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How Soon Do Signs of Pregnancy Start?

on Oct 21, 2012

by Lindsey Zaldivar

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How Soon Do Signs Of Pregnancy Start?

How soon can you start seeing signs and symptoms that you are pregnant? From as early as a week past conception, find out about how soon the signs of pregnancy begin.

If you are trying to get pregnant, you might be wondering just how soon you can start seeing signs and symptoms that might give you a clue that you are, in fact, expecting. The answer may surprise you! Did you know that you can start seeing some signs of pregnancy within a week of conception!? That is super fast! Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

6-12 days past ovulation (DPO)

One of the first signs is implantation bleeding, which sometimes occurs when the fertilized egg attaches to the uterine wall. This can occur within 6-12 days of conception, although a lot of times women may think that the implantation bleeding is actually their period. This is the reason that many women do not recognize implantation bleeding as a pregnancy symptom.

Two weeks after conception

At around two weeks after conception, this is where a lot of the other signs and symptoms of pregnancy start being noticeable. Fatigue usually begins to set in around the two week mark, since the body is so busy releasing hormones and working hard on growing a baby. Many women may think they are just overdoing it at work or at home (who doesn’t work too hard these days?), or may think they are coming down with a cold, and just feeling a little bit under the weather. This fatigue may very well be one of the first signs of pregnancy. Also in the first few weeks after conception, the woman might notice other symptoms such as mild cramping, bloating, backaches, or breast tenderness and soreness. However, these symptoms are often attributed to PMS or an upcoming period, so sometimes they are not seen as pregnancy symptoms right off the bat!

Three to four weeks after conception

At around three to four weeks after conception, more obvious pregnancy symptoms should start to show up. The area around a woman’s nipples should be getting darker and increasing in size. She might be experiencing some nausea (which could be morning sickness) or queasiness. Her sense of smell might begin to be altered, and she could be having aversions to some foods or smells. Headaches, dizziness or even fainting spells might occur at around this time, due to increased blood circulation and increasing hormones. She might even begin to gain a little weight, and her bras might start to become a bit tighter. Somewhere around this time, the telltale missed period should show up (or, not show up!), and it should begin to become a bit more obvious that a woman could be pregnant. Once the time for her to start her period has come and gone, a woman should be able to get a accurate result from an at home pregnancy test.

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Lindsey lives in Roselle, Illinois with her husband and son Harry. In between keeping up with a busy toddler, she enjoys blogging about parenting, cooking, crafting at The Accidental Wallflower.

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  • Bilma__M3

    Hi my name Is Bilma me and my husband have been trying to consive for the last 2 years and nothing. I have never been pregnet and my period seems to be long not heavy. I don’t know What can be wrong What should I do or What kind of test should I get done?

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  • empress09

    i am 44, took month #1 and already missed my period baby dust my way.

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  • Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD

    Given that chances of conception may vary from one couple to another, I do recommend that you consult your ObGyn to find out what stops you from conceiving. For you to increase your likelihood of getting pregnant, it is best that you adopt a positive lifestyle, increase sexual intercourse and avoid stress.

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  • Dr. Renee Hanton, MD

    Best of Luck! I do suggest that you take a home pregnancy test 14 days after the first day that you have missed your period for a more reliable result. As soon as you have confirmed your pregnancy, it is best that you start taking prenatal vitamins and folic acid supplements to help prevent miscarriages. Given that you’re 44 years old already, you must be careful with your pregnancy and it is important that you maintain a healthy weight.

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  • leslie

    I’m 17 my last period was on June 25 and my next period was suppose to come last Tuesday it.never did I been having.brownish discharge 3 days.before ovulation and everything I read says implantation bleeding happens 9 days AFTER ovulation could I be pregnant? Also I been really stressing about it could that be why I missed my period ?

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  • Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD

    Implantantion bleeding is one of the earliest signs of pregnancy and it occurs 6-12 days after conception. If you had intercourse a week or two before your spotting happened, then there is a possibilty that you are pregnant. To be sure, you can take a home pregnancy test first thing in the morning 2 weeks after your missed period as it is when your hCG are more concentrated.

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  • Sera

    My periods are very irregular. My last period was in May 2013. I was intimate with my partner six days ago and I’ve seen a pattern in my menstrual cycles (when I do have them) that I usually get my period around the 15th, give or take a day or two. Yesterday was the 15th and I am experiencing lower back pain, tender nipples, some nausea, major cramps in the lower abdomen/pelvic area, fatigue, and very little pinkish, light red bleeding (not enough to cover a pad, just when I wipe). I’m going to wait to see if the bleeding gets heavier because at that point I can confirm it’s just my period. If it doesn’t get heavy and goes away within a couple of days, could it be possible that I am pregnant?

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  • Melissa Folan

    I recently had unprotected sex for the first time on a day that I later found out was my ovulation day. I spotted once the day after but only when I went to the bathroom. 5 days later I bled heavy enough to wear a pad but it wasn’t like my normal period (which wasn’t due for another 10 days and I’m never early or late by more than a day). my period is usually extremely heavy needing the strongest tampon and a pad, very painful, lots of clots and lasting 7-8 days. this bleeding though was bright red, watery, clot and pain free and only lasted 5 days getting less and less and more watery and stringy each day. is there any chance I could be pregnant

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  • Monica Scott, RN

    If you want to know for sure if you are pregnant or not, you may take a pregnancy test two weeks after you miss your period. Take the test on your first morning urine as it contains the highest concentration of hCG (the pregnancy hormone).

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  • Christie

    My periods are pretty regular about 23 days apart…start to start…and usually are about 4 days with very very light on day 5…and i was wondering roughly when would i be ovulating. I have tried 5 different calculators all different dates. My husband and i are trying for our second, first not planned, and well i am lost on the whole trying to find the correct time.

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  • Bela

    Hi. my name is bela and i had sex with my partner and I’m wondering if it is possible for me to get pregnant. But I’m considering the face that I just had my white discharge with pain and a tough smell

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  • Monica Scott, RN

    If you had unprotected sex with your partner then it is possible for you to get pregnant although the discharge with a tough smell and pain could be an infection so it is best that you visit your doctor and have tests done.

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  • Stressing

    I ended my last period around Oct 28th. I had unprotected sex on nov 3, 10, 17. On wed nov 20th, I spotted and thought I was starting my period. I never had any more bleeding. That night and carried through til today I have had nausea, cramping. The week after the 10th, I had to urinate more frequently for several days and felt somewhat nauseaus. I took a blood test thurs 21st and it was negative. I still feel pregnant. Is it possible I got pregnant on any of the 3 days??

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  • Stellina

    Hi.. My name is Stellina and I had unprotected sex with my bf one week ago. My periods were due 2 days back and Ive still not got it! is there any chance that im pregnant??

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  • Delaney

    Hi I was just wondering if you could get pregnant from pre-cum?

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  • Precious

    HI am 19, am confused for i have been spotting for a month or little over. My last official period was the week of oct 21-26. I had sex with my bf on nov 4 & the week after that was when i started spotting, it came a little heavier the week after that then every other day i spotted.I’ve also been extremely tired & oversleeping alot. Am worried that i might be pregnant could this be possible?

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  • Ildy

    Hi my name is ildy, i had a mmc on the 13th November 2013 at 10 weeks bubs didn’t have a heart beat. Had d&c on the 14th November 2013. Went back to anti-natal clinic on the 16th December 2013. To find out the reason for my mmc this was my 3rd and I had a still born. I got no answers at all. My hcg levels were still quite high after 4 weeks anti-natal clinic doctor sent me to have ultra sound and found left over placenta still inside had to have an emergency d&c again. I’ve been trying to get pregnant since my first d&c and nothing’s happening.

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  • Morgan

    If I started my period last month on Dec 25th could I already have any symptoms of pregnancy? The last four days I have been nauseous nonstop and headaches.

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  • Lisa smith

    hi me and my boyfriend had unprotected sex on the 14th day of my 30 day cycle which is one of my most fertile days. We are both young, active and healthy people but we are not ready for a child. so I’m just wondering what the chances are of me being pregnant?

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  • Kat

    considering you should be ovulating very soon to that day, there is a big chance that you could be pregnant. Usually if you have sex two days before ovulation the sperm is there awaiting for the second the egg gets released so it can fertilize it. If it implanted correctly, which should take about the same time as your luteal phase, then you could be pregnant. You dont have to wait two weeks after your missed period to take a test, one week would be fine and should give you a postive result if you pregnant.

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  • Kat

    it really depends on how long your cycle is, it seems a bit early, but anythings possible. If you have a shorter cycle then you have a bigger chance of conceiving earlier on. Everyones body is different. Some will experience symptoms from the moment they conceive due to all of the preparation the bodys doing to have a baby and some wont experience any symptoms at all until well over their missed period. It just depends on you and how well you know your body. Take into account it is the time of the year people tend to be six the most so maybe your coming down with a flu! If you are wishing to conceive I wish you the best. Baby dust to you. :)

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  • may

    i had unprotected sex but he didnt cum nor was he able to put it in me bc i was too small and 2 weeks later i got my period am i pregnant?

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  • asia

    i had unprotected sex but he didnt cum nor was he able to put it in bc i was too small but i got my regularr period. 2 weeks later am i pregnant?

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  • Bella

    I was taking the nuvaring. I took it out and had unprotected sex. Two days later a piece of my lining came out and I started bleeding and then it stopped. Two weeks later I have been having all the symptoms. Is it possible I could still be pregnant even though I was bleeding. Could the lining be brccause of the implantation?

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  • Mery

    Hi I want to see I get pain in my stomc and get gas a lot

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  • Mery

    I’m trying to get pregnet I was ovulation last week I fell with pain in my stomc and im starting to get gas a lot to

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  • Mery

    What does it mean

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  • Hopeful mommy

    Hello,

    I am a week late for my period. I am scared to take a test because I have experienced two ectopic pregnancies previously.. that was however 7 years ago and I haven’t been pregnant since. my periods are pretty normal, but for the past 4-5 months they have been coming early! Last month I even had 2 in one month, but the extra period was lighter and shorter than my normal periods. I think I may be successfully pregnant but don’t want to upset myself and test too early, take a test and it come back negative, or even worse experience another ectopic. I plan to wait another week, but do you think it’s safe considering my medical history?

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  • pokorny 117

    Hi I’m 17 I had sex 2 days before my period started and it has been two weeks after but the thing is that my left ovary has been hurting but my right ovary is swollen. Could I be pregnant?

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  • ScaredandConfused1

    Hi. I am 18 years old, and I don’t know what to do. My bf and I were fooling around when I thought I was finally ready to do it with him. This was the week before my period. He stuck it in without a condom, but he didn’t even go half way in or *** or precum inside me. I keep up with my period and ovulation with an app on my phone, and my cervical mucus has been the right thickness upon approaching my upcoming period. I’ve been stressing about my period coming like I always do, but I’m 2 days late and want to know what the chances of me being pregnant are. I haven’t had ANY signs of pregnancy, but I did start to have cramps located in the lower abdomen where I would have period cramps. I have had no other problems other than my period isn’t coming, and I’m scared out of my mind. Could I be pregnant?

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  • rocky

    Hello,
    Me and my wife had sex during her 4th day of menstruation. We used the pulled out method. after two days of intercourse, she is having continuous pain in her lower abdominal, maybe uterus. Does this show that she is pregnant? what are the chances of pregnancy?

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  • mercedes

    i have very irregular periods, i havent had my period since january . me and my boyfriend are trying now , and ive been diagnosed with pcos since i was 15, i recently this week am taking conceiveasy, and was wondering what are the chances of me getting pregnant ?

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  • Wondering

    Hi, just hoping perhaps before a doctor visit you can shed some light. I had period for 2 days (1 heavy and the next light, which normally I have 5 – 7 day period) and intercourse with hubby few days after and few times in my high fertile week (judging by my calendar). My period not due until another 2 weeks. Last night I vomitted and simply felt sick with food aversions and smells of food in general turned me off eating. Cramping in belly and heavy feeling in lower pelvic region with back pain and now today still turned off food, and feeling not 100%. We have been blessed with a beautiful little girl already and are currently TTC but not sure if its too early for these signs to show as in my last pregnancy my morning sickness did not start until closer to the time my period did not show. Oh and have done preg tests twice, both showing a negative so thats why I think perhaps its too early to tell?!

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  • moses magwai

    i mate with my girlriend on 24th september at this year, she is pregnant now , my question is it for hw long it takes for a woan to get a pregnancy ?

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  • Tay-tay

    Hi, my name is Tay-tay.My friend and I had unprotected sex two weeks ago and now here it is two weeks later…Im vomiting,asthma acting up,got cold symptoms,body hurts really bad especially my back and my stomach is cramping like crazy.Could I be pregnant?

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  • bre

    Hi. my period was the end of October kinda it wad light off an on and I still haven’t started mine. I sometimes get tightness of the lower stomach But I don’t feel a lump like I did when I had my son

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  • kim

    I had AF November 2nd/ 30 day cycle. My periods are regular. I am 22 and me and my boyfriend have been trying to get pregnant for 5 months. I assumed I ovulate on the 15th ng the 2 week count. On November 22nd we had sex and a couple hours later when I used the restroom I wiped and the was very little blood on the tissue.. I wiped about 3 times. Each time less blood. Now I have no more signs of blood. Could that be implantation bleeding. When should I take a test?

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  • kim

    We also had sex on Nov. 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21.

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  • May

    Hi, my bf yesterday tried to penetrate but I pushed him out..I felt a bit of pain but I don’t know if he successfully got in. I allowed him to go through my bum hole and that was where he released although he was wearing a condom. Today I’ve been feeling pains everywhere and feel like throwing up tho I haven’t. My question is can u get pregnant from receiving it from the bum area? And how do I know if he successfully got in me bcos I know that not all women bleed during their first time (I’m a virgin)

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