Sensitive To Smells Early Pregnancy
There are many wonderful things about being pregnant, but experiencing heightened senses is not usually one of them. Most women report that their sense of smell is intensified during early pregnancy. This can be a good thing, as it can make food taste better, but it can also be a bad thing, as it can make unpleasant smells more intense. If you are pregnant and find yourself being particularly sensitive to smells, here are a few tips to help you cope:
• Try to stay away from strong smells, especially if they are unpleasant. This includes cigarette smoke, chemical fumes, and foods that are heavily spiced or fragrant.
• Keep a list of safe foods that you can eat when you are feeling nauseated due to your heightened sense of smell. Safe foods include bland foods like toast, crackers, and cereal.
• Drink plenty of fluids, especially water, to help flush out any unpleasant smells.
• Get plenty of fresh air. Airing out your home and taking walks outside can help you to feel more refreshed and less overwhelmed by unpleasant smells.
• Talk to your doctor if the heightened sense of smell is causing you significant discomfort or making it difficult to eat. There may be medication that can help to lessen the intensity of smells.
Urination Early Pregnancy
The sudden urge to pee during pregnancy is often one of the first signs that you’re expecting. And, unfortunately, it doesn’t go away after the baby is born. So what’s going on?
Pregnancy hormones are to blame for the increase in urination. They cause the bladder to become more sensitive, so you need to go more often. Plus, the baby’s growing uterus puts pressure on the bladder, making it even harder to hold in your pee.
There isn’t much you can do to curb the urge to pee, but you can try to avoid drinking too many fluids before bedtime. If you have to go during the night, try to go to the bathroom as soon as you wake up. And if you’re really struggling, you may want to ask your doctor about using a urinary incontinence pad.
While increased urination can be a nuisance, it’s a good sign that your body is doing what it’s supposed to. So just relax and go with the flow!
Uti And Early Pregnancy
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection that affects any part of the urinary tract. UTIs are among the most common infections, accounting for more than 8 million doctor visits each year in the United States. UTIs are more common in women than in men, and the risk of getting a UTI increases with age.
UTIs can cause a wide range of symptoms, including:
• a burning sensation when urinating
• a need to urinate often, even if you have just gone
• pain in the lower abdomen or back
• blood in the urine
• cloudy or discolored urine
• strong-smelling urine
• pelvic pain
In pregnant women, UTIs can also cause early labor and other serious complications.
If you think you may have a UTI, see your doctor. UTIs are typically treated with antibiotics.
Sore Boobs Early Pregnancy
During early pregnancy, many women experience sore breasts. This is often due to the increase in hormone levels, especially estrogen. The hormone estrogen is responsible for the growth of the milk ducts and the enlargement of the breasts.
Sore breasts can also be a sign of pregnancy. Many women find their breasts become increasingly tender and sore about two weeks after conception. This is because the body is preparing for milk production.
There is not much that can be done to relieve the soreness, but wearing a supportive bra can help. Some women find that cold compresses can also provide relief.
Spotting Early Pregnancy 6 Weeks
The average menstrual cycle is 28 days long, but can be anywhere from 21 to 35 days long. So if you have a regular cycle, you can expect to ovulate (release an egg) around day 14. Day 14 would be two weeks after the start of your last period. If you have sex on day 14 or later, you can get pregnant because sperm can live in your body for up to five days.
Many women don’t have regular cycles, so it’s hard to know exactly when you ovulate. If you’re trying to get pregnant, you can buy an ovulation predictor kit (OPK) at the drugstore. OPKs test your urine for luteinizing hormone (LH), which increases just before you ovulate.
If you have sex on any day during your fertile window, you can get pregnant. The fertile window is the six days leading up to and including ovulation.
So how can you tell if you’re pregnant? The most common signs and symptoms of early pregnancy are:
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