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Early Signs of Pregnancy

Being pregnant is news of joy and happiness. How can a woman be sure of her pregnancy? There are some tell tale signs of pregnancy that indicate the chances of being pregnant. These signs of pregnancy just indicate the chances of being pregnant and a pregnancy test is a must to confirm the news. Let us know more about the signs of pregnancy, read on.

Detecting the early signs of pregnancy is pretty simple most of the times. It is also important that the detection happens as early as possible as the woman can readily focus on the pre-natal care that is essential for the well-being of both mother and child. But then the irony lies in the fact that most of the early symptoms are not solely unique to pregnancy. They can as well indicate some other sickness. It has also been observed that pregnancy can result without the woman experiencing some of these symptoms. These symptoms should therefore be considered as relative factors.

The common ones are:

Missed Period

At times this is also referred as late period. When the woman misses her menstrual cycle, it can be an indication of pregnancy. But women who usually have irregular period may find it hard to notice if they are at all late on a certain month. Besides it should also be noted that there can be a wide number of reasons that can make a woman miss her regular periods like acute stress, sudden gain or loss of weight, some other illness and also when she discontinues her birth control pill. So it is advisable to carry out a pregnancy test to ascertain the possible pregnancy. 

Bleeding after Implantation

Women often experience vaginal bleeding in the form of light to heavy spotting roughly around 10-12 days after she conceives. This is basically caused when the fertilized egg burrow into the uterine wall or the blood vessel lining that coats the inner wall of the uterus. This burrowing action causes them to break resulting in bleeding along with cramps that is similar to the cramps that are accompanied with menstruation. The blood spots can vary from light to pink to brown. This bleeding does not last long like the usual periods.

Breasts Become Sensitive and Swollen

Changes in the feel of the breasts can also be an early sign of pregnancy. It is usually noticed within a couple of weeks after conception. The hormonal changes that results from fertilization and the formation of the embryo makes the woman’s breasts fuller, heavier and sensitive. The nipples might appear darker and some women may feel a tingly sensation and soreness too.


This is considered to be a classic symptom of pregnancy. Alternatively known as morning sickness, women can experience it within 2 weeks after conception. They become hyper-sensitive to smells and is caused by high estrogen levels that makes her stomach to empty extremely slowly.

After fertilization, the uterus begins to gradually expand thereby putting pressure to the urinary bladder. For the nurturing of the fetus, the body begins to enhance its fluid and blood composition thereby resulting is frequent visits to the toilet. Constipation is another problem as the high progesterone levels slows up the passage of food through the intestines. Bloating is another problem that is often mistaken as PMS.

Mood Swings, Fatigue and Dizziness

Sudden rush of hormones cause emotional imbalance and is considered to be one of the early sign of pregnancy. The high progesterone levels induce fatigue. This is also attributed to the fall in blood pressure and sugar levels. And the dilation of the blood vessels causes dizziness.

Craving for Food

During early stages of pregnancy, women usually experience strong craving for certain foods along with aversion towards a previously liked food. These changes are brought about by hormonal variations. 

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raadhika.6 years ago
I didn't have much of morning sickness during my first pregnancy but in my second pregnancy the symptoms were severe.
Divya.6 years ago
Detecting pregnancy early helps in focusing on prenatal care. Pregnancy home kit should be kept at home to detect the pregnancy when you are in doubt.
Rakhee.6 years ago
I realized i was pregnant when i missed my period. Before that i didn't have any other symptoms.
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