First Symptoms of Pregnancy

The  pregnancy symptoms often differ from woman to woman. Not everyone experiences the same disorders and even where symptoms are common, their intensity and frequency can vary. Certainly the first warning sign is the cycle that does not arrive. However, missed periods do not automatically indicate pregnancy , as there are many reasons why it can happen. Generally, if there is a possibility that you may have become pregnant, it is advisable to take a pregnancy test. Let’s see the main symptoms together

Early Pregnancy Symptoms

Undoubtedly the most common and frequent first  symptoms of the onset of pregnancy, after conception , are:

  • breast tension and swelling and nipple discomfort
  • discomfort with certain types of odors
  • increased sensitivity and irritability
  • hunger
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • the pain back

It is certainly still too early to have the most classic and well-known symptoms of pregnancy , such as nausea or abdominal cramps or other symptoms, and it is certainly too early to take a pregnancy test , also because officially you do not have a delay in your menstrual cycle yet .

Fever symptom of pregnancy and others

Not all women have the same symptoms during pregnancy. Let’s see together the most frequent ones:

Breast pain

It feels a bit like the days before your period, when your breasts are a little uncomfortable. In this case, however, it is also a hypothetical sign of pregnancy, as well as the presence of darker and slightly larger nipples, with dots around the halo.

Tiredness, sleepiness and fever

A strong feeling of fatigue and continuous sleepiness can also be characteristic signs of the early stages of pregnancy. Pregnancy weakens the immune system to help ensure that the body does not reject the developing fetus. Changes in the respiratory system can also make pregnant women more vulnerable to colds and flu, and fever is a common symptom of these conditions.

A person has a fever when their body temperature rises to 38 ° C or higher. Symptoms that commonly occur with fever include:

  • chills
  • headache
  • loss of appetite
  • feeling tired or sleepy
  • dehydration
  • sweating

General malaise

At the beginning of a pregnancy, the woman may experience a feeling of general malaise, especially in the morning. A malaise that during pregnancy can evolve into typical morning sickness and in some cases into episodes of vomiting. The cause has often been identified as psychological, but a new study strengthens the view that it is biological and linked to a specific stage of pregnancy development. In particular, the research, by the University of Warwick and published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth , conducted on 256 women who kept a daily diary, identifies a window in which symptoms occur: eight to ten days after ovulation. 

Frequent urination

Pregnancy also causes an increased production of human chorionic gonadotropin, which increases urination and therefore forces women to urinate more often. Again, be careful not to generalize: urinating often is a characteristic of many women, regardless of whether they are pregnant or not.

Other symptoms

Other symptoms can be small bleeding, the so-called implantation losses (and in their presence it is good to consult the gynecologist), increased hunger, greater sensitivity to odors, headache.

Pregnancy symptoms before the period

Tiredness, bloating and abdominal pain, water retention, slight weight gain, breast tightness and joint pain, acne, diarrhea or constipation, whitish fluid discharge. And again irritability, melancholy and sadness, mood swings and difficulty in maintaining concentration: these are the main symptoms of PMS that generally occur a week / 10 days before the arrival of the menstrual cycle .

Symptoms of pregnancy in the first weeks

In the first month you can also suffer from pain in the lower abdomen and back pain in the lower spine which in some cases can last throughout the pregnancy. Apart from a pregnancy, back pain can also be caused by the imminent arrival of your period, spinal problems and nervous or physical tension.

  •  However, you may have some slight blood loss. These are the so-called implantation losses , which occur 6 to 12 days after conception and are caused by the fact that the embryo is sticking to the wall of the uterus.
  •  In addition, there may be some symptoms that are generally never associated with pregnancy. For example constipation or gastrointestinal disturbances . This is because pregnancy hormones can affect the health of the gastrointestinal tract: flatulence, bloating, and abdominal pain can be quite common or, conversely, hormones can slow down bowel functions and cause constipation .
  •  You may also experience symptoms that may come as a surprise, such as excessive salivation,  a disorder that is directly dependent on nausea and occurs with it from the first weeks of pregnancy and usually disappears around the third month . Often this condition occurs together with ptyalism, that is, the difficulty in swallowing that occurs when the amount of saliva becomes excessive. In turn, the difficulty in swallowing the saliva produced due to the ease of vomiting is the cause of abundant salivation. 

Remember that every woman and every pregnancy is different, so few symptoms can be considered as universal. Furthermore, fortunately, it is not certain that you will experience all the symptoms described, although there may be others. If any symptoms perplex you, our advice is always to talk to your doctor.

Symptoms of the first month of pregnancy

Nausea and diarrhea

The symptoms of the first week of pregnancy and the first month in general are not all the same. Among the most frequent we find nausea and diarrhea. This is due to the feeling of unusual hunger, which arises between pregnancy symptoms in the first two weeks and an alternation of hunger and loss of appetite due to small gastrointestinal disorders which can then lead to the appearance of other symptoms such as bitter or dry mouth. 

Depressive states

In the first weeks of pregnancy there can be a sudden change of mood, which can give rise to real small depressive states, with excessive nervousness.

How to tell if you are pregnant? Symptoms of pregnancy in the first days

How to know if you are pregnant if the symptoms of the first days of pregnancy are often confused with those of PMS? It is very difficult to distinguish the signs of a pregnancy from those of the upcoming period. Usually nausea and the presence of symptoms that are not normally typical for that period of the menstrual cycle can indicate that you are pregnant. However, the advice is to carry out a pregnancy test or do the analyzes.

Calculation of pregnancy

“How many months are you?”

Most pregnancies last around 40 weeks, and are given the onset of pregnancy approximately 14 days after the last menstruation . This system is especially useful in the clinical setting because it is not possible to know with certainty when conception took place. Generally, therefore, a pregnancy lasts 38 weeks, but in the uncertainty the best way to calculate the due date is to count 40 weeks, or 280 days, from the first day of the last menstrual cycle.

In this way you will know when to go for visits to the gynecologist, when to make an appointment for the various ultrasound scans and when your baby should be born.

Calculation of ovulation

How is the fertile period calculated ? To increase the chances of conception it is important to monitor the symptoms of ovulation in progress (for example consistency of the cervical mucus or measurement of the basal temperature), but also to keep a calendar of the menstrual cycle to understand which are the fertile days of the month. Typically, in a 28-day cycle, the fertile window is 4-5 days at the turn of the 14th day of the month.

Can I continue to have my period even though I am pregnant? Are there false menstruation?

Generally, what we call “false periods” occur with a lighter cycle than the classic menstrual cycle. The basal temperature , however, should continue to remain high if you are measuring it. With a pregnancy in progress, the temperature is just what could reassure us from the very early stages.

Beta hcg

In the first few weeks the analysis of the beta HCG hormone values ​​helps to make a more precise dating . The human chorionic gonadotropin , or HCG, is, in fact, a hormone produced during pregnancy and household pregnancy test do not make that highlight the presence or absence of these hormones own. Especially at the beginning of gestation, the HCG values increase rapidly, and then decrease and stabilize towards the end of the third month of pregnancy.

When do the first symptoms of pregnancy appear?  

Nausea and vomiting, one of the most well-known symptoms of pregnancy, begin to present between 2 and 8 weeks after conception

What are the first symptoms of an ongoing pregnancy?

The first reliable symptom of the onset of pregnancy is the absence of a period. But in addition to this you may experience these very common and frequent symptoms: breast tension and swelling, discomfort with certain types of odors, hunger, fatigue, nausea, back pain.

When does nausea begin in pregnancy?

Nausea is one of the most common and annoying early symptoms of a pregnancy. Not all of them suffer from it. Nausea usually appears in the first three months of pregnancy and should subside by the fourth month.

What are the symptoms in the first week of pregnancy?

The first week of pregnancy can pass over in silence or manifest itself in some way. There are some symptoms that can present themselves from the first days of pregnancy although most women begin to notice some changes later on. The first symptoms are breast tension, nausea, increased sensitivity to odors, fatigue, back pain.

How long does it take to get pregnant after intercourse?

According to some studies, spermatozoa can reach the egg in just thirty minutes. It should be remembered that the egg remains fertile and fertilizable for about 24 hours, but the spermatozoa can remain viable for up to 72 hours.

What are the early Symptoms of twin pregnancy

Each pregnancy is different from the other.
Each time the symptoms may be different, the first time you may suffer from terrible nausea and the second time you may not have any complaints.
And if the pregnancy is twins, one wonders: are the symptoms different from those of a single pregnancy?

The belly can grow faster and get big quickly after a few weeks of pregnancy, it can feel particularly tired, but especially most women who are expecting twins are struck by terrible nausea , a nausea that can be unbearable. and be present 24 hours a day.

Twin pregnancy beta values

The most evident and relevant symptom of a multiple pregnancy are the levels of Beta HCG  which are particularly high and increase significantly.

Twin pregnancy symptoms first weeks

But it can also happen that the first weeks of the twin pregnancy take place exactly as if it were a single pregnancy: some mothers had completely insignificant symptoms, the same weight gain as the first pregnancy, slight exhaustion, little nausea .

What is certain, in fact, is that the only way in which it is possible to diagnose a twin pregnancy is by ultrasound !

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