Most women feel strange during the first few weeks of their pregnancy. This is because the female body is anticipating and preparing itself for the baby; most women however, don’t notice this since well until they notice they’ve skipped one or two menstrual cycles.
Even if you’re regularly use protection, contraceptive methods like pills and vegan condoms can only provide protection if you use each and every time you engage in intercourse. Missing out even a single day on the pill and not using a condom leaves you vulnerable to unplanned pregnancies.
The best way to detect a pregnancy is by using a pregnancy test. But if you’re still not sure, here are the most common physical changes a woman’s body goes through during the early stages of pregnancy.
Shortness of Breath
If you’re having trouble breathing or feel like you lost all your air after going up a few flights of stairs, then this could be a sign of pregnancy. The body needs all the oxygen it can get for both mother and fetus, so your breath is definitely going to be a bit short.
Darken areolas and sore breasts are normal amongst pregnant women. Breasts develop a sensation of heaviness, due to how they’re beginning to fill up with milk in preparation for breast feeding. Some women may need to put on supportive bras to help minimize this discomfort.
Pregnant women get tired easily. They would want to sleep longer hours, work less and do more relaxing activities.
Morning sickness, or queasiness that unfortunately, happens throughout anytime of the day, can happen during pregnancy. Expecting women might also have upset stomachs and headaches that cause them to vomit.
The body produces many extra fluids during pregnancy. This means that the bladder is working overtime and frequent urination might happen and you constantly want to pee.
Backaches commonly start with the lower back. Ligaments become loose to make space for the baby and weight gain. Your center of gravity also changes as the baby grows and this causes pressure on the back, making it a bit painful.
Cramps can be felt during menstruation and pregnancy. The uterus stretches causing discomfort on the lower abdomen. Placing a hot pack or a water bottle with hot water inside on the lower abdomen helps minimize the pain.
Food Aversions or Cravings
Suddenly, you start looking for apples and oranges or you lose all your appetite for pork. This is one of the most common signs of pregnancy.
If you want to be safe and avoid unplanned pregnancies, always use protection, whether it’s something as ordinary as the Pill, or something as exotic as a vegan condoms-just find some method that actually works.