A positive line on a pregnancy test can fill you with euphoria, anxiety, and excitement.
Yet, before confirming a pregnancy with an OB-Gyn or a doctor, there are a few signs that will make a woman think she’s pregnant.
- Missed period – When a woman has a regular period, this is one of the earliest signs she will experience. A period only happens when no sperm is able to catch the matured egg. When the sperm catches the egg, conception happens.
- Nausea or vomiting – No one knows for sure what causes nausea during pregnancy, but it’s possibly due to a combination of the many physical changes taking place in the body.
- Headache – When a woman is in her first trimester of pregnancy, her body experiences a surge in hormones and increase in blood hormones which can cause headaches.
- Feeling bloated – In the first weeks of pregnancy, the progesterone relaxes the smooth muscle in your digestive system. This slows down digestion so that there’s more time for the nutrients in food to reach your growing baby.
When you notice these signs, it is best to readily buy an over the counter pregnancy test as soon as possible so you can set up an appointment with your doctor for prenatal care when the pregnancy is confirmed.
Congratulations in advance to your new bundle of joy!