How to know if you are pregnant…
Many women are aware that they are pregnant from the signs and signals their body gives them long before they test positive for pregnancy. During the initial onset of pregnancy you may feel some bloating, cramping, nausea, you may have more frequent urination, and you may notice increased creamy discharge.
In 6 to 12 days you may notice some light pink or brown spotting or experience a short or light period as implantation occurs. Some women on an intuitive or emotional level feel something is different. Nausea is one of the truest signs of pregnancy and cannot be confused with an oncoming period.
What are the next signs of pregnancy? Next you may experience morning sickness with the associated nausea and vomiting. You may also experience sore breasts, fatigue, spotting pink or brown, cramping, dizziness, headaches, food cravings and fever.
If you are recording your body temperatures you will notice that your temperature continues to stay high after ovulation. Wait for at least 7 to 14 days after a missed period to home pregnancy test in order to confirm what you already know.
Disregard too early home pregnancy test results.
The moment you feel nausea coming on reach for a high protein snack and a glass of water and you will feel better quickly. Begin now to take a high quality prenatal vitamin and mineral, usually found at a health food store to help create a healthy pregnancy and help prevent miscarriage. A protein snack and a glass of water in the evening before bed will help you to prevent morning nausea.
Your body will tell you long before a pregnancy test if you know the signs to look for. Watching your daily temperature will also signal the time you are at your most fertile.
Gail J. Dahl, National Bestselling Author of “Pregnancy & Childbirth Secrets”