Many women become pregnant every day. For those women who become pregnant for the first time, they often experience symptoms before they are medically confirmed pregnant by a pregnancy test or a doctor’s examination.
Many times, there is a great deal of confusion about how pregnancy should feel, making many women wonder not only are they actually pregnant and need to seek out medical care early but also if their pregnancies are normal.
How early do pregnancy signs show?
Because hormones play such a vital, crucial role in the changing body and developing fetus when a woman is pregnant, some women can feel that they are somehow different almost immediately.
These signs are rarely visible, but instead are noticeable in how the woman feels. Vomiting can begin at any time, either early or late, and last for a few days to months. Sometimes, women never experience any sign at all that they are pregnant, including still experiencing their monthly menstrual cycle without interruption.
Most signs of pregnancy change, as well, rarely staying the same for long. However, some can mean there are underlying problems that require a doctor’s care to ensure not only the baby’s health, but also the health of the mother, remains good.
What does your stomach feel like in early pregnancy?
Because a woman who is carrying a baby is sharing her body to help that baby develop, her body becomes protective of the baby. Stomach muscles tense up and seem to make the stomach harder. However, this is also to help the woman when she goes into labor. A weak stomach can mean she might have difficulties pushing the baby out when the baby is ready to be born.
Later on in pregnancy, part of the hard feeling of the stomach is because the muscles are stretched. The stomach’s skin is also stretched and should be moisturized daily to prevent stretch marks. This can also relieve any itchiness causes by overly dry skin, a common problem in pregnant women. The way clothing rests on a swollen stomach is partially to blame for this.
One other part of a pregnant woman’s anatomy that stretches significantly are the tendons in the areas between the groin and both hips. This can cause severe distress in many women because not only is it painful, it is also unexpected. However, it helps during labor and delivery a great deal when the tendons are loose and not tight.
Can you see pregnancy symptoms after 2 days?
Many times, some women develop a glow from the rush of hormones their body makes. When a fertilized ovum, or egg, attaches to the uterine wall, it sends out signals to begin bathing the body in the hormones needed to nourish and protect the baby for the next nine months.
Other symptoms can happen within a day or two, such as an aversion to smells or foods, even those not noticed or even liked, previously. Some signs are visible, but this is rare, and their absence should not mean that the woman is not pregnant.
Because of the uniqueness of the human body and the wide range of different attributes that fall within ‘normal’ ranges, knowing what to expect can help calm the nerves and eliminate the worries that many women experience.
One thing to note is that pregnancy symptoms are not something that can be inherited, nor are they the same between sisters or cousins, or even twins. Likewise, one pregnancy does not dictate what future pregnancies will be like for the same woman. Use an ovulation predictor kit to help with your next pregnancy.