Missing a period is often the first and most common pregnancy symptom most women experience before confirming their pregnancy. This symptom is more noticeable when a woman regularly monitors her menstrual cycle every month.
Take note that aside from pregnancy, missing a period can also result from poor lifestyle, stress, and hormonal imbalances.
Tenderness of the breast results from the hormonal changes brought upon by pregnancy. Usually, pregnant women begin to feel that their breasts are heavier and fuller a week or two after conceiving.
The tenderness of the breasts will last until the body produces progesterone as the pregnancy progresses. Since the tenderness of the breasts is also a sign of an upcoming period, this symptom often gets overlooked as a sign of pregnancy.
Mild cramps (implantation cramps)
Women often experience abdominal cramps when they are on their period. However, mild cramps on the lower abdomen and lower back also indicate pregnancy.
These mild cramps or implantation cramps occur when the fertilized egg implants itself in the uterine lining. Sometimes implantation cramps are also accompanied by implantation bleeding that lasts for about 24 to 48 hours.
Bloating is a common symptom of premenstrual syndrome or PMS due to hormonal fluctuations during menstruation. But aside from menstruation, bloating is also an early and unpleasant sign of pregnancy.
Pregnancy hormones relax the digestive system causing digestion to slow down, leading to constipation that causes bloating. Most women endure bloating right from the first trimester up until they give birth.
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