But most women won't experience any early pregnancy symptoms until the fertilised egg attaches itself to the uterine wall, several days after conception. Others may begin to notice signs of pregnancy only when they miss a period.
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Below is a list of some of the first signs of your impending motherhood. You may experience all, some, or none of these symptoms of pregnancy: These symptoms vary in severity from woman to woman
Food cravings. Yes, it's a cliché, but food cravings sometimes can be a sign of pregnancy. Don't rely on them as a sure symptom but if cravings are accompanied by some of the other symptoms on this list, start counting the days from your last period.
Darkening of your areolas. If the skin around your nipples gets darker, you may have successfully conceived, though this may also signal a hormonal imbalance unrelated to pregnancy or be a leftover effect from a previous pregnancy. Often more noticeable in light skinned women or white skinned women.
Implantation bleeding or cramping. About eight days after ovulation, you may experience implantation bleeding, a slight staining of a pink or brown colour, as well as some cramping. You might also see some spotting around the time you expect your period; this is caused by the egg burrowing into the endometrial lining.
Frequent urination. Once the embryo implants and begins producing the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), you may find yourself going to the bathroom more than usual.
Fatigue. You may feel tired or down right exhausted. High levels of the hormone progesterone can make you feel as if you've run a marathon when all you've done is put in a day at the office. Fatigue/Exhaustion is a hallmark of early pregnancy, when accompanied with some other symptoms on this list.
Tender, swollen breasts. If you're pregnant, your breasts will probably become increasingly tender to the touch, similar to the way they feel before your period, only more so. Once your body grows accustomed to the hormone surge, the pain will subside. Some women may not experience breast tenderness at all in early pregnancy.
Altered sense of taste. You may notice that your sense of taste changes. Some women say they have a metallic taste in their mouth, others that they cannot stand the their own saliva or some other foods they usually like.
Altered sense of smell. You may also notice that your sense of smell becomes extremely sharp, you can smell things before anyone else does or things you normally did not notice before.
You may also be irritated by some smells [like perfumes] and may even become nauseous.
Morning sickness. Morning sickness may hit you immediately or a few weeks after conception. (some escape it altogether.) But as early as a couple of days following conception, you may begin feeling nauseated and queasy. Morning sickness may not just occur in the morning, either...... pregnancy-related nausea can be a problem morning, noon, or night.
A missed period. If you're usually pretty regular and your period is late, it's worth trying a pregnancy test. A missed period is the surest sign of pregnancy in a woman of childbearing age who usually has regular period.
Also note that some women may not have a missed period, they may continue having periods for several months or even all through their pregnancy.
A positive home pregnancy test. If you've waited to test until at least the first day of a missed period and two blue lines appears in the test window, you're most likely to be in the family way.
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