What are the signs that you are not pregnant

Baby in sight These 13 signs of pregnancy don't lie

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A scrutinizing look at the stomach, wild counting in the calendar and the all-important question pops in your head: Am I pregnant? Every month, countless women check their bodies for the typical signs of pregnancy. Be it because they are longing to have children or because they did not pay attention properly in the last month and are now afraid of inadvertently expecting children.

There are many signs of pregnancy. The best known are probably morning sickness and missed periods. This is where we get suspicious for the first time and ask ourselves: Am I perhaps pregnant? But there are many other symptoms as well. However, these do not all occur in a concentrated manner, so that a definitive 'baby diagnosis' cannot be made.

Missing periods could be due to too much stress or nausea from bad food. Signs of pregnancy such as sore breasts, a pain in the abdomen or weight gain do not necessarily mean that you will really have offspring.

The more of these pregnancy signs you see in yourself, the more likely you are to have a baby. We have listed all typical symptoms for you. If you notice a thing or two about yourself, then you should deal with the idea of ​​having a child and buy a pregnancy test. Or go straight to the doctor, then you have certainty.

1. Missing your period

The classic that excites every woman: The period has missed! But that alone is no guarantee of pregnancy. Too much stress or changes in hormonal balance can also be responsible for the lack of menstruation. Women may even have another bleeding early in pregnancy.

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Many women also have an irregular cycle, which can have various causes and does not necessarily indicate pregnancy. That said, the absence of menstruation may or may not be a symptom of pregnancy.

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2. Morning sickness

Not nice, but widespread: morning sickness, which many struggle with in the first trimester of pregnancy (up to the 12th week of pregnancy). Particularly unpleasant: Often the nausea is not limited to the morning, but persists throughout the day.

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3. Swelling of the breasts

Many women know the feeling shortly before their period starts that their breasts become more sensitive to pain, feel firmer and even a little swollen. While this feeling usually returns after a week with a normal cycle without pregnancy, it lasts longer in early pregnancy.

In other words, if your breasts have been hurting for a little longer, if they are slightly swollen and extremely sensitive to touch, this can also be a typical sign of pregnancy.

4. Constant fatigue

If a fertilized egg has implanted itself in the uterus, the hormonal situation in a pregnant woman's body goes haywire. So it is not surprising that many are constantly tired and could sleep anywhere and anytime.

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5. Changed sense of smell

Do you suddenly react more sensitively to smells or is something disgusting you that didn't bother you before? Then this can be another sign that you are pregnant.

Especially when it smells of cinnamon, onions, garlic, coffee and even chocolate, even if there is only a hint of these foods in the air, many pregnant women lose their appetite.

6. Altered sense of taste

In addition to the changed perception of smell, the taste can also change. It almost seems that pregnant women can taste the individual components of a meal much better. Or sometimes the exact opposite happens and salt, for example, no longer tastes right

Unfortunately, there can also be sudden disgust for certain foods that you previously loved.

7. Too much air in the stomach

Unpleasant pulling and too much air in the stomach, i.e. flatulence, can also occur more frequently in the first weeks of pregnancy. So if you haven't gone overboard with your diet or eaten something difficult to digest, then that can also be a symptom of pregnancy.

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8. Weight changes

Would you have known Pregnant women in particular often lose a little weight in the beginning, especially if they are struggling with nausea or loss of appetite.

However, weight gain can also be a sign of pregnancy. So pay attention if your scale suddenly shows more without previous binge eating.

9. Sudden aversion to cigarettes and alcohol

You hear it again and again: women who have enjoyed smoking a pack of cigarettes a day quit from one day to the next. Because it no longer tastes good. Just like the glass of wine with dinner. Actually a good thing, considering that both are bad for health in general - and especially dangerous for the baby's health.

So if you are a connoisseur, these are two classic signs of pregnancy that should make you wonder.

10. Dizziness

Sudden dizziness right after getting up? If this has happened to you a lot lately, it could be that you are pregnant. If this is not the case, you should still see a doctor, maybe there is an illness behind it.

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11. Mood swings

From cheering as high as the sky to saddened death within a few minutes: Mood swings are often said of pregnant women. However, this is no coincidence, because all the hormones that 'go crazy' during pregnancy ensure that our mood is not very stable. Pregnant women react more emotionally in many ways.

And even after pregnancy and childbirth, we women are not yet particularly emotionally composed. But the older the child gets, the more composed we become.

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12. The feeling of being pregnant

Somehow you feel different, like you're pregnant. Sure, if you want to have children and finally want to start a family, then this feeling can be very deceptive and is not a reliable sign of pregnancy.

But many women report that they actually felt somehow different and thus noticed their pregnancy.

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13. Cravings

Meat, meat and more meat! Even if you do not eat any meat at all or only very rarely, if you suddenly feel the urge for a juicy steak or a fresh sausage, this can be a symptom of pregnancy.

Because your body now needs more iron and meat is a well-known supplier for this. Of course, you don't have to give in to this urge, especially not if you are convinced that you are not eating meat.

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If you are pregnant and would like to continue eating a vegetarian or vegan diet, you should definitely discuss this with your gynecologist. He will be able to give you helpful nutrition tips so that you and your child are optimally cared for throughout your pregnancy.

Also read:Diet during pregnancy: everything an expectant mommy should know

Safety through pregnancy test and a visit to the doctor

Did you knowingly nod at one or more of these pregnancy signs? Then don't hesitate, go to the nearest pharmacy or drugstore and get a pregnancy test. You will find out the result within a few minutes.

If the test confirms your suspicion, make an appointment with your gynecologist as soon as possible so that you receive the best possible care right from the start.

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Professional Association of Gynecologists (BVF)

Important NOTE: The information in this article is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for a doctor's diagnosis. If you have any uncertainties, urgent questions or complaints, you should contact your doctor.