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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    Hi I have PCOS, I’m on Clomid and I used ovulation test and got a positive about a week ago. Now I’m on day 22 and been having bad cramps and headaches. I also been just getting so tired to the point i’ll just fall asleep when sitting here in mid day. Is this just side affects from the pills?

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  • trees30

    I came on last month for 2 days then 5 days later i started spotting lasted a couple days . Now this morning i started spotting again after being 6 days late for my period. What could be going on with me i took 2 hpt last month they both came back negative should i take another one someone please help me.

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  • Nellie

    Heya, I’m anxious to know what’s going on with my body, any suggestions or advice would be appreciated!
    My last normal cycle finished on the 4th of July, my partner and I had intercourse frequently and I’m not using any birth control. I noticed 2 weeks ago now (2 weeks after my cycle finished) there was light red spotting, something I have never experienced as I’ve always had heatlthy cycles. The spotting was light and none painful and only lasted the day.
    1 week ago I had clear discharge (which is odd because there was a lot, to the point where I felt I was wetting myself) theres no irritation or odours whatsoever. I did a home pregnancy test and it was negative, I’m now late for my period and I’ve experienced mood swings, bloating, mild cramping, no blood/period, food cravings (as well as can’t stand strong smells), my appetite has increased, nausea all day everyday, headaches and lower back pains, dizziness, more sexually aroused, emotional and always tired (can sleep in which is usually very hard for me).
    I seen my doctor today and the urine was negative and she suggested blood test because its so early, she was smiling and seemed confident, but I would like more opinions as I would love to know if im blessed enough to conceive or if my body isn’t working right.. PLEASE HELP? :)

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  • ddavidson203

    Last cycle was 7/19/14 lastnight 8/6/14 I had milky white discharge. We have been trying for baby #2. What is occurring ive read mainly process of concieving but as well as ovulation. I have kept track of ovulation and it ended 8/3/14

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  • ddavidson203

    My next period isnt due uuntil the 16th due to my calendar and we have had sex every other day since the 28th including during my fertility window

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  • babywishes

    I am now a week late and have milky discharge. I have has little cramping on right side. All pregnancy tests are neg. What should I do? Could I be prego?

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  • MLB

    Last month my period was a week late. This month when my cycle was due I spotted for 4 days. My period came 2 weeks later. Does this mean anything?

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  • Lynn

    My period was a week late last month. When it was due this month I spotted for 4 days. Took 2 at home tests came back neg. Two weeks later I got my period. Does this mean anything?

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  • amme

    Hi I had sex 3 months back and mh hubby came inside me. On same day I had taken ipill. After that I had 2 periods. Still is there any possibility wether I can get pregnant.

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  • Shelly09

    Please help. I’m not on BC and usually have regular menstrual cycles (30 days or so and lasting 3-5 days). For the first time EVERY (I’m 30 years old), I had 1 day of bleeding regularly and very very faint to no blood after that! It just stopped entirely after two days. I did have unprotected sex with my husband about 12 days prior to the day of bleeding. I’m experiencing continuous light headedness but have taken 3 tests and they’re all negative! PLEASE HELP.

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  • disqus_Nj3ZZ8Q08s

    I feel dizzy vomit feeling tried high pulse an had sex 3wks ago.

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  • PrettyJ

    I thought I may be pregnant (for the first time) because I started to have really sore nipples about 7 days after my husband and I last had sex (during my ovulation) and leave been more fatigued and sensitive to smell; which are symptoms I never had before. This morning I woke up and found heavy bleeding and a little cramping in my lower abdomen. I’m about 6 days before my next period should begin and the bleeding has continued throughout the day. My periods are never really regular (usually more than once a month, but never less than one a month) and I’ve never taken any birth control.

    I’ve been debating over the past two days whether I should buy a pregnancy test, but after the bleeding and research I did today I wonder if I had a miscarriage or chemical pregnancy or was even pregnant at all? My other symptoms are still present and today I even became nauseated and couldn’t eat the breakfast I made because of the smell.

    Also, would my doctor be able to tell if I was pregnant or had a miscarriage this early on and/or after the fact?

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