Whether it’s a joyous occasion or one that immediately makes you feel stressed, finding out your pregnant is a huge milestone in any woman’s life. Some women say that they knew straight away that they had conceived a child, others are completely oblivious until they are standing in the bathroom with a pregnancy test. Either way it usually takes about a week for the embryo to attach. Everyone is different but there are a few tell-tale signs to look out for when it comes to the early stages of pregnancy.
1. You’re hot
And not in a good way, because of the progesterone in your body if you do happen to be in the early stages of pregnancy your temperature will rise. This is one of the reasons why if you are trying to conceive, monitoring your temperature is a good habit to start getting into the hang of.
2. You missed your period
This is the sign everyone assumes will tell them whether or not they are pregnant. However, a lot of women do still get their period or at least a version of their period for a few month after conception. That’s why it is so important to take into consideration all the other signs pointing to pregnancy.
3. Your breasts have changed
Maybe they are more sensitive and sore than they usually are or you’ve noticed a few extra veins popping up. If you do happen to notice any subtle changes in your breasts, it’s always a good idea to go see a doctor – even if you don’t think you’re pregnant!
4. You are so tired
Doing things that you wouldn’t normally find strenuous are now such a daunting task you would rather just take a nap. Feeling fatigued is one of the signs a lot of women notice when they first fall pregnant. It’s mainly down to the increase in hormones and all the changes that are happening to your body and your metabolism getting a kick in the backside.
5. Sense of smell
You can smell everything, even the things you don’t want to smell. You’ll find that if you are pregnant things that you normally thought smelled quite nice like your partner’s spaghetti Bolognese now smell like well, a garbage can. It’s just another lovely side effect of being with child.
6. Pimples are popping up everywhere
Even if you aren’t prone to acne break outs the chances of getting that lovely glow everyone talks about, probably won’t happen until you get passed the pimple stage. During the first few weeks of pregnancy you’ll notice lots of breakouts, but don’t worry once your hormone levels balance themselves out, you’ll be back to clear skin.
7. Tears for everything
Okay, so maybe you’re just an overly emotional person or perhaps you’re pregnant and you totally overreacted when your partner asked if you could pass the salt. Becoming a little more teary is completely normal during pregnancy so if you’re noticing that you might be breaking down a bit more often than normal, take a test!
8. Your private parts have changed
While it’s probably not going to be the first thing you notice, it is quite common for women to notice that their vagina’s have more of a purple tone to them during pregnancy.