First Sign Of Pregnancy | Early Symptoms
Understanding the early signs of pregnancy first two weeks can be very difficult. In fact, most women won’t have any outward signs that they’re pregnant during those first few weeks. For some women, the first sign of pregnancy doesn’t occur until well into their second month, which is when they miss a period. For others, there are a few early symptoms in that first week. Nevertheless, there may be a few instances in which you have early symptoms that can give you some indication you’re pregnant.
Identifying the First Sign Of Pregnancy with These 7 Symptoms
In this article:
- 1. The Missed Period
- 2. Implantation Bleeding
- 3. Mild Cramping and Spotting
- 4. Shortness of Breath
- 5. Nausea and Morning Sickness
- 6. Tender Breasts
- 7. Fatigue
- How Soon Can You Get Symptoms of Pregnancy?
1. The Missed Period
The most common first sign of pregnancy is a missed period. If your cycle occurs like clockwork, not having a period when you normally do is a clear indication of some type of change, often pointing to a pregnancy. Some women may experience bloating and irritability in the week or two leading up to their period. If you do, but you don’t have your period yet, that can be an early sign of pregnancy as well.
2. Implantation Bleeding
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Doctors believe the first pregnancy symptom is implantation bleeding in many women. However, only a small number of women report this. That could be because it’s so minor it goes unnoticed by most women. Implantation bleeding occurs as the fertilized egg latches onto the uterus’s interior lining. This happens six to 12 days after fertilization occurs. As one of the early signs of pregnancy, women who experience slight bleeding or even a soft pink coloring may wish to get a test for pregnancy.
3. Mild Cramping and Spotting
Another early symptom is mild cramping and spotting. This falls in line with implantation bleeding. However, many women confuse this condition with an early menstrual cycle. It may feel like cramps that are a bit milder than normal. Spotting often only lasts for a few hours or up to a day. This type of cramping occurs during the first week to up to four weeks after fertilization.
4. Shortness of Breath
An often overlooked early symptom of pregnancy is shortness of breath. You may feel tired sooner. You may feel winded after climbing a set of steps – even though you have done so many times. Some women feel unable to do their normal workout. It occurs as a result of the growing fetus. The fetus needs more oxygen, and the body needs to compensate for that need over time.
5. Nausea and Morning Sickness
Feeling nausea is not uncommon when it comes to early pregnancy symptoms. As the fetus grows, the body’s hormone levels change naturally. As they do, your body must compensate for the change. This can make you feel a bit off. You may have morning sickness, too.
Most expecting women experience morning sickness or nausea at some level during pregnancy. Some have a more severe experience than others. Most commonly, it can become evident between two and eight weeks of conception. You don’t have to vomit to have morning sickness.
6. Tender Breasts
The body is working to prepare for this new arrival. Your breasts are a part of that process. Some women say they feel heavier. Others say they hurt or are tender. You may also notice changes in the way they look. The veins on them become more obvious. You may also feel the areolas are darker than they were. This is normal, and it can indicate that the body is undergoing hormonal changes.
Some women only feel fatigue. You may not instantly attribute this to pregnancy. However, if you’re getting your normal amount of sleep at night, but do not feel rested, this could be an indication of a concern. Your body’s fatigue level will increase as a result of hormone changes. Your level of fatigue may worsen during the first trimester. Some women see improvement over the coming months.
Other symptoms you may have include:
- Frequent urination
- Motion sickness
- Increases in weight
- Mood swings
- High blood pressure
- A faster heart rate
- A higher body temperature or feeling hot and cold often
How Soon Can You Get Symptoms of Pregnancy?
Pregnancy symptoms before a missed period are possible, as noted here. However, they’re less common than many women expect. In some situations, the symptoms of pregnancy in the first month are rare simply because they don’t seem to directly relate to being pregnant like feeling a bit tired, struggling throughout the day without taking a nap, or feeling ill.
In fact, premenstrual symptoms and early signs of pregnancy are very similar, so it’s really hard to know which is which. The best way to check if you’re really pregnant or not is to take a home pregnancy test or go to an obstetrician for a test.
Here are pregnancy signs before a missed period made by Home Remedies:
Every day, there’s something going on inside a woman’s body that we won’t always be aware of. This makes it all the more important to be more in tune with one’s body to better understand what you’re going through and what your body will have to go through in the next days. The early signs of pregnancy is a good way to keep you on your toes to avoid being careless with your body if you are indeed pregnant. So, at least, when you reach the middle of your cycle, begin to be more observant of your body and track the changes that are happening.
Are there other very early signs of pregnancy in the first week you know of that we missed? Let us know in the comments section below.
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