The 8 Signs & Symptoms of Pregnancy
Signs of Pregnancy:
About one week would have passed since fertilization by the time your developing embryo called a blastocyst, soon to be your baby, would have traveled through the fallopian tube and implanted itself inside the lining of your womb.
It’s at this time that you may experience spotting, a very small amount of mentrual flow or yellowish vaginal discharge. Some women often mistake this as the beginning of the next normal menstrual period.
- Spotting: a small amount of menstrual flow or yellowish vaginal discharge is in fact one of the first signs of pregnancy and this bleeding is caused by the implantation of the blastocyst into the lining of your womb, also referred to as implantation bleeding.
- Tender Breasts: Other symptoms of pregnancy are tender breasts or a tingling feeling within them.
- Urinate Frequently: You may need to bathroom a little more than usual.
- Fatigue: You may be feeling more tired than usual.
- Change in Taste: Experiencing changes in taste, for example you may suddenly be turned off your morning cup of coffee.
- Nauseous: You may feel sick or nauseous, especially in the mornings.
- Change in Mood: You may feel down or just plain moody.
- Missed Period: Last but not least a missed period may be a sign that you are pregnant.
The first day after a missed period is a good time to take your first pregnancy test. These tests measure the amount of human chorionic gonadotropin known as HCG in your urine and is produced by the placenta even thought it is quite small at this early stage it is already producing hormones.