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Think you’re pregnant?

It’s exciting to become a mommy, but many women stress out even by the thought of getting pregnant. It is true that your body goes through a lot of changes through these 40 weeks, but the women who get an early diagnosis and proper care generally have a healthy pregnancy with no complications. Whether it is your first baby or you have been pregnant before, knowing common pregnancy symptoms, the tests you may have to undergo, and what to expect from your routine checkups is important to keep the process stress-free.

Check out my pregnancy series to get important information that will help you take proper care of yourself during these 40 weeks and answer all your queries. Let’s start with the beginning!

Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy

You simply have to perform a pregnancy test to find out if you are pregnant. But, even before that, some signs and symptoms start showing up alerting you that you might be pregnant. 

Common Pregnancy Symptoms

Some common symptoms that show up early in your pregnancy can include:

  • Missed Period
  • Swollen, Tender Breasts
  • Increased Urination
  • Nausea with/without Vomiting
  • Fatigue

Other Less Obvious Pregnancy Signs

There are some less obvious symptoms and signs of pregnancy that women generally experience during their first trimester. These include:

  • Moodiness
  • Light Spotting
  • Bloating
  • Cramping
  • Constipation
  • Food Aversions
  • Nasal Congestion

Even though all these symptoms point to a pregnancy, but many of them aren’t uniquely associated with being pregnant. Some of them also indicate sickness or the start of a period. Furthermore, many women don’t experience many of the symptoms listed above when they get pregnant.

Still, however, if your period is missed and you notice some of the pregnancy symptoms mentioned above, it is advised that you take a pregnancy test at home or consult with your healthcare provider.

**The information in this blog is helpful but it is not a substitute for your obstetric care provider. He or she will have specific information about you and will be able to help tailor your prenatal care for your personal circumstances. These are guidelines and the best care will sometimes mean doing things different than or in addition to what is outlined in this blog. Information is not being endorsed by any government or public entity. The views expressed in this blog are only those of the author**

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