- Symptoms of early pregnancy
- How do you know you are pregnant without symptoms?
- Getting through an asymptomatic early pregnancy well
Symptoms of early pregnancy
The symptoms of early pregnancy or the first month of pregnancy vary greatly from one pregnant woman to another, and even from one pregnancy to another. It is generally said that they are less marked for a first pregnancy, and that they become more pronounced with each subsequent pregnancy. Not to mention that for a second or third baby, you are more receptive to the signs of pregnancy and know how to spot them more easily.
Signs of pregnancy include:
- Tension in the breasts, due to the hormonal changes taking place in your body. Your bras may feel tighter and your breasts may be sore or more sensitive;
- A tightness in the lower abdomen, a sign that the embryo is making its place;
- Bleeding : implantation of the embryo on the wall of the uterus can indeed cause some very slight bleeding;
- Or on the contrary an absence of bleeding, since the absence of periods is generally a strong sign of the start of pregnancy. However, it is not systematic, and women with irregular cycles do not immediately associate it with pregnancy;
- Fatigue : unusual fatigue can betray the presence of a baby... Not surprising when you think of all the upheavals your body experiences when the embryo takes hold!
- An increase in temperature, which occurs after implantation and which continues until the end of the pregnancy. This being minimal (a few tenths of a degree at most), it can go completely unnoticed.
- Mood changes : you may feel on edge, let yourself be overwhelmed by emotions.
- Some women also report cravings or cravings for specific foods, lower back pain,
- The famous morning sickness, contrary to popular belief, does not necessarily appear from the very beginning of pregnancy. They generally appear between the 4th and 12th week of gestation and disappear around 3 months of pregnancy ... but they are not obligatory, since 25% of pregnant women will not experience them. Be aware that they do not always live up to their name, since some women observe them in the evening - and others, less fortunate, all day! No hint of nausea on the horizon? Take advantage of it and savor your chance to experience a pleasant start to your pregnancy, which many will envy!
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As you will have understood, the signs of pregnancy are specific to each person.
All women are different, and just because your friends tell you that they knew they were pregnant even before taking a pregnancy test doesn't mean that it should be the same for everyone! But then how can you detect a pregnancy if it is asymptomatic?
How do you know you are pregnant without symptoms?
If you are on a baby trial, you are certainly listening to your body and the slightest change. You know your menstrual cycle, your ovulation periods, the expected date of your next period, and you probably take a pregnancy test at the slightest delay, eager to celebrate the good news.
The pregnancy test is probably the simplest solution to find out if you are pregnant, in particular for women who do not necessarily have their period as a benchmark: for example in the case of irregular cycles, absence of return of childbirth continued during childbirth or prolonged breastfeeding, or even in the event of amenorrhea caused by health concerns, taking certain medications or contraceptives. You will be fixed in a few minutes thanks to a test. Perhaps we should say “pregnancy tests”, because if the result is hard to believe, it’s a safe bet that you will take several ;-)
The blood test in the laboratory, carried out with or without a prescription from your gynecologist, allows you to ensure a pregnancy and will measure HcG, the famous hormone at the start of pregnancy and confirm in black and white if a happy event is in the making.
Asymptomatic pregnancy can, in extreme cases, give rise to denial of pregnancy. You are indeed pregnant – and sometimes even several months – but the body does not develop any signs of pregnancy. The periods are generally still there, your belly is not growing, you have not noticed the slightest change. The baby's movements are interpreted as intestinal disturbances or back pain. Denial of pregnancy, very different from an unnoticed start of pregnancy, is due to a psychological cause and can extend over the first trimester and beyond.
Getting through an asymptomatic early pregnancy well
While your nauseated friends certainly envy your good shape and absence of symptoms, the fact remains that many women “need” or “want” to feel pregnant, and an asymptomatic pregnancy can be confusing. No pregnancy symptoms, no round belly or pretty shapes at this stage: it's difficult to project yourself into this new life and imagine that a baby will be here in a few months!
In any case, your pregnancy will become concrete shortly : the first ultrasound and the first curves await you in a few weeks, and you will be able to savor the happiness of feeling pregnant and sharing it fully with those around you!