesn’t mean that you should be confined to bed all the time as it develops a feeling of weakness in you.

Tiredness is the symptoms of pregnancy

You may experience less fatigue around 12 weeks of pregnancy when the placenta is formed fully.

6- Food Aversions And Cravings

Food Aversions is another common symptom of pregnancy in first month. The food choices can be chalked up with the hormonal changes your body experiences duringpregnancy in the first month. Craving for unusual foods are common too as your hormonal changes is most dramatic during first month of pregnancy.

7- Headaches

You may experience mild to severe headache due to an increased blood blow in your body during pregnancy in first month.

8- Tender or Sore Breasts

Soreness of breast or tenderness is a commonsymptom of pregnancy in first monthas your breasts prepare themselves for lactation. Clinical trials reveal that not all women experience these symptoms especially if they have been on birth control pills before pregnancy.

9- Darkening Of Areolas

Your areolas may start to get widen and change their color to a shade darker during pregnancy in first month. This happens because your body prepares itself for breastfeeding.

10- Frequent Urination or Constipation

You are likely to get constipated during early pregnancy as the uterus directly imparts a pressure on the bladder which can also make you urinate frequently.
 Frequent urination is the early signs of pregnancy

11- Nausea With Or Without Vomiting

Feeling of nausea or vomiting is one of the classicsymptoms of pregnancy in first month. You may feel nauseated especially in the early morning hours. Nausea may strike you at any time – day or night.

12- Mood Swings

The flood of hormones rushing through your body duringpregnancy in first monthcan make you moody or weepy. Mood swings are the commonsigns of pregnancy.

13- Smell Sensitivity

You may feel annoyed with fragrance of flowers or may crave to get the sensuous smell of food depending on your body. Experts speculate that this may be your body’s own way to protect your body or baby during pregnancy from various toxins or spoiled food.

14- Elevated Basal Temperature

If you have been keeping a track of your basal temperature, then an elevation in basal temperature by around one degree can be asign of pregnancy in first week.

15- Feeling More Hungry Than Normal

Initiating a life to grow within you is a tedious task and your body has to work extra hard to grow and feed your child perfectly.  On an average, a pregnant woman needs extra 300 calories per day during pregnancy.

Feeling more hungry than normal is the symptoms of pregnancy

Feeling hungry all day long may be an obvious symptom of pregnancy in first month.

Potential Complications Related To Pregnancy In First Month

You may want to know the symptoms of pregnancy in first month, which may warrant immediate medical attention. Some of these symptoms as follows-

1- Bleeding

Bleeding means different phenomenon throughout your pregnancy. If you are experiencing heaving blood flow with menstrual cramp like symptoms then you should consult a healthcare supervisor at the earliest. Heavy bleeding can be a sign of miscarriage in first trimester.

2- Severe Nausea and Vomiting

It is common to feel nauseated during pregnancy but severe nausea and vomiting may be a sign of serious health issue. If you can’t eat or drink anything then you may be at a risk of becoming dehydrated. In case of severe nausea, consult your healthcare provider immediately.

Hope this article has been able to resolve your queries on earliest symptoms of pregnancy in the first week. Follow Elawoman to get regular updates on fertility health and treatment.

Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal

About The Author

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal

Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal is an obstetrician, gynecologist and infertility specialist who is providing her valuable expertise in the field of gynecology and infertility issues. She ensures that the patients receive the required fertility treatments well on time. Dr. Kavita specializes in the treatments like High Risk Pregnancy Care, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Reproductive Medicine. Currently, she is practicing at Amit Jaggi Memorial Hospital, Vibhav Nagar, Agra.


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Anuradha Gurung

When I was pregnant with my first child, I used to feel very sensitive. I used to cry a lot on small things. Along with this, I had terrible mood swings which was one of the severe symptoms of pregnancy.

July 13, 2018, 5 p.m. 5.0


Manisha Jha

Nausea and vomiting during the first months of pregnancy made me too tiring. At times, I also felt that my breasts were more tender.

April 28, 2018, 9:45 p.m. 5.0


Tanya Maan

If you have these symptoms after a week of your fertile days then you must have a pregnancy test kit. During my pregnancy, my appetite increased to a great extent.

Jan. 4, 2018, 3:02 p.m. 4.5


Priya Goragandhi

Earliest symptoms like nausea or cramps might excite you and you may feel like testing it the very day itself. But always remember that hormonal surge is produced within a week of missing your periods, in general. Testing early and getting a negative result can make you upset. So it's always a go...

Oct. 28, 2017, 3:06 p.m. 4.5


Usha Reddy

Many women get confused that they are not getting first symptoms of pregnancy and they even get hyper for that. But one should understand that every woman has got a different body and they get their early signs accordingly. Some may get more and some may get just few.

Oct. 28, 2017, 12:02 p.m. 5.0

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