Sometimes while you are trying to recall the sweet memories of past couple of days you suddenly realize that it has been long time than usual and you have not yet received your periods. Since this has never happened in the past and your body is also giving you some signals you will think that it's time for having a pregnancy test. Now the pregnancy test kits can fail to deliver accurate results some time due to various reasons hence it becomes imperative for us to understand by diagnosing other signals whichever body gives us to understand whether we are pregnant or not and do we need to have a retest done in couple of days again.
If you have missed your periods and you don't see any discharge even after two or three weeks that will be recommended that you go for a pregnancy test kit to qualify the good news. Because a person can miss her periods due to various reasons even because of stress or a irregular diet and schedule.
2. Soreness in Breasts
Long before conception the breasts start to swell up in order to prepare themselves for breast-feeding. Changes in your breasts occur due to hormonal changes in the body and you might also experience that the small circle around the tip of your breasts also known as areola starts turning dark in color.
3. Frequent urination
It is also the time for uterus to start preparing itself so that it can hold and protect the baby so it would expand to accumulate the baby in turn pressurizing the urine bladder. Due to that pressure on the bladder you will need to pass urine more frequently than normal. The uterus would also put a pressure on the intestines hence resulting in constipation.
Some women do experience a very light blood discharge because of the embryo trying to implant itself over the wall of the uterus and hence you also might experience a small period in spite of carrying your baby inside.
5. Mood Swings
Due to the surging hormones you would have occasional mood swings and emotional outbursts. Your sensitivity to wards smell of various vegetables, toothpaste, medicine, leather etc. would also increase.
6. Increased basal body temperature
While during ovulation the body experience a decrease in the temperature, however when you conceive the body will start preparing for the baby and due to that preparation the basal temperature might increase by a couple of degrees.
7. Food Cravings
Since now you also have another individual inside so your body would need an extra intake of calorie for nourishment of the baby. Doctors advise that you will need to take an average of 300 cal extra every day. It is a normal phenomenon for expecting mothers to feel more hungry throughout the day and have food cravings.
Since your body puts in lot of work and efforts to prepare for the baby that is why you will feel fatigued regularly. This phase stays there for 12 weeks and then once placenta is formed properly you will feel better.
This condition can last up to three months due to the raging hormones. Symptoms like morning sickness and nausea are common in more than 80% of women during pregnancy.