For most women, the fortnight between the time they expect their period and the ovulation can be full of stress. In case you are trying to get pregnant, then you don’t want to get your period. During the time you spend waiting, you feel that every single thing that you experience could be a sign of pregnancy.
Many women err on the cautionary side, then you would buy a lot of pregnancy tests to find out if you are pregnant. You may go so far as to have a chart to keep track of things You may spend hours wondering when you will get to see that little stick will change color to indicate you are pregnant.
Ask any woman who has been pregnant more than once, and she will confirm that many symptoms that indicate pregnancy are also symptoms of your imminent periods. As you can understand, this can be a cause of confusion for most women. The only ways to know for sure is to use one of those pregnancy tests or have a test done by the doctor.
However, we will tell you some interesting signs that could indicate that you are indeed pregnant.
These symptoms apply to those who are working on getting pregnant or at least not trying to actively get pregnant.
The first thing to remember is that you don’t get pregnant until the implantation takes place and your hormones will not give out symptoms of being pregnant till such time that the fertilized egg gets implanted on the wall of your uterus wall. This could happen anywhere between the 6th and 12th day after ovulation has taken place. In case you are not tracking ovulation, then it is not easy to follow the signs. It is a good idea to chart out your ovulation cycle and this applies even when you are not trying to conceive.
The order of these symptoms rank from the lesser known ones to the ones that most people know:
A stuffed up nose: Most women would not know this but a stuffy nose could be one of the signs of being pregnant. But the thing to remember here is that a stuffed nose could also be the result of allergies or some other sickness and you need to think about this.
A metallic feeling inside the mouth: A metallic taste in the mouth that is dry could also be a sign that you are pregnant. In many cases when the woman had this symptom, she has later tested positive for pregnancy. But do remember that certain medicines could also cause this feeling.
Blue veins on the breasts: Breasts change during the course of pregnancy and if you find veins that are dark blue and appear a little more puffy and prominent than usual then it could be a sign that you are pregnant. But this is also a symptom of your period too so learn to keep track of your cycles.
Heightened sensitivity to smells: Many women experience increased sense of smell when they get pregnant.
Cramping and/or bleeding: This could usually be in the form of light spotting but the cramping can be pretty painful.
Head ache: This is quite a common symptom in the early part of pregnancy but headaches can also be indicative of other forms of illnesses. So in case you feel that you may be pregnant, avoid the aspirin.
Tiredness: This again is an indication of pregnancy in the early months and the 3rd trimester.
Feeling nauseated in the morning: If you find yourself throwing up in the morning then this could be an indication of being pregnant. But you should be aware that nausea could occur due to other forms of sickness.
If you find yourself becoming sick to your stomach, this can also be a sign of pregnancy. This symptom can show itself as early as the day of implantation! Remember, too, that feeling sick could also be a sign of illness.
A missed period: In many cases, a period that is missed is a definite symptom of being pregnant. But you should also be aware that this could also happened due to tension or due to advancing age. Some women in their thirties can experience delayed periods.
For those women who do keep track of their ovulation charts:
In case you have a chart of the cycles, you can find more indications of the fertile periods and also the pregnancy.
In case you are focused on this, you should get basal body thermometer and use it daily in the morning.
Here are some notes on helping you keep track on trying for pregnancy:
- During the period and follicular part of the cycle, your temperature is low
- If you are fairly healthy then just before ovulation, you will see some white mucous. It is an indication of fertility
- Your temperature will come down during ovulation and then come up.
- Once ovulation takes place, then your temperature will rise for some days
- In case the egg is fertilized, it will implant to the wall of the uterus wall and this will be indicated by drop in temperature.
- Once the drop occurs, you will see rise in case you are pregnant.
- In case you are not pregnant, the temperature will fall and you will get your period