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Check For These Ten Early Symptoms Indicating You Might Be Pregnant

by | January 28, 2019

Wondering if that slight twinge or cramping could be an early sign of pregnancy? Not sure of whether to take the test yet? Check this list of ten early symptoms indicating you might be pregnant.

If you’re trying to conceive, every slight change in your body can send you into an anxious mess. Every twinge and cramp can leave you counting the days until you can take a pregnancy test. What are the first signs of early pregnancy? Every woman is different. Some women may experience all of these signs, and some may have just a few and others may have none at all.

Ten Early Symptoms Indicating You Might Be Pregnant
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Ten Early Symptoms Indicating You Might Be Pregnant

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Ten Early Symptoms Indicating You Might Be Pregnant

Here is a list of the most common symptoms of early pregnancy.

Sore Breasts

Are your boobs really sore and tender? Do you flinch every time your arm barely sweeps across them? Sore boobs and nipples can be an early sign of pregnancy. PMS can also cause it, but if it doesn’t go away after a few days, you could be pregnant. This is one of the most common of all the other ten early symptoms indicating you might be pregnant.

Darkening Nipples

This is how I knew I was pregnant every time — big, HUGE, dark nipples. You may also see lots of veins in your boobs and little bumps around your nipples.

Cramping

Mild cramping can be one of the early signs of pregnancy. The cramping shouldn’t be severe, though, so contact your healthcare provider if you’re doubled over in pain, if you feel a sharp pain on one side, or if you’re experiencing bleeding.

Spotting

Some light brown or pink spotting a week before you’re due for your period could actually be implantation bleeding. This is when the fertilized egg burrows into the lining of the uterus. Not every woman experiences implantation bleeding.

Fatigue

Are you walking around like a zombie? Maybe you’re about to be a Mombie. Extreme exhaustion and fatigue are one of the toughest pregnancy symptoms to cope with. Especially if you have a high-stress job or are trying to run around after toddlers. Rest when you can, it should go away in three months, maybe.

Frequent Urination

Are you running to the bathroom every five minutes? Frequent urination can be a sure sign of early pregnancy. So if you do find yourself spending more time on the pot than in your office chair, you could be pregnant.

Missed Period

Well, this one is kind of a no-brainer. If your period is regular and you realize after a few days that it hasn’t arrived yet, it’s probably time to take a test.

Morning Sickness and Heightened Sense of Smell

Yet another of my telltale symptoms. If you find yourself nauseous and turned off by certain smells all the time, you could be pregnant. I don’t know why it’s called “morning sickness.” It should be called “all damn day sickness.”

Food Cravings and/or Aversions

Do you all of a sudden find yourself NEEDING pickles and mashed potatoes at every meal? That was my craving anyway. If you find yourself craving certain foods all the time, you could be pregnant. There’s a flip side to this coin. Is hummus your favorite thing on earth? Do you find yourself wanting to vomit at the sheer thoughts of it now? You could be pregnant. Sudden aversions to food could also be a sign of pregnancy.

Bloating

This is another one that happened to me every time. It worsened with each pregnancy too. Do you look like you just ate everything in your pantry? Progesterone relaxes the muscles in your body, including your GI tract. Slowing down your metabolism, therefore causing gas and bloating.

If you think you may be pregnant, please talk with your healthcare provider.

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Julie Nealon

Associate Editor, New York USA | Contactable via [email protected]

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