A late period can be the ultimate tell-tale symptom that you might be pregnant. Even though some women suffer from late periods and this is normal for them, it can also be the biggest hint that you have a baby on the way. Find out more about skipping your period.
Probably the most talked about symptom is, of course, morning sickness. This can start almost straight away, and doesn’t necessarily always have to happen in the morning, as evening sickness can also appear. There’s no getting away from it, although there are some remedies and recipes that some mums-to-be believe work. Find out more on morning sickness and nausea.
It’s not unusual to have light spotting or bleeding in the early days of being pregnant, with some women even suffering with period like cramps. These signs can be confusing, and if the bleeding gets heavier or fails to stop, then see your GP as soon as possible. Find out more about spotting and cramps.
Being tearful or annoyed for unknown reasons are also common signs of being pregnant. These feelings are heightened during the first few weeks and months of because of the new changes to your body, but the feelings wear off as pregnancy progresses. Find out more on your emotions.
Tender or sore boobs can be another symptom. Hormones can cause your breasts to swell and feel sore to touch, even if you are only a few weeks pregnant, and usually gets better as pregnancy progresses. Find out more about sore breasts while pregnant.
We all know that pregnant women need to use the loo more often than most other people. Hormones are to blame for this early sign, too! Find out more about those frequent toilet trips.
Some women get one of the strangest symptoms of being pregnant – a sour or metallic taste in their mouths. This can even occur when you’re not eating and is due to the hormone, progesterone, controlling your taste buds. Like morning sickness, this usually disappears during the second trimester. Read more about your taste buds.
Not sure why you feel so tired? This is another symptom for the early days of expecting. Again, because your hormone levels are heightened during pregnancy, fatigue and generally feeling sleepy is a common sign for most women. Find out more about tiredness while pregnant.
Having racing hormones whizzing around your body causes it to work extra hard, especially now there’s a baby on board! This causes more pregnancy symptoms, coming in the form of aches and pains. Having sore muscles and feeling generally uncomfortable can be a possible sign that you’re pregnant. Find out more information about aches and pains while pregnant.
Most symptoms of pregnancy are caused by fluctuating hormones, with leg cramps being one of them. These can begin early on and are usually not so painful at this stage, with some women barely realising them. Find out how to sooth leg cramps.
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