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Ways To Know That You Are Pregnant

May 17, 2008
How will you know that you are pregnant? Below are some of the clues and pregnancy basics, so that you can know for sure that you are pregnant. However, please note that pregnancy differs from one woman to another. The symptoms may be less intense or more severe.

The pregnancy symptoms may occur for a short while or for a long time. They may happen often or they may be rare during the entire pregnancy period. Keeping this in mind, read these important pregnancy symptoms.

Symptoms Of Pregnancy

Missed Period: This is the most important symptom of pregnancy. If you miss your menstrual period, you can be reasonably sure that you are pregnant. However, some women may experience a lighter menstruation instead of none at all.

1. Intuition: Many women get a gut feeling when they are pregnant. This pregnancy symptom is important, as a womens intuition is usually right. You usually know that you are pregnant, when you are!

2. Tenderness Of Breasts: Breasts and even nipples become more sensitive during pregnancy. A feeling of soreness in the breasts persists. In addition, some women may find their nipples darkening.

3. Tiredness: Fatigue is also a pregnancy symptom. You find you feel like going to sleep earlier at night. You may sleep longer in the morning. A little exertion will tire you quickly.

4. More Visits To The Bathroom: Frequent urination is a pregnancy symptom. Though annoying, it might continue up till you deliver your baby. It happens because your swelling uterus puts pressure on your bladder.

5. Nausea And Vomiting: This pregnancy symptom may start within a week of your getting pregnant. Nausea is also known as Morning sickness. However, this sickness usually stops when you enter into the second stage of pregnancy.

6. Dizziness And/Or Fainting: After a little exertion, you feel dizzy or you might even faint. This happens because of low blood sugar. Your baby inside you needs nutrition, so you have to eat more.

7. Craving/Dislike For Food: You find that you start wanting to gorge on some foods. Alternatively, you might stop relishing some foods you liked earlier.

8. Sensitivity To Smells: You find your power of smell has increased. You can sniff out odors, not noticed by others. This happens because of the increasing estrogen in your body.

9. Heartburn or Constipation: Your growing uterus pushes against other body organs, including your stomach. As a result, digestion slows down.

10. Mood Swings: You become more irritable. All this is because pregnancy is changing hormones levels in you.

11. Low Back Pain: This is an important pregnancy symptom. The growing uterus changes your torso-legs balance, leading to low back pain.

12. Implantation Bleeding: You may bleed a little when the fertilized egg begins to implant or move into the uterus. This happens 3-6 days after fertilization. The bleeding is little with pink spots. This does not happen in each pregnancy case, hence it is not a reliable pregnancy symptom.

Please understand that knowing pregnancy symptoms is important to be well informed. To ensure that you are pregnant see your doctor.

Thereafter record your pregnancy week by week and maintain good pregnancy health. Only to know that you are pregnant is not enough. Once you are, you have to nurture your pregnancy to give birth to a healthy baby.
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You usually know that you are pregnant when you experience thet early pregnancy symptoms. You need to have thorough knowledge of pregnancy basic during the entire pregnancy period. Monitor pregnancy week by week.
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