Are you wondering if you’re pregnant?? I remember so well looking at every single symptom I had hoping that they meant I was pregnant. It’s ok to indulge yourself, having a baby is exciting!
So many of these early pregnancy signs can also mean your period is coming, so it’s important not to take them too seriously quite yet. But if you’re hoping to be pregnant, these are fun to watch for.
6 Sneaky Early Signs You’re Pregnant
Since we all assume a missed period is our first inclination of pregnancy, you would think seeing blood means the opposite of pregnancy. Why would there be blood? When the embryo implants itself into the uterus some spotting occurs.
Yes, it’s gross, but if you’re hoping to be pregnant discharge is a good sign. This is one of the first things that indicated to me that I was pregnant with my first baby.
This particular discharge is called leucorrhea, it’s thin and clear mucus with no smell. It comes from the increased blood supply to the genitals which increases discharge. (via Dr. Alyssa Dweck, a board-certified OB-GYN)
I always thought that pregnant women had to pee a lot because hello, there is a baby laying on their bladder. But, having to pee a lot happens right at the beginning, maybe even before you realize you’re pregnant. Why? Because blood flow to your kidneys increase up to 25% more urine. This is one of the first things that happen after conception.
This is another unwanted side effect of changing hormones.
More Noticeable Veins in The Breasts.
Here’s another strange one, but again, increased blood flow does odd things. You might be able to see more prominent veins and your nipples may become darker in color or more sensitive.
Yep, we’re talking about increased blood flow again. “Studies show that non-pregnant women have about 100ml of blood per minute flowing through the uterine artery, but in early pregnancy this increases to about 120 ml per minute.” This blood flow to the skin makes you feel warmer and even sweaty.
If you’re hoping to get pregnant soon you’ll love the Dear Baby journal. I loved writing letters to my future baby!!
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.