If you are newly wed and are longing for a child, you tend to get very excited when you miss a period. But many a time you end up realizing it was just a delay and you did not conceive. It is important to look out for pregnancy symptoms before you assume you may be pregnant. One of the most common pregnancy symptoms is nausea though it does not occur for many women.
Morning sickness, as it is commonly called happens because of the secretion of a hormone called HCG, Human chorionic gonadotropin during pregnancy. It is not necessary that you feel nausea in the morning alone; it could be anytime time during the day. It may be just nausea or severe vomiting which usually subsides after the first trimester.
Another important pregnancy symptom is breast tenderness. This may occur even before you miss a period. But sometimes it could also be the indication of the beginning of menstruation so you cannot be too sure. It is important to note that this feeling of breast tenderness occurs because of the increase in the levels of estrogen and progesterone.
Vaginal bleeding which may be mistaken for a period could be a symptom of pregnancy. In this case the bleeding is very less and not like your usual period. It happens when the egg implants itself on to the uterus. It is very common during pregnancy to have very unusual cravings for food and you may tend to feel very hungry and gobble up everything at hand. The main reason for that are hormonal changes in the body during pregnancy. You may have unusual food cravings even if you are over stressed or in depression so you again cannot be too sure.
Frequent urination is another symptom of pregnancy so if you are urinating too often it may be time to do a pregnancy test. You may experience a lot of fatigue. You will be doing your normal daily chores but you will be totally exhausted and not be able to find a reason for the exhaustion. You may experience a lot of body discomforts like cramps, acidity, constipation, diarrhea, bloating and indigestion. If you experience one or more of these symptoms it is very much possible you are pregnant.