For women who have a regular menstrual cycle, a missed period is the reason to believe that there is a possibility they are pregnant. Naturally, pregnancy signs differ from a woman to woman, and sometimes it is hard to determine if you are really pregnant or if you only missed your period. Luckily, there are a few more signs of pregnancy that begin as early as two weeks after conception. Some women even claim that they didn’t experience almost any signs that could have helped them determine if they are pregnant or not. However, when you are trying to get pregnant, any slight symptom can get your heart pounding.To help you get a clear picture if you are pregnant or not, here, we broke down some most common pregnancy signs during the first two weeks.
Nausea or morning sickness
One of the classic symptoms of pregnancy is a morning sickness which can also strike at any time of the day. It usually starts two weeks after conception and is most often caused by rapidly rising levels of estrogen. Another thing that can cause everyday nausea are various odors of some food, strong perfumes and coffee. However, if you get enough rest and keep fresh fruit and vegetables and food rich in nutrients in your diet you can at least diminish these waves of nausea. Also, make sure you keep hydrated and eat little but more often.
If you are expecting, chances are you may feel cravings for food you generally don’t eat so frequently like pickles or ice – cream. Your raging hormones are the ones to blame for this body condition. Scientists still don’t have a scientific proof why this happens, but one thing is sure – if you feel the urgent need to eat more pickles, it means that your body requires more salty food. This is one of the most common signs of pregnancy, and it usually happens in the first trimester. Although this is a completely normal reaction of your body, keep in mind that the food you take is rich in vitamins and avoid that has plenty of calories because it will not only have a bad effect on your health but will also increase your body weight.
During the pregnancy, your body is producing more blood to carry nutrients to your baby and this may cause your body to get tired easily without you making a much physical effort. You may find it hard to do some easy daily chores and you may feel sleepy more often than usual. Although this is another common symptom, it doesn’t mean it happens to all women. While some women feel tiredness all the time, others hardly get tired at all. Another thing that contributes to the body fatigue is extreme emotional responsiveness to various events because they may decrease considerable energy in your body. After the second trimester, your body energy may increase.
Swollen or tender breasts
Sore breasts and nipples are very often signs of early pregnancy that women can experience. During the first few weeks of pregnancy, level of estrogen and progesterone spikes, increasing the blood flow to your breasts. Suddenly, your breasts start feeling swollen and tender and they become bigger as the hormone levels rise. While soreness is also a normal part of a monthly menstrual cycle, there is a way how to determine if it is a sign of early pregnancy or just a sign of a period. In pregnancy, the painful sensation in your breasts continues to get worse as the time progresses, usually ending at the end of the first trimester.The easiest way to ease the pain is to get a comfortable supportive bra.
A bit of cramping 10 days after ovulation may actually mean that you are pregnant. These are known as implantation cramps which are usually minor and brief and may even be followed by bleeding. Be mindful that the cramps can resemble your menstrual cramps and that you can easily mistake them for the beginning of the period. The easiest way to make sure if you are pregnant or not is simply to do a pregnancy test and clear up any doubts. If the pain gets higher and becomes severe, and if you are experiencing extensive bleeding, you need to consult a doctor because this may be the sign of a miscarriage or some other problem.