September 29, 2022

Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms – Are You Pregnant

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“Am I pregnant?” is a common question amongst expecting mothers. As we all know, the early symptoms of pregnancy are easy to recognize especially if it’s not your first child. Pregnancy signs and symptoms vary depending on the woman but they’re all pretty similar across the board.

There are several pregnancy symptoms women may or may not experience, so it’s difficult knowing which ones you’re going to get.

Mood Swings

Anxiety is caused by a spike in stress hormones and might cause you to feel as if crying uncontrollably for no apparent reason. This is normal. It means that your body is just trying to get you prepared to face the many challenges of daily life.

Faint or Dizziness

Dizziness and the occasional feeling of faintness or light headedness can be triggered by a weak sugar supply to the brain, so it’s important to keep this well stocked. This is caused by vasodilation (causing blood vessels to dilate) in the circulatory system, which results in less flow through the small capillaries as opposed to larger arteries of veins.

Constipation

Due to increased amounts of progesterone, your body digests food much more slowly during pregnancy. This can sometimes lead to constipation, which can both be uncomfortable or unappealing because a pregnant woman’s body produces much more pee than the usual.

Increased Basal Body Temperature

Your basal body temperature is your body’s internal temperature at the moment of waking. It usually becomes higher during ovulation and lower when menstruation takes place. However, when a pregnancy occurs, the body’s basal temperature increases for longer periods of time than usual.

Abdominal Bloating

You might get a little puffy or bloated in your belly, but most women only gain about 12 pounds during their first trimester.

Changes In Nipple Color

You may notice a darkening of the color of the area around your nipples due to increased melanin production. Often there are visible genital hairs that come in dark brown or black.

Darkening of The Skins

A group of women may run the risk of skin darkening. It could occur on the forehead and bridge of the nose, or on your upper lip or cheekbones. Often the darkened feel is on both sides, across the face . However this doesn’t mean necessarily that you are pregnant. You should see your doctor for a health check up.

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