Ovulation symptoms compared to pregnancy symptoms

Ovulation Symptoms and Pregnancy

Ovulation and pregnancy symptoms are believed to be caused by increased levels of the hormone progesterone and the fact that symptoms of early pregnancy are often similar to those experienced during ovulation. The difference is that ovulation symptoms usually subside shortly after ovulation occurs while symptoms of pregnancy will only increase in frequency and severity as the fetus develops.

Below, we discuss and differentiate between the signs of ovulation and pregnancy to help women and expecting mothers prepare.

Swollen or Tender Breasts

Many women have breast tenderness just before they ovulate, but the tenderness usually ends after a day or two. If breast tenderness continues after ovulation, it may be an early symptom of pregnancy, which can begin as early as one or two weeks after conceptions.

Although tenderness is the only symptom experienced by most women during ovulation, pregnant women may see darkening of the color of the areola around the nipple, and more rarely, may have goose bump-like skin patches, called Montgomery’s tubercles, around the areola and nipples.

Nonetheless, other explanations for swollen or sore breasts can include hormonal changes or imbalances, your birth control or the arrival of your period.

Lower Abdominal Pain

Another of the shared ovulation and early pregnancy symptoms is a dull ache or bloated feeling in the lower abdomen, sometimes even in the form of a backache. During ovulation, this pain or cramping tends to more noticeable on one side of the abdomen, but as an early pregnancy symptom, it is typically general discomfort.

It may be accompanied by frequent urination which is not one of the ovulation signs, but is a possible indicator of pregnancy. As with other signs of ovulation, abdominal discomfort is short lived and lasts only about two days during the release of an ovum.

Nausea and Vomiting

Unlike breast tenderness and lower abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting (known as morning sickness) are not ovulation symptoms and are most likely an indication of pregnancy. Many women experience morning sickness between 2 to 8 weeks after conception, as their hormone levels change. In a fairly rare condition, called hyperemesis gravidarum, vomiting will persist throughout the pregnancy and may cause dehydration if not treated.

Women who have nausea and vomiting after ovulation should take a pregnancy test to confirm or rule out pregnancy as a cause of their symptoms. On the other hand, some women are fortunate enough not to experience any nausea or morning sickness at all and other causes may be food poisoning, stress, and/or stomach disorders.

Changes In The Senses

Some women report a heightened sense of taste or smell as a sign of ovulation, but changes in the senses of taste and smell are also fairly common indicators of early pregnancy. The difference between a pregnancy and ovulation symptom is the duration and severity of the change.

During ovulation, the symptom may last a day or two, but pregnant women often find they like or dislike the taste of foods they previously hated or loved. This can last through all 9 months of your pregnancy. The smell of certain foods and substances may bring on a bout of nausea or vomiting throughout the course of the pregnancy.

Night Sweats and Hot Flashes

While not a common problem, night sweats and hot flashes can be ovulation symptoms or pregnancy signs. These symptoms are believed to be caused by increases in the hormone progesterone, and both ovulation and pregnancy cause the blood levels of this hormone to rise.

Women who have never experienced these symptoms during ovulation may want to take a pregnancy test. Women over 40 who experience night sweats and hot flashes may be beginning menopause which causes fluctuations in hormone levels. Stress, depression, and breast cancer can also cause hot flashes or night sweats.

Ovulation symptoms and pregnancy indicators are often similar with the primary difference being the duration of the symptoms. If ovulation symptoms persist for more than a day or two, they may actually be early symptoms of pregnancy.

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By [expert/Tehmina_Mazher/63111]Tehmina Mazher

As you have seen that first signs of pregnancy are different for each woman. Most experts strongly recommend that women should not start to consider themselves [regnant if they happen to experience only one or two signs of pregnancy. The reason is that most early pregnancy symptoms are similar to the Post Menstrual Symptoms or general flu. However if women is experiencing three or more signs of pregnancy then it is a good indication that you might be pregnant.

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If you want to experiences a healthier, happier and beautiful pregnancy week.

– One of your eggs erupts from its follicle and is swept away from your ovary and into a Fallopian tube.

– During the next 12 to 24 hours, that egg will be fertilized if one of the 250 million sperm your mate ejaculates manages to swim all the way from your vagina through your cervix, up into your uterus to the Fallopian tube, and penetrate the egg.

– The sperm move forward by wiggling their tails through the dangerous obstacle track, the acidity in the vagina, the cervix, and the uterus. The obstacles claim many lives. The slow and weak give up.

– Now there are only about 100 sperm left competing for the ovum, but only one will make it through the ovum’s protective layer

– Once a single sperm has penetrated, the cell membrane of the egg changes its electrical characteristics and does not allow other sperms to enter.

– For the winning sperm, it is the beginning. It sheds its unnecessary tail and load, and is free.

– The father’s genetic material merges with the mother’s. A new and unique cell is created: the fertilized ovum

– The fertilized egg will travel from the Fallopian tube to the uterus and start developing fetus.

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This normally happens on the early stages of pregnancy and also towards the end. The cheerful and energetic wife of mine became weak and easily exhausted.

This is a very obvious sign for those on a regular period cycle but not in the case of irregular period cycle like my wife. It’s best to avoid any physical activities once you’ve passed your regular period cycle to be safe.

This happens to my wife right now and I can tell you that it’s not an easy feeling looking at your wife having the pain due to the higher amount of acid in the stomach. The enlargement of the uterus puts pressure on the stomach causing acid build-up. This can be avoided by drinking milk and avoiding spicy and oily food.

Enlargement of the uterus not only puts pressure on stomach but also the bladder causing the feel of going more often.

Although this sign is also very common for an impending period but the soreness in this case is caused by the tissue changes preparing for pregnancy. You will also experience the breast became larger and the nipple will become bigger and darker.

Yup..I’m having more Chicken Rice now than ever in my entire life due to my wife’s craving of it. Strange cravings for food is also a very normal sign of pregnancy.

This is because of the low blood pressure due to pregnancy, it do become worse at times if you are having the symptoms even when you’re not pregnant like my wife.

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By [expert/Jep_Black/878209]Jep Black

This normally happens on the early stages of pregnancy and also towards the end. The cheerful and energetic wife of mine became weak and easily exhausted.

This is a very obvious sign for those on a regular period cycle but not in the case of irregular period cycle like my wife. It’s best to avoid any physical activities once you’ve passed your regular period cycle to be safe.

This happens to my wife right now and I can tell you that it’s not an easy feeling looking at your wife having the pain due to the higher amount of acid in the stomach. The enlargement of the uterus puts pressure on the stomach causing acid build-up. This can be avoided by drinking milk and avoiding spicy and oily food.

Enlargement of the uterus not only puts pressure on stomach but also the bladder causing the feel of going more often.

Although this sign is also very common for an impending period but the soreness in this case is caused by the tissue changes preparing for pregnancy. You will also experience the breast became larger and the nipple will become bigger and darker.

Yup..I’m having more Chicken Rice now than ever in my entire life due to my wife’s craving of it. Strange cravings for food is also a very normal sign of pregnancy.

This is because of the low blood pressure due to pregnancy, it do become worse at times if you are having the symptoms even when you’re not pregnant like my wife.

By [expert/Karen_Hester/938263]Karen Hester

Morning Sickness – Can strike at anytime of the day, some mothers are unfortunate to have all day morning sickness which can be so debilitating that you can often start each day not knowing how you are going to get through it. It can start from as early as 2 weeks and last up until 14 weeks. very early signs of pregnancy A heightened sense of smell is another symptom of pregnancy and can also be a trigger of nausea, things you once loved the smell of, such as perfumes and aftershaves have become so repulsive that you will have no alternative but to find them new homes outdoors and a long way from the house, as even the slightest whiff of them can make you bolt for the toilet. You could be lucky though and not have either of these []symptoms in pregnancy, or if you do, they might just be subtle.

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