The two week wait can be a frustrating wait, especially if you have been actively trying to conceive. It’s during this time that many of us start to analyse our bodies in case it gives us some clues as to the early pregnancy signs and symptoms that we might be experiencing.
This blog post will go over some of the early signs of pregnancy (even some very early signs) so that you can see if you have some of these symptoms too.
Some women just claim to know when they are pregnant, long before they ever take a pregnancy test. If your intuition is buzzing that there is a bun in the oven then you just might be correct.
One of the very early signs of pregnancy is sore and tender breasts. When your body is preparing for pregnancy one of the first things it does is release hormones which in turn can make your breasts swell in preparation for milk production later down the track.
So you might start to notice that your breasts look bigger, have some bluish veins appear or the nipples could darken in color.
This is especially noticeable at night-time if you sleep on your side or your stomach, as your breasts become uncomfortable in those positions.
Tiredness and fatigue is another early pregnancy sign and if you are feeling like you just want to lie down and take a nap all day, it could be because the hormones that your body is releasing are causing this.
While nausea and morning sickness doesn’t usually appear until you are 5 or 6 weeks pregnant, many women are extra sensitive to the pregnancy hormones and start to feel sick very early on. If you are feeling a little queasy and it isn’t from your greasy lunch, then it might be due to pregnancy.
A Final Note
I must admit that when I was trying to conceive I waited for every little sign or symptom that I could and because many symptoms are the same or similar to what you get before your period is due anyway so it can be confusing.
In fact, most months I was convinced I was pregnant when in fact I wasn’t. (Ironically the two times that I was pregnant, I didn’t have nearly any signs and was convinced that AF was arriving – both times I even wore a pad because I kept thinking I would need it because I felt crampy (another pregnancy sign by the way)).
Anyway, the only real way to be sure that you are pregnant is by taking a home pregnancy test or getting a blood test by the doctor which will confirm it.
In the meantime, don’t stress too much and enjoy the two week wait.