Are you anxious to find out if you’re really pregnant and cannot wait to see if you’ll miss your period or not? Maybe you have irregular periods, so that won’t make much of a difference to you at all. No need to worry because there are other symptoms you should pay attention to that can indicate whether you’re pregnant or not. Let’s find out what they are!
What Are the Early Signs of Pregnancy Before a Missed Period?
If you don’t have a condition that causes you to have irregular periods, not getting one on time can definitely be a sign of pregnancy. That’s when most people ask themselves, “Am I pregnant?” and decide to take a pregnancy test. However, would you believe us if we said that there were signs of pregnancy before missing a period? These signs can look like your period is coming, but some definitely set them apart from your usual period symptoms.
The signs can be different for every individual as we’re all different. Some people might even have no symptoms. However, the usual symptoms include, but are not limited to the following:
- Tender breasts
- Darkening areolas
- Sensitivity to smell
- Urinary frequency
- Elevated basal body temperature
- Cervical mucus
So you see, many of these symptoms generally come with ovulation. That’s especially the case with tender breasts and bloating. Experiencing anything else might cause concern, but there’s no need to worry. Before getting a positive pregnancy test, you should only keep these signs in mind. Still, even a pregnancy test can come up negative. That’s why you should always check in with your gynecologist to be sure that there are actual reasons to celebrate.
If you’re trying to get pregnant, we’re sure you’ll be on the lookout for these symptoms. However, don’t be disappointed if they trick you since they might just be a sign that your period is on its way.
How Soon Do I Get These Symptoms Before I Miss My Period?
As we’re all different, it’s every individual for themselves. Some women experience symptoms as soon as they conceive, while others have to wait after they lose their period to realize what happened.
Most of the time, experts say that you cannot experience symptoms of pregnancy before week five or six. However, it’s completely normal to have exceptions to this rule. Common pregnancy symptoms include nausea, tender breasts, fatigue, bloating, etc. Does that sound familiar? That’s because all of those things happen right before your period as well.
It all comes down to how well you can pick up on the changes that are happening in your body. If you’re really in tune with yourself, you’ll probably be able to pick up even on the subtle cues as soon as a few days after conception.
How Do I Know It Is Not Just PMS?
Since we know that the symptoms of PMS are pretty much the same as those of pregnancy, how do we know it’s not just PSM? Well, there’s one symptom that stands out from the crowd. It’s your best bet if you want to be sure that what you’re experiencing is pregnancy.
Your breasts will become tender, but what about your areolas? They change too! In fact, they become darker, wider, and bumpy. If you notice any of those things happening, followed by a missed period — you have a baby on the way!
However, that’s not the only thing that can confirm your suspicions. When you’re pregnant, your BBT will be consistently elevated (not by a lot), and you’ll have a creamy vaginal discharge post-ovulation. Some women have conditions that cause them to have different vaginal discharge, but try to put all of your symptoms together and see what you’ll get.
How Soon Can I Confirm It With a Pregnancy Test?
Taking a pregnancy test can be tricky and stressful. If you take it too soon, it might come up as a false negative. So the timing has to be right. This is because your pregnancy test will detect your HCG levels. HCG is a hormone your body produces during pregnancy, and it can be found in your blood and urine around ten days after conception.
This means that you can get a pregnancy confirmation as soon as ten days after conception. However, even if your test says you’re pregnant, you should still visit a doctor to confirm with them as well.
Do I Have to Stop Having Sex if I’m Expecting?
Is pregnant sex bad for your baby? Luckily, not at all! If your pregnancy is going without any complications, you’ll be able to have sex without any bumps on the road.
How is that possible? Well, a penis cannot penetrate beyond your vagina. This means it can’t hurt the baby, no matter how well endowed your partner is. Plus, the sperm deposited in your vagina during penetrative sex cannot hurt the baby. It will simply ooze out the next time you pee.
However, there are a few things you should be wary of. Your doctor or midwife is there to share any information you need to know. It’s always best to ask them if you should be having sex or not, and they’ll gladly tell you. If they say you shouldn’t be having sex, that could be because you can be at risk of delivering the baby early.
Still, there are good sides to having sex while pregnant! In case you don’t know, sex and orgasms can help ease any pain you have going on. It’s the same with pregnancy contractions! Having sex will not only help you forget about them, but having an orgasm will help you relax like never before.
It’s safe to say that there are ways for you to confirm if you’re pregnant or not before you miss your period. You should always trust your instincts. So if you have even the smallest inkling that you’re pregnant — you should check it. Who knows — maybe you’ll find out that you’ll have your very own bundle of joy in just a few months!