Here is a list of 10 unusual early pregnancy symptoms you may not be aware of.
Increase in body temperature
You will experience a rise in your body temperature when you first wake up in the morning after ovulation. It will stay like that until you get your next period. But if the temperature stays elevated for more than two weeks, you may be pregnant.
Headaches, cramps and an urge to pee
During pregnancy, a change occurs in the volume of hormones and blood levels, leading to headaches.
Some women also experience period-like cramps. And most women will feel an extra urge to pee because of the growing uterus.
While many women undergo vaginal discharge, it is not often associated with pregnancy. But most pregnant women will secrete white, sticky, or pale mucus early on in the first trimester and throughout their pregnancy.
The cause of the discharge is an increase in hormones and vaginal blood flow. It increases to prevent infections as your cervix, and vaginal walls soften during pregnancy. Visit your health care expert if the discharge starts to:
- turn greenish-yellow
- becomes very thick or watery
These may be signs of an infection.
The world is spinning around
It is common to experience dizziness in the first trimester of pregnancy. This happens because pregnancy drops the blood pressure and dilates the blood vessels.
But closely study your symptoms, as severe dizziness coupled with vaginal bleeding and severe abdominal pain can indicate an ectopic pregnancy.
You will feel like eating metal
An increase in progesterone and estrogen levels during pregnancy can also change the taste in the mouth. This condition is known as dysgeusia. You taste metal in your mouth and will feel like you are chomping on some old pennies with your lunch.
To get rid of the metallic flavor, munch on saltines and try drinking colder liquids or eating spicier foods.
This article ends here, but the list of unusual early pregnancy symptoms goes a long way. If you are facing any of the above symptoms is severe terms, visit your doctor.