View Full Version : Pregnancy Symptoms

January 24th 08, 05:52 AM
There are many early signs that you may be pregnant. The obvious one
is a late period but this can be caused by a number of things, an
excessive weight gain or loss, a change in birth control methods, or
just an imbalance of hormones.

Nausea and vomiting, commonly known as morning sickness, will last for
the first 2-8 weeks of gestation. Though its common name is a little
misleading, as it can occur throughout the day, not just in the
morning. There isn't actually any known reason as to why women go
through this nausea and little is known on preventing it. Women differ
in how they deal with it. Some women find that a cup of tea and a
ginger biscuit in the morning help, others find acupressure and
massage can help. It's all about finding what works for you best.

Fatigue is another common symptom in the earlier weeks. This is due to
the fact that your body is going through some major hormonal changes.
And also due to the increased amount of progesterone going round your
body, your temperature will increase leading you to feel sluggish.

Sensitivity to tastes and smells can also occur. Foods that you once
enjoyed can now leave you feeling nauseous.

The areola (the area around the nipple) will darken during pregnancy.
Though this can happen because of a hormonal imbalance if you're not

You may start feeling faint or dizzy if you stand still for too long.
This is because as your uterus grows it can put pressure on the major
arteries in your legs causing