Tubal ligation reversal surgery restores a woman’s ability to conceive after a tubal ligation. Dr. Morice’s tubal reversal patients are always excited to get pregnant after the procedure. Many patients will chart their cycles, stay active, and eat well to prepare their body for pregnancy. They will do the deed with their partner when it is time. But then what?
Waiting around to find out if you are pregnant or not can be tough. Knowing the early signs can help quell those nerves. Here are the 7 most common early signs of pregnancy for our tubal reversal patients to look out for.
- Fatigue: Extreme fatigue is the most commonly reported symptom of early pregnancy. Rising levels of progesterone in early pregnancy can make you feel very tired. If you are feeling more exhausted than usual, it could mean that you are pregnant.
- Frequent Urination: Hormonal changes cause an increased blood flow to your kidneys, resulting in more fluid being processed. This causes your bladder to fill up more frequently, so you feel the need for more bathroom trips.
- Nausea and Vomiting: Pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting can start within 2 weeks of conception. If you are feeling nauseous and/or vomiting throughout the day, it may be a sign that you’re pregnant. Despite commonly being labeled “morning sickness”, this symptom is not limited to the morning, either. It can happen morning, noon, and night. Nausea typically peaks when the stomach gets too empty. It’s good to eat small, light, frequent meals to help avoid nausea. Eat a couple crackers in bed before you get up in the morning, and keep some with you at all times.
- Tender Breasts: Rising hormones cause your breasts to swell. This leaves them feeling sore and tender to the touch. This is also a common symptom of PMS. Pregnancy-related breast tenderness is typically more intense than the tenderness experienced before menstruation.
- High Basal Body Temp: Your basal body temp will remain elevated between ovulation and menstruation. However, if your basal body temp stays high for longer than two weeks, it may be a sign that you’re pregnant.
- Food Aversions: Do some of your favorite foods now sound disgusting to you? Do certain odors that you had no problem with before now trigger your gag reflex? Researchers aren’t 100% sure what causes the heightened sense of smell and sensitivity in early pregnancy. Rising levels of estrogen may be the cause. If you find yourself repulsed by a food that you previously had no problem with, you may be pregnant.
- Positive Pregnancy Test: If you get a positive pregnancy test result, there’s a very good chance you are pregnant. Congratulations! Call Dr. Morice right away to schedule an appointment to confirm the good news!
These symptoms are reported by tubal ligation reversal patients and all other patients alike. If you think you might be pregnant, call Dr. Morice to schedule an exam.
If you are interested in restoring your ability to naturally conceive, you can call us for a free tubal reversal consultation at (985) 702-BABY. We look forward to hearing from you!