The classic symptoms of pregnancy are well known. You have not had your period in a while. Your breasts are swollen and soft. And you are constantly exhausted.
But, in addition to these early warnings, pregnant women experience a host of other symptoms. Expect the unexpected, from mucus discharge to metallic taste to headaches.
Here are 10 strange early pregnancy signs that no one tells you about.
1. Early pregnancy discharge
Vaginal discharge is common among women, but it is often unrelated to pregnancy. However, most pregnant women secrete sticky, white or pale yellow mucus that begins in the first trimester and continues throughout pregnancy.
The discharge occurs due to increased hormones and vaginal blood flow. When the cervix and vaginal walls weaken during pregnancy, it increases to prevent infection. See a doctor if the discharge begins to:
- change the colour to greenish-yellow
- thickens or becomes watery
These symptoms may indicate an infection.
2.Your body temperature will increase.
Your body temperature is slightly elevated when you wake up in the morning after ovulation. It stays that way until the next period.
However, if your basal body temperature remains elevated for more than two weeks, you may be pregnant.
3. You will have a headache, cramps, and you will also face urine pressure.
Hormonal and blood volume changes can cause headaches during pregnancy.
In some women, period-like cramps can also be felt on both sides of the lower abdomen. Also, most women will make more trips to the bathroom. Your bladder gets under pressure as your uterus expands.
4. The room appears to be spinning.
In the first trimester, it is typical for pregnant women to feel lightheaded or dizzy. During pregnancy, blood pressure rises and blood vessels dilate.
However, pay special attention to the signs and symptoms. An ectopic pregnancy can be identified by excessive dizziness, vaginal bleeding, and severe abdominal pain. In an ectopic pregnancy, the fertilized egg develops outside the uterus. To prevent life-threatening complications, see a doctor as soon as possible.
5. You just can’t go
You may feel bloated and need to pass gas or go to the bathroom. But it will not happen. Since hormonal changes during pregnancy, as well as prenatal vitamins, can trigger constipation.
During pregnancy, the digestive system slows down. This provides enough time for the nutrients to be absorbed into the bloodstream and your child.
If you can’t attend, increase your fiber intake, drink plenty of water, and exercise regularly. You can also ask your doctor about adding a pregnancy-safe stool softener if needed.
6. You could get a false period.
In early pregnancy, about 25% to 40% of pregnant women will experience light bleeding or spotting. When the fertilized egg attaches to the lining of the uterus, it can cause minor bleeding. Implantation bleeding is the term for this. It usually occurs two weeks after conception.
Cervical irritation, an ectopic pregnancy, or a threatened miscarriage can cause bleeding. If moderate bleeding worsens or is followed by extreme cramps, back pain, or shooting pains, seek immediate medical attention.
7. Grab a box of tissues, a cup of tea, and retire to your room.
Your immunity is lowered during pregnancy. You are more susceptible to coughs, colds, and the flu as a result of this. In early pregnancy, it is not unusual for pregnant women to develop cold or flu symptoms.
See your doctor for effective care services during pregnancy. Pregnant women are more susceptible to serious illnesses from the flu. Your baby’s well-being could be compromised as a result of this.
8. It burns in your chest
Hormones affect every aspect of pregnancy. The valve between the stomach and the esophagus is included in this. During pregnancy, this region relaxes, allowing stomach acid to leak into the esophagus and cause heartburn.
Eat smaller, regular meals to defend yourself. Also remove the fried larvae. Stop consuming carbonated drinks, citrus fruits, juices, and spicy foods.
9. You go up and down.
When you get pregnant, your hormones are drastically altered. Your emotions can get out of control as a result of this. You will be unusually sad and tearful. Your libido fluctuates between hot and cold, and then back to hot. Mood swings are also a possibility. This is very normal in the first trimester of pregnancy.
10. You will get a taste of metal
For several pregnant women, increases in estrogen and progesterone during pregnancy can cause changes in taste.
Dysgeusia is a disease that causes certain pregnant women to taste the metal. It will make you feel like you are eating old pennies for lunch. Saltine crackers and sugar-free gum can help you get rid of the metallic taste. Drinking hotter liquids or consuming spicier foods can also help.
Some of the above symptoms may make you believe that you are just stressed and tired. However, when combined, they can indicate pregnancy.
Pay attention to the sign your body is sending you. It may be time to see your doctor for a pregnancy test.
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