How do you feel?
Are your breasts changing?
Darkening and more visible veins on your areolas (the rings around your nipples)
Your breasts can start changing soon after conception, becoming fuller and more sensitive. You may notice the small bumps around your areolas more – these are oil-producing glands that lubricate your skin surrounding the nipple.
Do you feel a bit queasy?
morning sickness (and not just in the morning!) can kick in any time after conception.
Eat small amounts regularly – while it may be hard to avoid all the things you crave, try to keep your meals and snacks healthy choices.
Although fatigue is common in the first weeks, it often continues into your first trimester and may last throughout your pregnancy.
Take as much rest as possible. You may find that even sitting with your feet up gives you relief.
You may notice irritability caused by the drastic hormonal changes in your body.
Try to avoid stress, communicate your needs and pamper yourself. Remember, it’s a beautiful time for you and you should enjoy it!
Have you noticed spotting or cramping?
Following ovulation, when the embryo attaches to the uterus lining, you may experience a light pink spotting. It usually comes around the time of your expected period and is not as red or heavy.
Consult your doctor if you have any concerns.
Are you going to the bathroom a lot?
Early in your pregnancy hormonal changes may cause you to use the bathroom more frequently. During the later stages of your pregnancy the increasing size of your baby pressing on your bladder will also make this happen…
Pregnant women often experience cravings or aversions for foods.
Try to opt for healthy snacks and meals to meet your additional nutritional needs and give you the energy you need.
Do things smell and taste funny?
Heightened sense of smell
Metallic or bitter taste in your mouth
Lack of appetite
Pregnancy hormones can affect your taste buds and sense of smell..Morning sickness may affect your appetite.
Try to keep to healthy snacks and meals and variety may be the key.
Does something else feel a little different?
Lower abdominal cramps and bloating
The hormonal surge of early pregnancy can cause you to experience many different symptoms.
If you have any concerns always consult your doctor.