What Are The Common Pregnancy Symptoms Before Missed Period?


Pregnancy Symptoms before missed period may be different from one woman to another. There are women that do not even experience any symptoms at all and they just think they are pregnant because they missed their period. There are women too that experience pregnancy symptoms before their missed period. These women begin to experience these symptoms as early as eight days after conception.  Below are the most common 8 days after conception symptoms.


Common Pregnancy Symptoms before Missed Period

Below are the most common signs of pregnancy which you might notice:
 pregnancy symptoms before missed period1) Fatigue
2) Nausea
3) Bloating/Gas
4) Sore and Tender Breast/Sensitive Nipples
5) Intense Dreams
6) Cramps
7) Back and Neck Pain
8) Increased Cervical Fluid

1) Fatigue 

The most common symptom which almost all pregnant women feel is increased fatigue and this often continues during the first three months of pregnancy. The reason for this is that your body is producing progesterone at large amount which makes one sleepy. Since there is a fetus inside you, your heart now works hard for your body is now producing more blood to carry nutrients and oxygen to your developing fetus. Another reason for fatigue might be a low-level of blood sugar. If you are starting to feel too tired then the best thing to do is take a rest and sleep. You can take a short nap in the afternoon. It is important to keep your body healthy so avoid any stimulants like coffee, have a regular exercise, get plenty of rest and most of all eat a healthy diet.

2) Nausea

Nausea is one common pregnancy symptom before missed period, which most women experience in the early days of their pregnancy. Nausea can strike you any time of the day, but for most women they complain of having it early morning when they wake-up. For some it is worse because they experience it throughout the day. There is no known cause, but then doctors say that the increase of HCG and progesterone is a possible cause. The increase of such hormones makes the muscles in the gastrointestinal tract to relax resulting in a slowdown in the digestive system. This can result to gas and bloating which may be the cause of nausea. Some women are also too sensitive to odors so that some odors might cause nausea too.

Another possibility is low blood sugar. This happens when you tend to skip meals because of that nauseous feeling. The skipping of meals will cause your blood sugar to drop and this often worsens your feeling of nausea. It is, therefore, important that you force yourself to eat. Instead of eating big meals during breakfast, lunch and dinner, it is better to break it into small meals.  Make sure to drink enough fluids.

3) Bloating/Gas

Higher levels of progesterone hormone during pregnancy relaxes the muscles in your gastrointestinal tract. This slows down your digestive system which results in bloating, gas and flatulence. Try to avoid having a large meal instead try to eat small meals throughout the day.

4) Sore and Tender Breast/ Sensitive Nipples

Having a tender breast is the earliest symptom that a woman might experience. It can begin right after conception. You will also observe a change in shape and it feels heavy as it grows in size. You will observe that it is sensitive to a touch. The reason for this as usual is the increasing production of hormones in your body. As your body adjusts to the abrupt increase of hormone level in your body the tenderness and soreness you feel should lessen. It is best that you wear a supportive bra to minimize pain.

5) Intense Dreams

Many women also claimed that they have this intense dream about babies and pregnancy. This often continues throughout its pregnancy. No one can really explain why this happens or what causes it, but it is thought that this is still related to the increase hormone level of a pregnant woman. A good reference book regarding intense dream during pregnancy is the book by Hillary Grill, Elyse Kroll and Sindy Greenberg titled Dreaming for Two: The Hidden Emotional Life of Expectant Mother.

6) Cramps

Cramps is one of the most common early pregnancy symptoms and is just normal. There are many changes in your body happening all at once so that mild cramps is just expected. For some, they experience cramping as early as the implantation stage. These cramps are like your period cramps when you have your premenstrual syndrome.

7) Back/Leg Pain

Back pain due to pregnancy is caused by the softening of the ligaments and stretching of ligaments to accommodate the changes in the muscles around the stomach. This pain may be constant in the later stage of pregnancy when your tummy begins to grow. The ligaments stretch to give more support to your growing uterus.

8) Increased Cervical Fluid

An increase in cervical fluid or vaginal discharge is observed and this is just normal during pregnancy. The discharge can be slippery and wet or creamy and white. But if it has an unusual smell and you feel itchy then consult your doctor immediately. This can be a sign of yeast infection.

This symptom will continue until your first trimester, as the days pass some of these symptoms might slowly disappear while some may even get worse than it first started.  And, there are even more pregnancy symptoms after missed period. You will observe that the symptoms mentioned above will be more pronounce and you will be surprised as other pregnancy symptoms will appear. Some of these symptoms include:

1) Frequent Urination
2) Spotting
3) Constipation
4) Increased Basal Body Temperature

1) Frequent Urination

Frequent urination is due to the continuing expansion of your uterus. You will observe especially if you will be in your third trimester, frequent urination is not just your problem, but being able to hold your urine is another.

2) Spotting

If you are not aware that you are pregnant yet, you might think that you are having your period when you notice a spot in your underwear. But if you are pregnant this is a sign that implantation of the fertilized egg is happening.

3) Constipation

Constipation is another common problem. This is due to the slowing down of your digestive system thus movement of food too is slow. This is because of the rising level of your progesterone hormone.

4) Increased Basal Body Temperature

The rising level of your basal body temperature is a clear indication that you are pregnant. This is considered one of early pregnancy symptoms. You can measure your basal body temperature using a special thermometer.

Other pregnancy symptoms before missed period get worse during your first three months of pregnancy like nausea and vomiting. This is popularly known as “morning sickness’. The term morning does not indicate the time of the day when this symptom strikes. Nausea and vomiting can strike you any time of the day and this can last throughout your first trimester of pregnancy. Other symptoms that tend to get more pronounce is the swelling and tenderness of your breast and nipple, and sensitivity to certain odors.

Having these symptoms does not ensure that you are really pregnant. A pregnancy tests is the answer, you can test on your own at home with home pregnancy test or you can visit your doctor and do a blood pregnancy test. Your doctor can better assess your health and if the result is really positive then it is best to start early with your prenatal care. Remember the first trimester of pregnancy is where you must take extra care of yourself. So many things can happen and you can lose your baby easily if not taken care promptly.

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