12 Early Symptoms
Tender, swollen breasts
Your breasts may provide one of the first symptoms of pregnancy. As early as two weeks after conception, hormonal changes can make your breasts tender, tingly or sore. They may also feel fuller and heavier.
Darkening & bumpy areolas
Not only your breasts might be tender, but your areolas may be getting darker. You may also notice the growing bumps on your areolas. These bumps are actually glands that produce oils to lubricate your nipples and areolas while the baby is suckling. This is a sign of your body to plan ahead. in fact.
Fatigue also ranks high among early symptoms of pregnancy. During early pregnancy, soaring levels of the hormone progesterone can cause you to feel unusually tired. If it happens to you, don’t be annoyed by it, take a good rest and relax.
Spotting or cramping
Sometimes a small amount of spotting or vaginal bleeding is one of the first symptoms of pregnancy. It is usually called implantation bleeding. It happens when the fertilized egg attaches to the lining of the uterus. Such type of bleeding is usually a bit earlier, spottier and lighter in color than a normal period and lasts for several days. If yours lasts longer than one week, or bleeding more than spotting. Call your care provider to examine your body because it may be caused by other issues and you may need to take some pills to stop bleeding.
Nausea with or without vomiting
Nausea or vomiting can occur at any time of the day. They may begin very early - two or three weeks after conception. But most likely it begins around week 6. This is one of the classic symptoms of pregnancy. It is caused by the change of hormone, as well as your heightened sense of smell towards foods, perfume, odors, smoke, etc.
You might find yourself turning up your nose at certain foods due to the change of hormone. You may find the food you like to eat before suddenly becoming disgusting. You will be more sensitive to the surrounding odors than the others, and easily offended.
You may surprisingly find that you have to pee with higher frequency than before! Don’t worry, it’s not because your kidneys have a problem. It is caused by an increase in blood volume, meaning more fluid going through your kidneys to your bladder. This pregnancy scene fairly appears early about 2-3 weeks after conception.
Headaches and dizziness
Hormonal changes may trigger mild headaches. Dehydration and not getting enough sleep can also contribute to the frequency of headaches. Besides, as your blood vessels dilate and your blood pressure drops, you may feel lightheaded or dizzy.
The flood of hormones in early pregnancy can make you unusually emotional and weepy. If you are not feeling well or not getting enough sleep, those may be part of the issue. Let your care provider know if your or your family have concerns about your mood.
If you have been using a body thermometer to track your first morning temperature, you may notice that it rises around 1 degree when you conceive and continues to stay elevated throughout your pregnancy.
The bloated feeling can creep up on you very early in a pregnancy. Though it may be difficult to differentiate between a pre-period bloat and a pregnancy bloat.
This is the most reliable sign of pregnancy. If your period is late, do a pregnancy test!