How to recognize early signs of pregnancy?
After fertilization of an ovum and formationnew life in the body of a woman there are many changes that provide the proper conditions for the development of the fetus. These changes are the result of the interaction of hormones produced primarily by the placenta (chorionic gonadotropin), the yellow body (progesterone) and the ovaries (estrogen). These hormones are responsible for the so-called early signs of pregnancy. Many of these symptoms a woman is able to recognize on her own. After all, most of them appear already on day 14 after fertilization. But the symptoms are only a possibility, and only the tests and the gynecologist can confirm the pregnancy. In addition, many signs may not have anything to do with pregnancy.
The most common early signs of earlypregnancy is the absence of menstruation. If menstruation is delayed for several days and the woman does not take any contraceptive pills, one can safely suspect about future motherhood. However, delay does not always indicate pregnancy. Other reasons may include prolonged travel, stress, fatigue, hormonal problems, sudden weight loss or illness.
Very characteristic for many future motherssuch early signs of pregnancy as malaise and nausea, which often leads to vomiting. These symptoms torment half of pregnant women. Nausea can begin from the second week after fertilization and, as a rule, should disappear in the second trimester. To such symptoms, sensitivity to smells may also be pricked. Women react negatively to spices, meat, household chemicals, and even favorite spirits. Also, salivation can increase. But even here one must remember that food poisoning or infection may be the cause of nausea.
With successful fertilization, the body temperature during the expected menstruation increases by 6-10 degrees.
From the first days of pregnancy, the femaleThe breast becomes more sensitive to touch, and, eventually, begins to increase in size. During this period, one can feel the tingling or tightness of the mammary glands. Sometimes the nipple darkens around the nipple and small nodules appear, which are seals of the sebaceous glands. However, another reason for these symptoms may be a hormonal imbalance in the body.
Often there are early signs of pregnancy invery frequent urination. The matter is that the uterus during this period grows and increases in volume, suppressing the bladder, which leads to systematic visits to the restroom. Unfortunately, serious illnesses such as diabetes mellitus or urinary tract infection, as well as the use of diuretics, also cause frequent urination.
Another suggestive early signsPregnancy is a change in skin color in some women around the labia, nipples, abdomen and face. But, as in the case with the breast, such symptoms are also possible with hormonal imbalance in the body.
Also stress on early pregnancy is safecan be attributed to harbingers of future motherhood. Most pregnant women feel tired, and the first trimester they can be very drowsy. Irritability, mood swings, unforeseen nervous reaction to simple and ordinary things - all this together with other signs indicates pregnancy.
The change in the size of the uterus can be seen and looking at the belly, which is noticeable already at the 8th week of pregnancy. However, the same fibroid or intestinal cramps sometimes also lead to an increase in the size of the abdomen.
In any case, you need to remember that the symptoms areonly a probability, and only the special tests and a gynecologist will be able to confirm the pregnancy. In addition, as can be seen, many of the signs may not have anything to do with pregnancy.