Do you know these signs that indicate you’re pregnant?
- I’m consistently flabbergasted that so many women don’t realize that they’re pregnant until they’re in labor. This is so common that there’s even an entire television series dedicated to the tales of women who never knew they were pregnant until they were giving birth.
So other than having a growing abdomen, what are some signs that there’s a human growing inside you? I’ve collected information on some of the less obvious signs of pregnancy. I’m sharing it here so that you can be aware of some of the lesser known indications that you are pregnant.
Many women believe that if they are experiencing vaginal bleeding, they aren’t pregnant. However, it is fairly common for women to excrete blood from their vagina during the beginning stages of pregnancy. In fact, according to a study published in American Family Physician, about 25 percent of women bleed in their first trimester.
If you are bleeding the amount of a regular period, you probably aren’t pregnant. However, slight spotting that is generally a lighter color than menstrual blood is typical in the first 6-12 days after conception.
2. Increased sex drive
Your body is making so many changes when you’re pregnant and many of your body parts are becoming more sensitive. For example, you have increased blood flow in the lower parts of your body and your vulva is more engorged. Not only that, but the increase of hormones can make you hungry for sex. So if your libido is suddenly through the roof, you may want to purchase a pregnancy test.
3. Metallic taste in your mouth
Believe it or not, hormones play a role in your sense of taste. When your body experiences an increase in hormones from pregnancy, it can take a while for them to even out and make flavors normal again. Many pregnant women complain of weird tastes in their mouth after eating or tasting a distinct metallic flavor. Continue…
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