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Classical symptoms of pregnancy: early pregnancy signs

Early Pregnancy Signs

There is a wide range of variety in early pregnancy signs in women. For some women, these signs appear in 1st week of conception while for others it may take a whole trimester. Pre-menstruation symptoms can also be misunderstood by the pregnancy symptoms.

In this article you will learn about:

• Implantation bleeding prior to menstruation
• Missed menstruation period
• Raised in Temperature
• Fatigue in body
• Change in the Heart rate
• Changes in Breast
• Moodiness
• Frequent urge to urinate
• Morning sickness or nausea
• Enhancement in Smell sensitivity
• Heartburn or acidity
• Change in skin colour.

Implantation bleeding prior to menstruation

It takes 4 weeks for a blastocyst (cell mass created by fertilized eggs) to implant in the endometrium (it is the lining uterus). This joining causes the mild bleeding which is usually around the time of menstruation and called implantation bleeding. Later on, this blastocyst develops into baby’s organs and complete body part.

Implantation bleeding is different from normal regular period bleeding by following ways:

i. Colour- the colour of blood varied from light pink to brown.
ii. Bleeding – the bleeding is generally seen as spotting.
iii. Pain – pain is mild no crumps will be observed generally, but in
some cases, severe pain is been observed.
iv. Duration: it only lasts for 3 to 4 days.

Missed menstruation period

This is very prominent sign that you are pregnant. You will miss your menstruation period 4 weeks after the conception. Once implantation is been performed your body will start releasing pregnancy hormone which is hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). This hormone is responsible for maintaining your pregnancy and it also makes sure you don’t get on your period for next 9 months.

Raised in Temperature

At the time of early pregnancy, your basal body temperature will be high. You will need to drink plenty of water at this time to keep your body healthy. It is also recommended that do exercise causally only.

Fatigue during early pregnancy

Blame the progesterone hormone for it. It is the very common symptom of early pregnancy. You will feel sleepy all the time. It is recommended to get enough sleep and keep your room cool as your body temperature is already high.

Change in Heart Rate

Around 56 days to 72 days your heart rate will be high and it will begin to pump blood harder and faster. It is very common in pregnancy but if you are underlying some heart problem do inform your doctor. Your expert will come up with some medicines which help you to survive.

Changes in the breast

Pregnancy brings changes to the breast of the mother. Your breast becomes swollen and tender. It is likely to happen that colour of your breast may also change. All this happens due to the hormonal changes in the body. The areola may become darker and grow larger to serve the baby at best.


In pregnancy, you become more emotional or reactive. This change in mood is the result of increasing level of estrogen and
progesterone. Pregnant women feel anxiety, depression, irritability (trust me it’s very easy to irritate pregnant women). Once she is laughing and in the next moment, you may find her crying. Mood swing is very common phenomena of pregnancy.

Frequent Urge to Urinate

During the pregnancy, the heart rate is increased which result in more blood flow to the body. This high flow of blood causes the kidney to process (or filter) more fluid than usual, which causes more fluid to be filled in your bladder. This is the principal reason which is responsible for your frequent visit to the bathroom.

Morning Sickness or Nausea

Nausea is very common in pregnancy. It is the result of the change in concentration of the hormone called estrogen. Increase in estrogen hormone causes the nausea sensation. Nausea can occur anytime in day or night. To keep yourself healthy drink plenty of water.

Enhancement of Smell Sensitivity

Yes, you will discover the supernatural power of smell. Many pregnant women had reported that their sensitivity towards the smell had increase magically in the first trimester. There is no scientific evidence supporting this statement. This is the reason to be believed to trigger nausea in pregnant women.

Heartburn during early pregnancy

Pregnancy hormones result in the valve between the oesophagus and stomach to relax which leads to the leakage of stomach acid and causes heartburn. In order to avoid this situation eat several small meals in a day and drink plenty of water.

Skin Changes during the Pregnancy

You may often hear the term pregnancy glow. Increased blood pressure push more blood to the skin which results in the skin glow and gives you glossy appearance, but it also causes oil glands to do over time which may result in acne problem.

Homemade Pregnancy Tests

Home Made Pregnancy Test

So, you are experiencing the pregnancy symptoms but confuse whether it is pre-menstruation symptoms or are you actually going to be a mother? Here you can learn few homemade pregnancy tests which you can perform yourself and calm down your anxiety about getting pregnant. In the past, these tests were used to perform on the pregnant lady to confirm her pregnancy but there is no scientific proof or study to show the mechanism of the test. They are the oral teaching from generation to generation.

Dandelion Leaves Test

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Ancient women use dandelion leaves to confirm their pregnancy. Dandelion is also known as Dual in Hindi. In the picture, you can see how does it look like.  The leaves of dandelion are used to check the positive or negative result of pregnancy.

How to Use dandelion as pregnancy test kit:-

  1.    Take some fresh dandelion leaves.
  2.    Cut the leaves and keep them in a plastic container away from sunlight.
  3.    Submerge the leaves in your first urine of the day and keep it in dark.
  4.    Observe the result after 10 mins.
  5.    If you see red bumps in the leaves then result is positive else negative.

Pine-Sol  Test

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Pine sol is one of the products of pine tree that can be obtained from the pine tree. You can collect the sol from any part of the pine tree like needles, cone, and twigs.  Pine sol is like an acid-base indicator. It changes color is acid is poured into it.,

How to do  Pine-sol pregnancy test:-

  1.    Collect the pine sol in a plastic container.
  2.    Mix your urine (for the better result it is recommended to use the first urine of the morning).
  3.    Place the container for 10 mins.
  4.    If you see the change in color then it means you are pregnant.

Bleach powder Pregnancy Test Method

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Females are very well aware of bleach and its action to the skin. Chemically bleach is CIO-. Well, you can also use bleach to detect the pregnancy.

Note: it is recommended to carry out this test in open as the positive result will generate fumes and can make you suffocate in the closed area. This is very simple to carry out this test.

Direction to Use:-

  1.     Take about 1 gm of bleach powder.
  2.    Add it to the plastic container and add your first-morning urine in the same container.
  3.    Wait for about 10 to 15 mins.
  4.    If the solution of bleach and your urine starts creating foam.
  5.    The foam shows the positive result. Prepare yourself to share the positive news.

Toothpaste Pregnancy Test Method

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Yup, you read it correct toothpaste can not only clean your teeth but can also help you to reveal your pregnancy status. You can perform this test in your bathroom

How to use toothpaste for pregnancy test:-

  1.    Prepare the solution of white foamy toothpaste with your urine.
  2.    Place the container of the solution for 15 to 20 mins.  
  3.    If the solutions become blue and frothy, congratulate yourself you are going to be the mommy.

Note: There is the drawback of this test there is no description of how much urine is required and exactly how much it will take to complete the reaction.

Vinegar Pregnancy Test

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Vinegar is the very well known and commonly used product in daily life.  The list of entitled with uses of vinegar is very long. You can use it for cleaning purpose to eating or flavouring the food items. Vinegar can also be used for pregnancy detecting test its result is fast and reported accurate by the midwives.

How to Use vinegar pregnancy test:-

  1.    Prepare the solution of vinegar and your urine.
  2.    Mix it well.
  3.    You will see bubble formation now stop mixing and keep it aside.
  4.    If the colour of the solution changes than you are pregnant.

Sugar to Test Pregnancy Naturally

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Sugar is most common product found in a home.  Sugar test is very easy and common for detecting your pregnancy at home.

How to Use sugar test:-

  1.    Prepare the solution of sugar in your urine.
  2.    If sugar dissolves in it then the result is negative.
  3.    If sugar doesn’t dissolve and make clumps then start preparation for the party you are pregnant.

Mustard Powder Pregnancy detecting Test

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Mustard powder is not only the substance that can use for the homemade pregnancy test but also relate to your menstruation cycle. It regulates your menstruation cycle.

How to use mustard as homemade pregnancy test kit:-

  1.    Fill the bathtub with hot water and mix some mustard powder to it.
  2.    Mix it well with the water.
  3.    Soak your body for about 20 mins in the water.
  4.    Bath with the plain water.
  5.    Wait for the next day.
  6.    If your menstruation starts from next day then you are not pregnant at all.

Peroxide and Tylenol Mix Pregnancy Test

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This is the very simple method to detect the pregnancy and relax your anxiety about being pregnant.   

How to Use peroxide and Tylenol for pregnancy detecting test:-

  1.    Collect the urine of the morning in a container.
  2.    Add peroxide and Tylenol in equal amount to it.
  3.    If the whole mixture changes to the blue that means the result is positive and you are pregnant.

Wine Pregnancy Test

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Yes, you saw it right; wine can help you to detect the pregnancy. Women are using it for ages.

How to use wine for pregnancy test:-

  1.    Take wine and your morning urine in equal amount in a container.
  2.    If urine dissolves in the wine then you are pregnant.
  3.    If urine doesn’t dissolve, you are not then.