Think you may be pregnant? Here is a list of some common early signs of pregnancy.
⇒ Spotting or slight cramping: this may occur as early as 6 – 12 days after conception as the embryo connects to the uterine wall.
⇒ Missed menstruation (period)
⇒ Swollen and/or tender breasts: this may be noticed as early as 7 – 14 days after
⇒ Nausea or Morning Sickness: this may happened as early as 7 days after conception
⇒ Backaches: although it is common to experience lower backache throughout a pregnancy, it may occur early on in the pregnancy
⇒ Headaches: may occur due to the sudden increase in hormones due to pregnancy and usually begins early in pregnancy
⇒ Fatigue (tiredness): this symptom may start as early as the first week after conception
⇒ Darkening of Areolas: the outer area of the nipples may darken if you are pregnant
⇒ Constipation: common early symptom of pregnancy as an increase in hormones causes food to pass more slowly through intestines
⇒ Frequent Urination: During the 2nd month after conception (6 – 8 weeks), you may notice urinating more than normal
⇒ Food aversions or cravings
Courtesy of American Pregnancy Association, 2000 – 2010
Courtesy of Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 1998 – 2010