Some women swear they just knew they were pregnant, whilst others had to wait for more obvious alarm bells such as, a missed period, nausea and tender breasts to discover they’re expecting. But did you know there are some unusual signs of pregnancy you might not be aware of?
1- Blocked up
Due to the progesterone hormone slowing everything down, your digestive system can become sluggish. This is a deliberate act by your body so that your growing baby has time to absorb the nutrients he/she needs. For Mama however, it can mean a slow digestive system leading to constipation and bloating.
2- Light Headed
Right from early on your pregnancy your blood pressure drops and blood vessels dilate which can cause you to feel dizzy and light headed.
3- Waking Up Feeling Hot
We’re not just talking a one of occasion, but, if you have woken up feeling overly hot for 2 weeks or more it could be a sign of early pregnancy. This is because following ovulation, your body temperature tends to be higher than normal. If it doesn’t regulate after two weeks it could be an early sign.
4- Head Cold or Runny Nose
Pregnancy Rhinitis is congestion or a stuffy nose during pregnancy. It can be an easy to miss early sign of pregnancy because is often mistaken for a common cold. Its caused partly but the hormonal changes such as increased estrogen which can cause the lining of the nasal passages to swell producing more mucus. In addition the increased blood flow can make the tiny vessels inside your nose swell and lead to congestion.
5- Moody Mama
You may find yourself reacting to thing a lot differently to normal. Something that would normally cause no drama or be shrugged off, could now have you in a flood of tears or a fit of rage, with no understanding as to why. Thanks again, pregnancy hormones!
6- Milky Knickers
Vaginal discharge isn’t exactly dinner table conversation, but if your trying to fall pregnant, paying close attention to the changes in yours could help you discover you’re pregnant sooner. Thick, white, milky discharge around the time of your missed period could be a sign caused by the thickening of the vaginal walls.
7- Mild Period Like Cramping
Because this cramping happens around the time your normal period is due it can be hard to distinguish between the two. In addition sometimes you will see some light spotting from the implantation which can be confused with a light pre-period show.
Although the pregnancy hormones tend to slow your digestive system down, they can also speed it up, making you “clear out” your system with a bout of diarrhoea. If you do experience this, its really important to stay hydrated and avoid spicy, fizzy or caffeinated food and drinks.
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