Even though not every woman will have the same symptoms when pregnant, and they also vary in severity from woman to woman. Here are 5 common symptoms most women have but overlook in the early days of pregnancy.
1. Gas Cramps
I had gas cramps for several days in a row. I had consistent gas cramps. I remember Googling if gas cramps were signs of pregnancy and I found that they were caused by the implantation process. Implantation is when a fertilized egg, or blastocyst, has attached to the lining of the uterine wall. It marks the beginning of pregnancy.
Omg! Pregnancy Bloating is real. A week or so into pregnancy, I struggled so hard to button my pants because I was very bloated. I just knew there and then that I was pregnant and even though the tests couldn’t pick it up yet, I was sure.
3. Odd Cravings
Pregnancy cravings started so early and so bad for me. What made it odd was the combinations of meals that I wanted. Garri + watermelon topped my craving list. I wanted odd foods and snacks at odd times. This was short lived and was quickly replaced by hunger strike. Lol.
4. Breast Tenderness
I rarely get this during my period so I knew immediately it was a different feeling in my breasts and pregnancy was the first reason that came to mind. Of course, I was right 🙂
5. Extreme Fatigue
I was always exhausted. I am usually very energetic but during the early days of pregnancy, I was so tired. I just wanted to sleep throughout the day every single day!.
I took a pregnancy test after a week of having all these funny symptoms and it came back negative. I waited a few days and took a second test and it was a big fat POSITIVE! 🙂