Early Signs of Pregnancy

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Are you trying to conceive or wondering if you could be pregnant?

These are the early signs of pregnancy before you get your Big Fat Positive:

Breast Tenderness

You may experience breast tenderness as early as two weeks after conception. your breasts may feel fuller or heavier.

Implantation Bleeding

Sometimes you may experience a small amount of spotting or vaginal bleeding, this happens when the fertilized egg attaches itself to the uterus lining about 10-14 days after fertilization.


In early pregnancy, you may get headaches because of increased blood circulation triggered by hormonal changes.


An increase in progesterone may cause food to pass slowly through the intestines. This may cause bloating and constipation.

Mood swings

Hormonal changes may make your mood change. You may get emotional or weepy.


Due to increased levels of progesterone, you may feel constantly tired and fatigued.

Nausea with or without vomiting

Some women experience morning sickness that strikes at any time of the day. Rising levels of oestrogen causes nausea. Heightened sense of smell, so various smells may trigger nausea.

Food aversions and cravings

Food cravings are common during pregnancy, you may find yourself liking certain foods and hating specific foods.

Missed Period

The most obvious sign of pregnancy is a missed period. This is when a woman starts searching for other pregnancy symptoms.

Besides all these symptoms , a pregnancy test will confirm whether you are pregnant or not. Most of the pregnancy symptoms are the same with signs that a period is coming.