How do you know if your pregnant?

How can you be pregnant and not know it? As unbelievable as it sounds it is very common. See the symptoms and signs that may reveal if you’re expecting a small bundle of joy. How do you know if your pregnant?

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Sore Breasts

After the egg is fertilized progesterone and HCG start saturating the body increasing your blood volume, which makes your breasts swell and feel heavier than usual.

Cramps

When the fertilized egg attaches to the uterine wall you may feel cramps. The uterus may be stretching to get ready for its great expansion over the next nine months.

Fatigue

The fetus is starting to use up your calories, which can consume mom’s energy supply.

are-you-pregnantDarker nipples

You may notice is the areolas getting darker. You may also find that the bumps around your nipples become more pronounced, and your nipples become more erect.

Constipation

Because your digestive track is slowing down you may suffer constipation.

Nausea

Some women may experience motion sickness early on. Did you know? 85 percent of all pregnant women suffer Morning sickness.

Frequent urination

Getting up for more bathroom breaks may be the result of your kidneys starting to kick into overdrive; they have to flush out fluid more efficiently during pregnancy.

Food cravings

Weird and unusual food cravings can be a sign of pregnancy. You may go off some foods, but develop a craving for others. This can happen very early for some women, even before they’ve missed a period.

Altered sense of smell
Your sense of smell may change as well, and you may find that you’re more sensitive to aromas from food or cooking.

Mood Swings

If you start suffering from any of the mentioned symptoms it will affect your mood. Hormonal changes will cause you to be overjoyed one minute and crying the next minute.

A pregnancy test

Most home pregnancy tests will give you a reliable result if you wait until at least the first day of a missed period. If a blue line appears in the test window, you’re probably expecting. You can find these tests at your local drugstore or at a supermarket, usually next to the feminine products or family planning products.

Just because you experience some or most of the symptoms does not mean you are pregnant. Seek the advice form your OBGYN or prenatal doctor to find out if you are pregnant. When did you know you where pregnant?