Ever have a moment where you “know” something, but you’re not sure how you know it? That’s how many women feel early in pregnancy. Something is different, but they can’t quite put their finger on it. Your body, heart, even soul just feels different somehow.
That feeling can cause a lot of stress and uncertainty, particularly if you didn’t plan to become pregnant. Before long, physical symptoms appear. So, what signs should you look for early in pregnancy, and where can you go from there?
Let’s check out some early pregnancy symptoms…
1. Difficulty Breathing
Huffing and puffing just to get upstairs? A growing fetus needs oxygen, so perhaps you’re sharing.
2. Sore Breasts
Your breasts can be tender early in pregnancy – and they may grow a bit bigger. Struggling to get that bra on?
Pregnancy takes a lot out of a woman, even early on. You may feel incredibly tired for no apparent reason.
4. Throwing Up
We’ve all heard of morning sickness, but pregnancy nausea can happen any time. Recurring nausea is a potential sign of pregnancy.
5. Peeing a Lot
Frequent potty breaks are annoying, but pay attention to your body. They may be a pregnancy symptom.
Recurring throbbing or dull headaches and backaches are classic pregnancy signs. Don’t ignore them, and don’t over-medicate.
Don’t assume cramps mean you’re experiencing PMS. It could be your uterus stretching to make room for baby.
If you have a hard time keeping your feet under you, it could be the result of pregnancy-related low blood sugar or low blood pressure.
Don’t misinterpret a little spotting for having your period. Implantation bleeding is common in early pregnancy.
10. Positive Home Pregnancy Test
You may think this is the ultimate proof of being pregnant, but home tests can be wrong. If you think you’re pregnant, you should get a medical pregnancy test to confirm the results – positive or negative.