What Kind of Breast Pain Indicates Pregnancy?

During pregnancy your body can experience many changes. Amongst the changes, one of the first changes you will notice is your breasts. And they will continue to change as you go through the journey of your pregnancy. Each woman is different so what you’re about to read might not ring true to your individual experience, but many women seem to experience similar pain types in similar areas during the first trimester.

What Changes May I Notice In My Breasts?

You may notice changes to your breast from as early as the first week of conception. This is caused by a rise of your hormone levels. Whilst your body is being flooded in an overload of hormones, your body is reacting by making the necessary changes. In the early stages of your pregnancy you may find that your breasts feel slightly swollen and heavier than usual. The pain is often described as dull and achy. This can be all over both breasts, can be in one spot, or this can begin to spread throughout your chest.

You may feel your breasts being sensitive to the touch. Whilst experiencing this strange sensation throughout your first trimester, you may find working out or engaging in sexual intercourse, involving breast/nipple stimulation uncomfortable. You may experience a tingling sensation in the nipple or around the nipple during the first trimester. As your pregnancy progresses, the pain you feel in your breasts may change. You may begin to experience the feeling of fullness and heaviness compared to the tenderness you once felt.

So Can Breast Pain Indicate Pregnancy?

Although it can be known for breast pain/tenderness to be a key indicator of pregnancy, we like to also explain that this is not definitive. Always take a pregnancy test if you are thinking that the breast pain is pregnancy related. You're only human and your brain can do crazy things, make you think crazy things. But the only way to know and be 100% sure, is to take a test. 

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