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.


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


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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  • angela coleman

    does the conceiveeasy pills make my nipples hurt i took 2 pregnancy tests and they both came back negaitive and i haven’t had a period for 8 yrs after i had the depo shot can u please tell me whats wrong thanks

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  • Tiffany

    I am now 3 weeks late on my period, I have had spotting before my period was suppose to start which would have been the 24th of febuary, My ovulation date was the 18th of febuary, and only 3 or 4 days after that i had spotting, I had on and off cramping for 2 weeks after i was suppose to start as well i also get frequent dizzy spills here and there but pregnancy tests are coming back negative, unless my hormones are not high enough for it to read yet! Is it possible i could be pregnant?! And its just to early to tell?!

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  • Shy

    Hi, I came on 2 weeks ago and now I’m back on 1 week early what does that mean.?

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  • Crystal

    Me and my hubby is trying to get pregnant. My cycle was 3 days late i went to the bathroom and seen some white creamy stuff then a few hours later my cycle started. I was praying that I was pregnant, for the last 3 weeks I have been having this pain in my lower stomach on my right side, backaches, headaches nausea and craving a lot of water. What could be going on?????????????

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  • motherof2

    I had a regular period and the next day and a half I had sex with my husband and a few days after that as well. I had a heavy period a week later but started progesterone pills (10 days worth) the first 2 days. Its been a week I have been on the pills and I had spotting on days 5 and 6 along with some cramping in my pelvis and back. I also had major migraines for 2 days and a big appetite. I havent taken a pregnancy test because I thought my period would start soon. Could I be pregnant or is.it.just a result of the pills since I had a heavy period before taking them? I also have been very tired lately, sluggish, and body temp changing constantly.

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  • valencia

    I don’t have sex at all , and I didn’t come on my period for two months ! And I’ve been discharging a lot , to the point where it’s looks like cottage cheese ! Does that mean I have an yeast infection which is stopping my period or I’m have a hormonal imbalance , because there is no way that I’m pregnant , I’m still a virgin

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  • valencia

    So I came on at the end of February and all of a sudden my period stops ! I don’t have sex at all what so ever ! And I’m just so scared ! I also have been discharging a lot , where is white and thick , and I just wanna stop being paranoid , please help I couldn’t be pregnant because I don’t have sex

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  • Karina

    Okay, so i’ve been having a lot of pregnancy symptoms and when it started I was still 2 weeks away from having my period. Towards the end of the first week I had a lot of white discharge and then eventually a pink discharge for about an hour. I took 2 pregnancy tests and they came back negative. Am I possibly testing to early? My period is still 1 week away.

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