Knocked Up: What are the Early Signs of Pregnancy?
How soon can you know if you're pregnant? Our bodies work in mysterious ways, and even before you pee on that stick, you already have a feeling you might be preggers. What signs and symptoms are your body telling you?
One unpleasant early sign of pregnancy is:
overproduction of saliva
A normally harmless phenomenon that happens a few days after conception is called:
Because a woman's hormone levels rapidly change after conception, women feel this change almost immediately:
high blood pressure
Food aversions during early pregnancy are caused by:
In ancient Egypt, pregnant women used to urinate on this to find out the sex of their child:
wheat and barley
Another early sign of pregnancy is finding yourself easily:
Changes in hormones in early pregnancy also cause:
As your ligaments loosen during early pregnancy, you'll feel pain in your:
In the 16th century, a physician named Jacques Guillemeau claimed you could tell a woman was pregnant by looking at her:
If you keep track of this regularly, you'll know if it elevates, you might be pregnant.
basal body temperature
Some women begin feeling extreme fatigue as soon as one week after conception. This is due to high levels of the hormone:
This early sign of pregnancy could be a superpower.
heightened sense of sight
heightened sense of smell
heightened sense of hearing
The frequent urination women experience in the early stages of pregnancy happens from:
a change in kidney function
the bladder shrinking
the uterus pushing on the bladder
Before you could just pop into the drug store and buy a pregnancy test, doctors would test for pregnancy by injecting a woman's urine into a:
Early in pregnancy, your circulatory system starts changing and your blood vessels dilate. This causes:
high blood pressure
A missed period is the usual and first indicator of pregnancy. However, you can also miss a period due to:
Pregnant women also report this nocturnal symptom:
If you're feeling a lot hungrier than usual, you might be pregnant. How many extra calories per day do you actually need to eat for two?
In addition to tenderness, another sign of pregnancy that affects the breasts is:
darkening of the areolas
shrinking of the breasts
hardening of the breasts
Ancient Egyptians used to test women for pregnancy by spreading mashed up dates and beer on a carpet and having women sit in the mess. They assumed whoever _____ was pregnant.