Commmon Signs of Pregnancy in the First Month
Most pregnant women find it difficult to distinguish between the signs of pregnancy and normal body chemistry in the first month of pregnancy. There are a number of specific symptoms of pregnancy in the first four weeks women should be aware of. Here is a quick look at some of the most common signs you are pregnant.
Some pregnant women have mild cramps in the first four months of pregnancy. Though cramping is not a surefire indicator of pregnancy, if it occurs in unison with a late period, it might be a sign a baby is on board. Cramping has the potential to occur across the entirety of the pregnancy. Part of the cause of cramping is that the ligaments below the abdomen are stretched to accommodate the growing baby. If you have consistent cramping along with heavy bleeding, reach out to your doctor.
Spotting, also referred to as implantation bleeding, usually occurs two weeks after the point of conception. This type of bleeding has a lighter flow and hue than regular periods. Spotting in the first month of pregnancy is fairly normal. If you experience spotting, it won’t hurt to contact your doctor just to make sure your pregnancy is progressing as expected.
A Missed Period
In some cases, women assume spotting is actually a menstrual cycle. In reality, some such women have missed their period. In a lot of instances, a missed period is the first clear sign of pregnancy.
The elevated progesterone level that occurs early in pregnancy will likely cause you to feel fatigued. Furthermore, it is quite taxing for the body to handle the monumental changes that occur during pregnancy and nurture a healthy baby. Try to get 10-13 hours of sleep to stay well rested during the first month of your pregnancy and beyond.
Nausea and/or Morning Sickness
Nausea typically occurs around a month or so into the pregnancy. In some cases, women do not experience morning sickness at all. Certain women experience it before the initial one-month benchmark is reached. However, if your nausea prevents you from maintaining your weight, holding down water or living normally, you should meet with your doctor as soon as possible. In most cases, morning sickness in the first month is an indication of a healthy pregnancy.
Food cravings really start to ramp up in the first month of pregnancy. Alterations in hormone levels that begin in the first month are responsible for the increase in cravings.
Most women experience headaches during the initial month of pregnancy. Stress is one of the primary causes. However, the increase in hormone levels and additional blood are also causes of headaches.
Hormonal alterations during the first month of pregnancy have the potential to cause you to feel bloated. Bloating is characteristic of a regular period yet it might be difficult to be 100 percent sure the bloating is a regular component of your menstrual cycle, pregnancy or something else.
The early months of pregnancy often spur heartburn that results from the presence of hormone progesterone. Furthermore, the baby gradually pressures the abdomen, causing that much more heartburn.
Pregnancy causes a large hormone release. The influx of hormones has the potential to cause breast soreness. This soreness is the result of your body adjusting to alterations. If your breasts feel tender, if your nipples darken or if you spot veins on your breasts, it is a sign you might be in the first month of pregnancy.
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