Symptoms of 3-week pregnancy is the week when a mother begins to have some physical changes under the action of pregnancy hormones. This is the week when most women are known about their pregnancy. In some cases, women don’t have any pregnancy symptoms yet. These early pregnancy symptoms are caused by pregnancy hormones and they probably don’t have enough level to cause these pregnancy symptoms at week 3.
PREGNANCY SYMPTOMS AT WEEK 3
Pregnancy Symptoms begin to appear at weeks 3 or 4 when pregnancy hormones level begin to rise. Symptoms are mild because initially, hormones secrete in less amounts. They include:
1- Nausea or Vomiting
2- Breast tenderness
Breast soreness and tenderness are also early pregnancy symptoms due to pregnancy hormones such as progesterone, estrogen, prolactin, or other hormones that start milk production. Breast size becomes double and nipple too. Areola becomes darker and pain to touch. These breast changes are also a pregnancy symptom after conception.
3- Abdominal cramps
A woman may also experience abdominal cramps, bloating, or pain during the pregnancy after the meal. Initially, your uterus is now the size of grapefruit then become enlarged at the end of the first trimester. As the uterus grows, you feel bloating. You may also experience the backache due to the pressure of the uterus upward.
4- Implantation Bleeding
As your fertilized ovum begins to burrow the uterine wall to get attached, you may feel uterine bleeding or vaginal bleeding which is called implantation bleeding or spotting. Sometimes, it is misinterpreted with the normal menstrual bleeding. But it is different from the normal bleeding, as it is light brown and slight than the normal period.
5- Positive Pregnancy Urine Test
This home test is 99% accurate test. It becomes positive at week 3 or 4 when the hCG hormone begins to rise. Sometimes, the amount of the pregnancy hormone hCG in your body may not be enough for the test to detect, but it doubles after every 48 hours. Therefore, if you get a negative result, don’t lose hope, repeated the test a week later.
6- Belly Changes
Many women are excited about noticing the apparent changes in the belly, but at 3 weeks pregnant, your belly does not appear really until the 8 weeks. These physical changes also dependent on your nutritional status, lifestyle and daily routine habits. Eat more to get a healthy baby.
3 Weeks Pregnant Is How Many Months?
If you are at 3 weeks pregnant, you are in month 1 of your pregnancy or in the first trimester of your pregnancy. Only 8 months are left to go. You are in the actual first step of your journey. Most of the baby’s vital organs are formed during the first trimester.
Do you need a 3 weeks pregnant ultrasound?
An ultrasound scan at 3 weeks of pregnancy is too early. In developed countries, the first ultrasound scan of a pregnant woman is suggested between weeks 8 and 14 or 2nd months to third months. It is then followed by another scan at 18-21 weeks of pregnancy. There is no need to scan at each week of pregnancy because excessive radiation exposure can harm the baby.
HP Thoughts: We’re almost half-way through our pregnancy series. Here is the fourth part — Pregnancy Symptoms Week 4.