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What are the most common early signs and symptoms of pregnancy?

Common symptoms of pregnancy such as mood swings, nausea, and weight gain can be caused by elevated levels of hormones like estrogen and progesterone.

What are the most common early signs and symptoms of pregnancy?

Common symptoms of pregnancy such as mood swings, nausea, and weight gain can be caused by elevated levels of hormones like estrogen and progesterone. These hormone changes happen because the mother's body is preparing for childbirth. Estrogen and progesterone levels both increase during pregnancy due to placenta production (increasing during the first 12 weeks) and maternal tissue growth (increasing after 12 weeks). The increased amounts of these hormones can cause some potentially uncomfortable side effects that tend to subside shortly before labor begins at around 38-40 weeks gestation.

Some mothers experience less common side effects such as cramping, irritability, or heightened sense sensitivity such as discomfort from loud noises or bright lights for this period between 36-38 weeks gestation.

Lightheadedness is most common. Blood circulation increases throughout the body leading to increased blood volume and decreases in blood pressure. Sometimes pregnant women will experience dizziness or lightheadedness due to these changes in blood flow. Headaches are not uncommon during pregnancy either, but typically the cause of these headaches is hormonal rather than environmental since environmental factors would affect everyone rather than just pregnant people. Hormonal causes are related to shifts in oestrogen levels which alter the cells lining the small veins that are responsible for regulating your blood pressure as well as cerebral fluid pressure within your brain's cavities leading to differing needs for both oxygen and fuel (either glucose or ketones) throughout your brain tissue.

Symptoms of pregnancy typically depend on the trimester.  However, some pregnant women experience feeling sick and vomiting (hyperemesis gravidarum) in the first 12 weeks. The most common symptom of early pregnancy is nausea. Nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy can be due to multiple causes such as prenatal vitamin deficiency, hormonal changes affecting brain chemistry, morning sickness, food aversions or sensitivities such as lactose intolerance or gluten sensitivity, physical discomforts such as heartburn or constipation which increase gas production that then triggers nausea and vomiting. Other symptoms include frequent urination and lower back pain among others...even though we don't know exactly what triggers these effects they seem to go away.

In the early stages, women may experience a range of symptoms including fatigue, nausea, and vomiting, sore or enlarged breasts, frequent urination, cramping in the lower tummy area, or backache. Some other notable early signals that a woman could be pregnant include an increase in fetal development hormones called beta hCG. If a woman doesn't have a period for two months straight and has missed her cycle because of discontinuation of birth control pills or from total lack of menstruation for more than three years due to menopause then she is most likely pregnant. Most pregnancies will not show these early signs but it is something worth paying attention to if you might be pregnant as they are important to note especially with any underlying concerns. Most people find that they are not pregnant until they have experienced morning sickness. Morning sickness is different for everyone but usually manifests similarly in the beginning stages of pregnancy - nausea, vomiting, and an aversion to certain smells.

In the early stages, women may experience a range of symptoms including fatigue, nausea and vomiting, sore or enlarged breasts, frequent urination, cramping in the lower tummy area or backache. Some other notable early signals that a woman could be pregnant include an increase in fetal development hormones called beta hCG. If a woman doesn't have a period for two months straight and has missed her cycle because of discontinuation of birth control pills or from total lack of menstruation for more than three years due to menopause then she is most likely pregnant.

If you're pregnant and experiencing any of these symptoms - or suspect that you may be pregnant - it's time to take a pregnancy test. Don't wait! See your doctor or speak with your physician on what the next steps are. Early diagnosis is key for catching health problems early on before they affect someone too deeply. Some of the most common early signs and symptoms are tender breasts, nausea/stomach cramps, increased sensitivity to smell, fatigue.

The most common early signs and symptoms of pregnancy are nausea, fatigue, tender or swollen breasts, food cravings, frequent urination, or increased frequency of urination. In general, these are the most common early signs and symptoms of pregnancy: nausea, exhaustion, sore breasts, appetite changes.

Many women experience one of the following symptoms, which are more common in early-stage pregnancy (less than 12 weeks) than in late-stage pregnancy.

A missed period

Nausea or vomiting

Dizziness when climbing stairs

Elevated body temperature when not ill or when sleeping with feet touching cotton sheets or anything hot. This is called a Braxton Hicks contraction and is common during this stage of pregnancy. It does not require medical attention unless it becomes frequent for you personally

The most common early signs and symptoms of pregnancy are:

- Nausea and vomiting

- Cramping

- Tenesmus (infrequent, painful, unsuccessful bowel movement)

- Breast soreness or engorgement can be relieved by breastfeeding or pumping periodically to express breast milk as often as possible.  We always recommend you monitor your bust sizes closely for any changes.

Pregnancy symptoms are varied and may not be experienced by everyone. They can include but are not limited to, nausea, fatigue or lack of energy, food aversions or cravings, frequent urination, breast tenderness or tingling sensations in the nipples (called paresthesia), vivid dreams at night.

The truth is that many pregnant women feel perfectly normal and healthy right up until the delivery day. If someone does feel ill with any of these symptoms they should call their doctor because it could mean they have contracted a disease whilst carrying their baby.

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