3 Signs You Might be Pregnant

Alright, so you haven’t missed your period yet, and you’ve got another week before it’s time to wonder where it’s gone. Until that period is missing, how can you figure out whether you’re pregnant? Missing a period is one of the sure signs to worry, but until then, are there other signs you’re missing? These three signs you might be pregnant can help you detect the possibility earlier than a missed period can!

3 Signs You Might be Pregnant

Period Symptoms Without the Period

When you’re not expecting your period, seeing a bit of blood in your panties can really ruin your day. What makes it worse is when you’re frantically gearing up for the river of blood, and it was nothing more than a bit of spotting. Cramps come in, annoying you more than paining you, and you’re sure that your period isn’t supposed to come for another week or so. What’s going on?

The fact of the matter is, a fertilized egg will stick to the walls of your uterus, and it’s attachment may cause your body to react in a way that looks like your period is coming. Spotting from the site, cramps from the sudden shift in your uterine wall, and nausea or faintness from the shift in hormones can mimic your period before it’s due.

Change in Taste Buds

You used to love pickles. Now the scent of them drives you crazy. Your own mother couldn’t shove an avocado on your plate and into your mouth, but now you can’t get enough of them. You may think you’re going crazy, and you’re asking what’s going on.

What’s happening is that your body is changing to adapt to the new hormones running through it, and preparing for the nine months of growth it’s going to be going through. Your taste buds are changing to help you eat the right food and get the right nutrients into your system. It might seem annoying, but eventually you’ll get used to it. And just think, once it’s all over, you can gross out your friends by telling them how you had pickles and peanut butter for a midnight snack!

Down in the Dumps

What about your sleeping habits? You’ve been getting a full night’s sleep every night, but you’re still tired all day. You can’t seem to get up and going, and when you do, you feel faint or nauseous. You may fear you’re getting sick, or that you’re becoming slightly depressed. After all, those unexplained mood swings can’t mean anything else. Can they?

In fact, they can. Fatigue, nausea, faintness, dizziness, and rapid mood swings can all be signs of pregnancy. Pair them all up together, and you’ll probably feel miserable for a while. Your body is now coming to terms with the fact that is has a seed inside of it that needs incubating and growth. The hormones released by the pregnancy are making your body change inside and out, meaning you’re left clueless and tired. All you need to do is wait it out for another week or two, and grab a home pregnancy test to make sure. Grab a couple from the dollar store, if you want, to make sure you don’t get a false positive. Congratulations, and good luck, mom!

 

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