Everyone is aware of the most indicative signs of pregnancy—you experience morning sickness, nausea, and maybe even constipation. Some women even tend to feel bloated, and experience a tenderness in their breasts. However, the most (undeniably) common fact that you might be pregnant is a missed period.
And while you know what signs to look for, particularly when you and your partner are looking to start a family, certain unusual signs could also indicate the start of your journey towards parenthood. After all, every woman’s body is different. Let’s take a look at five such uncommon signs.
Weird discharge: All women experience vaginal discharge, but it’s not always associated with being pregnant. However, an early sign of pregnancy is a sticky, white, or pale yellow mucous in their first trimester, or throughout (for some) the pregnancy.
Your body temperature rises: If you’re accustomed to period math, you know you’re ovulating when your regular body temperature is slightly elevated. This then stays the same till your next period. However, if your basal body temperature (BBT) is high for two consecutive weeks, it’s a sign that you might be pregnant.
You can’t seem to drop that cold you caught: While you may not be usually susceptible to the common cold on the regular, pregnancy tends to lower your immunity. So if you’re wondering why you can’t stop sneezing, or get rid of that runny nose, you might want to take a home pregnancy test before opting for any over-the-counter medicines.
You’ll taste metal: Yes, this is perhaps the weirdest of the uncommon signs, but a good indicator of pregnancy is the taste of metal. This is the result of an increase in oestrogen and progesterone (the pregnancy hormone), that can lead to changes in taste. For some, this manifests in a condition known as dysegusia or a metallic taste in your mouth.
Experiencing a false period: Believe it or not, a little bleeding around the time of your expected period might just be that surprise you’ve been waiting for, especially if you and your partner are looking to go the baby way. Slight bleeding or spotting is indicative that a fertilised egg has attached itself to the uterine lining.