5 Signs To You Must Watch Out For If You Have Sex Recently
1. SENSITIVITY TO SMELLS
A very common sign of pregnancy is the heightened sense of smell. It could be food, drink, toiletries, detergents or even people. This strange side effect is very real when you are going through it.
Two things I couldn’t stand the smell of during the early weeks were; the smell of the dishwasher tablet we used and secondly my husband’s deodorant.
I couldn’t even be in his presence if he had used this certain brand it would literally make me gag and puke up.
2. METALLIC TASTE IN YOUR MOUTH
If you have gone off your favorite food and find everything has a metallic taste, this is a sign of very early pregnancy.
I remember not being able to drink tea in the first trimester as the taste was so strong in my mouth!
I remember asking my husband if he could taste the weird flavor of foods which he obviously couldn’t, even bottled water tasted funny.
3. BREAST CHANGES
Many women report that they can feel changes in their breasts even before they had confirmed that they were indeed pregnant.
They notice that the breasts become tender, grow larger and the areole starts to get darker.
This is due to the hormone levels rapidly increasing after conception preparing the glands inside the breasts to prepare for milk production when the baby is born.
The skin around your nipples may also become bumpy or bumpier than usual, known as ‘Montgomery’s tubercules’ They secrete an oily fluid helping prepare the breasts for breastfeeding.
You may also find the veins in your breasts become more noticeable mine was a green/blue color during the early weeks!
Any discomfort of the breasts should settle as the pregnancy progresses but it is vitally important that you invest in a well-fitting supportive bra as this will help reduce swelling and sagging later.
Early pregnancy tiredness is not like your normal tiredness, you may feel absolutely shattered after doing normal everyday activities.
Listen to your body and try and get as much rest as possible in these early weeks.
This tiredness is caused by all the changes that are happening in your body. The early weeks of pregnancy are known to be draining both physically and emotionally.
5. LACK OF PMS SYMPTOMS
Some women suffer terribly with PMS; tender breasts, cramps in their tummy, back and shooting pains down their leg, feeling exhausted, being moody and suffering from migraines.
There is a crossover of some early signs of pregnancy Vs PMS and could cause some confusion.
Try and see if there are any additional PMS symptoms on this list that you don’t usually suffer from
So, when your period is due and you don’t get even the slightest sign that your period is coming it could be a sign that you are pregnant.