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What Your Body Is Like in Early Pregnancy?

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What Your Body Is Like in Early Pregnancy?

Could you be pregnant? Every woman is different. So are your experiences of pregnancy. But here are some common symptoms of early pregnancy:

1...Spotting and Cramping

The spotting and, sometimes cramping is the result of the fertilized egg attaches itself to wall of the uterus after conception. The cramp resembles menstrual cramps, so some women mistake them. Also, Implantation bleeding may also occurs anywhere from six to 12 days after the egg is fertilized. 

Apart from bleeding, a woman may notice a white, milky discharge from her vagina. That's related to the thickening of the vagina's walls, which begins almost instantly after conception. The discharge is attributed to the increased growth of cells lining in the vagina.

2...Breast Changes

Yours may become swollen, sore, or tingly a week or two later due to the hormone levels rapidly change after conception. You may feel heavier or fuller, or feel delicate to the touch. The area around the nipples may darken. As your body is going through a tremendous change, it is going to take several weeks to get used to the new levels of hormones. But when it does, breast pain should subside.

3...Fatigue

Feeling very tired is normal in pregnancy, especially in early pregnancy. A woman can start feeling uncommonly fatigued as soon as one week after conceiving. It's often related to a high level of a hormone called progesterone though other factors - such as lower levels of blood sugar, lower blood pressure, and a hike in blood production can all contribute.

4...Nausea (which also known as Morning Sickness)

You can get it at any time of the day, but most commonly in the morning. Pregnancy hormones likely contribute to this symptom. 

Also, some women happen to crave, or can't stand certain foods when they become pregnant. The effect can be so strong that even the thought of what used to be a favorite food can turn a pregnant woman's belly.

5...Missed period

This is the most noticeable early symptom. Besides pregnancy, it might be that you gained or lost too much weight. Hormonal problems, fatigue, or stress are other possibilities. Some women miss their period when they stop taking birth control pills. 

 

Other symptoms of early pregnancy may include changes in hormonal balance, and this can cause frequent urination, constipation, mood swings, headaches and back pain, dizziness and fainting. 

A pregnant woman could have all of these symptoms, or maybe have only one or two. If any of these symptoms become troublesome, talk with your physician or OB/GYN about them so you can make a plan to offset them.

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