Early Pregnancy Symptoms

For some women, symptoms of pregnancy appear in the first few weeks after conception. Most aren’t unique to pregnancy & can appear similar to pre-menstrual discomforts.

As a guide however, here are some symptoms you may experience:

  • Constipation – occurs due to an increase in progesterone which causes food to pass slowly through the intestines
  • Spotting or small amount of bleeding (known as implantation bleeding), which happens when the fertilised egg attaches to the lining of the uterus. Implantation bleeding is usually a bit lighter in colour than a normal period and doesn’t last as long.
  • Cramps which are similar to menstrual cramps
  • Tender, tingly, more full or heavier breasts
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Food aversions or cravings
  • Headaches due to increased blood circulation
  • Mood swings due to the increase of hormones in your body
  • Faintness & dizziness

So if you miss a period or notice any of these symptoms on this list, you might want to take a pregnancy test – especially if you’re not keeping track of your menstrual cycle.

Keep in mind home pregnancy tests work best if you wait to take them until at least a day or two after you miss your period.

If your test is positive, make an appointment with POGS on (08) 6270 0123 or email: reception@pogs.com.au. The sooner your pregnancy is confirmed, the sooner you can begin prenatal care!

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