A brief about 2 weeks pregnant

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Pregnancy is a beautiful journey of creating life. Every woman’s experience is unique, and pregnancy symptoms can vary from barely noticeable to severe. Here’s a look at some common symptoms and what to expect during the second week of pregnancy.

Many women don’t know they’re pregnant until they miss a period, but there are early symptoms that can give you a clue. If you’re experiencing any of these early signs of pregnancy, take a home pregnancy test, and schedule an appointment with your doctor to confirm the news.

Common early pregnancy symptoms include:

1.  Tender, swollen breasts

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Breasts may provide one of the first symptoms of pregnancy. As your hormone levels rise, you may notice your breasts becoming larger and more tender. You may also have a tingling sensation around your nipples (Montgomery’s tubercles) that makes them extra sensitive to touch. These changes are caused by increased levels of progesterone and estrogen.

2. Fatigue

You’re likely to feel exhausted during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester. Pregnancy fatigue is different from the simple tiredness you might feel from time to time. This fatigue occurs early on in pregnancy and can persist throughout the entire pregnancy journey.

3. Nausea with or without vomiting (morning sickness)

You might have heard this pregnancy symptom called “morning sickness.” It can occur at any time of day, not just in the morning. Morning sickness is caused by the increased hormone levels of early pregnancy and usually goes away after the first trimester.

4. Frequent urination

An increase in hormones causes your kidneys to work harder, which leads to more trips to the bathroom. This symptom is also caused by the growing uterus putting pressure on the bladder.

5. Bloating

Increased progesterone levels during early pregnancy can cause your digestive system to slow down, leading to bloating, constipation, and gas. These symptoms are also common before your period, so it can be difficult to tell the difference.

6. Implantation bleeding and cramping

About a week after conception, the fertilized egg implants itself in the lining of the uterus. This can cause light spotting or bleeding, as well as cramps similar to menstrual cramps.

7. Food aversions or cravings

Many women find that they have strong cravings or aversions to certain foods during pregnancy. While there’s no scientific evidence to support food cravings, many pregnant women report them.

8. Mood swings

Hormonal changes during early pregnancy can lead to mood swings and irritability. You may also find yourself crying more than usual. These mood swings are due to the increased levels of estrogen and progesterone in your body.

9. Headaches

Hormonal changes can cause headaches during early pregnancy. If you’re experiencing headaches, be sure to drink plenty of fluids and get enough rest. If the headaches are severe or don’t go away, talk to your doctor.

10. Constipation

The hormonal changes of early pregnancy can slow down your digestive system, leading to constipation. To help relieve constipation, make sure you’re drinking plenty of fluids and eating high-fiber foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

11. Heartburn

The increased hormones of early pregnancy can cause the stomach acids to back up into the esophagus (the tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach). This can lead to heartburn and indigestion. To help relieve heartburn, eat small, frequent meals and avoid spicy, greasy, or fatty foods.

12. Back pain

The growing uterus puts pressure on the muscles and nerves in the lower back, which can cause back pain during early pregnancy. To help relieve back pain, try wearing low-heeled shoes and avoid standing for long periods of time. You can also try placing a heating pad on your lower back.

13. Weight gain

Weight gain is a normal part of pregnancy, but it’s important to maintain a healthy weight. Talk to your doctor about how much weight you should gain during pregnancy.

14. Darkening of the areolas

The skin around your nipples (the areolas) may darken and become larger during early pregnancy. This is due to the increased hormone levels in your body.

15. Linea nigra

A dark line that runs from the pubic bone to the belly button (the linea nigra) may appear during early pregnancy. This line is caused by the increased melanin production in your body.

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