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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  • 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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