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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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Early Signs of Pregnancy: 12 Pregnancy Symptoms, 4.4 out of 5 based on 19 ratings

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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  • savanna

    In the months of September I had a 7 days period then the 9 Oct to the 11 Oct where I’m usally 5days only 3days and it wasn’t like my normal period I know I can’t be pregnant as I got sterilized 6 years ago after my c section what can it be I’m 30 years old but what can be the problem

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  • zoey. storm

    So I missed my period 2 months then it comes at the beginning of November and I’m have some bad mood swings and bad cramps and nausea but the period is normal could this be my last period befor finding out if I’m pregnant or not?

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  • Mom again

    I had my tubes tied 7 years a go. My period was 7 days late and was light and lasted 2 days i skipped a day then spotted for 2 days. I had some sharp pain a week before my period was due on the right side ( tube area) I have now been cramping and tied with a lot of nausea for 2 weeks. Home pregnancy test say negative. what could this be?

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  • AbiRose

    I’ve never had an irregular menstrual cycle before. It’s always been the same week and between 4-6 days and never any in between spotting. However now in October I had my period a week early (started on the 12th) and it only lasted two days. It wasn’t light like spotting, however it was not as heavy as my regular periods. I’ve been on and off nauseous the week of my period up to now, but I haven’t actually vomited. Certain smells of foods I normally love are overwhelming and I have to walk away from them. On the 29th I had one instance of very light spotting and now I have pinkish cervical mucus (also not common for me). Also the past few days I have experienced incredible mood swings, including several crying spells over the littlest things. I am not normally an emotional person, even my boyfriend was shocked at the difference. Is it possible that it’s too early for a pregnancy test and yet still be all symptoms of pregnancy?

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  • Miss concern

    I miss my period & I am spotting & also when I wipe after I pee it spot color like dark brown
    It been 3 day now and I am so worry

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  • Sajida Begum

    Since last 2 weeks i have been experiencing most of the early pregnancy symptoms, this is the third week and surprisingly i dont see those symptoms any more like drinking lot of water, belly discomfort, metallic taste in the mouth…all these seem to fade…and all my home preg test were negative thse 2 weeks, my next period is due on 5th Nov, tomorrow…last period was on 5th Oct….I am worried. This was a conscious attempt to conceive. FYI…

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  • safana

    i am 4 days late to period and i have pcod problem…i took treatment for pcod last 4 month month..i take urine test on 2nd day of late period..did i pregnant?how can i identify?doctr ask me to drink APCOD sachet for coming 2 month..

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  • LucyMae

    I Had My Period 18 Days Ago && Now It’s My Period Well Atleast I Think It Is What Could Be The Problem The Last Time I Had Sex Was 10/25

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  • Nicole

    I had intercourse with boyfriend last Saturday. I Wasn’t ovulating and I’m very nervous about missing a period since it was unprotected sex. Today is supposed to be my period day although I am irregular, I still get my period every THIRSDAY of the month. It came however, it’s very light and Ive been peeing lately. I’ve been stressing about being pregnant more than ever today. Is this why my period is so light? Am I pregnant? I really don’t want to be.

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  • Amiss

    I got what I think might be my period a day earlier than expected but it was only brown spots, this is the second day, have had light cramping but it still looks brown and lighter than normal. What do you think, weird period or implantation bleeding?

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  • NeaceBbyGurl2014

    I Have Had Ovulation Problems In The Past. Within The Past 6 Months I Have Been Ovulating. This Month Was Different. I Caught My Ovulation && Me And My Partner Did Everything My Doctor Told Us To Do As Usual. My Breasts Are Always Tender During My Ovulation Cycle && My Period. This Month When I Ovulated, The Tenderness Came Back Around My Nipple Area && Hasn’t Went Away Since. I Start My Period Next Week, But For The Tenderness Not Going Away Isn’t Normal For Me, It Always Goes Away. Could This Be A Sign Of Pregnancy???

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  • lizzy

    Im sapposta have my period next week and i have been trying to get pregnant, i took a test yesterday morning anyways and itcame out negative then yesterday night and this morning a little bit of light pinkinsh color is coming out (not in my underwear) is it impantation bleelding?

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  • tara

    I got the mirena removed on Nov. 4,2014 ( after having it for 3 yrs) i got my period
    Nov. 7-8,2014. I ovulated around the 21st of Nov. And since i ovulated
    Ive had cramps,nausea,headaches,and tenderness of my breasts and nipples. Is this
    All from getting the mirena removed or could i be pregnant? My next menstrual
    Cycle is suppose to be here Dec 5th.

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  • Maria

    Feeling of sore breasts after ovulation which has eased but for last 2weeks have had no energy . is this a period symptom or could it be a pregnancy symptom ? Never had This before

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  • christine nelson

    my 24 year old daughter has had 2 home pregnancy tests and they were positive and she went yesterday to her clinic and had a blood pregnancy test and it came back negative . but she looks like she is 4 moths pregnant and has all the symptoms of pregnancy her breasts are enlarged more and darkened and when she seen the nurse practitioner that examined her she said that it didn’t correlate with her last menstrual period of October 11 2014 , . my daughter has had her period up until October 11 she has not had her period sine than. could she be pregnant and have low levels of hcg on the blood test and come back a false negative?

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  • Ayesha

    Hi basically I was pregnant in September and had an early miscariage in October I
    Then had a period last month wich was November now my concern is I’m feeling tired and sick and I do have stomach cramps now my question is could I still be pregnant even though I started my period today it’s a brownish colour with a little pinky red am confused can you help

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  • kody

    I add my period for November 7that was my last period n I am have cramp but no period yet!I am pregnant?

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  • Sarahr

    I had unprotected sex a day before my period ended and now I’m cramping with mood swings, really tired for no reason. It’s been a week since I had sex but it’s too early to do a test, my boobs also feel fuller and the mild cramping is still present with some dizzy ness. Could I be pregnant ?

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  • jnik

    Ok so last month I got my period twice it ended on December 1i am irregular an also breastfeeding my 14 month old,so then had unprotected sex on the 6 and 14 of december on the 6th that night noticed cloudy mucus before relations, that week after intercourse began to have bad cramps felt bloated all week,still sometimes get cramping feelings throughout the week cloudy clear mucus has increased, took pregnancy test today December 21 but negative is it too soon to get results

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  • Lupe

    Hi, my name is Lupe.
    I got period this month already. A week n half I started light spotting for two days. Then like Mucus has been coming out. It’s clear . It happens all the time. It hasn’t stop. It feels like water. Do you what that means? I don’t feel pregnant. I had already 4 miscarriage .

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  • http://batman-news.com Liz

    I normally have my period at the end of them month it came a week early and is going on its 8th day Normally I last 5 days at the max, it is very light and at times it is that brownish color. What could this mean?

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  • Angelica

    Hi I just want to no why can I get pragnant whats wroge with me I had a period on Novermber 11/20/214 that was my last one

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  • denise

    I have nexplannon rode in and I have a big belly like I am 5 months pregnant I am tired and sick constipation mood swings going to pea very often and discharge

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  • denise

    Could I be pregnant

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  • obey

    hi I normal have a seven day period but this month my period came early on the 18 instead of the 19 i started spotting then it stop on the third day 21 I went to the doctor in the test came back negative.but I feel like I’m gonna vomit n sleeping like my body is drained. what should I do?

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  • Louise

    I know this is a old thread but I just need some advice. I got my period a day late and only lasted for a day while not being to heavy. After it sopped I have just had spotting every now and then and its brownish and creamy. Could I be pregnant?

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  • D

    Got my period on Dec 24 2014 and starting on.Jan 7 2015 my boobs are really soar and tender
    Is it possible to be pregnant I.got my tubes.tired in.2002

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  • Tessie Dawn Deuser

    Last month my period came as normal. But it only last like 2 and half days normally it goes 3 to 5 days. My husband and I had sex around the 30th and afterwards I realized my mucus was a lot more so I figured hey I must be ovulating. Now its Jan 10th and for the last week I have felt so tired. At first I thought it was because my 2 year old isn’t sleeping much these but after sleeping all night last night I still feel exhausted. The sides of my breast are tender if touched what do you think pregnancy??

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  • Deby

    Hi everyone,
    I have a 28 day cycle. My last period was Christmas Day, which I was said to ovulate on the 7th of January. I had unprotected sex on the 5th and the the 8th, which my boyfriend directly ejaculated inside of me. I just wanted to know what are the chances of me being pregnant? For the most part I have not been feeling any symptoms that I am positive about only because the mind is a positive thing. From time to time I may feel sharp pain in my lower stomach and I have been getting frequent headaches.

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  • Danielle315

    Last month I was a week early on my period and this month so far I am a week late. I’m not too worried because I’ve been a week late before but just a little concerned as I was a week early and now a week late, which doesn’t add up because this has never happened.

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  • Kim160BReilly

    Had un-protected sex the week of ovulation. a couple days laters i had light pink mucus but only a little bit. Now my breast feel heavy and a little sore. We are trying to conceive but i still have about 8 days till my period. Will home pregancy tests work right now? I guess i just have to wait it out right? it is killing me to know if i am or not. Plus i have been really moody but these could all also be signs of my period to i guess. But my main question is when is the earliest you can take an at home urine pregnancy test.

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  • kee233

    I’m also confused … I’m on the depo shot my last one taken was early November but I’ve missed my period by 12 days late but I am spotting , throwing up , head aches and more . My cycle was due Jan 15th and End date is Jan 28th . Still no positive pregnancy test … & no period .

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  • A concerned individual

    I was supposed to come on my period two days ago, normally it’s 1or 2 days late. I wasn’t worried I knew it was coming but it came this morning, and my aunt called and said she had a dream about fish, could I possibly be the pregnat one? Also I got sick and it came out my mouth and my nose. I had unprotected sex with my fiancé on the 20th. Would it be to soon to know? I’ve also been having these horrible headaches and getting dizzy out of nowhere.. HELPPPP!

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  • yayi

    ok so i have spotted 3 times this month 1st time was pink 2nd was pink with a little red 3rd was the same what can that be

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  • Meghan

    Last month, I had slight spotting everyday for two weeks after my period, then this month my period was 5 days late, lighter than usual & lasted only 3 days. Does this sound like possible pregnancy or should get checked out for something else?

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  • britney

    Hey I’ve been trying to get pregnant and two months ago I was given a fertility drug and I didn’t conceive now I’m 5days late and I’ve had a slimy discharge for about two weeks could I be pregnant?

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  • FeliciaLynn

    I take my birth control regularly. I had sex Monday, Friday I was feeling sick. I’ve been having headaches, back aches, boob aches, tiredness, urination ( I have IC and I pee a lot to begin with. This is like 2 times in an hour) mood swings and even cravings. I took a test, its Sunday, and it came out negative. What should I do?

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  • tracey

    I have had sore nipples & heavy breasts for about a month’ I also have had cramping for over a week now & am constantly tired, keep napping, back ache & nausea, I had a very light gooey type bleed for just over a day about 2 weeks ago we are trying for our first baby together, we both have children, from previous relationships, I last gave birth 12 years ago, please help

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  • Yuri Reyes

    I have regular cycle since i remember. Last November I had HSG Procedure and my last period was January 3. I have had thick white discharge that feels like my period. A few weeks back I was having really lower back pain that couln’t even bend down now it just hurts a lil. Im also experiencing lower abdomen pain wit bloating. I dont have tender breast or anything like that. This past week i noticed having headaches and also feeling lightheaded. My appetite has al so increase. is it possible to be pregnant?

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  • Yuri Reyes

    I have done multiples pregnancy test and they’re all negative

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  • jacqualine s

    I have been vomiting these last couple of days and now I am experiencing a tan bloody discharge what could be wrong with me I had my period last week or so

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  • Chelsey

    Normally I start to experience PMS symptoms 1-2 weeks before my expected period, but this time around I started to notice some of these symptoms almost 4 weeks before my expected period and less than 2 weeks after I started my period. Could I be pregnant?

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  • Sam Jo

    I had sexual intercourse on 2/5/15 and my period was suppose to be on 2/8/15, but on that date I spotted for four days. I have dizziness, fatigue, morning sickness, pelvic cramps sometimes that I have never had, headaches, and so tired that I don’t want to get up. On my last spotting day on 2/11/15. I had sexual intercourse on 2/11/15. I was suppose to have my period, and all my periods they were always heavy. So, I don’t know if I’m pregnant or not. I have never had these symptoms before.

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  • ElaPhil

    Hi! I had a miscarriage two years ago. But now my husband and i are ready for another baby.. we had sex after my period last month but its already end of February and my period doesn’t arrive yet.. Is it possible that Im pregnant? if im pregnant, what should I take to ensure my baby will be safe and what should I do to avoid miscarriage again? I hope to hear from you soon! thank you and have a good day!

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  • Molly

    Hi. I had my period on Jan 26, and had unprotected sex with
    My fiancé Feb 8th. I most likely ovulated between (9th -13th)
    Some of my symptoms are backache, gas, and tender breast .
    My period is due in two days . I’ve had brown discharge two days
    Ago. It was while using the toilet. I wiped once and haven’t seen anymore
    In days . Is it implantation bleeding ? I’ve took a test , but it came up negative

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  • Seamonster

    I’ve had almost like a pressure feeling in my stoumac for about 2 weeks now and me and my bf did have intercourse this morning and I wasn’t suppose to start my period till the 25th but there was blood after intercourse and I’ve been getting dizzy sometimes and I’d feel sick sometimes and right now I’m still bleeding and my stoumac really hurts it can’t be cramps cause it doesn’t feel like it and I kept taking midol and it didn’t help. So I was thinking I could be pregnant and what do you think?

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  • RAHEELA

    I HAV PAIN -IN MY BREAST NIPPLES AND ALSO BACKACHE /BURNING IAM PREGNENT OR NOT AFTER IUI

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  • marie173

    I had unprotected sex 1 day before the ovulation date and i usally have 14 days between this week i started two days early an the bleeding stopped 2 days early with just brown discharge. Ive always had a 7 day period cycle. Could i be pregnant

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