What Are the First Signs of Pregnancy?

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The most common early signs and symptoms of pregnancy might include the following.

  1. irregular or unusual periods
  2. nausea
  3. breast tenderness
  4. increased need to urinate
  5. constipation or gas
  6. excessive hunger (or cravings)
  7. morning sickness (vomiting and nausea)
  8. tiredness or fatigue.

Maybe you’ve felt a little queasy lately, had fuller breasts, noticed increased urgency to use the bathroom, being more hungry than usual, have been constipated.

The process of pregnancy begins after an egg has been released from the ovary during ovulation and fertilized by a sperm. This can occur anywhere from the 28th day of a woman’s cycle up to the 14th day before her next period.

The fertilized egg then settles into one of the fallopian tubes and attaches to one of its sides.

Pregnancy symptoms often show up 3 weeks after ovulation, which means that most women who are pregnant will start experiencing pregnancy symptoms about 6 weeks after their last menstruation.

Others may experience a shorter or longer delay that’s due to a less predictable cycle or other factors.

These are just some of the many symptoms that may signal a pregnancy.

While each woman’s symptoms may be different, there are some general indicators to help you know if you are truly pregnant.

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1. You have been having regular (usually monthly) cycles and they have not changed.

2. You missed your period (this means you either did not get pregnant or that the period was late). If you do not get your period within two weeks of the expected due date of conception, your pregnancy could be at risk. This can happen when you do not ovulate (release an egg) due to stress or medical issues such as cancer therapy or a side effect from medication such as chemotherapy for cancer treatment.

3. You do not have a normal menstrual flow. In most cases, this is a sign that there could be a problem with the pregnancy.

4. You have had unprotected sex in the past three weeks and your period is late.

What are the other signs of pregnancy?

Women may experience many different early signs of pregnancy. The symptoms are different for every woman, and some women may never experience any symptoms at all.

The general symptoms that many women experience include nausea, breast tenderness, fatigue, food cravings, soreness and swelling in the breasts and nipples (even before pregnancy), headaches (during pregnancy), feeling bloated or constipated (during pregnancy), mood swings or depression during pregnancy).

The importance of regular pregnancy tests is that if you are not sure, you can test for pregnancy. If you have no symptoms of pregnancy and you can not get a regular period, it is recommended that you wait at least one week before taking a pregnancy test.

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It can be difficult to tell if there is anything wrong during this time.

If there are none of the early signs mentioned above, then it is still advisable to wait until your period is more consistent and established before taking a home pregnancy test.

Early signs of pregnancy are sometimes hard to detect, and other women may not experience early symptoms at all. If you have any questions about the early signs and symptoms of pregnancy, always speak with your doctor.

The One Step Pregnancy Test is now available in stores. This test is very sensitive and can accurately detect how many weeks pregnant you are.

This one-step urine pregnancy test from eScreen is designed to provide an accurate diagnosis of your pregnancy status within minutes. It works by detecting the presence of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) in your urine, which indicates that you are most likely pregnant.

The One Step Pregnancy Test kit is very easy to use, just follow the simple steps below:

1. Read the instructions carefully on the back of the package.

2. Remove the test stick from the foil wrapper and remove the cap.

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3. Hold at an angle of 45? and urinate for 5 seconds or longer on to the absorbent tip, keeping the back end of the test flexed downwards, close to urine flow. Do not hold urine in your bladder before testing (urinate directly after taking a drink).

4. Always read test results at five minutes, even if it appears that there is enough time at home testing instruction states you must wait five minutes for the result. If you do not finish reading your results within this time period, please take another reading immediately.

5. Place the test stick into the sample bottle provided, and close the lid firmly.

6. Place in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours. The liquid will turn blue, once it reaches room temperature.

7. After taking your test results, you are allowed to keep the box for reference and/or future pregnancy testing. If you have any further enquiries, please contact us or talk to us in the comments box.

Musasi Isaac Christopher

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