Check out these frequently overlooked signs that could help you spot your pregnancy before you miss your period:
1. YOUR SKIN SUDDENLY APPEARS DIFFERENT
If you find your skin more radiant or smooth (thanks to increased blood flow) or developing acne, be suspicious!
In other women, it is increased skin pigmentation due to a surge in estrogen and progesterone. This can show up in the form of dark blotches on your face, abdomen or nipples.
2. YOU’RE TIRED FOR NO APPARENT REASON
Inexplicable tiredness may happen because your body is working hard to grow a fetus. Also, the rise in progesterone renders you a feeling of sleepiness and have you falling asleep at your desk.
3. YOUR BREASTS FEEL BIG OR HEAVY.
If your breasts get bigger or tenderer, it can be the effect of your mammary glands growing as it normally does during pregnancy. Are the veins on your breasts more prominent as your breasts increase in size? It’s time for a pregnancy test!
4. YOU SUDDENLY DEVELOP WEIRD AND STRONG FEELINGS ABOUT FOOD
If you realize that suddenly, you’re having weird and strong food cravings, be suspicious! It might be the fruit of the womb.
Finding foods you usually like or dislike particular disgusting or suddenly unappealing as well as being hypersensitive to smell, are all first trimester signs of pregnancy.
5. YOUR MOOD IS ALL OVER THE PLACE
As estrogen and progesterone flood your body, PMS-like mood swings may become your new experience, especially during your first few weeks of pregnancy.
6. YOU’VE EXPERIENCED SPOTTING
What can trigger that light blood flow is when an embryo implants in the lining of your uterus. Up to 20 percent of women around the world experience spotting during their first trimester.