Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Symptoms of Pregnancy

Symptoms of pregnancy differ from woman to woman and pregnancy to pregnancy. Some women experience symptoms of pregnancy within a week of starting stage which is medically termed as conception, but for others it may develop over a few weeks or may not be present at all. Here is a list of some of the most common pregnancy signs. If you have been sexually active and experience any of the given symptoms then you should go for a pregnancy test.
  • Food Cravings:
    You may not have a strong desire to eat pickles and ice cream, many women will feel cravings for certain foods when they are pregnant. This can last throughout your entire pregnancy.
  • Implantation Bleeding:
    One of the earliest pregnancy symptom is Implantation bleeding. About 6-12 days after conception, the embryo implants itself into the uterine wall. Some women will experience cramping as well as some spotting.
  • Delay in Menstruation:
    A delayed menstruation is the most common pregnancy symptom. When you become pregnant, your next period should be missed. Many women can bleed while they are pregnant, but typically the bleeding will be lighter than a normal period.
  • Swollen Breasts:
    Swollen breasts is a pregnancy symptom which may begin as early as 1-2 weeks after conception. Women can feel swollen or sore in their breasts.
  • Tiredness:
    Feeling fatigued or more tired is a pregnancy symptom which can be started as the first week after conception.
  • Morning Sickness:
    This well-known pregnancy symptom will often show up between 2-8 weeks after conception. Some women are fortunate to not deal with morning sickness at all.
  • Backaches:
    Lower backaches may be a symptom that occurs early in pregnancy; however, it is common to experience a dull backache throughout an entire pregnancy.
  • Headaches:
    The sudden rise of hormones in your body can cause you to have headaches early in pregnancy.
  • Frequent Urination:
    you may find yourself making a few extra trips to the bathroom after 6-8 weeks of the conception.
  • Darkening of Areolas
    If you are pregnant, the skin around your nipples may get darker.

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Things You Should and Should Not Do During Pregnancy

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