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Early Signs of Pregnancy

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Sep 01, 2011
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  • Implantation pain is one of the earliest detectable sign of pregnancy.
  • Nausea, feeling dizzy and missed period are other possible signs.
  • There may be increase in basal body temperature.
  • Breasts of a woman may become tender or swollen.

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The first symptom of pregnancy is not the same in all women. You should be able to identify your first sign of pregnancy as then, you can prepare for it better.Ensuring a healthy baby is not an easy task and the sooner you start making changes in your lifestyle, the more chances of being successful in it. The difficulty in ascertaining certain symptoms as those of pregnancy is that they can be very similar to those of menstruation or some medical condition. You should know the distinctive symptoms of early pregnancy to differentiate it from menstruation or any disorder.


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Possible First Signs of Pregnancy

Implantation Pain- It is one of the earliest detectable sign of pregnancy. When the fertilized egg gets implanted in the uterus, pools of blood are formed as it moves through the mother’s blood vessels. This process can cause pain or cramping. It can happen a few days up to two weeks after ovulation.

Shortness of Breath- Do you get winded going up the stairs all of a sudden? It might be because you’re pregnant. Since the growing fetus needs oxygen, it leaves you with little shory. It may continue throughout your pregnancy, especially when the growing baby starts to put pressure on your lungs and diaphragm.

Other common signs inlcude Tender or swollen breasts, nausea, feeling dizzy or vomiting, mood swings and increased basal body temperature.

 

 

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Missed period

This is the most common first observed pregnancy symptom. Women can and they should try to know about it beforehand. The symptoms given above can be observed even before the obvious sign of missed period. It is easier for women sensitive to the changes in their body to notice the changes.


Any of these early pregnancy symptoms can be experienced from 2 weeks after conception up to 16 weeks. Many women do not experience these after 12 weeks. It is very important that you do not confuse symptoms of pregnancy with those of PMS because many of them can feel similar. Headaches, backaches, stomach cramps and bleeding occur during early part of pregnancy as well as due to menstruation.


The implantation bleeding is red or pinkish in colour while menstrual bleeding is dark red. Tender breasts during early pregnancy are much more intense than when caused by PMS. Similarly, the fatigue caused by PMS is not as intense or uncomfortable as that caused by pregnancy. Missed period can be caused by irregularity of menstrual cycle and you need to test for pregnancy after it. A missed period accompanied by intense tender breasts, nausea and fatigue indicate early pregnancy and you can be fairly certain if such is the case. Get yourself tested immediately if you experience these symptoms.

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  • suhana vyas29 Mar 2012
    i used to smoke one cig daily.now i feel im pragnent.i stop smoking..wht can i do now? concern any doctor about smoking.r everything will be fine.pls rply.
  • chui29 Feb 2012
    before marriage me pregnant ho gayi thi or phir mene kuch abort pills kha li.bt bhut late ho chuka tha.vo baby 2and half month ka ho gya tha...phir mene doctot se uski cleaning krvayi.mje dar ha ki kya ab shadi ke bad meri family ko ..ye bate pta chal jaygi kisi dusre doctor ke through,agar me phir se pregnant hoti hu to kya koi bi doctor ye bta dege ki me phle ek abort kra chuki hu.plz make it confidential.........and reply me soon......
  • SREEJASIVAKUMAR19 Feb 2012
    MY MENSTURATION DATE IS FEB16 I DID NOT GET MENSUTRATION SO FAR I FEEL LIKE VOMITING AND STOMACH PAIN PLS CONFIRM WHETHER I AM PREGANT MAY I DO PREGANCY TEST
  • SREEJASIVAKUMAR19 Feb 2012
    MY MENSTURATION DATE IS FEB16 I DID NOT GET MENSUTRATION SO FAR I FEEL LIKE VOMITING AND STOMACH PAIN PLS CONFIRM WHETHER I AM PREGANT MAY I DO PREGANCY TEST
  • shoieb11 Feb 2012
    HIII Zarna... i m not a admin of this page but i want to suggest that Eat some hot things lik chololate, kachi papaya juise, pickle etc... kacha papaya juise is too hot for body so u vl b in ur peroids soon.... If ur periods Blood colour is DARK RED then dont worry u r not preg....
  • samita08 Jan 2012
    Hi , meri shadi ko 6 year ho gye hai but mai Consive nahi kar pa rahi ek baar mera misscarez bhi ho gya hai,,plz mujhe batao mujhe kya karna chaiye,,
  • gourav shakya24 Dec 2011
    i am no pregenent but ho nahi raha. to kya karna chaiy. shadi ko 2 Saal ho gaye sugest me. kya kare................
  • nirosha05 Nov 2011
    i will missed the period among 20 days.but tomorrow i have a very small amount of bleeding. Plz tell me what can i do
  • shekar08 Oct 2011
    How is no pregnancy first time[realy i want no true]
  • Sharanya04 Sep 2011
    hi, I missed my periods more than 2 weeks . I have taken the 2 home pregnancy test . but both are negative. I feeling very tried and back pain , headace etc. Also i have white discharge like my periods. Is this is sign of pregnancy. What i want to do next? Please suggest me ?
  • salma03 Sep 2011
    you should advice your sister to get penis in her vagina in lying position and guy should be on your sister he should stroke rapidly & highly pressure to pressing lower Basel of your sister but using the protection of condom must. after trying this for 4-5 times /days for a week ,If your sister is pregnant, she get miscarriage absolutely.this is my experience. Because first 4 weeks ,the fetal position is at the mouth of uterus where penis reached by pushing it high force.
  • angel31 Aug 2011
    get a pregnancy test strip. its easly available at the chemist by the name of PREGASURE by mankind pharmacy. its is for 60 rupees. get it for her as soon as possible tell her to do a urine test with it. Secondly may be due to her fear of what has happend with her in the room she is disturbed and missed her periods due to harmone change or imbalance..and she is not pregnant..anyways check it first with a pregnancy test strip.
  • seema22 Aug 2011
    she is in so much stress....aap self pregnancy test kyu nahi kar k dekh lete..isse aapka doubt bhi clear ho jayega ..50 Rs. ki to baat h