Some symptoms can start as soon as you start the production of the hormone BHCG, even before the failure of menstruation
Expecting a baby is a magical moment in the lives of women. But it is true that, often, pregnancy gets some of them by surprise.
The first suspicion arises, usually after one or more days late on period-that in the case of regular menstrual cycles. But, it is worth noting that this, although the best known, is not the only sign of pregnancy.
When a woman gets pregnant, your body starts a series of transformations to facilitate interaction between the metabolism of mother and baby. Due to this fact, begin to emerge the pregnancy symptoms, which vary greatly from person to person.
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Alfonso Massaguer, gynecologist, obstetrician and Director of rehab Mom, remember that, usually, the first sign of a pregnancy is the menstrual delay. “But other symptoms of pregnancy can start as soon as you start the production of the hormone BHCG, even before the failure of menstruation,” he says.
The most common maternity jackets, according to the proexchangerates, are:
Amendment of general layout
Cramping or abdominal pain
Breast augmentation and darkening of the areolas mammaries
And gastric burning sensation of esophageal reflux
Changes of skin and hair
Massaguer reinforces that each pregnancy is unique. “That is, every woman feel pregnancy differently, and more: every woman feels a pregnancy different from the other pregnancies. The signs of pregnancy are very varied and can be experienced or not, in the most different intensities and combinations with each new pregnancy “.
However, despite the peculiarities of each pregnancy, the gynecologist and obstetrician talk below about the main symptoms of a pregnancy and other guidance on this important stage in the life of the woman. Worth checking out:
- Emotional Changes
Emotional changes may occur from joy to sadness and even liability – that is the sudden change of mood.
The pregnant woman can cry, for example, to get emotional watching a television commercial or become extremely irritated and sad after a simple discussion with the partner. That’s because, at this stage, little things can make a disproportionate significance.
- Sleep Changes
Is more common than sleep increase occurs. That is, the woman tends to go to bed earlier and feel more difficult to wake up in the morning, regardless of how many hours I’ve slept.
A tired feeling “out of proportion” to the daily activities is also to be expected and this fatigue may come with only a week of gestation. The detail is that, for women who already have a pretty exhausting routine, the day can become exhausting.
It is worth noting that the fatigue and increased sleep in pregnancy occur by hormonal changes. Is a symptom of early pregnancy, but usually disappears in the second quarter, returning, however, at the end of pregnancy in General.
- Change Of General Layout
It is common in pregnancy occur changes in the General layout of the woman. For example, in the morning it can be feeling perfectly fine, willing to carry out its activities.
However, welfare can pass the prostration-which is a State of extreme physical and psychological dejection-, that for no reason.
- Cramping Or Abdominal Pain
Pregnancy, early on, can cause some discomfort in the lower abdomen and a bloated feeling in stomach-symptoms similar to those that arise days before menstruation.
It is worth noting that, with the pregnancy, the uterus undergoes changes (of size), which stimulates the emergence of some contractions, felt for the woman as cramps. It is acceptable that she also feel a heaviness in the lower part of the womb, as well as twinges in the lumbar region, lower belly and vagina.
- Sensitive Breasts
The pregnant woman can feel your breasts more sensitive and turgidas (swollen). The simple act of putting the BRA on, for example, can spend disturbing.
For women who have the habit of sleeping on your stomach, too, the breasts may become a nuisance in this phase are more sensitive.
- Vaginal Bleeding
A vaginal bleeding in small amounts can occur. This is because, after the fertilization of the egg by a sperm, the embryo travels through the fallopian tubes and if deploys in the wall of the uterus between 6 to 12 days, and this deployment might cause a little bleeding (it is often confused, even with the period that is about to arrive).
- Increase Of The Breast And Darkening Of The Areolas Mammaries
The increase of the breast is a common symptom of pregnancy and can appear on the first or second week of gestation. It occurs because of hormonal changes that promote stimulation of the mammary glands, leaving them ready to stage of lactation.
It is worth mentioning that this change can occur early in some women, but this is not a rule: other noticeable changes in the breasts only after several weeks of pregnancy.
Can occur even obscuring the mammary borders, what happens due to increased pigmentation cells in the region, by the action of hormones.
- Abdominal Flab
So how is it possible that abdominal growth occurs even in early pregnancies – preparation of the body to support the growth of the uterus –, sagging abdominal can occur in some women. But, it is worth noting, that varies greatly from woman to woman.
- Intestinal Changes
It is common to gas increase to occur at this stage of a woman’s life, including in the first weeks of pregnancy.
This is a symptom rather embarrassing, especially in situations where the woman usually spend hours inside an enclosed space with other people (such as, for example, working in an Office). However, should be seen in the best possible way.
During pregnancy, constipation may also occur (also called constipation or constipation).
- Motion Sickness
Nausea and vomiting are typical symptoms of pregnancy. Usually they get worse between the 8th and 16th week of gestation, but there are women who have these symptoms in the second or third week.
It is worth mentioning that the nausea still have very different intensities from woman to woman.
- Gastric Burning Sensation And Feeling Of Esophageal Reflux
During pregnancy, the bowel slows down and, because of this, in addition to gut stuck, gastric burning sensation may occur and feeling of reflux.
- Changes Of Appetite
During pregnancy there is major change hormonal, metabolic and emotional, which leads to changes in appetite and food acceptance in woman. Can occur from poor appetite (lack of appetite) to binge eating and the possibility of desires.
For example, the woman may display an aversion to certain food and/or smell before I even liked. Or vice versa: you may want to try something I never wanted to try before, among other changes.
- Changes In The Skin And Hair
Due to hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy, can occur in the skin and hair from the woman, from the decrease or increase in oil.
In the female, it is worth mentioning, acne is very related to hormonal changes that cause increased oiliness of the skin. So, it may be that, at any time of the pregnancy, the woman develop acne or present worsening in the table already had before.
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Blood test: Alfonso Massaguer points out that with BHCG hormone tests more and more accurate and sensitive, today, it is possible to detect a pregnancy from the eighth day after conception. “In other words, even before any menstrual delay, when used the blood test BHCG amount”, explains.
Pharmaceutical Testing: The urine test, the doctor adds, although quite safe, it’s best when there is a menstrual delay.
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- Desire To Eat Certain Foods: Myth Or Reality?
The pregnant woman, in fact, feel more desire to eat certain foods or is this just a myth?
Massaguer explains that during pregnancy there is major change hormonal, metabolic and emotional, which leads to changes in appetite and food acceptance. “During the morning sickness, food acids, cold and light are better accepted than hot and greasy,” he says.
According to the doctor, after the 20th week of gestation, the fetal blood formation and some pregnant women develop anemia, which may increase the desire for foods rich in iron, for example.
“In spite of the wishes of pregnant women do not have a scientific explanation”, highlights the gynecologist and obstetrician Massaguer.
- Why Do Most Pregnant Women Feel Queasy?
Feel sick is a well-known symptom of pregnancy. But why is this so? There is a period of pregnancy in which this symptom becomes more present or that varies from woman to woman?
Alfonso Massaguer explains that both the BHCG as progesterone, hormones of pregnancy, can reduce movements of the stomach and intestines and can also generate acidity changes that increase the feeling of nausea. “Usually they get worse between the 8th to the 16th week of pregnancy, but may have very different intensity from woman to woman”.
- From That Time The Woman Should See A Doctor?
From that moment the woman-suspicious that may be pregnant-should seek medical advice?
Massaguer points out that the search for a doctor should precede the attempt to get pregnant. But, in the case of pregnancy have occurred before a query pré-concepcional, pregnancy testing and medical consultation should be made as soon as possible. “The early monitoring of pregnancy with adequate prenatal care is essential to the well-being of mother and baby by preventing illness and complications,” he explains.
- Bleeding During Pregnancy Is Always A Sign Of Risk?
The nosebleeds during pregnancy. But, according to Massaguer, are not always related to complications. “May be due to placental handling and deployment, for example,” he says.
“Bleeding in small or minimal amount not usually be associated with gestational loss and 50% of pregnancies are maintained even after living in moderate bleeding a lot,” adds the doctor.
However, it is worth remembering: in case of bleeding, see ASAP the your obstetrician.
- Can Pregnant Women Practice Physical Activities?
Could it be that women can exercise during pregnancy or do not feel prepared for that? This is a common question among many people.
Alfonso Massaguer explains that pregnant women can and should exercise, since under the guidance of your obstetrician. “Low-impact Exercises, mild to moderate, are very beneficial for most pregnant women and can even improve your well-being during pregnancy”.
General Care During Pregnancy
After confirmation of pregnancy and, regardless of the symptoms the woman feels, it is crucial that she take certain precautions in this important period in your life, after all, she is now inside a new being.
Below, the gynecologist and obstetrician Massaguer talks about the General care that a pregnant woman should have:
Pregnant women should not be in prolonged fasting and must consume fluids properly.
Should not eat medium rare meat, or poorly washed vegetables.
Should avoid moving directly from Earth.
Should avoid uncomfortable positions and static to minimize risk of poor welfare.
Impacts are not welcome, so we must be careful about falls.
Should not carry excess weight: If you don’t harm the baby, certainly will damage the column.
Should avoid chemicals and read labels before they change the look of your hair.
Remember that pregnancy is not an illness, quite the contrary: it is the beginning of a new life. However, it’s a phase that requires care. Thus, all the attention is welcome! In cases of doubt always consult your obstetrician.