So, how do you know you’re pregnant? Many women claim to have known on the day of conception that they had become pregnant, others spot clues around the time their period is due and of course there are a few that don’t know until childbirth starts! If you can’t wait to take a pregnancy test, here are a few signs that you may already be experiencing:

  • A strange, ‘metallic’ taste in your mouth
  • Tender, enlarged breasts
  • The small bump on your nipples become more pronounced
  • Lower abdominal pains
  • Needing to urinate more often
  • Going off certain things, such as coffee and fatty foods
  • Increased vaginal discharge
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Some women experience very light bleeding, called ‘spotting’, that they mistake for their period

Do any of these symptoms ring bells for you?

After you’ve celebrated your happy news you can try to reduce some of the above discomforts. Try to eat regularly to keep your energy levels up and ensure you get sufficient sleep and rest. You may need to start wearing a more supportive bra by day and a sleep-bra by night. However, during these early weeks, you can pretty much carry on as usual.

If you can think of any further early-pregnancy symptoms or have any top-tips, let me know or leave a comment.

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