AM I PREGNANT?
Everyone knows the classic signs that indicate early pregnancy: your period has stopped, your breasts are bigger, and you’re tired all the time.
But pregnant women also experience a whole host of symptoms.
From phlegm discharge to aftertaste of metal and cravings to headaches – expect the unexpected.
Here is a list of 13 strange early pregnancy signs and symptoms no one told you about
As soon as your body realizes that you need more energy, for all the complicated things that happen in your stomach right now, you get cravings. The first few days your body is working at full speed, and you realize that you take a few bites more to you.
2. strange stuff will come out of you
While many women have vaginal discharge, it is not often associated with pregnancy. But most pregnant women will release sticky, white or pale yellow mucus early in the first trimester and during pregnancy.
Increased hormones and vaginal blood flow cause the discharge. Cervix and vaginal walls soften. Symptoms like strong smell, burning, itching
The discharge color is greenish-yellow, very thick or watery
may be signs of infection. Visit a doctor to prevent infection.
3. your body will turn up the heat
You are not sick. When you wake up in the morning after ovulation, your body temperature is slightly elevated. It stays that way until you get your next period.
If this temperature, known as basal body temperature, remains elevated for more than two weeks, you may be pregnant.
Note: Antibiotic may be dangerous for the baby at this stage.
Hormonal and blood volume changes during pregnancy can also lead to headaches. This is completely normal. Try to drink more water.
Some women also experience intermittent cramping on both sides of the lower abdomen, similar to menstrual pain.
6. want to pee all the time
And most women make extra trips to the toilet. That’s because your growing uterus puts pressure on your bladder. Calles pregnancy incontinence.
7. it will feel like the room is turning
It is not uncommon for pregnant women to feel dizzy or dizzy in the first trimester. Your blood pressure lowers and your blood vessels dilate.
Attention: pay close attention to the symptoms. Severe dizziness, vaginal bleeding and severe abdominal pain may indicate an ectopic pregnancy. In ectopic pregnancy, the fertilized egg implanted outside the uterus. Make sure you go to a doctor immediately to avoid life-threatening complications.
8. you just can not go
you could feel bloated, like you would have to go number two. But it just does not happen. This is because the hormonal changes of pregnancy as well as the prenatal vitamins can lead to constipation.
9. you can experience a falce period
About 25 to 40 percent of pregnant women will easily bleed or notice they are tracking early in their pregnancy. The slight bleeding can happen when the fertilized egg adheres to the uterine lining. This is known as implantation bleeding. It is about two weeks after conception.
Bleeding can also be caused by irritation, an ectopic pregnancy or a threatened miscarriage. Make sure you get medical help immediately if the bleeding gets heavier or is caused by severe cramps, back pain or sharp pains.
10. low Immunity
Pregnancy lowers your immunity. That means: cough, colds and nasal flow. It is not uncommon for pregnant women at the beginning of pregnancy to experience cold or flu related symptoms.
Talk to your doctor about pregnancy safe treatment options. Pregnant women are more prone to severe flu. This can lead to serious health problems for your baby.
11. your chest is burning
Hormones change everything during pregnancy. This includes the valve between the stomach and the esophagus. This area is loosened during pregnancy, which can cause gastric acid to escape into the esophagus and cause heartburn.
Fight back by eating smaller, more frequent meals. Try to avoid carbonated drinks, citrus fruits, juices and spicy foods.
12. mood swings
Your hormones change suddenly when you get pregnant. This also brings your emotions out of balance. You feel unusually whiny and emotional. Your libido goes from hot to cold and then too hot again. This is very common during early pregnancy.
13. aftertaste of metal
Elevations of estrogen and progesterone during pregnancy lead to changes in taste.
A condition called Dysegusia has some pregnant women who taste metal. You feel as if you have a few pennies in your mouth with your lunch. Eliminate the metallic taste by chewing a sugar-free chewing gum. Try to drink colder liquids or eat spicy foods.