Pregnancy / Childbirth

Signs of pregnancy

Every pregnancy is different. Just as there are no two identical adults or children, the story of nine months in which we are expecting a child is rewritten each time. Therefore, the symptoms of pregnancy can be different for each woman, but it can be different for each of several pregnancies that the same woman experiences. And although most often, when a woman's first pregnancy is kind, the next one is also so, the stress associated with the second pregnancy, weakness after the first (short time of second pregnancy) can cause that the symptoms of pregnancy will differ in each case.

The first symptoms immediately after fertilization, i.e. beware of self-suggestion

If we reach for textbooks, we will learn that insemination is imperceptible to a womanthat the first symptoms may not appear until in around the seventh day after intercoursewhen the fertilized egg is usually implanted. However, the intuition and experience of many future mothers show that in practice it is sometimes different and that many women know about pregnancy for unknown reasons very quickly: within a dozen or so hours after fertilization. And although it is difficult to objectively say that it is possible at all, it is also impossible to prove that it is not possible ... The human body is known for carrying many more surprises ...

Some women they know that this and no other attitude led to conceiving a child. There are also those who know their body well, observe the changes in it and each and even the smallest signals are able to accurately pick up and assess their significance. Especially when they relate to the second or subsequent pregnancy, which has the advantage over the first that gives knowledge about the course of pregnancy and the body's response.

Of course, you can't forget that each pregnancy is different and the symptoms accompanying the first one do not have to be similar to those observed at the second, but women open to fertilization, but not so eager for a child to undergo self-suggestion by reading signals that are not really there, they are able to learn about pregnancy very quickly.

It is difficult to discuss whether a few days after intercourse you can feel or are pregnant, since thousands of cases of women around the world prove that it is possible ... Most often this happens in women who have learned to observe their body and are patient in this process, and in those who have very sensitive intuition in this regard.

The first signs of pregnancy are usually:

  • raising body temperature (easiest to diagnose in women who monitor temperature in the cycle on an ongoing basis),
  • delicate staining and burning,
  • tingling breasts - sometimes unpleasant or even unbearable,
  • pain in the ovaries and lower abdominal pain - recurrent at different times of the day,
  • "Faster" than usual enlargement of the abdomen, which many women observe just before menstruation, when the abdomen increases in size and becomes bloated,
  • amenorrhea
  • feeling heavy
  • irritability,
  • lethargy.

Signs of pregnancy two weeks after fertilization

At this stage, pregnancy symptoms can be very bad similar to those observed before menstruation. In the fourth week of pregnancy (counted from the first day of the last menstrual period), the fertilized egg changes into an embryo, to which the entire body of the woman reacts.

Most often the first signs of pregnancy looking in changed breasts. These changes are particularly noticeable in the case of the first pregnancy, to a lesser extent in subsequent pregnancies. Pedestrians are usually swollen, larger and the nipples more sensitive to touch. Sometimes the discomfort is so great that a woman cannot sleep in her usual position: it becomes impossible to sleep on her stomach or even on her side. Some future moms even put on a bra to sleep at all ...

At this stage, often on the day of the expected menstruation, it can be observed slight bleeding. It is associated with egg implantation, which usually occurs 6 to 11 days after fertilization. Minor bleeding at the beginning of pregnancy can also signal an increase in progesterone levels. Although the changes are usually natural, you should inform your doctor about them during the first and subsequent visits.

They appear also about two weeks after fertilization other symptoms. A woman may feel tired, distracted and as if she were passing by infection. You can watch increased salivation and have the impression of a stuffy nose. On the one hand, it is difficult for her to sit still, but on the other, she has no strength for anything more specific. The metabolism also changes. Digestion is faster, which on the one hand increases the frequency of toilet visits for some women, and on the other is associated with constant hunger.

They also appear between the second and eighth week of pregnancy nausea. However, contrary to what many people think, they do not accompany a woman only in the morning, but they can be with the future mother all day, intensifying when the woman has an empty stomach or is tired, sleepless, which is not difficult in the first weeks of pregnancy .

The first weeks of pregnancy are associated with frequent urination. It happens because of HCG hormone, i.e. chorionic gonadotropinwhich, by increasing blood flow in the pelvis, causes more urination. Of course, the problem, especially for the environment of the future mum, are sudden mood changes. At one moment a woman may feel irritable and feel that she will not withstand the tension and cry in a moment. Changes in mood may also be accompanied by dizziness.

One of the first signs of pregnancy is also sensitivity to smells. Scientists explain this by the fact that in this way nature took care of protecting a woman against the risk of eating something stale. This was especially true at a time when refrigerators did not exist and food preservation was still unknown.

On the day of the expected menstruation, you can already do pregnancy test. However, it should be remembered that at this stage the level of HCG may be too low for the test to be positive. Therefore, if menstruation does not appear after a few days, repeat the test. In addition, it should also be remembered that even confirmation of pregnancy in a pregnancy test does not give 100% certainty that pregnancy is actually developing. Sometimes a false positive result can be observed even in the case of a problem with an ovarian cyst. Therefore, only a visit to the doctor and confirmation Hearts give 100% confidence that a woman is expecting a child.

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