Several physical and emotional signs may indicate that a woman is pregnant, even before taking a pregnancy test. Here are some of the most common signs:
1. Missed period: The most obvious sign of pregnancy is a missed period. However, some women experience irregular periods or spotting during the first few months of pregnancy.
2. Fatigue: Many women feel extremely tired during the first trimester of pregnancy due to hormonal changes and increased energy needs.
3. Nausea and vomiting: Often referred to as “morning sickness,” nausea and vomiting are common symptoms of early pregnancy. They can occur at any time of day and may be triggered by certain smells or foods.
4. Breast changes: Hormonal changes during pregnancy can cause a woman’s breasts to become sore, tender, or swollen.
5. Increased urination: As the uterus expands, it can put pressure on the bladder, causing frequent urination.
6. Mood swings: Hormonal changes during pregnancy can also cause mood swings, irritability, and anxiety.
7. Food aversions or cravings: Many women experience changes in their food preferences during pregnancy, including aversions to certain foods and cravings for others