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Premenstrual period and pregnancy symptoms are sometimes almost the same in some women. Some don't have an obvious sign of pregnancy except that their period is delayed, especially when they are not delicate pregnancy.
I have a regular monthly period that has a 28-30 days cycle, since the beginning of my period when I was 13 years old I never had this “missed period ” or irregular periods. It's funny recalling my first ever menstrual period as I cried because I don't want to bleed, I don't want to be a lady as I was a “boyish” girl back then.
It was the month of February 2017 that I got paranoid as my period didn't come, I have a hunch that I might be pregnant as I have contact with my partner last January lol it's not an accident. But I didn't expect it is pregnancy because I don't have the obvious signs of pregnancy.
I have the usual signs of my premenstrual period, so I was also thinking I just had a delayed period.
What are my pre-menstrual period signs that can be an early pregnancy sign too?..
Every time my period is coming, my breast feels like it was swollen. It is painful when it was hit or if I move extreme enough to shake it. I thought it was just normal as I always experience this, little did I know it was already preparing for the milk production.
I also crave foods when I have my premenstrual period signs, I crave spicy foods. When I cannot satisfy my cravings I got annoyed, but when I get to eat spicy foods my mood becomes lighter. I didn't have this extreme craving when I got pregnant, it was the same as I have a monthly period so I didn't think I was pregnant.
I also experience abdominal cramps before I got my period, I thought it was just normal thinking it was just dysmenorrhea. I didn't know that the abdominal cramps I was experiencing are already implantation of the fertilized egg in my uterus. The amount of pain during my pre-menstrual period signs and the implantation of the fertilize egg was the same, so it's really hard to determine if it was early signs of pregnancy or not.
Every time my period is coming 2 days before or the day first day of the period, my whole body is in pain, I mean my muscles. It feels like I was being battered badly. My body is weaker than it's kinda hard and tiring to move around. I also experience it during my early pregnancy, who would have thought I am already carrying a life in my belly.
I never thought I am pregnant so I still go to the gym, I used to be a gamer before. as I was a frustrated fitness enthusiast.
I am not fat but I do work out in the gym before as I want to tone my muscles and to be energetic as I was like a lousy veggie, with no muscle strength at all.
I don't lift heavy barbels tho, just 10kgs, 5kgs on right, and also 5kgs at left. I just used it when I do squatting. But still, if you know you are pregnant, you are not allowed to lift heavy things anymore to avoid miscarriage.
Even though I work out, I still have baby fats left in my belly and I was a heavy eater I eat a lot of carbs. I used a sauna belt, as it directly burns my belly. It was an electric sauna that I have to plug for 50 minutes and wrapped around my belly.
For a pregnant woman using it is a very big NO! But I didn't know at all so I still used it.
They said that drinking beer can help menstrual blood flows, I don't what was the scientific explanation but I did drink hoping my menstruation can flow already as I am already worn out with the abdominal cramps. it's very painful.
My last resort to know if I was pregnant or not is to take a pregnancy test, I waited for two weeks or 14 days just to take the test effectively to confirm if I was pregnant or not. 14 days delayed of the period already can give accurate results in pregnancy test as it was two weeks already if you are pregnant the hCG count is already high to detect the pregnancy.
I did take and voila! Two pretty red lines appear.
I was like Oh my gosh! I am not ready, I can't be a mom yet!
I did cry after knowing it, I have so many uncertainties in mind but I never thought of getting rid of the baby. I know how it feels being “unwanted” so even if I am scared, I am also determined to continue the pregnancy.
I was just surprised that the baby holds tight even if I did a possible ways to have a miscarriage as I didn't know I was pregnant.
To all women out there who didn't experience pregnancy yet, please note that as long as you have a delayed period and you have contacted your partner even if you don't have obvious signs of pregnancy can be a pregnancy already.
So you should be careful with your actions to avoid miscarriage because it's also dangerous to you, miscarriage sometimes can lead to hemorrhage. Make sure to confirm if the delayed period is already pregnant or not for your safety and the baby's safety.
I was just glad I didn't experience that danger even if I did excessive things.
Time flies so fast and that unexpected pregnancy is turning 4 years old this October lol. Despite the uncertainties I experience I did not regret everything, the child was the answer to some of my why's and give me more directions in life. I didn't know that I would love her with my all, I was thankful and blessed!