The 9 First Signs Of Pregnancy

How do you guess the first signs of pregnancy and what are the odds that you are pregnant? What role do your hormones take at each stage of pregnancy?While some women discover their pregnancy after a routine examination by their gynecologist, others feel a real change in their body (due to the action of pregnancy hormones) from the first few weeks. What are the biological and physiological changes in your body when you are pregnant?

SIGNS OF PREGNANCY FELT BY EXPECTANT MOTHERS

Pregnancy symptoms, due to the secretion of pregnancy hormones, are unpleasantly felt by some pregnant women. However, most symptoms are harmless and do not pose any danger to the unborn baby. The initial symptoms of pregnancy are affective in preventing the pregnant woman from exposing herself to unhealthy products such as cigarettes, alcohol, meat and fish that are not fresh, etc.

HOW TO KNOW IF YOU ARE PREGNANT: THE 9 FIRST SIGNS OF PREGNANCY

There are many symptoms that can point towards pregnancy. These signs are mainly due to the pregnancy hormones produced at each stage. This can result in certain behaviours and habits, coupled with physical changes (swelling breasts, for example). It is important however to get these symptoms seen to by your GP and to not presume too early on in the process. Your symptoms can be checked via either a blood test (to determine the HCG level) or by ultrasound.

  • NAUSEA: A DISTINCTIVE SYMPTOM OF PREGNANCY

Pregnancy nausea is an inconvenience experienced by many women in the first few weeks of pregnancy. This symptom arises due to the level of HCG (the pregnancy hormone) that increases when the woman becomes pregnant. Anything from the smell of your beloved morning coffee can torment your viscera. The fragrance of your favourite perfume generates a heart-warming feeling yet in the city, the emanation of exhaust fumes can make your wanderings laborious. These signs may indicate that you are pregnant. However, they should under no circumstances be the only criterion for a possible pregnancy.

  • LATE OR MISSED PERIOD, A GOOD INDICATOR OF WHETHER YOU ARE PREGNANT

You are regulated like sheet music yet for the first time, for no apparent reason, your periods do not appear. Doubt settles in and it is better to do a pregnancy test. Sometimes, traces of brown bleeding appear during the first week of pregnancy. Doctors call this phenomenon of implant bleeding. Indeed, the egg settles in the uterus and while it finds a place for itself, brown-coloured bleeding can occur. However, it is essential to inform your doctor.

  • DARK NIPPLES

During pregnancy, HCG (the pregnancy hormone) is the cuprite for transforming the shape or colour of your nipples. Commonly nipples will change from their usual pinkish colour to a dark brown. Indeed, the action of HCG modifies the colour of the vulva and areola. Also, small irregularities appear, it is the so-called Montgomery glands that stand out.

  • SWELLING BREASTS

The sensation of breast swelling is also one of the distinctive signs and symptoms of early pregnancy. Immediately after fertilization, multiple hormonal changes follow, such as the enlarged mammary glands (located in the chest). That’s when a pregnant woman’s breasts may enlarge. As a result, the pregnant woman feels a painful tightness in her chest.

  • FREQUENT NEED TO URINATE

This need manifests itself at night as well as during the day. The frequent urge to urinate occurs when the embryo is well “hooked” and produces human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG or beta HCG): the pregnancy hormone measured to confirm that you are pregnant.

  • FATIGUE AND DIZZINESS

If you are pregnant, fatigue appears frequently. This feeling of fatigue that occurs in early pregnancy is due to the vast production of progesterone during the first few weeks of amenorrhea. This fatigue dissipates after around 12 weeks. Some women have an unpleasant experience in terms of dizziness, it is a  common symptom of pregnancy. Indeed, this is a clear sign of pregnancy anemia due to iron deficiency. A diet rich in iron combined with a prescription should stop this dizziness.

  • FATIGUE AND DIZZINESS

You may find yourself having sudden and uncontrollable cravings. These cravings or desires are not the impulses of a pregnant woman. And the saying “eating for two” should not always be a reality. Although during pregnancy the mother-to-be does need more vitamins and to be following a balanced diet, it is not always safe to eat justify eating twice as much when you are pregnant.

  • ABDOMINAL PAIN

At the beginning of pregnancy, many changes take place in the woman’s body. The stomach is at the centre of many discomforts at this crucial time. Some will be prone to constipation, others to heartburn. The hard, swollen belly also causes sensations of heaviness. Don’t worry, everything will be fine after a few weeks. This pregnancy symptom is extremely common.

  • MOOD SWINGS AND PHYSICAL SENSITIVITY

When you are pregnant, hormone production is at its peak at the beginning of pregnancy. The pregnant woman may feel flustered and overwhelmed with unwarranted sadness or, alternatively, be taken with an outburst of euphoria. This may seem disturbing to those around you who will be affected by these changing moods. A little patience will go a long way. Carrying life, making room in your body to feel life blossom is a miracle that upsets and disorganized a woman’s physiology so be mindful when providing for someone who is pregnant.

  • A SHORT INTRODUCTION TO PREGNANCY HORMONES

When a woman gets pregnant, both her life and her body are affected and undergo real changes. Most of these disruptions are due to the sudden intervention of different pregnancy hormones.

A SHORT INTRODUCTION TO PREGNANCY HORMONES

When a woman gets pregnant, both her life and her body are affected and undergo real changes. Most of these disruptions are due to the sudden intervention of different pregnancy hormones.

THE ROLE OF HORMONES AT EACH STAGE OF PREGNANCY, CHILDBIRTH, AND BREASTFEEDING

From the first day of amenorrhea, the mother’s body is overlain in a cascade of pregnancy hormones. At first, the Human Chorionic Gonad (HCG) increases dramatically. This sudden production causes several reactions in the body of the expectant mother. Then its production gradually dissipates. Progesterone and oestrogen are secreted by the corpus luteum. Oxytocin is the attachment hormone, it is discharged at the time of delivery. At the end of pregnancy, prolactin also makes its mark. It is useful for triggering milk immediately after delivery.

  • HUMAN CHORIONIC GONAD (HCG)

The level of HCG or Human Chorionic Gonad is the best-known pregnancy hormone. Symptomatic of pregnancy, it increases suddenly and dramatically after fertilization and gradually decreases over the weeks! It is this hormone in particular that is measured during a pregnancy test (in the urine or in the blood). Also, thanks to the production of HCG, the corpus luteum retains its action in the ovary. This leads to the production of oestrogen and progesterone.

  • PROGESTERONE AND ESTROGEN

Progesterone and oestrogen are produced in the ovaries by the corpus luteum. These are the two hormones that allow the embryo to fix itself to the wall of the uterus. Their role also allows the tissues of the uterus to change to adapt to the evolving size of the foetus.

  • OXYTOCIN OR THE PRIMARY LOVE HORMONE

According to recent studies, this pregnancy hormone is secreted when the mother and baby are preparing for delivery. Oxytocin is the hormone of mother-infant attachment. It also has the function of triggering contractions.

  • PROLACTIN

Prolactin is the pregnancy hormone that produces breast milk. It is secreted at the time of delivery and is activated when the mother breastfeeds her child

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