Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Early Signs Of Pregnancy

Early Signs Of Pregnancy
When you are trying to conceive, you may be on the look out for the early signs of pregnancy to decide if you have been successful or not. These early signs of pregnancy often are different for each woman. Some will have signs right away, while others won’t feel a thing or miss a beat. Their only sign may be a missing period or a positive pregnancy test. What makes things even more confusing is that the early signs of pregnancy can be different for the same woman on her second or third pregnancy. This means you will just have to deal with them as they come, if they come at all.
My mother was sick the entire time she was pregnant with me. For her, the early signs of pregnancy were very obvious, and there was no question in her mind that she was expecting, even before she took a test. When my brother came along, however, she was not sick at all, and didn’t know she was pregnant for sure until she missed her second period and visited her doctor for confirmation. When it comes to early signs of pregnancy, you just don’t know what to expect, and you certainly cannot rely on past experience.
If you are curious about the early signs of pregnancy, you can pick up the book “What To Expect When You Are Expecting” or another similar publication. These books will give you the rundown of some of the most common early sings, as well as some of the rarer ones. This may help you understand what is going on with your body, and may also alleviate some of your fears if you think something is wrong. These books will guide you through your entire pregnancy, and will help you understand what is normal, and when you may need to consult with your doctor.
Perhaps the most telling of the early signs of pregnancy is knowing that something is different. If you are experiencing symptoms before your period is due that seem to be different from your normal PMS symptoms, perhaps you should consider something is up. Things like cramping can be a clue, believe it or not. Cramping is not only a sign of your period, but it can be one of the early signs of pregnancy. It can be very confusing, so don’t be afraid to grab a book to help you out.