First Signs Of Pregnancy After Missed Period

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Do you know the first signs of pregnancy after you have missed your period?

It is said that women should take a pregnancy test at least 3 days after a missed period or else 7 days after the missed date. The egg takes 21 days to form in the uterus after intercourse and if you are delayed with your menses, it could mean that you've got happy news to share.

For most women, they normally don't experience the first signs of pregnancy, since it can be easily passed on as a PMS or pre-menstrual symptom. Experts state that the important first signs of pregnancy are none other than sore nipples and breasts, digestive problems, abdominal cramping, mood swings, bloating, and more related period-like symptoms.

The only thing that can clear all these signs is none other than a pregnancy test, which again is safe to confirm after a missed period. So, ladies, if you are experiencing any of these first signs of pregnancy and if you have missed your period this month, it is time you take a test to confirm on the same.

If the test confirms that you're a pregnant, head to a doctor and start off on your healthy vitamins, which is beneficial for you and the growing foetus. Now, take a look at these reliable first signs of pregnancy after a missed period.

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Abdominal Bloating
Abdominal bloating can also be a sign of periods. However, if you are having terrible cramps in the stomach with no sign of your period, it could mean that your pregnant. In this case, only a test can confirm.

first signs of pregnancy

Mood Swings
Mood swings can be related to PMS too. Mood swings are one of the first signs of pregnancy after a missed period, and this is due to the hormonal changes that are taking place in your body.

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Reactions To Food & Smell
A lot of women witness this sign when they are expecting. A number of women also tend to dislike their favourite foods and turn to other ingredients that their tummy craves for. This is nothing but food cravings. On the other hand, women may feel nauseated with a particular smell and this in turn may make them feel sick.

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Extreme Tiredness
At the same time, the body is now working on creating placenta, which is a vital life support system for the foetus that diverts energy and leaves you feeling fatigued. This is one of the first signs of pregnancy after a missed period.

Feeling Of Being Unstable
Dizziness is another sign that should not be ignored, especially if you have missed your period. Fatigue along with dizziness is a clear indication that you are going to be a mummy soon.

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Story first published: Thursday, December 17, 2015, 8:30 [IST]
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