What Are Early Signs That You Might Be Pregnant?

What Are Early Signs That You Might Be Pregnant?

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When it comes to being pregnant, you don’t have to wait until your missed period to start looking for signs of pregnancy. There are many different signs of pregnancy that occur very early, and you can spot them if you know what to look out for. Read on for more. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Cramping and Spotting

A few days after conception, the embryo will implant itself into the uterine wall. When the egg implants in the uterine lining, it can cause cramping and some light spotting. This is sometimes known as implantation bleeding, and is much lighter than a normal period. The cramps, while they might resemble menstrual cramps, are also mild.

Vaginal Discharge

Besides a small bit of implantation bleeding, a woman might notice an increase in milky white discharge coming from her vagina during very early pregnancy. This is due to an increase in the thickness of the uterine wall, which begins to occur almost immediately after conception. As long as the discharge doesn’t burn, itch, or have an unpleasant smell, it can be considered a normal part of pregnancy.


Morning sickness really is one of the most common symptoms of pregnancy, especially early pregnancy. A pregnant woman’s hormone levels can slow the rate of which her stomach empties. This can contribute to the reason she might feel nauseous.

Plus, all of those increased hormone levels can simply leave a woman feeling a little out of whack. Some women have to deal with the dreaded morning sickness (which can really happen any time of day) throughout their whole pregnancy.

Breast Changes

One of the first things that a pregnant woman might notice is changes relating to her breasts. The breasts will become tender, swollen and sometimes even tingly. They will start to feel heavier and fuller as well. The areolas, or the skin around the nipple, will begin to increase in size and will become a darker color.


Fatigue can be felt as quickly as one week into pregnancy.This is because once fertilization occurs, the body goes into overdrive and begins to work very hard. This can wear a woman out quickly. Also, high levels of progesterone which are present during early pregnancy can contribute to the extreme fatigue and tiredness.

Missed Period

The most obvious pregnancy symptom usually occurs a few weeks after conception has occurred. That is usually when a woman experiences her first missed period. Some women know exactly when their period is supposed to occur, and these woman can know they are pregnant before other women. However, some women who might have irregular periods may not realize they are pregnant until later.

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by Maureen Stephens, BS, RN
Ms. Stephens has spent over twenty years in the healthcare world, specializing in obstretical and medical/surgical nursing. She joined ConceiveEasy as she has a strong interest in educating and empowering women and promoting fertility awareness.