10 first symptoms of pregnancy
The first signs and symptoms of pregnancy can occur before the delay of menstruation, but they can be so subtle that only women who are very alert to your body or are trying to get pregnant can realize because, for most women, they can go unnoticed. However, these symptoms should be taken into consideration, especially after the menstrual delay, because they can also be confused with PMS.
1. Pink vaginal discharge
When the egg is fertilized, there may be a slight pink discharge, which is actually the normal discharge that the woman presents (excess of vaginal mucus) with traces of blood caused by the spermatozoid entering the ovum and by its displacement until The uterus.
This discharge may appear a few minutes after intercourse or up to 3 days after intimate contact, the life span of the sperm within the female organism. Sometimes this discharge is only observed when the woman will cleanse herself after urinating.
2. Colic and abdominal bloating
With the fertilized ovum, there is an increase in blood flow in the pelvic region and then the female hormones take action to preserve the embryo and continue the pregnancy and this may cause some abdominal discomfort that can be recognized as being a menstrual cramp of Low to medium intensity. In addition, the woman may still have a small loss of blood, similar to menstruation, but in smaller amount.
Abdominal swelling is also one of the first symptoms of pregnancy and it is also caused by the intense pelvic changes that are happening. Increased blood flow and adaptation to uterine growth are the major cause of this mild abdominal bloating, which for some may go unnoticed. Around 7 weeks of gestation the lower part of the navel begins to get hard.
3. Sensitive and swollen breasts
During the first two weeks of pregnancy, the woman can observe that the breasts become more sensitive and this is due to the hormones that stimulate the mammary glands preparing the woman for breastfeeding. In addition, the nipples may become more tender and swollen, and the areola may become darker than normal by increased blood flow in the region.
4. Increased urinary frequency
With increased progesterone, there is increased urinary frequency, and even need to wake up at night to pee.
5. Oily skin and pimples
Hormonal changes can lead to the appearance or worsening of blackheads, called scientifically acne, and therefore, in the first weeks of pregnancy, the woman may notice an increase in skin oiliness, which can be controlled with the use of Skin cleansers and personal hygiene products.
6. Easy tiredness
Easy fatigue can be noticed as early as the first two weeks of pregnancy due to hormonal changes and decreased blood sugar.
7. Nausea, vomiting and salivation
Numbness and vomiting are common, especially in the morning, and this is one of the most commonly known pregnancy symptoms, which generally appears after the 6th week of gestation and can last through pregnancy. Already increased salivation may remain throughout the pregnancy.
8. Dizziness, sleep and headache
Dizziness and late-night sleep are pregnancy symptoms that occur because of low blood pressure, blood glucose lowering, and poor diet due to frequent nausea and vomiting. They occur early in the first weeks of pregnancy, but tend to decline after the 20th week of gestation.
Headache is also common during pregnancy due to hormonal changes, but it is usually weak, although persistent.
9. Aversion to strong odors
It is very common that early in pregnancy the woman has aversion to strong odors, even if they are apparently pleasing, like perfume. Most pregnant women even vomit after feeling a strong smell, such as gasoline, cigarettes or cleaning products, for example. This may be one of the symptoms that comes before two weeks of pregnancy.
10. Mood Variations
Early in pregnancy, during the first two weeks of pregnancy, the woman may notice some variations in mood, with no apparent cause. It is very common for the pregnant woman to cry for situations that would not make her cry before she is pregnant and this symptom should remain throughout the pregnancy.
However, if the woman does not have to be pregnant after 10 days of delayed menstruation, she should make an appointment with a gynecologist to check the cause of the delayed menstrual period.
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