It is very possible to know and often very easy to detect if a woman is pregnant before she even misses her menstrual cycle. Women who are trying to conceive, and for whom monitoring their basal body temperature is a usual exercise, they may record fluctuations in their basal temperature at or around the time of ovulation. One of the earliest possible signs of pregnancy is when that temperature remains high after ovulation and then remains high when your next period is due.
Learning to monitor and record your basal body temperature is a very important, simple and useful skill that all women should have, especially women who are trying to conceive. This skill does not require any specialized training or tools.
There are many other symptoms which would allow a woman to believe they are showing the earliest signs of pregnancy. Are your breast tender? do they show any signs of enlargement?. Another sign of pregnancy is frequent trips to the bathroom. This increase in frequency is not as a result of the pushing on the bladder, a condition that only happens until the fetus is much larger. The frequent trips to the bathroom is as a result of an increase in hormones, the (HCG) hormones or human chorionic gonadotropin, in the woman’s body. This hormone, if present in the urine is one of the very first sign of pregnancy and it is often tested for by 90% of the popular home pregnancy test. Your doctor may also request a lab work where this very same hormone is tested.
A number of women who are showing early signs of pregnancy may experience some level of cramping within the first few weeks of pregnancy. The growing embryo needs a place to fit, and hence the ligaments need to create space for the incoming embryo when it expand to full size. Some woman may or may not feel this pain, but many others during the course of several weeks will experience unusual cramping and tightening of the uterus. This indicates clear evidence of the earliest possible signs of pregnancy.
While there may be several reasons why a woman may experience irregularities in her menstrual cycle, a missed period is a good indicator to suspect pregnancy. It is important to note that stress or changes in exercise routine can also cause a woman to miss here period. If the period is very short or just spotting, then this is also an indicator that pregnancy may be present. However, a missed period should be viewed together with the other conditions mentioned before when determining early signs of pregnancy. If in doubt, then this is a good time to purchase a known reliable home pregnancy test.
Some test are not as reliable and they may be unable to detect the HCG hormone in the urine in the early weeks. At this point, you will be best advise to consult your doctor and share with him the evidence you have which suggest to you that they are the earliest signs of pregnancy. As mentioned before, he may or may not order lab work, which would definitely confirm whether you are pregnant.
When you confirm you pregnancy, celebration may or may not be the next thing to follow, but if it is and if you are a drinker or a smoker, you must not include those in the celebration. Caffeine consumption should also be eliminated. These substance will harm the embryo, and in the long run will stunt its weight growth. If you are one who is not use to eating right, now would be a good time to start.