Symptoms of Early Pregnancy
These are common early symptoms of pregnancy.
However, everyone experiences pregnancy differently. Not everyone
will have all these symptoms. The only way to know for sure is to
see a doctor. You can start the process
by calling 1-888-LIFE AID. Free pregnancy test kits are available
and we can refer you to a doctor for medical help. The following
is a brief summary of common symptoms.
About eight days after conception the unborn
child begins to implant itself into the uterine wall. The
process can take up to day 14. Some women experience
spotting as well as some cramping.
Delay/Difference in Menstruation
When you become pregnant, your next period
should be missed. Many women, however, bleed while they are pregnant,
but typically the bleeding will be shorter or lighter than a normal
Starting as early as 1-2 weeks after conception,
many women notice changes in their breasts. They will be tender
to the touch, sore or swollen.
Darkening of Areolas
If you are pregnant, the skin around your
nipples may get darker.
This symptom can also start as early as the
first week after conception.
Probably the most well-known symptom, nausea
will often show up between 2-8 weeks after conception. Some women
are fortunate to not deal with morning sickness at all, while others
will feel nauseous through most of their pregnancy.
Dull backaches may be present throughout
the entire pregnancy.
The sudden rise of hormones in your body
can cause you to have headaches early in pregnancy.
Around 6-8 weeks after conception, you may
find yourself making a few extra trips to the bathroom.
While you may not have a strong desire to
eat pickles and ice cream, many women do feel certain food cravings
while they are pregnant.
Remember, the only way to know for sure whether
you are pregnant is through a pregnancy test. Call us at 1-888-LIFE AID
and we will refer you to a counselor nearest you who can provide
you with a free pregnancy test kit.
The information found on this site is for
educational purposes only and is not meant for diagnosis or treatment.
For specific medical advice, diagnosis, and treatment, consult your