Am I Pregnant? How can you be sure?
Am I Pregnant? Pregnancy symptoms
Nausea and Vomiting
It is the first sign you should be having; it may appear as early as during the first week of pregnancy.Morning sickness can occur in the afternoon, evening or even for the entire day. All these symptoms have no explanation and should just get you excited. To ease these symptoms try to eat a small portion at a time, frequent snacks and don’t forget to drink water.
Excess of Urination
As the uterus is growing to host the fetus, it pressures the bladder and make you urinating more often. In general, you should feel this by week 1 or 2 of pregnancy.
Missing your periods
Usually, you should be having some spotting (light bleeding) that will occur at the same time you’re supposed to have your periods. It will mix you up as you might think that you’re having your periods. It’s much lighter than your periods, lasts for a shorter time and is more like spots.
If you don’t eat as frequently as you’re expected, you may feel dizzy. Blood sugar is the primary source of food for your baby and when you don’t eat enough your blood sugar level goes down.
Pregnancy hormones are not there to help. You should be feeling this way during all your pregnancy. To avoid constipation, eat lots of fiber-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole wheat bread and cereal, prunes and prune juice. You should also drink 2 to 3 liters of water per day and exercise for 20 to 30 minutes.Irritable
The good news is that it won’t last long. By the second trimester, you should be fine. Again, it’s just a second effect of all the pregnancy hormones. Don’t worry. Everybody will understand you, so no need to feel bad or embarrassed.
Almost the same reasons that lead to constipation would increase heartburn.
Of course, the easiest way to answer the question of “Am I pregnant?” is to have a doctor do a blood test. Keep in mind that while home pregnancy tests are pretty accurate, even they can be mistaken.