As women, we prefer conceiving naturally. But situations can be a little tricky. Intrauterine insemination is a saving grace in such situations. It is the medical technique of placing the sperm directly within the uterus to get you pregnant by enhancing the chances of fertilisation. No doubt this can be stressful, but it could hold a treasure at the end of it. The days following IUI can emotionally weigh you down - considering you would always be anxious and curious to know if you are pregnant or not. You could have your own doubts, looking for signs and symptoms that confirm that the baby is finally here! Here are a few symptoms that you need to watch out for almost two weeks after IUI.
Pretty much the same old pain that we face every month during periods. But this could feel a little different though. You could feel mild cramping in your abdomen if you are pregnant. Make sure that you rest enough and do not strain yourself by doing strenuous activities. Take it slow and wait for the good news!
This could be mistaken for periods but if it happens two weeks after IUI, it could be a sign of pregnancy. This small vaginal discharge happens when the egg deposits itself in the lining of the uterus. Take it seriously and get yourself checked if you come across this symptom.
This is by far the most popular symptom of pregnancy. If you have been getting periods regularly and miss your period almost two weeks after IUI, congratulations! However, if you find mild spotting in between, it could be a sign of implantation bleeding. The ideal way to be sure is to consult your doctor and get it confirmed.
This is one of the common signs found during periods as well as pregnancy. Your breasts could give you trouble and make you feel they are tender than ever. You could feel really weird but getting to know that you are pregnant can transform the weirdness into joy!
Aversion to food
Surprisingly, you could start hating the food that you once used to go gaga over. No kidding but this is a common symptom in pregnant women. You could also start craving for food that you once hated like plague. Yes pregnancy makes such weird things happen. It is natural that you feel pukish and would want to puke when you get certain smell, particularly of certain food. Make sure that you take enough protein to keep your baby and yourself healthy and safe. Eggs, fruits and vegetables, meat, cheese etc are a few of the safe foods for new moms that you should include in your diet.
Increased body temperature
You will witness a rise in your body temperature if you are pregnant. This happens when there is an increase in the level of progesterone. Keep a track of it. If it crosses over a period of 20 days, you are there already!
Fatigue and nausea
Pregnancy makes you feel super tired - to the point where you would just want to be on the bed all day. You could also feel nauseous and feel sick in the morning. These are common symptoms in pregnancy. Give it some time and you will be alright soon.
If you find these symptoms in your body already, and it has already been two weeks since IUI, it is about time you get it checked and confirmed. Waiting can be hard. But what if you find your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?