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  • Swollen, tender, or sore breasts is often this is the first physical sign of pregnancy. The reason breasts and/ or nipples are often sore, swollen, or tender during early pregnancy is because the breasts are undergoing changes to prepare for breastfeeding. This is caused due to increased production of the Estrogen and progesterone.
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    Swollen, tender, or sore breasts is often this is the first physical sign of pregnancy. The reason breasts and/ or nipples are often sore, swollen, or tender during early pregnancy is because the breasts are undergoing changes to prepare for breastfeeding. This is caused due to increased production of the Estrogen and progesterone.

  • Nausea, also known as morning sickness can hit you any time in the day, or even all day. It occurs because of the increased level of hormones in your body during pregnancy. These hormones affect the digestive system, causing nausea, vomiting, constipation and acidity. Estrogen may cause special sensitivity to odours.
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    Nausea, also known as morning sickness can hit you any time in the day, or even all day. It occurs because of the increased level of hormones in your body during pregnancy. These hormones affect the digestive system, causing nausea, vomiting, constipation and acidity. Estrogen may cause special sensitivity to odours.

  • Early pregnancy is time when a woman's body is working very hard to keep up with the physical and hormonal changes that occur. This means increased hormone production, as well as the fact that the heart is pumping harder and faster due to the escalation of blood flow - necessary to bring nutrients to the growing fetus. Increased progesterone production is the primary reason for the extra fatigue most pregnant women experience early in their pregnancy.
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    Early pregnancy is time when a woman's body is working very hard to keep up with the physical and hormonal changes that occur. This means increased hormone production, as well as the fact that the heart is pumping harder and faster due to the escalation of blood flow - necessary to bring nutrients to the growing fetus. Increased progesterone production is the primary reason for the extra fatigue most pregnant women experience early in their pregnancy.

  • The most common reason for missing your period is pregnancy and this is often the first sign that makes you suspect pregnancy. Only a pregnancy test followed by a pelvic exam, can tell you positively whether you are pregnant. Once your health care provider rules out pregnancy as the cause of your late or missed periods, the next step is usually to rule in or out several other possible explanations for absence of menstruation or amenorrhea.
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    The most common reason for missing your period is pregnancy and this is often the first sign that makes you suspect pregnancy. Only a pregnancy test followed by a pelvic exam, can tell you positively whether you are pregnant. Once your health care provider rules out pregnancy as the cause of your late or missed periods, the next step is usually to rule in or out several other possible explanations for absence of menstruation or amenorrhea.

  • The most common reason for light bleeding during early pregnancy is implantation, which occurs when the fertilised egg implants itself in the uterine lining. This usually occurs about 10 to 14 days after conception. Bleeding caused by implantation is very light.
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    The most common reason for light bleeding during early pregnancy is implantation, which occurs when the fertilised egg implants itself in the uterine lining. This usually occurs about 10 to 14 days after conception. Bleeding caused by implantation is very light.

  • Cramping that is similar to menstrual cramps occurs very early during pregnancy and happens when the uterus begins to expand to create space for the embryo to develop into a fetus.
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    Cramping that is similar to menstrual cramps occurs very early during pregnancy and happens when the uterus begins to expand to create space for the embryo to develop into a fetus.

  • The volume of blood in the body increases dramatically, putting your kidneys through extra effort. This causes extra pressure on your bladder, causing you to want to empty it more frequently even if it is not full. Most women find it really hard to manage frequent urination.
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    The volume of blood in the body increases dramatically, putting your kidneys through extra effort. This causes extra pressure on your bladder, causing you to want to empty it more frequently even if it is not full. Most women find it really hard to manage frequent urination.

  • Loss of appetite happens due to nausea, a heightened sense of smell which may make certain food unappealing or even a genuine disinterest in food.
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    Loss of appetite happens due to nausea, a heightened sense of smell which may make certain food unappealing or even a genuine disinterest in food.

  • Pregnancy brings along hormonal changes, which can sometimes put the expectant lady on an emotional roller-coaster ride. One may start oscillating between feelings of anxiety, excitement, fear, nervousness and extreme joy. Many women find it hard to deal with these extreme mood swings.
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    Pregnancy brings along hormonal changes, which can sometimes put the expectant lady on an emotional roller-coaster ride. One may start oscillating between feelings of anxiety, excitement, fear, nervousness and extreme joy. Many women find it hard to deal with these extreme mood swings.

  • Blame it to the urge to pee more frequently, or nausea, or even extreme tiredness, a lot of women experience extreme changes in their sleeping patterns.
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    Blame it to the urge to pee more frequently, or nausea, or even extreme tiredness, a lot of women experience extreme changes in their sleeping patterns.

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