Pregnancy Symptoms or PMS?

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Trying to decipher what are pregnancy symptoms and what are PMS symptoms is a predicament for any woman who is trying to conceive. This question can fluster and befuddle even the most levelheaded woman during the seemingly endless two week wait. The problem is that nearly every early pregnancy symptom is also a PMS symptom. [...]

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Strong Smelling Urine

During early pregnancy urine may become darker in colour and/or have a stronger or different smell than usual – be sure to drink plenty of water (at least 8 glasses a day). If you are experiencing any pain you should speak with your doctor as it could also be a sign of a urinary tract [...]

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Early Pregnancy Symptoms

Posted Jan. 18th, 2009 Written by

Runny Nose in Very Early Pregnancy

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It may never occur to you that a runny or stuffy nose could be connected with being pregnant, but many women experience cold or flu-like symptoms in early pregnancy. This is due to higher levels of estrogen during pregnancy which can cause swelling in the mucous membranes throughout the body, including the nose. In very [...]

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Early Pregnancy Symptoms

Posted Oct. 24th, 2008 Written by

Headaches – Early Sign of Pregnancy

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Headaches in pregnancy tend to occur most frequently in the first trimester. Hormone levels rise dramatically in early pregnancy, and can contribute to headaches. Changes in your blood circulation and blood volume during pregnancy can cause increased pressure on your blood vessels. This increase requires greater fluid intake to counteract dehydration, which can be another [...]

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Early Pregnancy Symptoms

Posted Sep. 4th, 2008 Written by

Pronounced Veins

Some women report that they notice the sudden appearance of “road map” veins (more prominent blue veins) most often these are most apparent in the breasts. Because of an increased blood supply to your breasts during early pregnancy, these veins may become more visible. Some women also notice a change in the appearance of veins [...]

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Early Pregnancy Symptoms

Posted Aug. 28th, 2008 Written by

New or Strange Cravings – Mmmm Pickles!

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The exact reason for pregnancy cravings is not known, but many speculate that the new or strange cravings pregnant women experience are actually the body’s way of asking for a particular nutrient it may be lacking. The actual food craved is not necessarily what the body needs but may need something in the food. The [...]

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Early Pregnancy Symptoms

Posted Aug. 15th, 2008 Written by

The Real-Life Most Common Very Early Signs of Pregnancy

If you wanted the standard list of symptoms, a quick search engine query would yield a ton of results. The problem is that it’s the same list repeated over and over. What you have come across here is a list based on symptoms recorded by real women using the VEP Symptom Tracker. When a positive [...]

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Early Pregnancy Symptoms

Posted Aug. 4th, 2008 Written by

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