The early signs of pregnancy

David2010 By David2010, 21st Nov 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Family>Pregnancy

Be accurate in your judgement and know whether you are pregnant or not

The early signs of pregnancy

Are you pregnant? The proof is really in the pregnancy test. But you may suspect that you're expecting if you experience one or more of the following signs of pregnancy.

Tender, swollen breasts or nipples

One of the first physical changes of pregnancy is a change in the way your breasts feel. They may feel tender or sore. As early as two weeks after conception, your breasts start to grow and change in preparation for producing milk. The primary cause of these changes is increased production of the hormones.

Fatigue

Many women feel wiped out during pregnancy, especially in the early stages.
This may be nature's way of persuading moms-to-be to take extra naps, in preparation for the sleepless nights ahead. But there’s a physical reason for fatigue.
During the early weeks of pregnancy, your body is working hard pumping out hormones and producing more blood to carry nutrients to your baby. To accommodate this blood flow, your heart pumps harder and faster.

Slight bleeding or cramping

Some women experience a small amount of spotting or bleeding very early in pregnancy, about 10 to 14 days after fertilization.

Nausea with or without vomiting

Morning sickness is one of the telltale signs of early pregnancy. Most women feel some sickness around four to eight weeks of pregnancy, but the queasiness can begin as early as two weeks after conception.

Unfortunately, these signs and symptoms aren't unique to pregnancy. Some can indicate that you're getting sick or that your period is about to start. And, conversely, you can be pregnant without experiencing these symptoms.
Still, if you notice any of the tip-offs on this list, make plans to take a home pregnancy test. Take extra good care of yourself. You just might be taking care for two.

Tags

Baby, Child, Early Signs Of Pregnancy, Health, Mother, Pregnancy, Pregnant

Meet the author

author avatar David2010
An educator--teacher, guidance counselor, principal, father to be soon, avid water skier, loves to travel. My articles will mainly focus on travel and lifestyle.

Share this page

moderator johnnydod moderated this page.
If you have any complaints about this content, please let us know

Comments

author avatar David Reinstein,LCSW
21st Nov 2012 (#)

You are right about these 'symptoms' occurring for other reasons. In the early weeks, the only way to know with any certainty is to have a Pregnancy Test.

Reply to this comment

Add a comment
Username
Can't login?
Password