In a word, no. If you have no pregnancy symptoms then consider yourself one of the lucky ones. Really!
What many people don’t realize is that generally the problems or symptoms often associated with pregnancy are caused by diet, deficiencies, or genetic predisposition, either directly or indirectly. Symptoms can be caused by such deficiencies as magnesium or iron and some women go through their entire pregnancy without any or many symptoms at all.
In reality all pregnancies are different, so while one person may experience heartburn, fatigue, morning sickness, sensitivity to smells, tenderness in the breast area, food cravings or aversions, nausea, bloating, frequent urination, gas, exhaustion, or a combination of these, another woman may not show any of these symptoms at any stage.
As an example, some women suffer from morning sickness right throughout their pregnancy, others just in the first trimester, some in the latter part of the pregnancy and others don’t experience vomiting or nausea at all. There is no right or wrong way to feel when it comes to a pregnancy.
While you may suspect you are pregnant due to a home pregnancy test, you may still not be showing any symptoms. This can and does happen. Sometimes women with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) show no symptoms or only very minor symptoms of pregnancy. Neither of these examples demonstrate that anything is wrong necessarily, however, as a precaution, you should always visit your doctor to see that everything is progressing as it should be.
It is important that you eat healthy right throughout your pregnancy to minimize any uncomfortable symptoms which may be preventable. Unfortunately it can be difficult to get all the vitamins and minerals you need on a daily basis so you may need to supplement your diet to do so, preferably with natural instead of synthetic vitamins.
Consider the following to help keep you healthy and always check with your doctor before taking any additional vitamins or minerals.
- Folinic Acid – An important building block which also helps prevent some birth defects.
- Vitamin B1, B 2, B6 and B12
- Magnesium – helps lower morning sickness symptoms and cramps, round ligament and pelvic pains.
- Iron – important for your blood, which undergoes big increases in pregnancy.
- Omega 3 Fatty Acid
- Vitamin D – Helps stabilize hormones.
If you are concerned about the lack of symptoms, especially when you experienced them in the early stages of your pregnancy, it is important to follow up with your doctor or midwife if you have any concerns. Remember no symptoms might just mean you are blessed with a healthy and happy body and baby.