Nov 26th 2010 09:18 pm First Month Pregnancy Symptoms
If you’re wondering what the first signs of pregnancy are during the first month, it’s important to define what the “first month” really means. Pregnancy is measured by counting the number of weeks since the last menstruation.
So the first month of pregnancy is really the two weeks before conception and the two weeks after. This makes it a little confusing, but in the first month, pregnancy symptoms are still there for many women. Here are some early pregnancy signs that you may experience.
The very first symptoms of pregnancy that some women experience is the spotting or light bleeding that can occur when the fertilized egg implants to the lining of the uterus. Not all women experience this, but many do. Many women mistake it for a period because of the bleeding and the cramping, tender breasts, and mood swings that can go along with the spotting. Spotting is usually nothing to worry about.
There are many signs of pregnancy in the first month you may or may not experience. Most of them can also happen later during the first trimester or even later on in the pregnancy. Because high levels of pregnancy hormones are being released in the woman’s body in the beginning of pregnancy, many different symptoms and changes can occur. Here are some of the many symptoms women can experience.
- Spotting was mentioned above, but it is the light bleeding that can happen during implantation. This bleeding is distinguishable from a period – it’s usually lighter and pinker.
- Cramping. The stomach cramps can feel like regular menstrual cramps, or they can last longer and feel worse.
- Fatigue. The extra hormones and the fact that you’re growing a person inside you can really tire you out.
- Breast tenderness. The breast tenderness can last longer and hurt more than the kind experienced during a menstrual period. Some women notice a change in their breast size and nipple color.
- More frequent urination. A woman’s body acquires extra body fluid during pregnancy, and this can cause your kidneys to flush out wastes faster than usual.
- Nausea. Morning sickness can happen early in pregnancy, can happen any time day or night, and can last all pregnancy long. You never know when or if this symptom will happen to you.
- Sense of Smell. Estrogen is blamed for the heightened sense of smell many women experience during pregnancy. For better or worse, most women notice smells more during pregnancy.
- Hunger. Even early in pregnancy you can feeling that increased hunger that comes because you’re providing nutrients to another person.
These are just some of the symptoms you might experience during the first month if you are pregnant. But keep in mind that having these symptoms does not necessarily mean you are pregnant. Many of these symptoms are also present during a menstrual period, so it’s important to check with a medical professional if you suspect you are pregnant.
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