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Early Signs of Pregnancy: 12 Pregnancy Symptoms

on May 22, 2012

by Lucy Eades

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Think you might be pregnant? Congratulations may be in order if you have any of the following 12 pregnancy symptoms.

The more pregnancy symptoms you experience, the more likelihood you’re pregnant. So let’s go over some of the most well-known pregnancy symptoms.

Cervical Mucus

More cervical mucus

An increase in cervical mucus happens when your uterus thickens. This can happen almost immediately.

Implantation bleeding

Implantation BleedingImplantation bleeding – For women who are in tune with their body, or they’re trying to conceive, this could be one of the first symptoms you may ever see. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here This can take place anywhere between 6 to 12 days past ovulation and usually you will experience a little spotting and then color of tan to light pink.

Missed Period

Missed period

Missed period – This is the most common sign for women everywhere.

Breast changes

Your breast may feel sore, tingly or tender and this can happen as early as 1 to 2 weeks after ovulation.

Fatigue and tiredness

This may happen as early as 1 week after ovulation and it’s usually as result of an increase hormone called progesterone that results in you feeling exhausted.

Morning sickness

Morning sickness can happen at anytime. Day or night, once a day or multiple times a day.

Food cravings and aversions

Along with morning sickness comes food cravings and aversions. You may find certain smells turn your stomach upside down and into knots while other times you’re craving a specific candy bar at 2am bugging your husband to go to a gas station. Not that I have ever done such a thing.

Headaches and back ache

You may experience anywhere from dull to chronic back ache as well as mild to moderate head aches all throughout your pregnancy. However a promise – it’s so worth it in the long run.

Frequent urination

At about 6-8 weeks after conception, you may find yourself making more and more chirps to the bathroom day and night.

Mood swings

Now this is the one that you find husbands talking the most about. Unfortunately, there’s an increase in our hormones almost like a flood if you will, that can leave us feeling a little bit all over the place and sometimes it’s hard to know what to do with all these emotions.

Constipation

There’s an increase in the hormone progesterone and it causes food to pass more slowly through our intestines which can result in constipation.

Dizziness

Now this is a symptom that the majority of us don’t expect but standing for long periods, standing up too quick, going up the stairs can make you feel a little woozy and lightheaded and that’s because of your uterus. As it swells, it compresses the arteries in your legs, dropping your blood pressure, causing you to feel a little woozy.

You may experience all the symptoms or you may experience some of the symptoms but don’t rely on just the pregnancy symptoms. Always go follow though with taking home pregnancy tests. Until next time ladies! See you later. Bye!
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Lucy is a mother of three, who’s passionate about all things AP parenting. When she’s not busy giving tips on keeping babies healthy & happy, you can find her blogging on her popular YouTube channel

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  • Christine Shimko

    Question is to ask to see to have 3 days period then light red spotting with discharge after 3rd day of period cycle? DPO 14 : Feeling nausea, look pale, breasts feel heavy. Hormones feel high and temp is 98.9. i am not sure what this mean? I never experienced this before. Myself as a mother of 3 children and in 40′s. Let me know. Thanks

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  • Christine Shimko

    I’m on healthy diet, excerise 3-4 days a week. Trying to conceive a child. Stop Birth Control 7 months ago. Had miscarriage 2 months ago.

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  • Stacey

    I am 5 or 6 days late. One test had a very faint positive and another a negative. I’m never late. Could I still be pregnant?

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  • Shay

    September I had my period 09/24 October I took plan b and had my period 10/21 this month November I had unprotected sex he ejaculated in me 3 times on 11/10 assuming my period will come on the 21st like last month that’s 12 days before my next period. My cycle is between 32-34days. Could I be pregnant. I’ve been pregnant twice and both times I had my period the first month.

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  • Dee

    I am a week away from getting my period… But I’ve been spotting since Friday this morning I had slight cramps but only blood when I wipe

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  • buggy

    how long could implantation bleeding last?

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  • Erma

    I have always started my period every 2 week of the month and on a Monday. Well this month I was 4 days late and started on Friday. But it was heavy for 2 days and then light for 2 days and usually last the 7 days. I have been feeling cramping on the lower part of my stomach, nausea, bloating, and gaining weight only in my tummy. I have had 2 kids but it has been 4 years since my last pregnancy. Took 2 test and both came out negative. Is it too early to take a test or am I not pregnant??

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  • Amtul H. Sidra

    What wl b da right time to do a home pregnancy test? Wl it show the accurate results even before a missed period?? I doubt

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  • Elsey Maisonet-Cuadra

    Hi I had my cycle 3 days late this month it only lasted 3 day which on the normal would be 6 to 7 days.i took a hpt came back neg. Now a week later and my nipples are very tender and I’m have mild cramps on and off my cervical mucus is very slippery or like raw egg whites and feel like I’m urinating more often. Is this normal after a cycle. I just never remember this happening.

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  • Amtul H. Sidra

    can any one help me find an answer to my query below please………..any1 who is experienced….a gyn possibly

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  • Ruth

    My period was 18/11/15 for five days ive had sex most days in between with my bf about 8days after my period stopped I noticed I bled for 1-2days just dark brown blood when I wiped not heavy just like dry blood could this be implantation bleeding? Im on nexplanon but never had this happen before and I’m on it 2 1/2years.

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  • Babygirl

    Someone please help…
    I was supposed to be my menstrual cycle starting the 6th..it was 2 days late..well on the 8th I got pink discharge that I could only see if I wiped..then it got heavier and was brownish pinkish and a little red for couple hours then it stopped for like 5 hours then came back and that lasted 3 days. Then I got a light brown mucusy dicharge. I have frequent urination and a lot of other pregnancy symptoms…could I be pregnant?
    Any thoughts or advice would be great..

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  • Rose

    Hi I had a question. So I’m 15 and I’ve been having protected sex but I’m currently getting my period twice a month but for very short time, also I get weird fuckny discharge and I get dizzy a bit. Also a month ago I had a pregnancy scare, so I got a pregnancy test and it came back negative. Can I be pregnant?

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  • Ashley

    I had my cycle for 21/2 days. 3 days later I woke up cramping and my breast was huge very sore andvswollen. My alcohol intake has decreased. Could I be pregnant

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  • Cassandra

    my last period was in the beginning of November it started in oct 30 and ended in November 4th i was supposed to get a my next period in the end of November three days before December but i didn’t get it, then yesterday around 7pm dec 27th i went to the bathroom i wipped and there was light pink on the tissue now its the next day 28th of dec and my period isnt dark red like usual its still light pink when i wipe and i have cramps with it.
    Oh and after i missed my period a week or 2 later my nipples started feeling very sensitive whenever i touch them, i also have mood swings and i get dizzy if i stand for a long period of time. What is my body telling me?

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  • dalila

    I had sex days during my ovulation,I also had some spotting during ovulation. Is that normal or could possibly be pregnant

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  • Sophia

    After almost two weeks from doing it, my menstruation came 1 day late than usual and lasted 2-3 days . is it possible that im pregnant or what? Mt menstrution for the first two days was quitea normal flow and on the third day was lighter . was it implantation bleeding ? Or it is just normal and it is just me over reacting.?

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  • Lani

    My cycle came 1 day late. First and second day was quite normal. On the third day it quite stopped but then continued. And then i used panty liner and i noticed it was lighter than usual. Is it normal? Or could i be pregnant?

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  • Jennifer Herron

    I am in a same sex relationship and we are trying to get pregnant. Our donor donated on cd 12 at about 11 AM and we did the insemination at home right away. I didn’t get a positive ovulation test until cd 15 and its still positive cd 16 as of 9 A.M. Any chance we could still get pregnant?

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  • Alice Garza

    My period came on 01-07-16 and my period usually comes on the 9th of each month. my period ended 5 days later (01-11-16) and i had sex on the 12th and the 14th. On the 14th, i started to feel nauseous and thru out the day, i began to spot a pinkish discharge and feeling mild cramps. Today, 01-15-16, the pinkish discharge became less but im still feelin nauseas, cramps, and tiredness. can someone help me?

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  • Alice Garza

    i had my period on the 7th of January and it ended January 10th. on the 11, i had unprotected sex and so on the 14. On the 14 of January, i began to have Light pinkish spotting and cramping along with nausea and light headedness. Today, 15th of January, im still having pinkish discharge alone with cramps, headaches, tiredness, nausea, and mood swings, what could it be?

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  • Mercedes Bowman

    Thursday I had a little bleeding (spotting ) then stopped..Friday had some more bleeding but mild.. it was a brownish reddish.. I had sexual intercourse yesterday ( Saturday ) he came inside of me. Haven’t had any more bleeding but I had white gooey stuff on my panties. What could this possibly mean. My ObGyn has had me on Prenatal pills since November. I have 10 refills on them. Could I be pregnant?

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  • julie stanford

    I have had a lot of missed periods before I ever had sex after I had sex though I got my period a day later. I also started having bubbles in my stomach a day or two after sex and I am still having the bubbling in my stomach. I couldn’t be pregnant could I ?

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  • natasha mclendon

    yesterday my ministration came on and went back off the same day does that mean I’m pregnant.

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  • Jaleen Gonzalez

    I’ve had bleeding for about 16 days already my perik was due 5 days ago but I’ve been in it for 16 days it is dark brown and pinkish when I woke and idk if I’m pregnant…

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  • Kath P

    Hi me and my husband are trying to have a child i’ll try folic acid, geritol, and now this medicine conceive easy and do you think this medicine is working?

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  • Tracey

    Hi I’m 46 years old and my period is 9 days late I took 3 home pregnancy tests and they all came out negative. Does anybody know how long I should wait before I take another test? I have an appt in a few weeks but I’m stressed out :( I also think I might be going thru pre manopause I have all the symptoms but I’m so worry cause they’re all almost the same as pregnancy symptoms Are the home tests really accurate? I been stressing my self to death I hope its menopause :(

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  • diamond

    I had a heavy flow last month and for the past 3days I have been experiencing light pink spotting and dizziness.never had this problem before.what could it be?

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  • Sashajae

    I was diagnosed with PCOS last year. I haven’t started metformin as yet because I read the side effects and got scared because I hate feeling sick. I have always had irregular period and was on birth control for a year before stopping. I then started having normal period for 3 months December 28,2015 being the first day of my last period. I haven’t had one since. I am now 2 weeks late and I took a hpt which came out negative. My boyfriend did come inside a few weeks back don’t remember exactly when or even if I was ovulating because I can’t keep track having this condition PCOS. We had intercourse 3 days ago and have been experiencing weird pain on my left side for 2 days now along with breast tenderness and swelling as well as mood swings and I kept smelling and craving jerk chicken even though I wasn’t near any restaurants or anyone who had it. I wiped today and noticed pink like spotting. Could this be implantation bleeding or my period coming finally?

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  • Justina

    I missed my period , was suppost to get it about 12 days ago , me and my boyfriend have been trying to conceive, I been feeling nautious morning sickness , more white discharge however a few days ago I woke up to almost what look liked a period but only lasted that morning and now when I wiped it was red again but only last a day maybe even just that time…am I pregnant? Can I be ?

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  • Mayra

    Hi there i just had my period about two weeks ago… it last about 2-3day it came for a day and a half and it was gone I had sex two days later and now I’m lightly spotting.. it’s not dark red it’s more light closer to orange very light… this is the very first time this has happened to me help?

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  • Sheridan Saunders

    My last period was February 13 and ended the 17th. A day after that my left side by my ovary hurt, and the day after that I spotted for 4 hours. I have been a little more moody than usual, my breast the last 3 days have been tender(today’s worse), I sometimes get sick, but goes away with food; I haven’t puked. I have headaches(could be because I don’t have my glasses), I get hot flashes, pee more, I get appetites, but after about 2 bites I get full, I toss and turn in my sleep more, and I occasionally cramp way before my expected period. My partner has not came in me(pulls out before he goes) but I know that Pre-cum can get you pregnant. I also know that it’s possible for 2 eggs to drop in the uterus and only one get fertilized while the other acts as your period.. I have taken 2 test, but negative, but I think that I were pregnant, I tested too early. I’m tearing again next weekend a day before my next expected period.. Any help?

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  • Christie

    I started my period 5 days late and I am always on time. It began with a day of pinkish spotting which isn’t normal for me. The period lasted only a day and a half; medium flow with a few small blood clots. This is also not normal for me. I usually have a period for 5-6 days. The day after my period ended I started having pink spotting again, vet light and with mucus. This has now lasted for a day. All of this has come with exhaustion, cramping, and evenig nausea. I’ve also taken several pregnancy tests which have all been negative. Any thoughts on what is gong on?

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  • Tiffany

    Hi, I did a couple of tests 3 days ago and on the evening came back positive and did some on the morning came back negative and did one digital test came back negative but I’m 2 weeks late, iv been feeling sick and had seems like period pains more aching on my lower abdomen, iv spoke to my doctor and he’s told me to wait, how much more waiting do I do I also have white stringy cum what could this be?

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  • Elaine

    Is it possible for me to get pregnant if a have my last menstruation last march 21,2016 m

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  • Elaine

    Am i pregnant if my last period is march 21,2016 then we have intercourse march 26,2016 ?

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  • katerica

    I had sex on a saturday and the following monday evening i started bleeding with no cramps. It last only 3 days, my period usually last 5 days. Is it possible to be pregnant?

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  • Menyanna Hill

    started my period on March 1st ended March 5th but on the 20th of March i started bleeding light brown off and on for about 5days my period was suppose to start March 28th But didn’t and April 6th I started bleeding light red with tiny cloths no pain and only enough to change a pad one time a day…i have not been on bc over 17yrs

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  • Angie

    If my period came on apirl 5th what happen if i had sex on 10,11,12 how long will the sprem serive because i have been real sleepy like am peg

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  • Mamta

    i had sex .. now i got early periods .. i got periods 2 time in one month .. as 15 days gap .. is it pregrancy symtom

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  • kal

    My s/o and I have been trying to conceive for almost 3 years now. I went and seen my then ob and she told me we needed to try for a year on our own taking vitamins/ supplements. Almost 3 years later I’m beginning to get very discouraged. I recently started taking Metformin to see if that would make a difference (I get reoccurring cysts) while taking a reproductive health vitamin everyday. It’s only been a month taking the metformin but I’m frustrated. I do track my cycles and we always fornicate in my “fertile window”. Its so hard watching everyone else around me having beautiful bundles of joys. It’s even more difficult when everyone close to me continually ask when we are going to have a baby.. my s/o has 3 kids of his own already so he defiantly isn’t the issue. I know stress is a factor but can anyone blame me for being stressed out?
    my fertile window began 4/10-4/15 and my period is due 4/27 with this being my week before my period usually i have really bad cramps, backaches, my face breaks out, and i get that icky, i poop a lot, and i get that icky wet feeling for the entire week leading up to my period.
    this month so far i have mild backaches the sides of my breast are sore and im constipated.
    Could this be my month? fingers crossed.

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  • Laura LeeAn Snyder

    I have a 45 day cycle normally, my fertile window started 7 days ago, had sex on day 1 of firtile window, Then again on actual ovulation day. I am now 2 days past ovulation and spotting pink first then bright red (uncommon color), no clots, feeling bloated, and AF not due for 2 weeks. I have been reading online and getting mixed information, and am even more confused now than when I started researching, I have had all of these symptoms, and feel like it could be too early to be experiencing them, but have read that all women experience everything differently, and there is no such thing as typical when it comes to personal experiences, I made an appointment with my doctor, but would like to know what u may think. Also symptoms are similar to AF but just feel different.

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