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Early Sign Of Pregnancy - Time For Good News

If you’re adept at listening to your body's cues, you may notice signs of pregnancy even before you can have a positive pregnancy test. Some women seem to know instinctively as soon as they have conceived, while others only suspect as the time nears for their periods to arrive.

If you’ve been charting your basal body temperatures, you may expect that you’re pregnant even before it’s time for your period. When charting, you’ll notice an increase in your body temperature around the time of ovulation. If you don’t conceive, your temperature will stay the same and then drop just before menstruation begins. On the other hand, if you do conceive, you’ll likely notice that your temperature increases slightly and doesn’t drop at the normal time when it would if you were expecting your period.

Also, if you’ve been noting the changes in your cervical mucus to help you anticipate ovulation, further changes may signal you that you’re pregnant. During ovulation, your cervical mucus will be clear and stretchy, much like egg whites. After ovulation, though, your cervical mucus usually becomes thicker, whiter and lesser in amount. If you are pregnant, you may find that instead of decreasing, your amount of mucus increases. If you’re testing your cervical mucus, you’ll also notice changes in your cervix as well – instead of being firm, your cervix may feel noticeably softer after you’ve conceived.

Some women also suspect pregnancy based on changes in their breasts. Many women experience breast tenderness before their periods. However, many women find that the changes in their breasts during pregnancy are noticeably different. Women who mainly experience tenderness in their nipples and areolas may find that their entire breasts feel sensitive – often extremely so. Other women who don’t usually experience breast tenderness may find their breasts abnormally sensitive. Some women who are especially fair may also notice a change in nipple pigmentation quite early on.

In addition, more than one woman has suspected that she’s pregnant when the smell of her breakfast or morning cup of coffee is suddenly revolting to her. Other women find themselves becoming unusually sensitive to smells early on in the pregnancy – women who have experienced this in a previous pregnancy may recognize the feeling right away. Other women find they experience morning sickness early in the pregnancy or feel very tired – as if they may have a minor bout of the flu.

Finally, be aware that those hormonal changes that bring on tender breasts and nausea can also cause you to have mood swings that are more pronounced than usual. You may also experience headaches, dizziness or a feeling of light-headedness as a result of your changing hormone levels. Some women also experience more frequent urination very early on in the pregnancy, while others find that pregnancy brings with it either diarrhea or constipation as their hormones change and fluctuate. Whatever the case with you, it’s important to notify your doctor as soon as you detect the pregnancy or if any of these early pregnancy symptoms become difficult for you to manage on a day-to-day basis.

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