Know the Early Days of Pregnancy


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At 3 weeks pregnant, you’re not likely to realize you’re pregnant yet. It’s way too early for your body to have accumulated your normal amount of hormones. Some women, however, have a sixth sense about their pregnancy. They often feel like they just knew when they had conceived. If you’re one of these women, keep reading to learn how to recognize the first signs that you’re pregnant.

Getting Positive Result

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The first sign you should look for is a positive pregnancy test. When a high level is raised, this is a good indication that you are pregnant. However, a raised hcg level doesn’t always mean you are pregnant. In addition to a positive test, a low level can also be a sign that you are conceiving.

Early Signs

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Another sign of pregnancy is a missed menstrual cycle. This is because the menses usually don’t start for another three weeks. If you have started to miss your periods, there may be another way for you to determine if you are pregnant. Your gynecologist can check your vaginal discharge and then determine whether it contains a detectable amount of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG).

Know Ectopic

If you are not having a regular menstrual cycle and you have noticed a definite color, this is a strong sign that you’re conceiving. An ectopic pregnancy is when a fluid-filled sac comes outside of your uterus. The pregnancy will usually terminate after one or two weeks. Early detection of an ectopic pregnancy will help you avoid a potentially dangerous surgical procedure. Your 3 weeks pregnant ultrasound may indicate whether you’re having a viable egg.

Check Your Breast If Leaking

Another sign that you are early pregnancy is a noticeable change in the position of your nipples and of your breasts. Normally, the nipples and the breasts change position quite a bit, especially when you are nursing. However, a slight movement of the nipples and a dark spot on the skin beneath them could mean that you are already pregnant. You should see a pregnancy symptom called “placental abruption” where the placental tissue is visible through the skin.

Check The Early Signs Of Conceptions

Another early sign of conception is a positive urine test. Urine testing for the HCG level is done before and after you have conceived. The HCG level in your urine suggests that you are almost at the time of ovulation. In case of an ectopic pregnancy, the HCG level in the urine suggests that an implant has already been placed in the ovary. Therefore, an early detection method is necessary to prevent a possible miscarriage.

Ultrasound Tests Are Essentials

Ultrasound tests can also be used to detect the presence of pregnancy. This method is used mostly in cases where the woman has missed the last three periods in her menstrual cycle. The body generally begins to enlarge around ovulation, and a small bump or any other abnormal development may indicate the beginning of the baby’s life inside the womb.

Final Lines

At the third week of pregnancy, the growth of the baby inside the womb gets complete and visible. The external size of the fetus also increases, so there will be visible signs of external hemorrhage. The three weeks of pregnancy represents the first real signs that you are pregnant. This is the period where the baby will be visible outside the uterus and it is during these early days that you would be able to determine whether you are having a normal menstrual cycle or not. However, there are many other signs and symptoms of early days such as nausea, fatigue, frequent urination, lower back pain, vomiting, constipation, frequent diarrhea, and swelling of the legs among others that may occur at this time.

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