• April 5, 2019 By admin 0 comments

    Diagnosis of pregnancy through symptoms was done in the old days when there were no pregnancy tests or ultrasonically. As the initial symptoms are very nonspecific and only become obvious after months of gestation, it is not easy nor does it make sense to diagnose a pregnancy in this way. This does not mean, however, that acknowledging the first symptoms is not important. The first signs and symptoms of pregnancy serve as a stimulus for women to take a pregnancy test, be it a pharmacy test  or a  blood test for beta-h Cg . Some women resort to home pregnancy testing when they suspect they are pregnant, but these are not only unreliable but can still be harmful, as explained in the article:  Home Pregnancy Test – Myth or Truth? . The sooner the patient knows she is pregnant, the sooner she can begin her prenatal care . That way, she can take beneficial measures to the fetus soon, such as controlling blood glucose, improving diet, using supplements – such as folic acid and iron – monitoring blood pressure, treating infections quickly and avoiding  alcohol or medicines potentially harmful to the baby in the first trimester of pregnancy.

    It is important to note that pregnancy symptoms are not the same for all women. And even when these signals repeat themselves, they can vary in intensity, frequency, time of onset, and duration. Another fact that should be highlighted is the fact that many of the early symptoms of gestation may be similar to the premenstrual discomforts to which you are accustomed. It is very common for non pregnant women to confuse pre-menstrual symptoms with those of a possible early pregnancy. Interestingly, the opposite is also true, as many pregnant women do not value the first symptoms and will only find out they are pregnant there at the end of the first quarter, when the signs become too obvious to be neglected (read:  ? Is pregnancy or menstruation  to understand the differences between early signs of pregnancy and over the counter fertility drugs).

    Video: Pregnancy Symptoms

    Before we go ahead with the explanations about each of the 20 symptoms of pregnancy, watch the video below our YouTube channel, which summarizes the information contained in this text.

    What are the symptoms in the first few days after conception?

    There are no symptoms of pregnancy in the first few days after fertilization. In general, the first signs and symptoms appear 2 to 3 weeks after the sexual relationship that gave birth to the pregnancy, at which time the embryo is implanted in the uterus. We explain in detail why this happens in the article: When do the first symptoms of pregnancy appear? From the implantation of the embryo in the uterus until about the 13th week of gestation, the increase in the production of hormones will cause the woman to experience a great amount of clinical manifestations. When the egg is fertilized, it transforms into a zygote (the first stage of the embryo) and begins to travel through the uterine horn toward the uterus. After 6 to 12 days of travel, the embryo arrives at the uterus and implants itself in its wall, process that is called nesting

    How is the implantation of the embryo?

    Since implantation bleeding can last up to three days, causes mild abdominal cramping, and occurs near the time that menstruation is expected, some women interpret it as a weakened menstruation and do not suspect that this is their first sign of pregnancy . In most cases, however, the implantation bleeding is quite discreet, ranging from a dark red to a slightly pinkish and slightly thickened discharge. So if you are trying to get pregnant and have a menstruation or discharge other than usual, be aware as this may be a sign of early pregnancy. The only vaginal bleeding considered normal in early pregnancy is that which occurs during the implantation of the embryo in the uterus. This bleeding, however, usually appears before the woman knows she is pregnant. Importantly, implantation of the embryo into the uterus is just one of several causes of vaginal bleeding in pregnancy. Any bleeding that arises after the pregnant woman knows she is pregnant should be reported to the obstetrician. To know the causes of vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy, access the link: Bleeding in early pregnancy .

    The first signs and symptoms of pregnancy may appear before the delay of menstruation, but they can be so subtle that only women who are very alert to your body or are trying to conceive may perceive, because for most women, they may go unnoticed. The first symptoms to watch out for are: Pink vaginal discharge; Colic and abdominal bloating; Sensitive and swollen breasts; Easy fatigue; Aversion to strong odors; Humor variations; Nausea, vomiting, or excessive salivation; Dizziness, sleepiness and headache; Increased urge to urinate; Pimples and oily skin. However, these symptoms should be taken into consideration, especially after the menstrual delay, because they can also be confused with PMS. Test to know if you may be pregnant Find out if you are pregnant Start the test Illustrative picture of the questionnaire Illustrative picture of the issue In the last month have you had intercourse without using a condom or other contraceptive method such as an IUD, implant, or contraceptive? Yes Not Illustrative picture of the issue Have you noticed any pink vaginal discharge lately? Yes Not Illustrative picture of the issue

    Yes Not Regardless of the outcome of this test, the best way to confirm that you are pregnant is by taking a home pregnancy test from the pharmacy, which can be done from the 1st day of menstrual delay or after 14 days of intercourse within the period fertile. Symptoms of pregnancy in the first 7 days 10 first symptoms of pregnancy The typical symptoms of the first days of pregnancy are the most difficult to identify and are usually more easily identified by women who can identify very subtle differences in the body itself: 1. Pink vaginal discharge When the egg is fertilized, there may be a slight pink discharge, which is in fact the normal discharge that the woman presents (excess of vaginal mucus) with traces of blood caused by the spermatozoid entering the ovum and by its displacement until the uterus. This discharge may appear a few minutes after intercourse or up to 3 days after intimate contact, life span of the sperm within the female organism.

    In addition, the woman may still have a small loss of blood, similar to menstruation, but in smaller amount. Abdominal swelling is also one of the first symptoms of pregnancy and it is also caused by the intense pelvic changes that are happening, arising more often in the first 7 days to 2 weeks. Increased blood flow and adaptation to uterine growth are the major cause of this mild abdominal swelling, which for some may go unnoticed. Around 7 weeks of gestation the lower part of the navel begins to get hard. Symptoms of pregnancy in the first 2 weeks 10 first symptoms of pregnancy The symptoms that begin to appear around the second week are some of the most typical of pregnancy and can last for several weeks: 3. Sensitive and swollen breasts In the first two weeks of pregnancy, the woman may notice that the breasts become more sensitive and this is due to the action of the hormones that stimulate the mammary glands preparing the woman for breastfeeding. Thus, there is also an increase in breast volume, which begins to have more developed mammary glands to support the baby’s needs after birth.

    Some women may even feel very uncomfortable with the simple brushing of the blouse or bra on the nipple. 4. Easy tiredness Tiredness is one of the most common symptoms of pregnancy that may be present throughout pregnancy, starting around the second week. It is normal for this fatigue to increase during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, while the body adapts all its metabolism to provide the energy needed for the development of the baby. This type of tiredness is easily identifiable when the woman begins to feel that the tasks she did before are becoming very exhausting, arriving at the end of the day without energy or needing to sleep more than 10 hours a night to replenish the energy she spent. 5. Aversion to strong odors It is very common that early in pregnancy the woman has aversion to strong odors, even if they are apparently pleasing, like perfume. Most pregnant women may even vomit after feeling a strong smell, such as gasoline, cigarettes or cleaning products, for example. In addition, because olfaction is altered, some women may also report that there is a change in the taste of food, which becomes more intense and cloying.

    Nausea, vomiting and salivation

    However, nausea does not always have to be accompanied by vomiting, and it is even more frequent that nausea appears and disappears without the woman vomiting, especially in the morning. Associated with these symptoms, excessive salivation may also occur, which makes nausea even more uncomfortable for the woman. Thus, although excessive salivation can be maintained throughout the gestation, it is common for it to decrease when nausea improves.

    Dizziness, sleepiness and headache

    Dizziness and sleepiness out of time are pregnancy symptoms that occur because of low blood pressure, blood glucose lowering and poor diet due to frequent nausea and vomiting. They appear as early as the first 5 weeks of pregnancy but tend to decline after the 20th week of gestation. Headache is also common during pregnancy due to hormonal changes, but it is usually weak, although persistent and often the woman can not even associate this discomfort with pregnancy. Increased urge to urinate With the advancement of pregnancy, the body of the pregnant woman needs to produce several hormones, such as progesterone, to ensure that the baby develops in a healthy way. When this happens, the muscles of the bladder become more relaxed and therefore it is more difficult to completely empty the urine that is inside the bladder and so the woman may feel a more frequent urge to go to the bathroom to urinate.

     Oily skin and pimples

     Hormonal changes can lead to the appearance or worsening of blackheads, called scientifically acne, and so after the first month of pregnancy, the woman may notice an increase in skin oiliness, which can be controlled with the use of skin cleansers and personal hygiene products.

     When to take the pregnancy test

     The pregnancy test purchased at the pharmacy can be done on the first day of the menstrual period. If the result is negative, a further 3 to 5 days can be expected, and if menstruation continues late, a new pregnancy test can be performed. If the result is still negative, evaluate the possibility of having a blood test to diagnose pregnancy because it is more reliable and shows the amount of the hormone Beta HCG, which is only produced during pregnancy.

To Top