Symptoms of the First Month of Pregnancy

Many of the early symptoms of pregnancy are very similar to pre-menstrual symptoms.

Sometimes it may be impossible to tell during that first month if you are heading toward your period or are really pregnant. So until I take a pregnancy test this will become an uncertainty.

What symptoms could I expect during that first month of pregnancy?

Many of these symptoms are caused by the pregnancy hormones that are released in the mother’s body from the moment the embryo is implanted in the uterus, and for this reason some women begin to feel the first symptoms.

There are several possible symptoms that you may or may not have during this time. Mood swings can come just at the moment you are waiting for your menstrual period, which is often not recognized as a pregnancy symptom.

Let’s see some symptoms

Sensitivity in the breasts: This may be more extreme than before your period, but again, it may be more of a confusing symptom. You could also notice the visible veins in her breasts and her increasingly dark nipples.

Stomach Cramps: With breast tenderness, these may be worse than normal premenstrual cramps , and may continue for longer than normal. Along with a period this could well mean pregnancy, but not always.

Fatigue in your body and frequent urination:  Caused by the kidneys that have to work harder to process the extra body fluid accumulated during pregnancy, as well as an effect of the hCG pregnancy hormone . (This is caused by the pressure of the baby on the bladder).

Food cravings, nausea and aversions:  Most people have heard of food cravings during pregnancy, but the foods you have always wanted could also very soon become repulsive to you.

Headaches: There are many reasons for the appearance of headaches during the first month of pregnancy, in most cases stress, hormones can also be a factor, as well as the increase in blood volume due to pregnancy.

Back pain : Especially low back pain, again, caused by the most negative effects of the hormone progesterone , this time by loosening the ligaments around the pelvis can cause instability of pain.

Thrush: This is an unfortunate symptom, caused by pregnancy hormones that alter the natural balance of bacteria in the vagina. For some women this is a sign of very early pregnancy.

Absence of menstruation: Some women may confuse detection of their period, and this can sometimes lead to confusion.