Ordinarily, a pregnancy test can confirm your suspicions quickly. However, being able to recognize some of the clues that your body is giving you, can help you decide if you need to look further into the possibility that you could be pregnant. Here are some signs to watch for that may indicate that you are indeed pregnant.
Extreme fatigue is one of the main signs of pregnancy at the start. All of a sudden, you may feel like falling asleep during the day at times when you normally would not. For example, you may suddenly have to fight to stay awake during meetings at work.
Tiredness can be due to so many different things, that frequently it is not identified as being related to pregnancy. Many times, people will think that the fatigue they are experiencing is due to having a busy schedule and so on. If you are more tired than usual though, this could mean that you are pregnant.
Women who have regular periods know when they are “late.” Sometimes, lateness can be caused by increased stress in your life, but it can also be another telltale sign of pregnancy.
This feels like you have the flu (without the fever). You may feel nauseous or may even be throwing up. Even though it is called morning sickness, you may be feeling sick any time of the day.
Morning sickness is most common in the first trimester of pregnancy, but can continue into the next two trimesters for some women.
You can reduce some of the symptoms of morning sickness by having more frequent, smaller meals. If you are not managing to keep any food down, it may be time to see your doctor for ways to reduce the morning sickness you are experiencing. Dehydration can also be a real concern, which sometimes necessitates hospitalization. In addition to seeing your doctor, you may also want to consider the advice of a licensed naturopath, who can provide you with some strategies to manage the nausea, etc.