8 symptoms of pregnancy

Published by Elcrema
On 15 August 2016 saa 01:00
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“Am I pregnant?” This is a question every woman might have asked themselves at some point in their lives. So what symptoms should every woman look out for if they feel they are pregnant?

Below are 8 symptoms of pregnancy

1. Constipation

This can be a symptom of pregnancy as food digest slower than usual during pregnancy due to increased progesterone production.

2. Swollen or tender breast and /nipple

This is another symptom of pregnancy and the breast gets swollen during pregnancy because the breasts are undergoing changes to prepare for breastfeeding.

3. Late or missed period

If your period is late or you probably missed your period, you could just be pregnant as late or missed period could be a sign of pregnancy.

4. Morning sickness

Morning sickness is another sign of pregnancy and is most common between weeks four and eight of pregnancy.

5. Intense headaches

Intense headaches could be a symptom of pregnancy and this is caused by increased hormone levels.

6. Increased basal body temperature

Basal body temperature is your morning body temperature before you get out of bed and a woman’s basal body temperature increases during ovulation and decreases when her menstruation occurs. When a woman is pregnant, the basal body temperature just keeps increasing.

7. Mood swings

If you suddenly start experiencing mood swings, it could be a sign you are pregnant as this is another symptom of pregnancy.

8. Unusual tiredness

Suddenly you sleep at any time of day; that could just be a sign you are pregnant due to increased progesterone production.

Please note that if you experience any of these symptoms, getting a home pregnancy test or seeing a doctor is advised to find out if you are truly pregnant.