Often a pregnancy is not noticed until it develops into a first few weeks. The first two weeks of pregnancy are not known even by the women who become pregnant. The bodily changes are mistaken for symptoms of other disorders and ignored by most women. They thus do not know until the third week or so. The very first signs of pregnancy can be seen within two weeks of becoming pregnant, or after ovulation has taken place.
Missed Period Of A Woman
The most evident signs of a woman having become pregnant are the missed periods. Until then, the early pregnancy symptoms are ignored for one reason or the other. Nonetheless, you can be pregnant and be having light or even mild to heavy bleeding. This bleeding is caused by the implantation of the embryo to the uterus. For some women this may continue for a few months after becoming pregnant. The bleeding is taken for normal menstruation. Therefore, this symptom is not reliable either.
Discomfort And Tenderness
As an early pregnancy symptom, you can have pain in your breasts, and they can turn tender. However, this is often confused with the onset of the menstrual cycle, where you get the same symptoms. Some may even have back pain, and body and leg pain. Stomach cramps and leg cramps are often seen in pregnant women. This is also confused with menstrual symptoms. These pregnancy pains and aches are due to hormonal changes that occur in the woman
Change In Bodily Functions
On the onset of pregnancy, women get a craving for food and their appetite increases, considerably. They also develop fatigue and sleepiness. Gaining weight, appetite, sensitivity to smell, and even experiencing enlargement of the breasts, are some of the changes visible in pregnant women. The basal body temperature is often on the increase in pregnant women. Frequent urination can also result.
Morning sickness is one common symptom in most expecting mothers. The belief that it occurs at morning time is now not accepted, for many women now show morning sickness or nausea throughout the day. There can be heartburn, or other symptoms like newly formed aversions or cravings for different foods.
Emotional problems may surface during this period out of the stress of pregnancy. These do not require any treatment. However, they can persist for long in the form of mood swings or fatigue. Mild to slightly severe depression can also result, which will fade off after pregnancy and so can be left untreated.
The early pregnancy symptoms are often confused with similar symptoms of other diseases. This is why it’s always best to get a doctor to check you out if you think you’ve conceived.