SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF PREGNANCY
The signs and symptoms of pregnancy vary from woman to woman and even from pregnancy to pregnancy. Some women have no noticeable signs at all. The timing of the onset of signs and symptoms also varies.
Early indications may include but are not limited to:
I’VE MISSED A PERIOD
A delayed or missed menstruation is the most common pregnancy symptom leading a woman to test for pregnancy. When you become pregnant, your next period should be missed. Many women can bleed while they are pregnant, but typically the bleeding will be shorter or lighter than a normal period.
I FEEL LIKE THROWING UP SOMETIMES
This well-known pregnancy symptom will often show up between 2-8 weeks after conception. Some women are fortunate to not deal with morning sickness at all, while others will feel nauseous throughout most of their pregnancy.
MY BREASTS FEEL TENDER
Swollen or tender breasts is a pregnancy symptom which may begin as early as 1-2 weeks after conception. Women may notice changes in their breasts; they may be tender to the touch, sore, or swollen.
I HAVE TO PEE MORE OFTEN
Around 6-8 weeks after conception, you may find yourself making a few extra trips to the bathroom.
I’M MORE TIRED THAN USUAL
Feeling fatigued or more tired is a pregnancy symptom which can also start as early as the first week after conception.
I’M HAVING MOOD SWINGS
Hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy can create changes in mood ranging from elation to extreme sadness. These emotional fluctuations are completely normal emotions and severity can vary from woman to woman. If you find you are experiencing a prolonged period of depression or anxiety, contact your healthcare provider.
Having one or all of these symptoms may be an indicator of a pregnancy, but does not necessarily mean you are pregnant. If you are experiencing any signs or symptoms of pregnancy, schedule medical quality pregnancy testing – at no cost to you