Are you experiencing some weird symptoms and wondering if you might be pregnant? If you think you might be pregnant, it’s a good idea to take a pregnancy test as soon as possible so you can make informed decisions. Until then, if some of these symptoms are familiar, there is a chance you might be pregnant.
|1.||Late period – This is often the biggest red flag that causes someone to think she might be pregnant. While other factors can cause late or even missed periods, such as stress or illness, if your periods are usually regular and you suddenly miss one, you might be pregnant.|
|2.||Your breasts feel...different – If your breasts feel more sensitive, even painful, to the touch, it could be a sign of pregnancy.|
|3.||Mood Swings – If you are laughing one minute and sobbing the next because of a commercial or something on Buzzfeed, you might blame pregnancy hormones.|
|4.||Nausea – Changing hormones are the culprit again, causing that classic telltale sign of pregnancy, morning sickness.|
|5.||Bloating – A sensation of “fullness” in your abdomen can be a signal that your uterus is growing and preparing for a baby. Also, hormonal changes can cause digestive issues like cramping, gassiness, and even diarrhea or constipation.|
|6.||Spotting and cramping –Some women experience mild cramping and even some bleeding when the fertilized egg implants in the uterus.|
|7.||Everything stinks – Pregnancy can cause your sense of smell to skyrocket. If you’re noticing new odors in your everyday routine, or scents you used to like now seem overpowering, it could be a sign of pregnancy.|
|8.||Food cravings – The old joke that pregnant women crave pickles and ice cream has some basis in reality. Pregnancy can cause some strange and extreme food cravings, although the cause is still unknown.|
|9.||Fatigue – Pregnancy releases hormones that can cause some women to feel overwhelmingly and constant fatigue, especially in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.|
|10.||Dizziness – If you find yourself holding on to things to steady yourself more often than usual, pregnancy might be to blame.|
Remember, none of these signs mean you are definitely pregnant. If your period is late and you have some of these symptoms, take a pregnancy test or see your doctor, and just as importantly talk to someone you trust.