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How do I know I’m pregnant without taking a pregnancy test?

There a myriad of ‘symptoms’ which can accompany pregnancy. We have outlined a few below,

Missed period – If fertilization has occurred then your uterus stops releasing eggs and menstruation will stop. This is a good sign that you are pregnant, but, there are other factors at play. For instance, people with very low body-fat can miss periods or have them stop entirely.

Light bleeding – When a fertilized egg implants itself in the wall lining of the uterus, light bleeding can occur which is released from the vagina. This is usually 2 weeks after the last period and is a very good indication that you are pregnant.

Morning sickness – Waking up in the morning and feeling sick for no reason can be an indicator or pregnancy. It’s due to rising hormone levels and many doctors see it as a good thing as it means the placenta is developing well[note]http://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancy-health/morning-sickness-during-pregnancy/[/note].

Sensitive breasts – Your breasts becoming sensitive and/or swollen can be another indicator of pregnancy. This is again due to changes in hormone levels within the body.

Many other ‘symptoms’ may present themselves, such as:

  • Frequent urination
  • Back pain
  • Headaches
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue
  • Sore gums
  • Change in sex drive
  • Pimples
  • Nasal congestion

This is not an exhaustive list, so should you be interested, you can read more by clicking here.

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