What Are The 11 Most Common Very Early Signs of Pregnancy?


The toughest part of trying to conceive is the “waiting” each month to know whether you got pregnant or not. It is indeed an ordeal to wait for the right time to be able to test and see if you get a positive or negative result. But then again even before you can confirm whether you are pregnant or not there are very early signs of pregnancy that is an indication that you are pregnant.

Earliest signs of pregnancy can vary from one woman to another. And, even if it is not your first pregnancy, you will be surprised that you experience different symptoms from one pregnancy to another. A missed period is one of the most significant sign that one is pregnant. You have to understand and know the signs of pregnancy because these symptoms may be related to other health conditions not related to pregnancy at all. However, for some women first signs of pregnancy might be too early while some may experience it much later. Still it is best to know the very early signs of pregnancy so that you to have a hint if you are pregnant or not even before you can confirm it with a pregnancy test.

Very Early Signs of Pregnancy – Common Symptoms

Below are the top 11 pregnancy symptoms which you might notice:

1) Feeling TiredVery Early Signs of Pregnancy
2) Spotting/Bleeding
3) Tender Breast
4) Emotional Turmoil/Mood Swings
5) Morning Sickness or Nausea
6) Food Cravings
7) Back Pains
8) Headaches
9) Areolas are Darker in Color
10) Frequent Urination
11) Missed Period

Now let’s go into some details about them so that you can relate to them more easily in case if you happen to be experiencing any of them.

1) Feeling Tired

Extreme fatigue is one sign you have to consider. You will be surprised why you always feel sleepy when in fact you have slept more than the normal number of hours at night. This symptom can start as early as the first week after conception. Your body is undergoing a great deal of hormonal changes when you get pregnant so the feeling of unusual tiredness is just normal.

But before concluding that you are really pregnant, consider too that fatigue can be brought about by depression, stress, and other illnesses like the flu or cold.  Only you can evaluate whether this symptom is from pregnancy or not. One way of knowing is to look for other symptoms related to pregnancy.

2) Spotting/Bleeding

Implantation bleeding is one sign of the very early signs of pregnancy. For others they might think it’s a start of their period, but this usually happens six to twelve days after conception. This is the time when the embryo implanted itself in the uterine wall. Some women experience mild cramping and spotting during this time, but do not be surprised if you don’t. There are women too who have not experienced such symptoms even if they are pregnant.

Spotting and bleeding can also be brought about by your actual menstruation or an early menstruation, change in birth control if you are taking one or an infection.

3) Tender Breast

This is one symptom most women experience in the early weeks of their pregnancy. Tenderness in breast, feeling of sore often starts one to two weeks after conception. It is best to use a good supportive bra at this time to minimize her soreness feeling.

This is quite a tricky sign since you can also experience this especially when you are waiting for your menstruation or this can be caused by hormonal imbalance or the use of birth control pills.

4) Emotional Turmoil/Mood Swings

It’s a woman’s warning that something different is really going on inside her.  This one is difficult to explain, but your unusual behavior makes you think that maybe you are pregnant. The feeling of being happy and suddenly throwing tantrums over small things is indeed unusual. Most women have experienced this kind of thing. The sudden rise of hormonal level in the body can cause such emotional turmoil too.
Morning Sickness or Nausea

This is the most popular sign that indicates you are pregnant. Almost all women suffer this whenever they are pregnant although there is fortunate few who have not experienced morning sickness at all. But for most pregnant women, they often suffer morning sickness throughout their first trimester.

This symptom can also be brought about by other health problems like stress, food poisoning or other stomach disorder.

6) Food Cravings

Food cravings for certain food is one indication that you are pregnant. There are certain foods that you love to eat and on the other way around there are certain foods too that you do not have the stomach to eat.  Just by looking at it you already want to throw-up. This symptom can last throughout the duration of pregnancy

Another explanation other than pregnancy is depression, stress, and impending menstruation, lack of certain nutrients or poor diet. These things you have to consider too especially if it happens that you are not pregnant.

7) Back Pains

This is a very common sign too and this often comes early in pregnancy. In the early days of your pregnancy most of the pain is concentrated in the lower back. Back pain does not really disappear, it will be there throughout your pregnancy, but it comes mildly, something that you can manage with rest and warm baths.

However, back pain can be a symptom too of other health conditions which merits attention. Back pain can also be caused by stress, an impending menstruation, other back problem or mental and physical strain.

very early signs of pregnancy8) Headaches

This is not a very common sign but some women experience this in the early days of their pregnancy. This is due to the sudden increase of hormones in the body.

Since this is not a very common sign of pregnancy, most women think this symptom is a sign of other ailments like migraine or chronic headache, dehydration or even impending menstruation. Consult your doctor if you experience the symptoms often.

9) Areolas are Darker in Color

This is one changes that you find in your body. If you look at your breast you will find the skin around your nipples getting darker in color. This is one sign that a woman can tell that they are pregnant. The changes in their breast plus the color of the skin around the nipple changes.  In some cases it might be a case of hormonal imbalance that is not related to pregnancy at all or it may be an effect of your previous pregnancy. This darkening of skin does not go away for months even after you give birth.

10) Frequent Urination

Frequent urination is normal especially during your first month of pregnancy. You will be surprised at how many times you take an extra trip to the bathroom in an ordinary day. However, it is important too to look at other condition that might bring out this symptom like diabetes, urinary tract infection or taking excessive diuretics. Consult your doctor if you are experiencing other symptoms and if you suspect that it is not because of your pregnancy.

11) Missed Period

Of course this is the most common symptom of pregnancy which can lead a woman to test for pregnancy. A missed period signals that you might be pregnant, but not all missed periods indicate you are pregnant. A missed period can be caused by fatigue, hormonal imbalance, stress, some illness or breastfeeding.

For some women, they still bleed when they are pregnant, but it is usually shorter than its normal period. This is the reason some women could walk around not knowing that they are pregnant. If you think there is a chance that you are conceiving and you experience light bleeding, it is best to check with your doctor for further assessment.

If you experience some of this very early signs of pregnancy then it is best to consult your doctor or you can get a home pregnancy test kit to check or confirm if you are really pregnant.

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