Pregnancy, the most beautiful part of womanhood comes with many surprises. When I got pregnant with my older one I was 23, just out of Grad School and home for a Year enjoying the Marital Bliss. I just did not know what to expect. I had variety of Symptoms for both pregnancies each being very different. Here are the symptoms I consolidated from both of my pregnancies. Well every pregnancy is different and you will experience one or more of them in any of your pregnancies.

  • Implantation Bleeding( I did not experience this one, but some of my friends did)
  • You Miss your period
  • Extreme Hunger, unable to satiate (happened for my first pregnancy)
  • tenderness in breasts( mostly seen in first pregnancy, I did not experience much in my second)
  • increase in breast size and areola size.
  • Darkening of the areolas
  • Cravings for different kind of food, maybe even the ones that you have never eaten before
  • Mood swings, you are happy one moment and the next moment you feel sad
  • No cravings at all, you might detest the food you loved before (happened for my second pregnancy)
  • Unable to bear the smell of some things(especially some type of food)
  • Unable to keep food down, throwing up
  • Nauseating
  • Feeling very tired most of the time
  • many trips to the toilet( wanting to Urinate frequently)
  • Headaches and Migraines( Started with Migraines for my first pregnancy)

Among the above listed the most significant ones are missing a period. Always take a pregnancy test If you are late by more than 10 days. I got 2 negatives before I could get a positive for my first pregnancy. I tested on the 2 and 5 day after I missed my period, But I got a positive only after 10 days. If you are planning pregnancy take good diet and have a Physical exam done before you plan pregnancy.

  • Eat healthy, preferably fresh produce and fresh food.
  • Avoid eating canned food and frozen products.
  • Eat lots of Greens and Drink lots of Fluids, keep hydrated.
  • Balanced amount of Protein and Carbohydrates is very important for a healthy pregnancy.
  • Avoid smoking or passive smoking, limit Caffeine.
  • Include Lentils and Vegetables as an essential part of your diet.
  • Avoid partly cooked meat and eggs.
  • Avoid fatty foods and fried foods, they might be filling but they are not healthy
  • Take your prenatal Vitamins
  • Be Happy, your baby will arrive in no time :)

Happy Pregnancy!