There’s more to it than a missed period, morning sickness and obscure cravings
Okay, there are the obvious symptoms of Escorts Agency Australia pregnancy that you’ve known about for what feels like forever – a missed period, morning sickness and cravings. But what if we told you that around one in 2,500 pregnant Australia Escort Service women (or 320 UK pregnancies each year) experience nothing at all? Or, that some symptoms of pregnancy are so obscure that they could easily be thought of as entirely unrelated?
With so many symptoms of pregnancy to watch out for, including some which could signal a complication, it’s a good idea to swot up, if you do hope to have a baby at some point. And, knowing how to identify the symptoms of pregnancy could, in fact, save you from medical complications, in some rare instances.
This is because there are three types of Escort Agency Melbourne pregnancy to know about. These include your standard, straight-forward pregnancy; the life-threatening ectopic pregnancy, which can have profound implication for your mental health, and trophoblastic disease, caused by an abnormal overgrowth of all or part of the placenta, and also known as a molar pregnancy.
Each type carries its own unique pregnancy symptoms, treatments and risks so let’s break each one down into simple terms.
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Not meaning to state the obvious, but a standard Melbourne CBD escorts pregnancy is when a fertilised egg implants itself in the lining of the womb and then develops into the placenta and embryo and later a foetus. It’s typically counted from the first day of your last period and divided into three three-month trimesters.
9 symptoms of standard pregnancy
No points for guessing the obvious. A missed period, if you have a regular menstrual cycle, is top of the list for Dr Patrick O’Brien, spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). But since when does the female body like to play as simple as that? Read on for what other tell-tale pregnancy signs you should be watching out for.
1. A light period
That’s right, although skipping your monthly altogether is a reliable indicator that you’re expecting, so too is having a very light period. If a light flow isn’t regular for you, don’t dismiss this sign, if that’s out of the ordinary for you. According to the NHS, bleeding during pregnancy is relatively common.
Around 80% of women experience nausea and 50% vomiting during their pregnancy, according to NHS figures. ‘It usually starts around six weeks after the start of a woman’s last period,’ O’Brien says.
‘If the vomiting becomes so severe that it leads to dehydration and significant weight loss, it is known as hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition that affects around 1-3% of pregnant women. Treatment options include antiemetics (specific drugs used to treat nausea and vomiting in pregnancy) as well as complementary therapies such as ginger, acupressure and hypnotherapy.’
‘It is common to feel tired or even exhausted during Escort Agency Box Hill pregnancy, especially during the first 12 weeks,’ O’Brien says. ‘This is due to hormonal changes taking place in the body – these may also leave you feeling emotional and upset.’
4. The need to wee – a lot
‘Women may feel the need to pass urine more often than usual, including during the night,’ O’Brien says. ‘Other symptoms of pregnancy include constipation and an increase in vaginal discharge without any soreness or irritation.’
5. Tender, fuller breasts
‘Many early pregnancy symptoms can easily be confused with menstrual symptoms or signs of ovulation such as sore breasts,’ says Emma Cannon, fertility expert and author of Fertile. ‘But as the pregnancy continues, the symptoms may develop more strongly.’
Maybe that jar of pickled onions never looked so appealing, while your usual morning porridge couldn’t seem more disgusting. Hey, you might even find foods that used to be off-limits due to allergies are suddenly a-okay. According to O’Brien, cravings are a thing. ‘Some women may experience a strange taste in their mouth, too,’ he says.
A heightened sense of smell – feeling like the smell of Parmesan is overwhelming or really luxuriating in the scent of flowers – is a clue.
8. A slippery pulse
Which means? ‘The pulse feels full – perhaps due to the increase in blood flow and fluids,’ Cannon says.
9. A bump
Pretty hard not to get the message when your abs begin to bulge. ‘The bump will appear anytime from 12 to 17 weeks,’ O’Brien says. ‘This can sometimes be noticeable surprisingly early, even when the baby is still very small, as the rising progesterone levels cause water retention and bloating.’
So, how do I know I’m pregnant?
Apart from peeing on a stick Clearblue style – read the six things every woman should know about pregnancy tests – a blood test at your GP should give you the final confirmation to put your mind at ease.
‘They’ll measure for levels of HSG, human chorionic gonadotropin,’ Cannon says. Although the hormone is in your body even when you’re not pregnant, it’s when a foetus starts to grow that it starts to increase in quantity.