Pregnancy is an overwhelming experience in every woman's lifetime when they are overwhelmed with both joy and anxiety about welcoming a new soul on Earth. However, with this ecstatic bliss comes its challenges, including the onset and severity of early pregnancy symptoms that may irritate some women.
Pregnancy symptoms are generally felt after the occurrence of implantation (8-10 days from ovulation), and it may cause frustration in some women to realise that early pregnancy symptoms are very similar to their premenstrual cycle symptoms. However, the key indicators of pregnancy are high temperatures and a longer luteal phase.
The first most common early pregnancy symptom that most women experience during their first trimester and as early as pregnancy kicks in is nausea, followed by vomiting. This symptom may occur as early as the first week of a woman's pregnancy. Some women experience nausea throughout the day. To prevent this state, expectant mothers should take in a glass of milk before bedtime to avoid feeling morning sickness the next day. They should eat frequently but in small chunks, and they are allowed to snack on saltine crackers to avoid the feeling of vomiting preceded by nausea. Moreover, nausea is an early ectopic pregnancy symptom as well as nausea is a three-day pregnancy symptom. The other three days of pregnancy symptoms are backache, fatigue, and bloating.
During the first trimester of pregnancy, women may begin to notice some changes in their bodies around their breasts. Symptoms like breast tenderness, darkening of nipples, and visibility of breast veins occur because of the increase in the amount of HCG hormone that starts at implantation. This is also one of the ectopic pregnancy symptoms.
Pregnancy and the development of the foetus during that period cause the enlargement of the uterus. Fetus development inside the mother's womb puts more pressure on the uterus wall, which induces frequent urination in them during that entire period. This process of frequent urination starts within a week or two after a woman becomes pregnant. This is a type of pregnancy symptom before a missed period, which can continue throughout the three trimesters.
Lethargy, Fatigue and Tiredness are some of the pregnancy symptoms before missed periods. The first trimester of pregnancy may induce a lot of sluggishness in an expectant mother's body as her HCG hormone levels are increasing, and other hormonal changes, such as an increase in progesterone levels, may cause a feeling of tiredness in a woman's body. To deal with this, prenatal yoga, meditation, and exercise should be included by the mothers in their lifestyle. A wholesome curriculum for prenatal yoga and meditation is available on the Krishna Coming-Garbh Sanskar App on the playstore. You can also google the website at www.krishnacoming.com.
Many women experience light bleeding 8-10 days after ovulation. Some of them assume that they have gotten back on their monthly menstrual cycle, but they have become pregnant. The blood spot is induced by implantation, which is when the fertilized egg burrows into the endometrial lining.
Some women who go for long meal breaks, i.e., without eating, experience this symptom. Their blood sugar levels go down because of a lack of glucose in their bodies. The growing uterus also constricts arteries in your legs, which causes your blood pressure to go down, making you feel dizzy or light-headed.
Constipation becomes worse with the progression of pregnancy as there is more absorption of vitamins and nutrients in the body. Therefore, the bowel movement slows down, resulting in constipation. Irritability increases due to a sudden shift in hormonal balance in the body during the first trimester. However, this symptom reduces in the subsequent trimesters if proper focus on diet intake is given to the body as per its requirements. Proper sleep also reduces irritability in expectant mothers.
There is an increase in stomach acid due to the increase in HCG hormone levels in pregnant women's bodies, which causes slower digestion and heartburn.
The onset of pregnancy might be a difficult phase for the expectant mother. But all you really need to feel good is a healthy lifestyle, a positive environment, and a healthy mindset.