The only sure way to know whether one is expectant is by taking a pregnancy test. But then again there are signs to look out for if you are afraid of taking the pregnancy test.
Fatigue and dizziness
Are you constantly tired? Well, we all get tired but if it is unusual then that might answer your question. The fatigue is related to high levels of progesterone, a hormone that shoots up when your body is making a baby. Dizziness could be related to lower blood sugar and lower blood pressure. If you get unusually tired and dizzy, be sure to get plenty of rest.
Abdominal cramps and spotting.
You could experience a little bit of cramping similar to menstrual cramps and you can pass them for normal periods. Notice though that the cramping and spotting is slight and minor. There could also be a white milky discharge from your vagina. This is associated to increased growth of cells lining. And finally implantation bleeding that happens when the fertilized egg attaches to the lining of the uterus. That should be 10 to 14 days after fertilization.
Breast changes are a sure early sign of pregnancy. Your breasts might swell or become sore and may feel heavier and tender. Also, the area around the nipples known as the areola might darken too. Breast change is a symptom of other things so you have to be actually sure.
Morning sickness causes regular nausea. It is a popular and common one and mostly occurs at daybreak. Hormones contribute to this too though its cause is unidentified. This might bring along cravings and food distastes where you long for certain diets and dislike what you might have liked before.
Hormonal levels change and could have you frequenting the wash room. This though could start around the 6th to 8th week.
Do you experience unusual headaches lately? Mild headaches and backaches are a sign that you could be pregnant. The headaches might tag along with slight increase in body temperatures. They might also be accompanied by shortness of breath.
This one is particularly obvious though some women might experience some bleeding during pregnancy. That too is quite normal. But again you could miss your periods because of the following; birth control pills, stress, hormonal troubles or even loss of too much weight.
A missed period is certainly not enough to prove that you have another life inside you. Not all women experience all these symptoms though. Pregnancy experiences are different and distinct. You were skeptical about it? Well now you know