The Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy This is a favorite question of everyone who is trying to get pregnant and a good question. There are many signs and symptoms of pregnancy. I'll try to cover a lot of them here. Missed Period This is probably one of the more reliable signs of pregnancy. Although some women will experience implantation bleeding about the time of their period, it is usually lighter and/or shorter than their normal period. This is why you are asked for the first day of your last normal period. There are even a few women who will have period throughout their pregnancy, although this is rare, it does happen. If you've been planning for pregnancy, the day that you expect your period is probably well marked in your mind. It is the official day that you can take a home pregnancy test. These tests measure the levels of hCG (hormone secreted during pregnancy) in your urine. The amount of urine each test can detect varies widely. The amount of hormone each woman secret may also vary, but not as widely. The better tests on the market will measure 25-50 mIUs of hCG, which is usually the amount found in urine between the 4th and 5th weeks of pregnancy. The levels of hCG in your urine and blood will be different. First morning urine will always contain the highest concentration of hCG. However, most tests do not require that you use first morning urine. You can help better your chances of having enough hCG in your urine by waiting four hours after you last urinated to take the test. This will allow hCG to build up in your urine. These tests rarely give false results. A negative answer that is later revealed to be a pregnancy is usually the result of the test being performed too early. A positive that later turns out the woman is not pregnant is usually a very early miscarriage. Talk to your practitioner if you have questions about your pregnancy tests and consider calling the toll-free number provided by the test manufacturer. Blood tests are the most accurate and can be performed 7-10 days post-ovulation. Morning Sickness This lovely affliction affects many pregnant women, but by no means all. It's estimated that only 50% of women will experience morning sickness. It is not very well named either. Any variation of sickness is applicable. Some women are sick only in the night, some are sick all day, other women it comes and goes with its own pattern. There is also a difference in whether it's merely a queasy feeling or actual vomiting. Some women will actually have a severe form of morning sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum. This can lead to dehydration and other problems. Breast Soreness Ouch! Don't touch that! Breast tenderness is experienced by many women, both during pregnancy and prior to their periods. This usually goes away during the second trimester, or it may be experienced as a heighten sensitivity. This can be a good thing for some women. Or you can do what I did: poke your breasts so often to check for tenderness that you can't decide if you caused the tenderness or not. Headaches Headaches are more common in pregnancy due to the changes in hormones. This may be a pregnancy symptom, but it is not necessarily a pregnancy sign. There are many things that could cause this, including stress. Bloating Some women do begin to bloat nearly immediately. Again, this is a symptom of pregnancy, but not necessarily a sign. There are also women who will have bloating prior to a period. Vaginal Discharge Vaginal discharge, without itching or burning, may be a sign of pregnancy. The cervix is building your mucous plug to block the opening of the cervix to help protect your baby from infections, etc. You might notice a slight increase in vaginal secretions. Again, it's shouldn't smell, burn or itch. These would be signs of infection that would require proper medical treatment. Sorting it all out As I said before some women will sail through pregnancy with never a problem, while others seem to have it all. There are many things you can do to ease these symptoms of early pregnancy (and the later ones too!). Most of these will disappear by the early portion of your second trimester. The only time you should be concerned about disappearing symptoms is when they suddenly stop before the 10th week of pregnancy. This may be nothing, or it could indicate a problem with the pregnancy. Hang in there!
Pregnancy is different for everyone. Some women have no symptoms at all, and some have all the symptoms at once, it completely normal.
No. You will get pregnancy symptoms. It is impossible not to get pregnancy symptoms. Yes, you can be pregnant and have no symptoms at all. Haven't you seen that tv show "Pregnant and didn't know it?"
Every woman is different. So are her experiences of pregnancy. Not every woman has the same symptoms or even the same symptoms from one pregnancy to the next. A pregnant woman could have all symptoms, or maybe have only one or two.
Go to your doctor.
What is a timeline for pregnancy symptoms
If you get pregnancy symptoms, take a pregnancy test
Birth control medication does cause pregnancy symptoms. But yes you can have pregnancy symptoms and be pregnant.
Yes, they can as every pregnancy is different.
Yes you could, you get all the symptoms of a normal pregnancy.
I want to know the same exact thing! im having all the symptoms but the pregnancy test said no?
That all depends on what your symptoms are. Some come and go where as some will stay with you throughout your pregnancy.
They were symptoms of my pregnancy, but just because you're experiencing these symptoms does not mean that you are pregnant. They can also be symptoms of being overly stressed which can also affect your period. Well heartburn is definatley a symptom of pregnancy. As you do not get heartburn from stress! Actually all those symptoms are a symptom of pregnancy.
Yes, you can spot during one pregnancy and not the next. There is a long list of pregnancy symptoms and though some women feel they suffer from everyone, others claim to have no pregnancy symptoms at all.
you can have pregnancy symptoms as early as 3 weeks!
You'll be bloated is all.
Symptoms of pregnancy are a positive pregnancy test and missing period. If you have other symptoms, see your health care provider.
A pseudo pregnancy is when a woman goes through all the symptoms of being pregnant, but is not pregnant at all. It is usually known as a "phantom pregnancy."
Symptoms of pregnancy on NuvaRing are absent periods and positive pregnancy test.
You might do. You might be more tired if you have 2 other children to look after. Or you might have no symptoms at all. I had every symptom going early on with my first (one child) then had no early symptoms at all with my second pregnancy (twins). I didn't have third pregnancy but 2 were enough to show me that they are all different.
It is highly unlikely that there will be any symptoms at all three days after conception.
Hi, Yes these are pregnancy symptoms but there also symptoms of a tummy upset. If your period is late, do a pregnancy test to find out for sure.
yes it would be called a phantom pregnancy
stop worrying! If you are bleeding, very low chance of pregnancy