What you should know about Early Pregnancy Symptoms

Finding out you are pregnant is something that should be celebrated though many new mothers had no intention of getting pregnant and are not looking for the early signs of pregnancy.  They mistake these symptoms for many other common illnesses and dismiss them without being checked. This is a dangerous thing many of the vital parts of the child’s development happen in the first trimester and taking care of your self during this stage can prevent many birth defects as well as premature births. Here is a list of tell-tale symptoms:
First trimester:
  • Nausea and vomiting during morning hours ( also known as Morning sickness)
  • Over all dizzy or un-settled feeling
  • Missed period
  • Change in urination/stool
  • Change in mood
  • Change in appetite
  • Increased sleep patterns

Second Trimester:

  • Back pain
  • More appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting(sometimes still into the 2nd trimester)
  • Feeling the baby kick/move
  • Smells or food upset stomach

Third trimester:

  • Increased back pain/low back pain
  • Swelling in feet
  • Can’t eat as much
  • Nausea/ vomiting
  • Legs aching
  • Increased sleep patterns

While these are just a few of the symptoms and really ever pregnancy is different it will give you a guide. Checking with your doctor frequently will improve your chances of catching the pregnancy sooner. Missing a period with flu like symptoms are really the first tell tale signs of pregnancy. Some women have been known to have a different reaction to some foods or other odors when pregnant then they would when they are not. For instance when they are pregnant the smell of broccoli may bother them or cause them to vomit when they usually enjoy eating it. Paying closer attention to your body will help you spot pregnancy when it sneaks up on you. Protecting yourself during inter-course until you’re ready for pregnancy is the best solution.
Finding out you are pregnant is never a grand experience when you are not expecting it. However with a little care and protection you maybe able to avoid the situation all together and even the best protection are not enough. Getting into a doctor right way is important to the safety of your child’s life as well as your own. Pay attention to your cycle and see your doctor regularly and you will be fine!