Some woman also experience cramping, which occurs a few days before the due date of their menstruation.
This happens when the fertilized egg attaches to the lining of the uterus. It leads to uterine contractions that feel like cramps. This type of cramping is often mistaken for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or menstrual cramps.
Cramping that is accompanied by bloating and indigestion is a sure sign of pregnancy. To minimize the cramps, walking or gentle stretching may help a lot.
While menstruation does not occur during pregnancy, there is a good chance that you may experience cramping in the pelvic area during the days when you are supposed to have your periods.
An ultrasound or pregnancy test can help detect pregnancy, even at the earliest stage.
Feeling bloated despite following the same diet is another possible sign that you are pregnant.
Bloating, like other symptoms, is caused by the sudden hormonal changes in the body. When the progesterone and estrogen levels rise, the lining of your uterus thickens, which makes you feel more bloated.
Plus, hormonal changes make your digestive system slow down and this can cause bloating as well.
Some expectant mothers also complain of indigestion, abdominal gas and constipation.
As digestive-related problems are common throughout pregnancy, adding more fiber into your diet, drinking more water and exercising regularly can help reduce the discomforts to a great extent.