Signs you are pregnant, In this epidemic time of covid-19 are you aware if you are pregnant or not. Well here are some facts involved in it.
Someone once told me that “the best part about being pregnant is you can eat as much as you want even when your tummy starts getting bigger”.
First thing’s first, you can only get pregnant if you are having unprotected sex, in literal terms, you and your partner are not using a condom or a medicinal contraceptive.
So, the probable reason you are reading this article is that maybe you are planning to have a baby or fear that you might have one. Either way, it is always good to be in control of the situation, since being pregnant is a big responsibility.
By far the best way to be sure about your pregnancy status is to use a pregnancy test strip. A pregnancy test strip is used to detect hCG (pregnancy hormones) in a woman’s urine. You can get it from any drug store near you, and no! it is not expensive, costing anywhere between $10 – $15.
But before you get the strip here are 10 signs that indicate you are pregnant,
1- Missed Period
It is perhaps the most obvious of the signs. This is the reason most women search for more details regarding other pregnancy indicators.
But not all five fingers are the same, each human anatomy is unique in how it behaves. Some women stop menstruating altogether whilst others experience much lighter periods compared to their usual.
You might not experience any of the pregnancy signs below until you missed your period.
2- Increased basal body temperature
The basal body temperature is your oral temperature when you wake up in the morning. After ovulation, the basal body temperature increases slightly and remains at that level until your next period. If your basal body temperature has been increasing for more than two weeks, it means you are pregnant.
3- Cramping and slight bleeding
Implantation bleeding is a small amount of spotting or vaginal bleeding. It occurs when the fertilized eggs attach to the lining of the uterus around 10 to 15 days after fertilization. Unlike the bleeding women experience during a normal period, implantation bleeding is usually a bit earlier, spottier and lighter in color and doesn’t last much long.
Experiencing abdominal cramping is also a sign of pregnancy. These cramps are similar to menstrual cramps.
4- Swollen and tender breasts
Almost two weeks after conception, hormonal changes in your body may result in your breasts getting tender, tingly or sore, or the breasts may feel heavier or fuller.
5- Tiredness or Fatigue
Both of these symptoms rank high in the list of early pregnancy indicators. This occurs because during pregnancy the progesterone hormone levels soar. High progesterone levels in your body can put you to sleep or experience tiredness.
This occurs because of increased blood circulation during early days of pregnancy and it results in frequent, mild headaches.
Due to increased progesterone levels in your body during pregnancy, food passes more slowly through your intestines resulting in constipation.
8- Mood Swings
Feeling unusually emotional and weepy? This is probably due to a flood of hormones in your body in the early stages of pregnancy. During the first trimester mood swings are also common.
9- Food cravings
During the first trimester hormonal changes are the most drastic, and because of this you might find yourself craving certain type of foods like coffee, ice-cream or fried foods.
10- Morning sickness or Nausea
The classic example of pregnancy is experiencing morning sickness. For some women, experiencing queasiness starts two weeks after conception.
Due to rapidly rising estrogen levels, some women might experience nausea as well, which causes the stomach to empty slowly. Pregnancy also tends to trigger a heightened sense of smell in women, so different odors like perfumes or smoke may result in nausea.