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Very early pregnancy symptoms

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Very early pregnancy symptoms can take shape in a number of ways, one of the early signs that you could be pregnant is when your period is late or you miss your period completely. If your monthly cycle is regular and consistent and you experience this, it could be signs you have a bun in the oven.

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Sore Breasts

If putting on your bra this morning felt like torture, and your breasts seem a little bigger, tender, heavier or they may even have darker areolas than normal – then the chances are you could be pregnant. Buy a supportive bra to ease the discomfort, for a while at least…

Nausea

The majority of women suffer from vomiting what they are roughly 6 weeks pregnant, this is commonly known as morning sickness. It doesn’t only happen if the morning, it can happen noon and night too. It usually subsides as you enter your second trimester, but until then things that you love such as coffee could have you running towards the bathroom with even a whiff from the cafetiere. Eat foods that will settle your stomach like crackers.

Frequent urination

You may find yourself not been able to sleep at night because you need to visit loo, this may be a sign that you’re pregnant. During pregnancy your body produces more fluid, which means your bladder is working overtime.

Backache

If you normally don’t suffer with backache and you notice the lower of your back is sore, this may be another sign. This will continue throughout the pregnancy due to weight gain, however you shouldn’t be gaining weight for a few months yet…

Cramps

Cramping could be down to PMS, pregnancy or many other issues. If you’re feeling crampy it could be due to the uterus stretching to make way for the baby. This can start around the time of implantation- although it could be normal for you to cramp during your cycle and you’ll find you will notice every twinge during the two week wait

Cravings

If you notice a change in food issues, such as wanting to eat more of what you don’t normally like or finding products you love now turn your stomach – this could be your body telling you you’re pregnant.

Mood swings

Find yourself flying off the handle at the slightest thing? Feeling moody, hormonal and more? This could be your body adjusting to new hormones.

Increased basal body temperature

If you’ve been trying to get pregnant and have been monitoring your BBT (basal body temperature), and notice elevated reading beyond a two week period, this could mean you’re pregnant.

Bleeding

If you notice spotting much lighter than you normally get during a period, you may be experiencing implantation bleeding. This is the process when the fertilised egg attaches to the uterus wall, causing bloodshed.

Shortness of breath

If you find you get winded experience shortness of breath to easily, it could be because you’re pregnant. Why does this happen? It’s because the growing foetus needs oxygen to thrive, meaning you go a little short. This may continue throughout the pregnancy I’m afraid.

Pregnancy tests

You won’t know for certain whether you’re pregnant or not, until you take a pregnancy test. If it produces a negative result and you still don’t have your period, it may be too early to detect if you pregnant. Wait a few days and try again.

Early pregnancy symptoms and the two week wait

The two week wait is a really tough time, when you are trying for a baby it is a really stressful time. It’s very easy to ‘feel pregnant’ or think you are when in fact it is too early to even have many symptoms. This is because you want to get pregnant so much of course, but when it’s time for Aunt Flo (Aunt Flo- your period) to rear her ugly head you’ll know either way, if she doesn’t come then it’s time to test.

When to see your GP

Don’t be disheartened if you don’t get pregnant straight away, there are many factors that come into it of course but statistics show that around 85% of women get pregnant within one year of trying. Only 20% of women trying to conceive will get pregnant in the first month of trying so don’t beat yourself up about it or straight away think you’ve got a problem.Up to 95% of women will be pregnant within 2 years but it is a good idea to see your GP and get checked out before this time.

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It’s also good idea to have a pre-pregnancy check up with your GP before you start trying for a baby, you can discuss your health and check any medication that you are taking is ok to take while pregnant.

If you are under 35 years old and don’t fall pregnant within a year then visit your GP for help, if you are 35 or over visit your doctor after 6 months of trying. Your doctor may wish to run some tests on you and also your partner.

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