You've probably heard of the classic and typical signs of pregnancy before, right? Like, "Oh, you'll miss your period," "Your breasts will hurt more," and so on.
But the truth is that pregnant women have a lot more symptoms than just these. Some of these symptoms, like mucus discharge, overheating, etc., come out of nowhere and are strange.
Here are 10 signs of pregnancy that Healthline says every woman should know;
1. Birth of the baby too early
Most women have vaginal discharge, which often has nothing to do with being pregnant.
Due to increased hormones and vaginal blood flow, pregnant women, especially in the first trimester, will make sticky white or pale yellow substances.
As the cervix and vaginal walls soften during pregnancy, it goes up to protect against infections. There's nothing to worry about. If the discharge starts to smell, hurt, or itch, you should see a doctor. These could be signs of infections
2. Headaches, cramps, and the need to go to the bathroom a lot.
Another sign is that your growing uterus might make you have to go to the bathroom more often. This is because your growing uterus puts pressure on your bladder.
Headaches can also be caused by changes in the amount of blood and in hormones. Some women have cramps on either side of the lower abdomen that feel like their period.
3. Feeling dizzy and lightheaded
This doesn't happen often to women in their first trimester, but it can happen because pregnancy lowers blood pressure and widens blood vessels.
But if you have severe dizziness, bleeding from the uterus, and severe stomach pain, it could be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy. Go to the doctor right away.
4. You may experience a false period
Healthline says that between 25% and 40% of pregnant women will have light bleeding in the early stages of pregnancy, when the fertilized eggs attach to the lining of the uterus ( implantation bleeding)
It usually happens about two weeks after a baby is conceived. But you should see a doctor if the bleeding gets worse and there are pains.
5. Taste disturbances
A medical condition called dysgeusia can make you taste metals in your food. This is another strange sign of pregnancy. You can try eating or drinking things that are colder or more spicy to lessen the symptoms.
Changes in taste can also be caused by more estrogen and progesterone during pregnancy.
6. Not going to the bathroom and feeling full
This could be due to a slow digestive system, changes in hormones, or even taking prenatal vitamins.
You can drink a lot of water, work out often, eat more fiber, or talk to a doctor for advice.
7. Warmer bodies
During ovulation, a woman's body temperature often rises first thing in the morning. But if this keeps happening for more than two weeks, you may be pregnant.
8. More likely to get a cold, cough, or the flu
This happens because a woman's immune system gets weaker during pregnancy. You should talk to your doctor about the flu to keep your baby from getting sicker and worse.
9. Chest pain caused by changes in hormones
Eat less, but more often, and try to stay away from citrus fruits, carbonated drinks, and spicy foods.
10. You become more emotional
Most pregnant women feel more sensitive and emotional, and their moods change more.
Please keep in mind that some of these symptoms don't always mean you're pregnant early. If you have these symptoms, the best thing you can do is get tested or get help from a doctor.
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