Basically, these are some common symptoms of the female body when the pregnancy stage begins. If you’ve been a mom for years, you’ll be feeling these all over again. If you’re a new parent, hold on your reins for these experiences.
Is it light spotting? When the fertilized egg sticks itself to the uterus wall, seven to ten days after ovulation, women may experience light bleeding. However, take note of the flow of your blood. If it’s not too heavy and only lasts a few days, then it’s spotting. Otherwise, it’s just your menstruation coming up. Many women have mistaken their menstruation for spotting and vice versa.
If you want to know for sure, count the number of days when you had your last sexy time. More than two weeks will let you know that you’re not pregnant at all.
You’ll be having tummy pains akin to menstrual cramps due to spotting. It’s a sign that there’s movement in you uterus – a baby is growing.
Fatigue or exhaustion
You’ll be experiencing this when you’re expecting your child. It’ll mostly happen during your first trimester and will banish in your second. However, it’ll be back in your last trimester when you’re about to go into labor. The sudden change of hormones and the fact that your body is making more blood to sustain your baby’s nutrients can make you feel tired.
Also, your progesterone levels will be high, thus, making you feel sleepier. Other than running around with your emotions on toll, yep, you’ll be feeling tired most of the time.
Becoming gassy and bloated
Once again, your progesterone levels are at all time high and relax your muscles inside your body. Sounds good? Technically, calming down your gastrointestinal tract will slow down your digestion. That means more flatulence, gas, and bloaty tummy.
Hormonal changes in the body in pregnancy have affected the blood flow to your system. For example, there’s an increase of blood flow to your breasts which in turn will make it swollen and sore. They’ll become sensitive and painful to touch. Wearing a bra at this stage makes you feel uncomfortable as well.
Increased cervical fluid
One of the symptoms of early pregnancy is an increase of cervical mucus in your body. It’ because of your high-level estrogen, that excretes much to your surprise, as one of the 7 DPO symptoms. It’s creamy in color and quite stretchy.
The constant change in hormones during early pregnancy will have you nauseous, dizzy, and suffer from mild headaches. The presence of hCG in your body would also set you off. Your blood flow, circulation, and production became different and thus, would make you feel nauseous from this change.
The growing activity in your uterus will cause your pelvis and back to hurt because of the increasing pressure on your blood vessels joints. Since your spine needs to support that weight, you have to prep it up for you to avoid this situation.
You can either blame your hormones or emotions for the wild dreams you’re having. Since everything falls up and down because you’re pregnant, that means you’ll be bothered by those vivid imaginings at night. It’s actually pretty typical for pregnant women to have it.
Some women might experience symptoms not listed here like cravings and mood swings. Each woman has a different reaction to other girls. That does not mean that while this lady has increased cervical fluid, the other should be experiencing too. Each woman is different in her own pregnancy journey.