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PostHeaderIcon How To Deal With These 5 Common Early Pregnancy Symptoms

After conception, a woman’s body goes through a lot of changes. Each woman may feel different pregnancy symptoms. It is not standard for every woman. Here are the most common signs of early pregnancy, and some suggestions on how you can deal with the changes:

1. A Skipped Period
A lot of women may think that a missed period can already indicate a positive pregnancy. However, this pregnancy symptom is not definitive. Missed periods can also be caused by other factors like hormonal imbalance and illness.

What you can do: A missed period is only one of the symptoms of early pregnancy. You can wait a week after your missed period to use a home kit, which are much more accurate. Another option is to consult your health care provider because the pregnancy hormone can be detected earlier in the blood.

2. Breast Tenderness
This is one of the first things that women notice when they suspect pregnancy. The hormonal changes occuring after conception causes increased sensitivity. Some women experience increased symptoms when exposed to cold air. But generally, breast tenderness causes minimal discomfort in women.

What you can do: Wear a bra with a wide shoulder strap for better support. During cold weather, dress warmly to protect yourself from the chilly air.

3. Vomiting and Nausea
These symptoms are experienced by many pregnanct women in their first trimester. This usually lasts for the first three months of pregnancy, and may be more intense in the morning. A picky sense of smell may also trigger the queasy feeling, which can last all day for some women.

What you can do: Eat more frequently, but in small portions and keep away from nausea triggers. . Eat dry crackers before arising, and try a quick fix like sucking on hard candy. Ginger tea and peppermint tea may also help settle your stomach. Make sure you get enough rest since fatigue may worsen your morning sickness.

4. Fatigued Feeling
It is common for pregnant women to get easily fatigued. This is most likely caused by the increased metabolic requirements of the body. Some women may feel that their energy level is at an all time low, and that they may not be able to do some things they usually do before they got pregnant.

What you can do: Take frequent rest periods throughout the day. Eat healthy to get as much nutrients as you can and try to get more hours of sleep every day. Pack your diet with iron and protein. When eating, choose food items that are rich in protein and iron.

5. Increased Frequency of Urination
After implantation, the body begins producing human chorionic gonadotropin or hCG. This hormone can act as a diuretic to pregnant women.The uterus pushing on the bladder as it grows is also another reason for frequent urination. This will not be an issue for a while after the first trimester when the uterus rises above the bladder. But as the pregnancy comes to a close, the fetal head will put pressure on the bladder once again.

What you can do: Cut back on your consumption of caffeinated products. Caffeine is a known diuretic, which may further aggravate the symptoms. Avoid drinking too much liquid before bedtime, to minimize sleep interruptions. Try not to hold the urge to urinate because doing so may lead to urinary tract infection.

 Schedule a visit to your health care provider if you suspect that you are pregnant. Having prenatal care is good for you and your baby especially if started early. After all, you can be sure that you are on the right track in pregnancy when you have good prenatal care.

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