The earliest pregnancy symptoms may appear in the first few weeks after conception. Your body is changing entirely during pregnancy and it is starting to prepare for the baby. Alterations in body weight and size are normal since your baby is growing and demanding plenty of food and oxygen. That’s why your body is in a significant stress causing a range of symptoms and discomfort. But there’s nothing to worry about since so many pregnant woman experience these common pregnancy symptoms.

Nausea

Most women who suffer from nausea experience this pregnancy symptom only during the first trimester, which includes the first three months of your pregnancy. Also known as morning sickness, nausea can strike at any time of the day or night. It can be annoying and difficult, so it’s for you to try out some safe remedies. The first tip is to eat smart and avoid foods that are known to induce nausea, like high-fat, spicy, and salty food. You can also try to eat smaller, more frequent meals that are rich with protein and carbohydrates.

Appetite Changes

Due to nausea and vomiting, many women experience a loss of appetite. You may also experience food cravings or aversions. These changes happen because of your hormonal changes. Pregnant women are encouraged to fulfill their cravings, but while eating healthy. Eating healthy meals is important for the development of the baby. You’ll feel the need to eat more, and that’s completely normal since you’re eating for two during your pregnancy.

Headaches

This is also a result of hormonal changes, but you can avoid them by eating smart. If you’re experiencing headaches, try to practice some relaxation techniques or get a prenatal neck and head massage (check with your doctor first to make sure this is safe for you). If your headache lasts more than two to three hours, you should call your doctor to ask for a professional opinion.

Constipation

This pregnancy symptom may occur for a variety of reasons, including increased iron intake from prenatal supplements and hormonal changes. You can reduce constipation if you exercise, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, and most importantly, drink a plenty of water.

Fatigue

During your first trimester, you’re going to feel tired and sleepy, but this is a very common pregnancy symptom. The good news is that you’re likely going to feel much more energetic during your second trimester. If you’re feeling fatigued, don’t tire yourself with an intense physical activity. Avoid consuming caffeinated beverages as caffeine intake is not recommended during pregnancy.

Hemorrhoids

This pregnancy symptom is common during the third trimester. Your expanding uterus puts pressure on your pelvis and that’s why hemorrhoids can start to appear. One way to prevent this symptom is to include a lot of fiber in your diet like fruits, vegetables, chia seeds, beans, and flaxseeds. Try to eat properly, drink plenty of water, and exercise to prevent this painful pregnancy symptom.