Signs of pregnancy

What are the signs of pregnancy?

Of course, many answers are given by the pregnancy test, but in fact for its carrying out it is necessary to wait for a while, and not always its results are accurate & hellip; And then we just start to watch ourselves: to look for changes in our appearance, behavior, listen to our body & hellip;

Classification of signs of pregnancy

There are many signs of pregnancy, but not all of them must necessarily manifest themselves.

Conditionally they are divided into 3 categories:

  • possible (when you can only suspect pregnancy);
  • probable (their presence indicates a high probability of your pregnancy);
  • accurate (if any, there is no doubt in pregnancy there).

Let's consider in more detail each group of signs of pregnancy.

Possible signs of pregnancy

First of all, of course, all women pay attention to the absence (or delay) of menstruation. But, unfortunately, not for everyone, this sign can be an accurate proof of pregnancy, because not all women can boast of a regular menstrual cycle.

For some, delay can also be a consequence of stress, severe physical exertion, medication (especially hormonal) or other causes.

Another possible sign of pregnancy may be "unusual" menstruation. It means finding any differences in your usual menstrual cycle: for example, in this case it can be shorter than usual or, conversely, longer; may begin earlier than expected time or later, and also be accompanied by unusual discharge. But in this case, you can not fully talk about the onset of pregnancy, because these signs can accompany some gynecological diseases.

The third possible sign of pregnancy can be called her "sensation". Some women in early early pregnancy experience uterine cramps that resemble premenstrual pain.

The next signs of pregnancy are already "legendary" vomiting and nausea, which in most cases appear from the 6th week of pregnancy, but sometimes they appear already at very early times.

The next possible sign of pregnancy is breast augmentation, as well as her soreness or hypersensitivity. It is the breast that can "tell" you about pregnancy at its earliest time, because at this time it can increase by 2-3 sizes (both breasts increase evenly and symmetrically). Together with this, there is an increase and darkening of its areolas and nipples. It is also possible to isolate the colostrum (as in itself, and with a slight pressure on the nipple), but this usually occurs later in pregnancy.

Also, in the early stages of pregnancy, a woman can often feel urge to urinate, which often turns out to be false (or a few drops of urine may be released). But do not forget that the urge to frequent urination can also be a manifestation of diseases of the bladder, such as cystitis or urethritis.

The next possible sign of pregnancy is a change in taste preferences that has already become a byword. Not always a woman begins to pull on the legendary salted cucumbers - in the field of her vision can get any product, and even the most unexpected. For example, many pregnant women experience very unusual taste preferences. So, some may want to eat raw land, chalk, lime, raw meat & hellip; But such changes can be observed also in iron deficiency anemia and they are accompanied in this case by the bundle of nails, brittle hair, cracks in the corners of the mouth, pale skin, increased fatigue and dizziness. Among possible signs of pregnancy, fatigue can be called, which is easily explained by the fact that during this period the woman's organism "experiences" a whole series of changes, which requires the use of all its resources and forces (this explains the constant drowsiness and fatigue many pregnant women).

A small sign of pregnancy are small "bumps", reminiscent of gooseflesh that appear on the sucking mug (the areola of the chest) and are called the Montgomery hillocks.

Due to the fact that in the body of a future mother hormonal changes occur, your skin can also "talk" about pregnancy. So, during this period, the appearance of the so-called "pregnancy mask" is possible - this is when in the area of ??the nose, cheeks and forehead there is increased pigmentation, which gradually passes by itself after the birth of the child.

During this period in many women, the skin begins to look much better than usual. However, the other side of the coin is possible - the appearance of acne and the work of the sebaceous glands of the facial skin.

It is also possible the appearance of spider veins ("vascular asterisks"), which can "choose" themselves places on the face of a woman, her neck, chest or arms / legs.

Many women experience reddening of the palms or the appearance of spots on them ("erythema"), which is explained by an increase in the level of estrogens.

Probable signs of pregnancy

Of course, it will be logical, if the probable signs of pregnancy in the first place, we attribute an increase in the circumference of the abdomen. Early female women may notice a slight increase in the abdomen as early as the 2nd month of pregnancy. But most often its increase is observed after the 3rd or 4th month of pregnancy, and even later.

But to note such a likely sign of pregnancy as a change in the shape of the uterus can only be a doctor, an obstetrician, or ultrasound.

Feeling of training fights (or Braxton-Hicks contractions) that occur at an interval of 10 to 20 minutes and usually manifest as intermittent and painless cuts. May begin to manifest at the end of the first semester of pregnancy. They are not experienced by all pregnant women - in some they are manifested in the form of periodic tension in the lower abdomen. Such fights from the present are of lesser duration and irregularity. It is worth the woman to lie down and relax, as they immediately pass by themselves.

And of course the most "famous" probable sign of pregnancy is a pregnancy test (in case it is positive).

Exact signs of pregnancy

This category of pregnancy symptoms is usually attributed to the following:

  • palpation of the fetus and listening to his heartbeat (late stages of pregnancy, to determine position of the child, midwives probing his presentation through the stomach. But the heartbeat crumbs are bugged from the 20th week of pregnancy with the help of a special obstetrical stethoscope);
  • X-ray can also become an accurate determinant of pregnancy, but it can not be used specifically for this (because of the risk of exposure). It is possible to randomly determine pregnancy during an X-ray examination of the woman's abdominal cavity (the fetal bones will be visible in the picture);
  • Determination of pregnancy using ultrasound (ultrasound), which is for the first time recommended not earlier than the 7th week of pregnancy. However, with the help of ultrasound, the definition of pregnancy is possible and at earlier times - at the 2 nd or 3 rd week of pregnancy.

Perhaps you do not find yourself listed above signs, but about your pregnancy you will know first - in this you can help the famous female intuition. And the best thing is not to stay at home and put a tick in front of all the above signs of pregnancy, but just take and go to the doctor, who certainly will give all the answers to your questions, and, perhaps, immediately and congratulate you.

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