If you’ve been trying to get pregnant you might be paying attention to any little change in your body. From headaches to achey breasts, what are some of the most common symptoms of pregnancy?
Missing your period is the most common sign and indication of pregnancy. However a variety of other reasons can cause late or missed periods such as stress, illness, and weight fluctuations, etc. If you suffer from A hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age that can cause prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormones (androgen). Fluid pockets may develop in the ovaries preventing the release of eggs. The cause of PCOS is not known but factors could include excess insulin, low-grade inflammation, genetic factors, and excess androgen., a condition in which periods can occur months apart, missed periods may be common.
Another common symptom of pregnancy is the change in size and feel of the breasts after conception. Breasts may begin to enlarge after conception to ready the body for breastfeeding. Some women claim that their breasts were more sensitive and experienced a very sharp or tingling sensations.
Another most common symptom of pregnancy is nausea and vomiting normally seen among women – also known as morning sickness. Morning sickness is also commonly experienced from the fifth and sixth week of the pregnancy up until the 2nd Trimester and can startan start as early as 2 weeks of pregnancy. The degree of nausea and vomiting differs from person to person, but mostly this symptom will disappear after of 3 to 4 months.
Frequent urination is also a common early pregnancy symptom among pregnant women within 2-3 weeks after conception due to hormonal changes.
Fatigue is a common early pregnancy symptom due to rising levels of the hormone progesterone, as well as changes in blood pressure and blood sugar.
While all of these symptoms can be caused by pregnancy, they do not necessarily mean you’re pregnant. In fact, some common early pregnancy symptoms are also symptoms of an upcoming period.
Every woman and pregnancy is unique! Try taking an early pregnancy test if you suspect you may be pregnant, and if you get a negative but still suspect pregnancy, start counting the days until your period.