Recognize more pregnancy symptoms
There may be some implantation bleeding at the time your fertilized egg implants within your uterine wall. This occurs 6-12 days after a woman has conceived.
There may be some light spotting and cramping. If you should experience these symptoms, report them to your doctor, since these signs are identical to miscarriage symptoms. Miscarriage symptoms should never be ignored.
Women may find they have extreme mood swings early on during their pregnancy. They may feel euphoria one moment, followed by great sadness. The experience is much like premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
By 2-3 weeks into the pregnancy, a woman may experience symptoms such as morning sickness, frequent urination, and strange food cravings, though these symptoms may not be experienced until 4-6 weeks gestation.
It's also important to note that not every woman misses a period during early pregnancy. If you do get a period during this time it may look like every other period you have, or it may be lighter or shorter than usual.
Of course, if you know you're pregnant and you have any type of vaginal bleeding, you must see a doctor right away.
Pregnancy headaches during the first trimester are thought to be due to a surge of hormones and an increase in the amount of blood circulating in your body during this time.
These pregnancy headaches are sometimes exacerbated by poor posture, stress, or vision changes.
Here are some of the other causes of pregnancy headaches:
*Not enough sleep
*Low blood sugar levels
*Not drinking enough (dehydration)
*Going off coffee (caffeine withdrawal)
The good news is that many women who suffer from migraine headaches often find they have fewer migraines during the time they are pregnant, though this is not always the case.
If you take migraine medication, it's important to mention this to your doctor and ask if your medication is safe for your fetus.
You may not expect to experience pregnancy weight gain during the earliest days and weeks of your pregnancy. But it is very important that you gain and not lose weight while pregnant.
Maintaining a healthy pregnancy weight gain even at the earliest stages of pregnancy is crucial to a successful pregnancy outcome.
An average-sized woman can expect to gain a maximum of 25-35 pounds during her pregnancy. If you were on the heavy side before you conceived, your healthy pregnancy weight gain will be from 15-25 pounds.
If you weighed too little before conception, you'll need to gain from 28-40 pounds during pregnancy.
However, the smallest proportion of your pregnancy weight gain will occur during your first trimester. Your first trimester weight gain should be from 3-5 pounds only.
You may not even notice the weight until you step on your doctor's scale. In fact, most of the weight will be noticeable only in your breast size, which may undergo a sudden increase.