5 PMS signs similar to Pregnancy Signs
Getting Pregnant is one of the biggest blessing of Woman’s life. But its not a piece of cake for everyone !!
Some are super lucky to get pregnant instantly without trying too much (lucky ladies !) and then there are majority of those ladies who literally have to go through hell of time to figure out if its PMS or Pregnancy.
Okay, so how our body tells us that “YOU ARE PREGNANT” – With a Pregnancy Test ,
But for the accurate result you have to pass through that TWW – TWO WEEK WAIT which literally makes you insane.
During this TWW your body shows you tons of signs which makes you think that you have conceived but in reality your period is about to come. (I Know, No TTC person like Aunt Flow Visit)
So what are those PMS signs which are similar to those symptoms of early Pregnancy.
1.Breast Changes –
In both PMS and Early Pregnancy you will experience Breast Changes like – Sore Breast, Nipple Soreness, Heavy Breast, Lumps in Breast.
Why This Happens ? – After ovulation your body harmones changes, increase in both Progesterone and Estrogen can make breast ducts enlarge, swell and pain.
In case you haven’t conceived, your breast pain will go away the day period hits and if you fell pregnant, it will continue to stay like that till your first trimester.
2.Increased Urination –
When your trips to bathroom increases, you mind wonders and makes you believe that maybe your egg fertilized successfully and good news is own its way, as frequent urination seen as a traditional sign of early pregnancy but in reality, just before the start of period a drop in progesterone levels signals your body to get rid of any fluid that your body was holding on (for maintaining a placenta ),so you tend to pee a lot.
You are feeling tired lately and your period haven’t showed up yet , “PREGNANT !!” Nah. Not Really .
It can be PMS.
Your brain makes serotonin, a brain chemical that can affect your mood and before period a fluctuations in this chemical can affect your energy level and make you feel tired, burned out and exhausted.
You are cramping during TWW and you think it may an implantation cramp or pain.
Maybe an egg is burrowing deep into your uterus but what you don’t realize that there is a significant amount of difference THE WAY IT PAINS !
PMS cramps are more intense and seems to be occurring frequently and staying for longer tome,
While on the other hand early pregnancy cramps are dull, light and mostly occur in Lower back side.
Brown Blood before period can trigger your emotions and trick your mind into thinking that its an Implantation Bleeding.
Sadly you can not differentiate by looking at it but you can observe closely and the amount of the blood will tell you the difference ,Implantation bleeding is very less in quantity (like a tiny streak, not enough to take a pad) and the color is not at all Red its more likely Light Pink.
Then if not pregnant why you are spotting before Period – Its just an OLD BLOOD leaving your uterus and exposure to oxygen giving it a shade of dark brown or black color.
Every woman is different, every female body is different. So every pregnancy story will be unique.
But by making yourself aware of this mimicking signs, you are sparing your own heartbreak and disappointment.
STAY HOPEFUL BUT STAY AWARE OF YOUR BODY TOO.
HAPPY TRYING 🙂