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.

Implantation Bleeding

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 period.

Swollen/Tender Breasts

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.

Nausea/Morning Sickness

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.

Frequent Urination

Around 6-8 weeks after conception, you may find yourself making a few extra trips to the bathroom.

Food Cravings

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 doctor.