Q: Am I pregnant? What are early pregnancy symptoms?

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Early Pregnancy Symptoms

Q: Am I pregnant? What are early pregnancy symptoms?

early_symptoms

The first thing you need to realize before you read any further is this: pregnancy symptoms vary for each woman. This means that while one woman may miss her period and figure out she’s pregnant on her own, the other may have light spotting in lieu of a heavy flow, and won’t notice a thing. A pregnancy test administered at home can give you results, but they may not be one hundred percent accurate. Many times women come to us to confirm a pregnancy. Our state of the art technology allows us to determine whether you’re pregnant and when your newest addition will be due.

Many women just know when they are pregnant before any sort of test confirms it. When you’re a smoker, avid coffee drinker or enjoy a glass of wine occasionally, suddenly just the smell of these makes you want to throw up! You may be pregnant. Our bodies and Mother Nature have a way of taking care of us, sending us signals that we don’t need these things anymore because of a growing foetus. You may also feel unusually tired, and queasy throughout the day. Some woman don’t experience morning sickness at all, and some feel like they want to run to the bathroom throughout the day…remember, every woman is different.

Sensitivity is another symptom of early pregnancy. You can have breasts that are sensitive, emotional upsets that cause you to weep at the drop of a hat. Sensitivity to certain smells but then at other times have unusual food cravings. This doesn’t sound too fun, and for many women it’s not…the first trimester can be tricky, but with plenty of rest and support anyone can sail right on through. This is not an illness it’s pregnancy

Remember though, that you may be pregnant with only a few symptoms or none at all. Every body is different, and for some women pregnancy comes easy and for others the early trimester is difficult. Build a support network and visit your doctor to have all your concerns addressed.

For more information about our pregnancy ultrasound scans or other services contact us today: 01 210 0232 | info@ultrasound.ie

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