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What are some of the symptoms of pregnancy?

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Here are some common early signs of pregnancy. It's important to keep in mind that the symptoms may be caused by other things besides being pregnant. So the fact that you notice some of these symptoms does not necessarily mean you are pregnant. The only way to tell for sure is with a pregnancy test.

  • Spotting and cramping.
  • Breast changes.
  • Fatigue.
  • Nausea (morning sickness).
  • Missed period.

The altered balance of hormones in your body can cause multiple symptoms.

  • Many women find frequent urination to be problem starting around the sixth or eighth week after conception. Although this could be caused by a urinary tract infection, diabetes, or excessive use of diuretics, if you're pregnant, it's most likely due to increased levels of hormones.
  • The increased level of progesterone can also make you constipated. Progesterone causes food to pass more slowly through your intestines. Drinking plenty of water, exercising, and eating plenty of high-fiber foods can help offset this problem.
  • Mood swings are common, especially during the first trimester. These are also related to changes in hormones.
  • Many women report frequent mild headaches, and others experience chronic back pain.
  • Dizziness and fainting may be related to dilating blood vessels, lower blood pressure, and lower blood sugar. Some women don't discover they're pregnant until they go to the doctor because of a fainting spell and are told that being pregnant is a possible explanation.

If you are pregnant, you could have all of these symptoms, or maybe have only one or two. But if any of these symptoms become bothersome, talk with your doctor about them. The doctor can help you find ways to offset them.

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One of the first pregnancy symptoms you may notice is that your period does not arrive. While this symptom is one we most commonly associate with pregnancy, there may be other reasons why a period hasn’t arrived, for example high levels of stress, major illness or surgery.
Another well known pregnancy symptom is morning sickness.
morning sickness can pay you a visit any time of day, so make sure you eat enough and avoid letting your blood sugar levels drop. Ginger is a great natural remedy for nausea so it’s worth a try, although some women find that nothing seems to help their morning sickness, which normally hangs around for the first trimester before getting better or if you are unlucky, the second trimester or even whole pregnancy.For more Details Click on

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