The signs of pregnancy

So, your body is showing signs of change common to those of pregnancy symptoms. Let’s break down a few that are going to affect you personally during pregnancy.

Food cravings: Yes, we know there is no scientific evidence but there is that strange “something”. Don’t place too much faith in them but combined with some of the signs below, baby time could be a few short months away.

Darkening areola: If the skin around your nipples gets darker, you may be pregnant, it could also indicate a hormonal imbalance unrelated to pregnancy it could also be a leftover effect from a previous pregnancy.

Cramping or implantation bleeding: About eight days after ovulation, you may experience some cramping, as well as some implantation spotting. This is caused by the egg burrowing into the endometrial lining. You might also see some spotting around the time you expect your period.

Frequent urination: All part of a normal pregnancy and changing hormonal conditions and be prepared as your uterus grows it shrinks your bladder’s capacity just as you are producing more urine.

Fatigue: High levels of the hormone progesterone can leave you feeling totally exhausted from just simple day to day tasks.

Tender, swollen breasts: Remember the way your breast feel before your period; swollen and tender to touch  pregnancy is the same but more so. As your body grows accustom to the hormone change the pain will subside.

Altered sense of taste: You may notice that your sense of taste changes. Some women say they have a metallic taste in their mouth, others that they cannot stand the taste of coffee, tea, or a food they usually like.

Morning sickness: This is a total lottery with most pregnant women having it to some degree, a lucky few avoid it altogether. Most women will feel nauseated and queasy in the morning but unfortunately it can strike morning noon and night.

A missed period: It’s the most obvious indicator, usually a very good sign of pregnancy in a woman of childbearing age who normally has regular periods.

A positive pregnancy test: A Forelife pregnancy test showing two lines means you have a 99% chance of being pregnant. Time to see your doctor to confirm the results and prepare for your baby.

With exciting times ahead for you and your growing family, we would love to keep supporting you on this journey! Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.

– Your Forelife Family™