10 Symptoms of Pregnancy – Early Signs That Might Be Ignored

By Cynthia J. Simmons / February 19, 2017
10 symptoms of pregnancy

You all know the typical signs of pregnancy are absent menstrual periods, chest pain, fatigue... But then there are many other symptoms that women are easy to miss. If you are longing to have children and just did not know whether you are pregnant or not, let's check out the 10 symptoms of pregnancy following.

Blood spots appear

The bleeding phenomenon could be seen as one of the earliest signs of pregnancy, but also the one being easily "ignored" the most because many people mistakenly believe their menstrual period just suddenly comes soon.

Approximately 25-30% of pregnant women notice that the slight signs of bleeding or blood spots appeared in the early weeks of pregnancy. This phenomenon is caused when the fertilized egg (embryo) sticks to the lining of the uterus.

It was only a couple of small blood streaks, pale than normal or dark brown and which appeared only in 1 or 2 days. The moment you detect this signs of pregnancy are often close to the start date estimated menstrual cycle, but sooner.

Bleeding can also occur due to the stimulation of the cervix, ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage signs. So mothers need to monitor carefully to prevent high-risk.

Vaginal discharge increases

Maybe you do not notice much, but most pregnant women will find their vaginal discharge come out more and usually being white or pale yellow during the first 3 months of pregnancy.

The cause of this phenomenon is due to hormones and an increase in blood flow to the vagina. This helps to prevent infection of the cervix and soften vaginal walls. However, if a vaginal discharge appears more along with unpleasant odors, itching or turning into yellow, green, then go to the doctor to make sure you are not getting an infection or fungal infection.

Body temperature changes

10 signs of early pregnancy

During pregnancy, progesterone hormone secreted more increasing your body temperature a bit higher than normal, similar to the body temperature of the day of ovulation.

If you regularly monitor your body temperature, you can easily detect the signs. This is a sign of pregnancy which can be easily overlooked because you might just think you catch a cold or are tired only.

Headache tortures

The sudden increase of the progesterone plus the deficiency of red blood cells in the blood causes headaches. However, the prolonged severe pain is possibly the expression of a certain disease. You should carefully examine with doctors.

Dizziness visits

This phenomenon is not uncommon for pregnant women when often feel dizzy, whirling. The reason is hypotension happened which is caused by dilated blood vessels.

However, you also need to pay attention to symptoms, if dizziness accompanied by vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain, and intense backache then that could be a sign of ectopic pregnancy - when the fertilized egg implanted outside the uterus, usually in one of the two fallopian tubes. To make sure I'm fine, Mom needs to see a doctor or a specialist.

Constipation and abnormal frequent urination

The cause of constipation during pregnancy is attributed to hormonal changes in the body.In addition, the digestive system works slowly during pregnancy letting nutrients absorbed into the bloodstream is considered as the culprit of constipation. When suffering from these symptoms, pregnant mothers should add more fiber to the diet, drink lots of water and exercise regularly.

You just pee over an hour ago and now want to visit the toilet again? Exclude other health reasons, to urinate more than usual might be "omen" you are pregnant already!

After the egg is fertilized about 6 weeks, blood flow in the body increased significantly. Thus, the kidneys excrete more water. Next, the compression of the uterus on the bladder widening will make you have to urinate more often.

The immunity declines

Pregnancy weakens the immunity of the body, so pregnant women are susceptible to diseases like a cough, cold or flu. This is not a rare phenomenon in the early weeks of pregnancy. Mother pregnant should talk with your doctor to have the treatments safest. Getting flu or high fever during pregnancy may negatively affect the development of the fetus.

Heartburn disturbs

Pregnancy hormones can change everything in the mother's body including heartburn feeling. During pregnancy, the valve between the stomach and the esophagus can cause stomach acid leakage resulting in frequent heartburn.

To prevent this phenomenon, pregnant mothers should eat small meals throughout the day, reduce fried food, avoid carbonated beverages and do not eat too many citrus fruits and spicy foods.

Emotional mood swings

pregnancy mood swings

One more common sign of pregnancy is the erratic change of emotional mood. This is due to the sudden change of hormones. During the pregnant period, mothers can suddenly feel sad and like crying. Sometimes, they can’t control and get fury with the thing that is not big deal at all.

Mental cravings appears

I was surprised at first when finding out the existence of this symptom. But then, it is understandable.

Once again the increase in hormones estrogen and progesterone during pregnancy changes the mother's taste strangely. A fairly common symptom named “dysgeusia” is described as an uncontrollable craving for mental. There are those who even want to devour coins or an iron bar.

When encountering this phenomenon, mothers try to replace metal with fruit candies or gum for safety. You should also drink cold water will help to reduce this discomfort.


The symptoms are not that hard to be checked, aren’t they? Whether you expect a baby or not, it is your responsibility to listen to your body and soonest detect if you are pregnant. That is not only because of yourself but also for the unborn precious angel emerging inside your body.

About the author

Cynthia J. Simmons

Hi there, my name is Cynthia. I am a 34-year-old. I love reading, travelling, kids story, and exchaning knowledge of taking care children. To get in touch you can email us [email protected]

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