9 Signs You Might Be Pregnant
When you are trying to have a baby, it can feel like an eternity to wait for a missed period. But even when it’s too soon to take an accurate pregnancy test – in the first few weeks after conception – you may experience early pregnancy symptoms. Pay attention to your body, and look for these signs you might be pregnant – you may be celebrating some good news soon!
9 Early Pregnancy Symptoms
1. Tender Breasts
Hormonal changes can make your breasts extra sensitive or swollen during the early stages of pregnancy. They may also feel heavier or have a darker color around the areolas.
Having trouble keeping your eyes open? Unusual fatigue is one of the signs you might be pregnant, caused by a boost of progesterone in your body.
3. Shortness of Breath
If you are feeling extra winded when doing day-to-day activities, this could be an indication of pregnancy. The growing baby needs oxygen as it develops, and it will start to put pressure on your lungs and diaphragm over time.
Morning sickness – which can strike at any time of day – often happens in early pregnancy. You may start to feel queasy as early as three weeks along.
5. Food Cravings or Aversions
When you get pregnant, you may find that you can’t get enough of some foods or can’t be near some others. Your sense of smell may also be heightened.
6. Frequent Urination
One of the early pregnancy symptoms is that you often have to relieve your bladder more often than usual (and unfortunately, this will only increase throughout pregnancy).
7. Mood Swings
If you start crying at the drop of a hat or feel your moods change dramatically from moment to moment, this is one of the signs you might be pregnant. Hormonal changes can cause frequent mood swings.
8. Light Bleeding
You might think you’re getting your period, but if the flow is much lighter than usual, it could be implantation bleeding. This occurs about 10 to 14 days after conception, when the egg attaches itself to the uterine wall.
A little lightheaded? Pregnancy makes your blood vessels dilate and your blood pressure drop, which can cause some dizziness.