From early symptoms to delivery, pregnancy is always unique every time. Even the same person feels completely different from one pregnancy to the next. The initial signs of pregnancy often imitate the symptoms of menstruation. So, detecting the pregnancy at a very early stage is quite tricky. So, because your friend or cousin suffered from morning sickness and nausea while they were pregnant, that does not mean you are pregnant too. These illnesses could be the indication of other things besides being pregnant.
Our motto of writing this article is to make you aware and help you find out if you are pregnant or not. Let’s discuss this methodically, keep reading the whole write-up.
Chances of Pregnancy even after Using Birth Control
No method of birth control is 100% active till now. Pregnancy can happen if the control method fails, as a condom may fail or you may have missed taking a birth control pill.
Could I be Pregnant during my Period?
Yes, you can get pregnant during menstruation. Sperm can reside inside your body for 4 to 5 days. It’s possible that the sperm enters your body during the period and gets connected with an egg during ovulation. However, it may be slightly dependent upon the medicine and foods you are taking as foods or fruits have an essential role in women’s health during a menstrual cycle, according to menstrual-cycle-calculator.com.
Some common symptoms of pregnancy which will help you to get a concept if you are pregnant or not:
There are some common signs of pregnancy. But it’s not like that you must have any of the below-enlisted symptoms if you are pregnant. Maybe you have some other different indications.
- Spotting and cramping
After fertilization, the fertilized egg attaches itself to the wall of the uterus. It can cause one of the earliest signs of pregnancy, and that is implantation-bleeding. It happens anywhere from six to twelve days after the implantation of the egg.
These cramps are almost similar to menstrual cramps. So some women mistake this situation as the start of their period. But the difference in pregnancy is besides the cramps; women may also notice a milky white vaginal discharge.
- Tiredness (fatigue)
A woman can start feeling surprisingly exhausted immediately one week after conceiving.
- Missed period
- Unusual mood swings
- Morning sickness
- Frequent urination
- Breast changes
Due to the rapid change of hormone levels after a week or two later of conception, women often experience breast changes. Breasts may become inflamed, sore, or itchy. The surroundings of your nipples can also be dark. You may start to feel that the breasts become heavier or feel hypersensitive to the touch.
- Feeling dizzy
- Sensitivity to Scents and Tastes
Some of these symptoms are also a sign that your period is about to come. So don’t freak out.
Is it possible to be pregnant as my period is delaying?
Yes, there is a possibility of getting pregnant, but it’s not 100%. There are so many other reasons too that can delay your period like exercise or changes in diet.
I had sex two or three nights ago without any precaution, but now I’m worried about getting pregnant as I need some more time to be a mom. Is there any way that I can prevent pregnancy now?
Yes, there is one thing for you, an emergency contraceptive pill or ECP. ECPs work for up to five days from the sexual ejaculation. But they are not 100% safe. As soon as you take it, the safety percentage will increase.
So how can I be sure I’m pregnant?
Take a pregnancy test. You can purchase a pregnancy kit from your nearest drug store. It detects your hormone level from your urine and can tell you if you are pregnant or not. Pregnancy test kit results are very accurate if you use them after two weeks of having sex.
We hope we have sorted out all the queries you have had in your mind. We wish you a happy and pre-planned pregnancy period. If you have any further confusion or complications, please consult with a gynecologist. For more information regarding this topic, you can visit our similar post on making a baby.