Pregnancy signs
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Are you pregnant? Most likely any of the women will skip any symptoms until about the time she misses one menstrual period — or a week or two later to the due date has gone. If the woman is not keeping track of her menstrual cycle or if it differs widely from one month to the coming one, she might not be sure when to expect her menses. But if she starts experiencing some of the symptoms mentioned as pregnancy signs — not all women have them all — and she has not had a period for a while, she can very well be pregnant. It is therefore, advisable to take a home pregnancy test finding out for sure! Within two weeks of conception, the hormonal changes trigger mother’s body to begin nourishing the baby that is even before pregnancy test and a physical examination can detect the pregnancy. Here are some of the most common physical changes that are seen in pregnant woman as described in medical texts

Bleeding due to implantation: Implantation bleeding could be one of the earliest pregnancy signs. About 6-12 days after being conceived, the embryo implants itself into the uterine walls and hence, many women might experience spotting as well as some cramps in the pelvic/lower abdomen region.

Other conditions could be actual menses, altered menses, changes in birth control pills, infections, or abrasion from coitus.

Delayed/altered menstrual cycle:

A delayed or missed menses is the one of the most common pregnancy signs that leads a woman to test for pregnancy and when she becomes pregnant, her next menses should be missed. Many women can bleed during their pregnancies, but ideally the bleeding will be lighter or lesser as compared to the normal menses.

Other conditions could be severe weight gain/loss, tiredness, hormone problem, tension, distress, sudden stopping to take the birth control pills, or breast-feeding.

Sore/enlarged breasts:

Swollen or tender breasts are a pregnancy symptom that might begin as early as 1-2 weeks after being conceived. Women might notice changes in the breasts; they might be sore to the touch, tender, or enlarged.

Other conditions could be hormonal imbalance, birth control pill; impending menstruation (PMS) can also give rise to the breasts to get swollen or tender.


Feeling exhausted or more tired is one of the pregnancy signs that can also start as early as the first week after being conceived.

Other conditions could be distress, debilitation, depression, common colds or flu-like feeling, or other illnesses might also leave the woman feeling exhausted or tired.

Nausea/Morning sickness:

These are far-familiar pregnancy signs that will often come up between 2-8 weeks after being conceived. Some of the women are fortunate not dealing with morning sickness at all, while others might feel nauseous for most of their pregnancy period.

Other conditions could be food poisoning, distress, or other stomach problems can also cause the woman to feel queasy.


Lower backache might be one of the pregnancy signs that occur early in pregnancy; however, it is common to have a dull backache for the entire pregnancy period.

Other conditions include impending menstruation, distress, other spine problems, and physical or mental strains.


All of the sudden rise of hormones in the woman’s body might cause her to have headache early in pregnancy.

Other conditions include dehydration, caffeine withdrawals, impending menses, eyestrain, or other ailments can be the causative factors of frequent or chronic headache.

Frequent Micturation:

Around 6-8 weeks after being conceived, the woman might find herself making a few extra visits to the bathroom.

Other conditions for this may include urinary tract infection, diabetes mellitus, increased liquid intake, or taking too many diuretic drugs.

Darkening of Areolas:

If the woman is pregnant, the skin around her nipples will get darker.

Other conditions can be hormonal imbalance not related to pregnancy or might be a unexpended effects from any previous pregnancies.

Different Cravings for the taste

While the woman might not have a strong desire eating pizzas and ice cream, many women will feel cravings for the foods during their pregnancies. This can last throughout the entire pregnancy period.

Other conditions could be a poor diet, lack of a certain nutrients, distress, depression, or impending menses.

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