If you’re unsure how to find out whether you’re pregnant it’s well worth continuing reading as you’ll discover a few common signs of pregnancy which occur in the first trimester of pregnancy. As well as what to expect during your first trimester. Which takes place from the first week of your pregnancy until the 13th week of your pregnancy.
A guide to pregnancy including how to find out if you’re pregnant:
Ways to find out if you’re pregnant:
Monitor your temperature for 18 days:
If your temperature is higher than usual for 18 days straight, there’s an extremely high chance that you’re pregnant and are in your first trimester.
Monitor your body:
If you find that you’re feeling nauseous on a regular basis but have not been throwing up, there may be a fair chance that you’re pregnant. As it’s very common for women to feel nauseous at the beginning of their first trimester. Another sign that you may be pregnant is if you find yourself constantly rushing to the bathroom to urinate.
Take a pregnancy test:
You may be surprised to learn that you can actually use a pregnancy test 4-5 days before your next period is due. So if you assumed that you’d have to wait till your next expected period to find out whether you’re pregnant or not, think again. Though, if you receive a positive result before your next period, it’s well worth taking a second test a few days after you were due to experience your next period, to make sure.
Book an appointment with your doctor:
Alternatively, you can also choose to book an appointment with your GP in order to find out whether you’re pregnant or not.
What to expect your first trimester:
Morning sickness is a common side effect of pregnancy and effects roughly 70% of women in their first trimester. In general, most women who suffer from morning sickness, encounter morning sickness from the sixth week of their pregnancy to their ninth week of pregnancy. If you end up experiencing morning sickness, don’t be afraid to take it easy and to stay in bed, instead of going to work or exercising.
It’s also normal to experience rapid changes in your mood, during the first trimester of your pregnancy. If you have a history of depression, it’s definitely a smart idea to speak to your doctor to be screened for prenatal depression. A condition which effects more women than you might think. Some symptoms of prenatal depression include feeling irritable, low and exhausted.
You may find that your breasts have swollen and become sore to touch by week 6 of your pregnancy. So don’t be too alarmed if your breasts have changed in shape or size or become sore.
So if you believe that there is a chance that you could be pregnant, it’s well worth talking to your doctor or purchasing a pregnancy test, in order to definitively find out whether or not you’re pregnant.