The Early Pregnancy Symptoms You Might Not Know About
Many women may clutch at their breasts when they want to see if they're pregnant. Breast tenderness is one of the most common hints that you may be pregnant. It can also be a sign of your impending period, which can also be frustrating.
And we all know nausea and tiredness come with early pregnancy, but what other really early pregnancy symptoms are there that you may not know about?
When you're pregnant, the rising hormones can cause your blood vessels to relax and widen. This can result in lowered blood pressure which can cause dizziness or lightheadedness.
Many pregnant women experience nosebleeds during pregnancy. This is a result of an increase in hormones, helping to expand the blood vessels in the nose which can increase the risk of nosebleeds. Bleeding gums are a similar side effect, with most people noticing some blood when they brush or floss.
3. Metallic taste
Also known as dysgeusia, this sensory change often starts to go away after the first trimester but it can stick around for the duration of the pregnancy. The sensation has been described as "having a mouth full of loose change" or "sucking on a hand rail". Ew.
4. Early morning toilet run
Suddenly can't make it through the 'wee' hours of the morning without needing to pee? This could be a sign you're pregnant. Your expanding uterus is putting pressure on your bladder, and it's only gonna get worse the bigger it gets!
5. Darkening of the areola
Forget about how your breasts FEEL - how they LOOK can also be a sign of pregnancy. During pregnancy, your areolas can become darker and also increase in size and gain tiny little white bumps known as Montgomery tubercles, which help lubricate your nipples. This is all due to pregnancy hormones and there is no need for alarm.
6. Increase in mucous
You may have noticed that you're waking up with a blocked nose... Or perhaps you need to blow your nose more often than usual? This happens due to an increase in snot and mucous production during pregnancy. Yep, you heard it! MUCOUS! And it doesn't only occur in your sinuses!