Recognizing the Telltale Signs of Pregnancy
Most women do not begin experiencing pregnancy symptoms until the time of the missed period or even a while after that. If may become even more difficult to determine your pregnancy status if you do not regularly monitor your menstrual cycle or if you are irregular. There are, however, some telltale signs commonly experienced that will help you determine whether or not you are, in fact, pregnant.
One of the first signs is, of course, the missed period. If you have a regular menstrual cycle, this may be your first indication and is usually when many people take a pregnancy test. If your cycle is irregular, you may not think anything of a late or missed period. In this case, the other signs that often follow are the first indication.
Sore or swollen breasts are another sign. This is often one of the first signs of pregnancy. When you are pregnant, your breasts become very sensitive and sore because they are being prepared for the milk that is forming in them.
Fatigue is another sign of pregnancy. This, too, can be exhibited early on and often plagues women throughout their entire pregnancy. The first trimester, however is often when most women feel the most fatigued. When this occurs, you may feel tired all the time. It is important to remember this is normal and will get better.
Nausea is definitely one of the most common signs that a woman is pregnant. Though this is typically called morning sickness, it can occur at any time of the day and for some women, is present all the time. Typically nausea will last throughout the first trimester, disappear for the second, and may then return for the third. It varies for different women as well as for different pregnancies experienced by the same woman. If you think you might be pregnant, you should seek the advice of your physician or a New Jersey fertility doctor who can perform the requisite test and begin monitoring you right away.