Most people are interested in the first symptoms of pregnancy; particularly those that may reveal that pregnancy has occurred even before a missed period. The symptoms of pregnancy are different for each woman and they may even vary between pregnancies for the same person.
There are pregnancy symptoms that may only be experienced during your first trimester, that may continue into another trimester or occur throughout your pregnancy. Below is a list of pregnancy symptoms that are characteristic of the first trimester:
Pregnancy Symptoms: First Trimester
The first trimester is characterized by a rapid increase of hormones that support the development of your baby and trigger the changes in your body necessary to carry your child, give birth and breastfeed. Here is a list of symptoms of pregnancy that are triggered or caused by your pregnancy hormones:
- Tender or swollen breasts
- Lower backache
- Nausea or morning sickness
- Dizziness or fainting.
- Changes in appetite
- Mood swings
Increased basal body temperature: Your basal body temperature is the temperature taken orally using a basal thermometer. The basal temperature is tracked by individuals who are trying to conceive and monitoring for their ovulation. When pregnancy occurs, your basal body temperature usually rises over the next couple of weeks. This is a first trimester symptom of pregnancy. You may experience increased body temperatures throughout your pregnancy but this occurs for other varying reasons.
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