Early Symptoms Of Pregnancy

A woman starts developing the early symptoms of pregnancy from the third to fourth week of conceiving. Here are some of the most common symptoms that appear during the initial stage of pregnancy.

Different Phases of Pregnancy

1. Amenorrhea (Missed period)

Amenorrhea, missed period, the first sign that a woman might receive as a message that a new life is about to grow inside her. After a woman gets pregnant, the progesterone hormone level increases and the blood-lining of the uterus gets thicker where the embryo would implant itself for further growth. As a result of this, a pregnant woman misses her next period.

2. Cramping and blood spotting

By the third week of pregnancy, the fertilized egg starts ti implant itself on the uterus. During this process, the woman can face mild cramping of the lower stomach similar to a menstrual cramp. Some women can also experience blood spotting and a minimal bleeding. It is completely harmless. However, she needs to be alert and might need a medical supervision if the bleeding is heavy.

3. Changes in the breasts

A pregnant woman can also experience several changes in their breasts. Oestrogen is  a hormone which is responsible for the development of breasts starts the growth of milk ducts for breastfeeding. Many women experience more tenderness, swelling or soreness around the breasts in her first trimester. Some may even have a tingling feeling. As the pregnancy starts advancing, areola, that is the area around the nipples, starts to darken.

4. Nausea

Majority of the pregnant women suffer from nausea or morning sickness by the start of the fourth week and lasts till 14-18th week. However, every pregnant woman doesn't necessarily show this symptom. A woman can have nausea at anytime of the day, but majorly occur during morning time. The actual cause for having nausea during pregnancy is still not known but can occur due to changes in the hormones.. If she is having extreme nausea and vomiting, then a medical supervision is needed.

5. Fatigue

This is one of the most common symptoms of pregnancy. A woman may start feeling more tired just after a week of conceiving. A pregnant woman may experience exhaustion, fatigue and tiredness though she might not have been involved in any physically heavy activities. This is due to the influence of progesterone hormone. Pregnancy also triggers the metabolism of the body and lowers the blood sugar and pressure which leads to fatigue.

6. Frequent Urination

Another sign that may develop very early during pregnancy is frequent urination. Some women can experience a need to use restrooms frequently even before the missed period. The major reason for this is the increase in the level of pregnancy hormone - Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG). This symptom may lasts for the entire stage of pregnancy until the delivery.

7. Dizziness and Fainting

A pregnant woman can also feel dizzy or at times faint due to low blood pressure starting from her first trimester only. She will need to have healthy diet to maintain her energy levels.

8. Mood Swings

Due to the changes in the hormones, mood swing is triggered in a pregnant women. They might feel irritation and show temperamental mood. Mood swings is one of the common signs of pregnancy which also starts from the first trimester.