You may have an inkling that you’re pregnant soon after you’ve conceived when the fertilised egg attaches itself to the wall of your uterus (womb). This usually happens within about 10 days of conception
Or you may be unaware of any changes for weeks, only wondering if you’re pregnant when you miss a period.
I wanted to get deeper with this post. I wanted to escape from the usual signs like vomiting, period, and often urination.
Let’s cut to the chase and take a look at these “you are probably pregnant” signs.
Increased Estrogen and Progesterone Levels
These two hormones will decrease or stop the menstrual bleedings.
Vomiting Does Not Only Happen in the Mornings
Oh yeah. This is probably the main reason why people confuse morning sickness with a stomach bug or food poisoning.
Being pregnant means slower digestion.
Swollen and Sensitive Vagina
The levels of cervical mucus you produce are thicker, and the result is a very sensitive vagina. All of this comes as a result of increased progesterone levels.
Increased Breast Size
You thought your breasts get swollen when you are in your period? – Wait until you see what happens when you are expecting.
The nipples get darker as they prepare for nursing your baby.
The hormones inside of you make your breasts sensitive and bigger.
If you were dreaming for larger breasts, they would continue growing through the pregnancy.
Menstrual Cramps Outside your Period Dates
It’s common to have some spotting at the time when you’d usually have your period. You may notice a slight pink or brown coloured stain in your knickers, or when you wee or feel slight cramping. Experts aren’t sure why spotting in very early pregnancy happens, but it’s thought to either be caused by the egg implanting in your uterus, or more likely, the hormones that control your periods kicking in.
Going to the Bathroom. A Lot.
As the body produces more blood to support you and your baby growing inside of you, it will force the kidneys to filter more.
You Won’t Have a Problem Falling Asleep Anywhere and Anytime
Your body spends energy working all day all night to make your womb a special place for your baby. It’s normal for the body to want to rest more.
Constipation Even When Your Diet Hasn’t Changed
The increase of progesterone level slows down your digestion. It means uncomfortable and painful bathroom time.
Even though you can get hungry even in the middle of the night, try to balance the food intake. You don’t want to catch that pregnancy syndrome that will make you fat.
Cravings for sweets and treats will be significantly increased.
Favorite Food Could Make You Ill
Doctors are not sure why women feel like that. It’s believed that the high progesterone level does its job and causes aversion to certain smells.
The Pregnancy Line
Pregnant women can spot a dark line from the belly down to the pubic area. Don’t do anything to make it disappear. It will do that by itself after the pregnancy.
Old tales say that this is the route babies find the breast for nursing.