Although pregnancy symptoms vary from woman to woman and
pregnancy to pregnancy, there are some general symptoms that remain
consistent.Some women do not have any
symptoms of pregnancy and others have every one of them!It is also common for women to develop
pregnancy symptoms at differing times.One woman may begin feeling the signs of pregnancy as early as one week
after conception, and others may never feel them at all.
missed period is perhaps the most obvious sign of pregnancy, yetsome women do continue to have periods
during their pregnancy.
Implantation Bleeding:Because the embryo implants in the uterus 8-14 days after conception
occurs, implantation bleeding may be one of the first signs of pregnancy.Although some women mistake implantation
bleeding for a light menstrual period, this type of bleeding is usually earlier
and doesn’t last as long as a typical period.
Breast Changes: Many women find that their breasts become
swollen and tender during the early weeks of pregnancy.Wearing a supportive bra will help with the
soreness.The breasts may also feel
heavier.Darkening of the areola, the
skin around the nipple, is also common during pregnancy.
Fatigue: Another common symptom of pregnancy is fatigue.Some women find that they need to take a mid-day
nap to function properly.This increase
in tiredness is due to the rising levels of progesterone, increased blood
production and lower blood sugar levels.Getting plenty of sleep at night and resting your body throughout the
day will help minimize your feelings of tiredness.
Mild Cramping: Because the embryo is implanting itself in
the uterus, it is not uncommon for women to feel mild cramping that resembles menstrual
cramps during early pregnancy.This is
not usually a cause for concern, unless it is accompanied by heavier
Nausea: Morning sickness affects many women during pregnancy.
And while it usually lessens after the first trimester, some women experience
nausea for the duration of their pregnancy.To help ease the nausea, eat several small meals throughout the day and keep
crackers or rice cakes beside your bed for an early morning snack.
Frequent Urination:Because the uterus expands during pregnancy, frequent urination is
common during pregnancy.Though most
women feel the effects of this at approximately 6-8 weeks into the pregnancy,
it will likely last for the remainder of the pregnancy as the uterus continues
to expand and the baby gets heavier. This puts pressure on the bladder.
hormones increase drastically during pregnancy and blood circulation is rising,
headaches are not uncommon.
Q: Because of
headaches, back pain and breast tenderness, I’m not feeling well and I need to
take some kind of medication to get through the day.What can I take and is it safe?
prenatal vitamins, no medication is considered completely safe for use during
(Tylenol) has been approved for use during pregnancy.
Comments: Early Symptoms of Pregnancy
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65 days ago.
I'm cd21 I ovulated around cd 9-10, had light/ med spotting on cd17-18 then it stopped I'm now on cd21 I've tested negative so far I do have ( symptoms started dsy before spotting and are still going on) nausea, indigestion, hotflashes, and alot of fatigue. . What you guys think, imma test again closer to cd28 and hopefully that'll give my hcg to increase if I am. I have 2 boys but with both of them I waited til after af was late so idk. .. its seems so long of a wait lol
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374 days ago.
I feel like I'm going to start aunt flow I'm 8 weeks and 5 days I'm really getting scared!!!!!
491 days ago.
I'm not sure yet if I'm pregnant yet, but I was curious if anyone, during early pregnancy, experienced random shooting pains on one side? The pains are not that bad, but I never experienced this before with my last pregnancy.
514 days ago.
Hi everyone, I had my period 27th of november so today is my 28th day of the cycle. I feel bloated and have bachaches, other than that, I feel nothing else. Could this be pregnancy symptoms or just PMS? I have endometriosis and had a laparoscopy done last june with removal of bilateral ovarian cysts....I desperately wish these could be pregnancy symptoms. What do u think?
587 days ago.
Okay I need some advice!!!
Im 19 and I live with my boyfriend, we moved to Colorado in February 2011, when we were kicked out of my brothers house on valentines day ( long story ) anywho, we left with us, some clothes and a ferret.
we got to colorado manage to get an apartment and we actually made out pretty good.
Now my problem is...
I havent had my period for maybe a year and 8 - 9 months before I met my bf, but last month I got my period on the 9th - 13th, but we've been having unprotected sex, and he hasnt pulled out either since August.
so last time he did it was Sept 14th. (Around the 19th - 20th I took a test and it was negative but we also had unprotected sex on Sept 4th, but back to the story!) lately i've been really nauseous, my back hurts so much, im so tired ( I gotta leave to work in alittle and all I wanna do is climb back into bed, shoot me ), my boobs are way bigger, but they dont' hurt. and I have a history of getting the worlds worst cramps but lately they been mild or just a tingle. & im emotional.
i'm just so confused, I wanna be pregnant, is it just wishful thinking?
735 days ago.
I had a m/c in March at 4 weeks, then I got my normal period in April and we have been trying again, I should have got AF anywhere from the 13th to the 15th of this month and its a no show, I have tons of pregnancy symptoms but got a BFN this morning. Shouldnt i be getting a BFP if 'I am or should I wait a few days and test again? just dont wanna get my hopes up if im not. My symptoms are very sore boobs,very bloated, back aches, headaches, my face has been breaking out alot more then normal, i get dizzy easy, very tired, ive had these for like 2 weeks straight, I keep thinking AF is gonna show up but i have no signs of her showing! thanks guys
855 days ago.
Hi all, I had my last period on 4th December 2010. I haven't got my periods as of today.. i don't have pregnancy symptoms like my earlier pregnacy.. i took many tests over a period of 2 weeks but all negative... could i still be pregnant.... i Was diagnosed with UTI last week.. could that delay my AF? hubby dear does not want me spending too much money on the HPT... but i just want to know weather I am pregnant or I am not???
1017 days ago.
on week 9 of my second pregnancy and this time round i feel so ill im hungry all day long but as soon as i eat i feel really sick i ache all over my waistline has already expanded and everytime i move a little to quickly i feel like im pulling muscles in my stomach all i want to do is sleep anyone have any advice for me
1066 days ago.
I will give you the short version. I have been on the pill for years and there have been many times when I missed a pill and took it the next day, but I have never gotten pregnant while on it. I also know for a fact that this happened in April and May, 2010. Over the last 2 weeks or so, I have been experiencing many pregnancy symptoms: nausea, exhausted, dark nipples, weight gain in stomach (I look pregnant) movement in abdomen, backpain, headaches, food aversions/cravings. My son was born two yrs ago so I do remember a lot about the way I felt and I can swear I am pregnant, but the tests are coming up negative. ALSO, I DID get my 'period' this month because I was still taking the pill until a few days ago. It was very light and I have also have breakthough/possible implantation bleeding a few times over last two months. Was that a real period or was my body 'making' me get it because I am still on the pill???? I called my doctor's office for a blood test but they wont do it until I get an actual 'positive' result on a home pregnancy test. What should I do??? Am I pregnant???