Early Signs Of Pregnancy In The First Two Weeks
Even though with latest laboratory tests, pregnancy can be diagnosed very easily but there are few conventional signs too which occur early in the first two weeks of conception by which a pregnancy can be suspected. But what are these early signs? Let us briefly look at each of them.
Firstly, when an ovulation occurs, there is an increase in the basal body temperature. This basal body temperature normally subsides before the next period takes place. However, in the case of pregnancy, the basal body temperature does not drop but stays elevated at a particular level. This sign of pregnancy can be noted from as soon as conception occurs to almost 18 days.
The second common sign seen very early in pregnancy is multiple changes in breasts. A woman may notice her breasts to be tender and swelled up than normal. She might also notice that the breasts appear to have increased in size and look full. Apart from these changes, the changes on and around the nipple are also of importance. The changes in nipple occur in size and colour while the area around it, which is known as the areola, is seen to darken in colour.
Mood variations are also common in the first two weeks of pregnancy. The symptoms like irritability, anxiety, and mood swings are very common during the first two weeks of pregnancy. They are attributed to the increased levels of hormonal changes that are taking place in the body.
Very early in pregnancy, many women complain of their body feeling fatigued. This is because the body is taking increased workload to get the embryo ready to begin its nine months journey.
Changes in the gastrointestinal system are of notable importance particularly in the first two weeks of pregnancy. The first change noticed is morning sickness. It constitutes of nausea and vomiting mostly. However, morning sickness is not an early sure sign because many women have morning sickness occurring near the 4th week. However, the increased levels of progesterone in the blood may cause the abdominal motility to decrease. As a result, a woman may notice constipation.
While the ovum and sperm are fusing and fertilization is occurring, it is likely that a woman may notice some sort of foul smelling vaginal discharge at that time or some days later. Moreover, when the implantation of the embryo is taking place in the uterus, a woman may also notice a small spot of bleeding, which occurs as a result of the embryo penetrating in the uterine tissue.
These are the signs that can be noticed as early as two weeks. To conclude, it can be said that none, one, more than one, or all signs can be seen; hence it is required by a woman to keep observing herself. If she notices any of these signs, she should suspect pregnancy unless proven otherwise by the obstetrician