Pregnancy - What are the sign and symptom of Early pregnancy
Early pregnancy symptoms include nausea and vomiting, breast tenderness, frequent urination, feeling tired or sluggish, light bleeding, dizziness and/or fainting, cramps, constipation and irritability. If you believe that you are pregnant there are a number of symptoms that can be an early sign of pregnancy. First pregnancy sign could be a missed period. Obviously, the first sign of a pregnancy is usually when a women misses her period. However, there can be a number of reasons that a woman does not have a period when she expects too. Another common sign of pregnancy is the dreaded morning sickness.
I feel tired. Is this normal?
It is common to feel very tired in the early stages of pregnancy. It is not unusual to feel that you have to sleep in the afternoon or early evening, even when you would not normally do this. The reason you feel tired is because your body is adapting to meet the demands of your developing baby. If you are worried about tiredness, or it continues or is severe, you should consult your doctor. Occasionally, tiredness can be due to anaemia, which can be checked by a simple blood test and is subsequently easily treated by iron and vitamin supplements.
I can't stand the taste of coffee any more and often feel sick. Why is this?
It is very common to go off certain foods and drinks during pregnancy. You may find that you don't like the taste of alcohol when you are pregnant or can't drink coffee. Many women describe a metallic taste in their mouth. Your sense of smell may also become more sensitive, such that the smell or taste of certain foods can make you feel nauseous. You might feel nauseated and vomit, especially in the morning - hence the term ' morning sickness '. Doctors don't know why women ' go off ' certain foods or drinks but it is possible that this is nature's way of protecting the baby from potentially harmful substances like alcohol at a critical stage in the baby's development.
Sign and Symptoms of Pregnancy
- Breast Changes
- Hemorrhoids Up to 50% of pregnant women get hemorrhoids . Hemorrhoids are swollen and bulging veins in the rectum. They can cause itching, pain and bleeding.
- Leg Cramps
- Nasal Problems
- Shortness of Breath - Tips to ease breathing include:
- Take deep, long breaths.
- Maintain good posture so your lungs have room to expand.
- Use an extra pillow and try sleeping on your side to breathe easier at night.
- Swelling - Most women develop mild swelling in the face, hands, or ankles at some point in their pregnancies.
During the pregnancy there are a number of issues that a mother-to-be can feel as a sign of pregnancy. Many women suffer from swollen ankles and this is an uncomfortable sign of pregnancy.
Do all pregnant women experience nausea or morning sickness?
About half of all pregnant women experience morning sickness. Nausea and morning sickness usually start a few weeks after conception, although some women will not suffer from these at all. Doctors don't know precisely what causes morning sickness but it is probably related to the hormonal changes in your body due to the implanting pregnancy. It is usually most severe when the levels of hCG, the pregnancy hormone, are highest in the first three months of pregnancy and resolves as levels decline in the second three months. Morning sickness is a misleading name as it can occur at any time of day. It may be worse when your stomach is empty, hence the association with morning. It can also be worse when you are tired.
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