It's easy to mistake it for PMS , but it's actually your body preparing to deal with all the changes that lie ahead.
CHANGES IN TASTE
Smell and taste are closely related, so it is normal that you do not feel like eating your favorite dishes and enjoy flavors that you did not feel like before. The topic of "cravings" is born from there and has its part of reality . What has no scientific basis is that if you leave a craving unfulfilled, the baby will be born with a spot on the skin.
SUDDEN MOOD SWINGS
Oh, the hormones! They are many things at once, and sometimes they overwhelm. Changes that we do not understand and do not know how to rationalize, and that can change our mood without prior notice.
It is best to laugh it a bit and not dramatize, knowing that there is an explanation .
And of course, never blame the pregnant woman, who is adapting to the new situation in the best possible way.
The change in blood pressure and increased breathing rate cause some women to experience dizziness and dizziness, even fainting, which are usually of little consequence.
WHEN TO DO THE PREGNANCY TEST
Normally, you wait about 5 days from the menstrual delay to do a pregnancy test . First, because it is the most obvious sign that tells us that we may be pregnant, and second, because at that point you will already be producing the hCG hormone in sufficient quantities to be detected.
HCG, or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, is the "pregnancy hormone" and begins to be produced as soon as the fertilized egg settles in the uterus. In a few days you will have it in your blood and urine, in sufficient quantities to be detected without a mistake.
If you are in a very, very hurry, keep in mind that pharmacy tests have different sensitivities depending on the brand . There are "early detection" ones that have up to 90% sensitivity to hCG, while the simplest (which are also usually the cheapest) can stay at 40%.
If you are in a hurry to go to the pharmacy in person, you can buy it online, for example, on Amazon.
If you want to know more, don't miss this article on pregnancy tests , where we tell you how and when to do the pregnancy test correctly, which ones are suitable and which ones are not.
HOW TO CALCULATE HOW MANY WEEKS PREGNANT YOU ARE
If the result of the pregnancy test is positive, it is important that you know how many weeks you are. It will also be useful to know what day you will give birth and how your body and your baby will evolve throughout this adventure that has just begun. With our pregnancy calculator and gestiogram you will know all this information and much more.
WHAT TO DO IF THE PREGNANCY TEST IS POSITIVE
If the pink hairline has appeared in the test, the next thing is to go talk to your doctor. It is extremely rare that a pregnancy test is wrong in a positive, but the most common is to do a blood test to confirm . There is no possible fault there, because blood tests need less concentration of hCG to detect it, and also because the hormone appears in the blood days before it does in the urine, so it can be interesting if you really need to find out quickly.