Feeling a bit different lately? Read on to learn all about early pregnancy symptoms that might help you realize you are pregnant.
While the birth of a child takes about nine months, you might start to feel the effects of carrying a child right away. From pregnancy discomforts, such as sore muscles and mood swings, to pregnancy oddities, such as cravings and a heightened sense of smell, early pregnancy symptoms can occur in a variety of unique ways for each soon-to-be mom.
If you are struggling to keep your eyes open and the completion of simple everyday tasks calls for a nap, it is possible you are experiencing extreme fatigue due to your pregnancy.
Cravings and Aversions
Your appetite for different flavors is constantly changing as you age, however, during your pregnancy you might experience cravings for food you never used to eat all of a sudden. And at the same time your taste buds are asking for specific flavors, you might also develop strong aversions to certain foods.
Headaches and Backaches
Aching throughout your body, especially your back, can occur early on in your pregnancy however, most severe back pain occurs in later trimesters. And while your body adjusts through the aches and pains of being pregnant, you might start to experience headaches as your hormone levels react to the pregnancy.
Heightened Sense of Smell
Up until pregnancy you may not have noticed the old cheese sitting in the back of the fridge or the fragrant flowers in the front yard, but a heightened sense of smell can accompany pregnancy. Some strong smells can become extremely offensive and the best advice is to avoid those particular odors.
A very common symptom of early pregnancy is a feeling that you might experience during your menstruation – sore or swollen breasts. This incredibly common body-ache is just another sign that you are preparing your body for a child.
Not every expecting mother will experience these pregnancy symptoms, and some might experience symptoms more intensely than others. Just remember that every pregnancy is unique, just like the child you are preparing for.