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The Uncommon Signs & Symptoms of Pregnancy in Pakistani Women

We all know the most common and early signs of pregnancy include nausea, morning sickness, missing periods, increased urination and fatigue. However, there are other vital and slightly weird signs that are prevalent during some pregnancies. This may not be the case for all though, and not everyone will know about these, but we’re here to break it down for you.

The human body is a complex system, and is ever changing during pregnancy. Symptoms usually start showing after 2-3 weeks but some of them may be unnoticed and may seem odd for a few. For example, sudden Insomnia and a reduced sleep schedule may be a hinting towards a pregnancy. If you’re finding it difficult to sleep at night or you wake up during the night try to stay calm, and relax your body. Exercising and reducing your caffeine intake will help. Another form of restlessness that can happen during an unexpected pregnancy that goes unnoticed is Nasal Stuffiness and Nose Bleeds. Yes, you heard it right, nose bleeds!

Even though it may sound super strange, some women experience nasal stuffiness and nose bleeds early into pregnancy, especially in warm environments such as that of the majority of Pakistan. There isn’t anything to worry about though, it is completely normal, and usually takes place due to hormonal changes in the body. They can be treated at home, but if there is excessive loss of blood it is better to consult a doctor.

Acidity is also a common symptom. Feeling bloated, gassy or frequently burping even though you haven’t eaten a lot may be a result of pregnancy taking a toll on your gastrointestinal tract, therefore leading to gas. Your bowel movements become slower, thus resulting in slower intestinal functioning and difficulty passing stool, leading to constipation. You may want to get a pregnancy kit and get checked.

Constipation isn’t the last of your worries. Another sign to notice is the hormonal changes that affect the esophagus and the stomach. The stomach acids tend to leak into the esophagus, further causing heartburn.

If you have been experiencing such symptoms it is advised that you get tested, you may have a little human on their way!