Video:Common Symptoms of Pregnancywith Robin Elise Weiss
Learn all about the symptoms of pregnancy and ways your body might tell you that you're pregnant. Here, see helpful information on the common symptoms of pregnancy.See Transcript
Transcript:Common Symptoms of Pregnancy
Common Symptoms of PregnancyAm I pregnant- This is a favorite question of everyone who is trying to get pregnant and a good question. There are many signs and symptoms of pregnancy.
Ways to Know if You Have Symptoms of PrenancyMissed Period
A missed period is probably one of the more reliable signs of pregnancy. Although some women will experience implantation bleeding about the time of their period, it is usually lighter and/or shorter than their normal period.
It's estimated that only 50% of women will experience morning sickness. Some women are sick only in the night, some are sick all day, other women it comes and goes with its own pattern. There is also a difference in whether it's merely a queasy feeling or actual vomiting. Some women will actually have a severe form of morning sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum. This can lead to dehydration and other problems.
Breast tenderness is experienced by many women, both during pregnancy and prior to their periods. This usually goes away during the second trimester, or it may be experienced as a heightened sensitivity.
Headaches are more common in pregnancy due to the changes in hormones. This may be a pregnancy symptom, but it is not necessarily a pregnancy sign. There are many things that could cause this, including stress.
Some women do begin to bloat nearly immediately. Again, this is a symptom of pregnancy, but not necessarily a sign. There are also women who will have bloating prior to a period.
Vaginal discharge, without itching or burning, may be a sign of pregnancy. The cervix is building your mucus plug to block the opening of the cervix to help protect your baby from infections, etc. You might notice a slight increase in vaginal secretions. Again, it's shouldn't smell, burn or itch. These would be signs of infection that would require proper medical treatment.
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