Early pregnancy symptoms vs. PMS: What’s the difference?
The majority of early pregnancy symptoms that appear before your period are eerily similar to PMS symptoms. But only if you’re pregnant will you notice changes in your areolas (they’ll appear darker, wider, and bumpier) Although they are not 100% certain signs of conception, a consistently elevated BBT and creamy vaginal discharge post-ovulation are both relatively reliable signs.
If not, the only way to determine if additional early pregnancy signs (such as nausea, tender breasts, fatigue, bloating, sensitivity to smell, etc.) exist is to consult a physician. ) are pregnant or experiencing PMS, it is best to wait until you can get a pregnancy test.
(After a missed period: pregnancy weeks 4-9)
Although it may seem obvious, if you have missed a period (especially if they usually arrive on schedule), you are probably suspecting pregnancy. One early pregnancy symptom that every expectant mother experiences is a missed period!
Early pregnancy bloating, which many women experience shortly after conception, is difficult to distinguish from pre-period bloating and can make it difficult to button your jeans.
While you can’t yet blame your baby for that puffy, stuffed-up feeling, you can blame the hormone progesterone, which slows down digestion and gives nutrients from food more time to enter your bloodstream and reach your baby.
Unfortunately, bloating is often accompanied by constipation. By including the right amount of fiber in your diet, you can maintain regularity.
Heartburn is a bothersome symptom that many women experience around the second trimester of pregnancy. Food moves more slowly through your GI tract as a result of the hormones progesterone and relaxin relaxing smooth muscle tissues throughout your body.
Rolaids and Tums medications, as well as chewing sugarless gum, can be helpful.
Morning sickness, which is a recognizable, nauseating feeling, can strike at any time of day and typically starts around six weeks into pregnancy, though it can vary and begin earlier. For most women, nausea starts by week 9.
This early pregnancy symptom resembling seasickness can be caused by hormones, specifically higher levels of progesterone (although estrogen and hCG can also play a role).
Another early pregnancy symptom, food aversions, where the thought, sight, or smell of certain foods you typically enjoy can make you queasy (or, worse, worsen your morning sickness), may be caused by your extra-sensitive nose.
This common early pregnancy symptom can be brought on by anything, even something seemingly harmless like chicken or salad.
Although it typically occurs in the first trimester of pregnancy, this isn’t one of the very first symptoms. Again, blame the hormones of pregnancy, especially in the beginning when your body is overrun with them and still getting used to all the changes in hormone levels. Don’t worry: By the second trimester, when things have calmed down in there, this early pregnancy symptom frequently disappears.
Early in pregnancy, some expectant mothers experience saliva buildup, also known as ptyalism gravidarum. This symptom typically appears during the first trimester and is thought to be your body’s defense mechanism against the damaging effects of stomach acid on your mouth, teeth, and throat.
Symptoms of pregnancy: What happens first
Are you aware of the early signs of pregnancy, such as nausea and fatigue?
The pregnancy test will reveal whether or not you are pregnant. However, you might suspect — or hope — that you’re pregnant even before you miss a period. learn the early symptoms of pregnancy and the causes of them.