Pregnancy tests can give an accurate indication of pregnancy. However, there are also signs and symptoms of pregnancy which can be good indicators. This infographic covers the most common and well-known pregnancy symptoms.
Early Signs That You Might Be Pregnant
- Swollen Breasts
Within two weeks of conception, the breasts begin to change their composition to prepare for the child.
- Lower Back Pain
Back pain with soreness, stiffness, and pain generally starts early and gets worse until you give birth.
- Frequent Urination
You can visit the bathroom more during 6 – 8 weeks after conception
- Craving For Food
You might feel craving (or aversion) for certain foods that will last until you give birth.
- Basal Body Temperature
A pregnant woman’s core body temperature will often rise, so a rising body temperature can be an early sign of pregnancy.
- Feeling Tired (Fatigue)
If you are feeling tired, even if you seem to be getting enough sleep, this could be an early indication of pregnancy.
- Missed Menstruation Period
If you do have a regular cycle, this could be one of the first symptoms of being pregnant.
- Morning Sickness
Between the first two and eight weeks of pregnancy, you may notice a feeling of or you may feel as if you are just getting sick.
- Mood Swings & Stress
You can experience feelings of heightened emotions or crying spells due to changes in your hormone levels.
Getting headaches is a common symptom during the first trimester. Managing headaches is especially tricky in the first trimester when you should avoid many medicines.
- Implantation Bleeding
The slight bleeding you may experience when the embryo first implants itself into the uterus. This can happen between six and twelve days after the conception occurs.