If you have been trying to conceive for some time now, you might be desperate to see some early signs of pregnancy. In this post, we’ll be taking a closer look at some of the most overlooked early signs of pregnancy.
Early signs of pregnancy you could be missing
As your body starts getting into the preggo mode, it’s also preparing your breasts for feeding your baby after birth. Your body produces more progesterone, estrogen, growth hormone, and prolactin. Due to increased hormone levels, your breast tissue and milk ducts might become swollen causing tenderness and sensitivity.
More discharge than usual
During ovulation, cervical fluids start building up. If you fall pregnant during your cycle, the white, milky discharge will increase. This doesn’t stop during pregnancy, which might also end up annoying you to some extent.
You feel like napping. Every five minutes of the day.
Growing a human is hard work, and your body is feeling that weight! Because cells are always dividing and growing, a large amount of energy and nutrients are burned 24/7. Your cardiovascular and respiratory systems are also working overtime, and the added pressure on your iron stores doesn’t help either. Fatigue and tiredness are common early signs of pregnancy that most women learn to deal with.
You’ve got gas, and you look like you inflated your belly.
The gas, constipation, and the general feeling of being bloated are related to hormonal changes. Because your body is in overdrive as far as hormone production is concerned, your intestinal muscles relax to make room for your growing baby.
You’re feeling psycho. But also happy. And mad. And sad. It’s a mess really.
During early pregnancy, you’ll experience an intense influx of hormones, all of which result in mood swings. You’ll feel everything more intensely, and yes, your irritability levels will be sky high. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself smiling the one minute and crying the next. All of this is perfectly normal.
You feel lightheaded
Low blood sugar and dehydration commonly occurs during early pregnancy because your body is working super hard. To beat the lightheadedness, ensure you stay hydrated and eat regular small meals. This might also help keep the morning sickness in check.
It feels like a tiny person is having a go at your head…with a hammer.
Headaches have an array of possible causes, but they are also signs of early pregnancy. The blood vessels in your brain might relax due to the increase of hormones in your body.