Fifty mothers were asked, “Did you experience any changes in your health during the very first trimester of your pregnancy (0 to 3 weeks)? And we asked them in the survey. Many, but not all, of the mothers said that they had experienced some kind of change in their health, even in the very first trimester of their pregnancy.
Very Early Pregnancy Symptom Check : spotting or what?
Here are some of the changes that can occur in the body and mind during the first month of pregnancy. However, it’s not a blanket statement that these are the symptoms of pregnancy. It doesn’t apply to all pregnant women, so please use it as a reference only.
Sign 1. Signs of early pregnancy: discharge
You may feel as if the amount of discharge has increased or the color of the discharge may change to yellow.
Sign 2. Stomach ache (pain like menstrual cramps)
Are cramps signs of early pregnancy?
What are signs of early pregnancy in the stomach?
Implantation bleeding (which occurs when a fertilized egg takes root in the endometrium) is said to cause pain and abdominal pain in some people.
[Suddenly my lower abdomen seems to be tingling and discharge has increased.]
Sign of early pregnancy 3. Back pain
Some people experience persistent heavy pain in the lower back due to the effects of female hormones, which increase with pregnancy. It’s a different kind of pain than a muscle pain or muscle injury.
Signs 4. Headache
Some people feel a headache. If it is only throbbing, rest. During early pregnancy, headaches and feelings of lightheadedness and dizziness are normal. This occurs because of both your body’s hormonal changes and your rising volume of blood. You’re suggested not to take medicines if you feel you might be pregnant.
Signs 5. signs of early pregnancy: gas
For some people, the change in hormonal balance causes bad bacteria to accumulate in the intestines, causing gas to accumulate. One of the typical early pregnancy signs is an increase in progesterone and estrogen, causing many women to swell up early on and pregnancy gas also comes with it.
Signs 6. diarrhea
As with farting, some people experience diarrhea and constipation symptoms due to changes in hormonal balance. Diarrhea is considered an early indication of pregnancy by some women. It’s true that hormone changes can cause problems with the stomach around the time of conception and even lead to diarrhea.
Signs 7. Drowsiness
The secretion of female hormones causes some people to feel more drowsy than others.
[ I wanted to sleep the whole time anyway. I felt like I couldn’t sleep and I wasn’t motivated. ]
Signs 8. Body temperature rises
It is seen that when you become pregnant, your body temperature will not drop from the high temperature period.
[ The body was warm and always sleepy. ]
Signs 9. There is a chill
The discrepancy from the outside temperature widens as the basal body temperature becomes higher than normal due to pregnancy, and some individuals experience chills.
Signs 10. Nausea
Some people experience reduced gastrointestinal function, heartburn, and nausea. Normally, nausea appears like the urge to vomit. Not all nauseated individuals throw up, but many have the overwhelming sense that throwing up would make them feel better.
[ Around the third week of my pregnancy, when I was unaware of my pregnancy, I was preparing a meal and suddenly felt nauseated. ]
Signs 11. Appetite decreases and increases
Some people lose their appetite due to the effects of hormones. Some women notice that their appetite increases as soon as they become pregnant in the first trimester. Research has shown that in pregnancy, changes in the hormones leptin and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) can lead to reduced appetite. Link
The difference between premenstrual symptoms and pregnancy signs
Pregnancy increases the production of female hormones and you may feel some changes in your health, but little or no change in the first three weeks of pregnancy.
Symptoms of premenstrual symptoms are similar to those that can occur in very early pregnancy.
For example, you may experience the following symptoms
- Be anxious
- Drowsiness, fatigue, and malaise
- Constipation and diarrhea
- Chest tightness, etc.
When to use a pregnancy test?
How early signs of pregnancy can occur?
The pregnancy test should basically be used more than 7 days after the due date of your period.Some women experience common signs of early pregnancy, such as tender breasts, nausea, exhaustion, sensitivity to smell or bloating within days of conception, or around a week and a half before the expected arrival of your period.
What if the pregnancy test is negative?
It is said that the flying test does not give the correct test result. A test performed soon after the due date of your period may not detect the amount of the hCG hormone and may result in a negative result.
Possibly pregnant! Things to watch out for
If there is a possibility of pregnancy, do not take medication on your own, even if you are not feeling well. In early pregnancy, some medications can affect the development of the fetus.
You should also stop consuming alcohol and stop smoking.
Preparing Before Going to the Gynecologist
＜What to take with you>
- Health Insurance Card
- Consultation Cost
- Basal body temperature chart (if available)
- Napkins (for when you bleed after an internal examination)
- Also, bring a summary of your medical history and family history with you.
What to wear?
During the internal examination, you should wear comfortable clothes and shoes that are easy to take off, which will require removing your underwear and shoes. Tights take time, and you will have to take off all clothing that is connected to the upper and lower body. For the first visit, makeup and nails are almost always OK, even if you don’t have to be aware of them. Just be mindful that you need to check your condition with blood and urine tests.