Warning Signs of Pregnancy

17/02/2011 16:05

Most women mark the first missed period as the first sign of pregnancy, but a missed period can be caused by a number of factors. A large change in diet, exercise or stress level can also contribute to a missed period.

For many pregnant women and expectant parents, the whole pregnancy phase is fraught with physical and emotional changes. Pregnancy should be the time for women to be vigilant of their health.

Pregnancy complications are not uncommon and while most problems may be relatively mild and can be immediately treated, in other cases, warning signs can carry some significant health risks to the child, mother and possibly both.

A woman's basal body temperature (the lowest body temperature attained during rest) begins to elevate after ovulation, and stays elevated past when you should have had your period.

This increase in basal body temperature, usually one-half to one degree Fahrenheit, is a subtle very early warning sign of pregnancy. To get this clue, you should have some idea what your normal (non-pregnancy) basal temperature is.

Nearly all women who are pregnant miss their menstrual cycle. There are occurrences in which women do not experience this, but the vast majority does. Women who suspect they are pregnant and miss their menstrual cycle have a high likelihood of being in the early stages of pregnancy.

Cravings for certain types of food, food that you may not normally crave, can be a good sign that something is stirring. There is no accepted medical explanation for this but when it occurs to you, get yourself to the doctor to confirm if you are not happy to carry out your own pregnancy test.

Frequent trips to the bathroom are a top agenda of your day. It can be due to either morning sickness (nausea and vomiting at any time of the day), or the need to urinate. The rising level of hormones can also lead to the ring around you nipple-areola to darken and you may experience tenderness in the breast and nipples too These are some symptoms of pregnancy.

One of the most common early warning signs is when a woman misses her monthly period. This nonetheless does not necessarily mean that she is pregnant as there are several possible reasons why this might occur. If you are in the very early stages of pregnancy, it's likely that you will have one of the other additional signs described below.

Whenever a woman thinks that she might be pregnant, the earliest possible sign of pregnancy that comes in her mind is missed periods. However you will be surprised to know that missed period does not come in the first 5 earliest possible signs of pregnancy.

The genetic make-up of a person is said to be one of the depression warning signs and is the cause of about 80% of all depression cases. If depression lies deep in the roots of the family tree, chances are, one or more of the descendants will experience and be diagnosed with depression at some point in their lives.

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