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There are many symptoms of being pregnant. Browse the thousands of questions in this FAQ for specific ones. The most common symptom is missing your period. Wait for that one and then take a pregnancy test. * missed menstrual period * nausea * extreme fatigue * frequent urination * tender breasts * headache * heartburn * constipation * spotting * feeling faint Please note that pregnancy symptoms differ from woman to woman. while some have few, others have more. A missed cycle can be a sign of pregnancy. It is usually the first indicator, although some women claim to know they are pregnant before they miss a period.

Extreme fatigue can be another indicator of pregnancy, especially if other symptoms are present. A nap a day can help a pregnant woman maintain normal daily activities. Nausea can be a sign that a woman is pregnant. Many women say that they've had nausea up to two weeks before an expected monthly cycle and before any other symptom. Eating crackers before getting out of the bed in the morning can help and eating several smaller meals instead of larger ones can help with nausea.

An increased urge to urinate can be an indicator and usually occurs between 6 to 8 weeks after conception.

= Headaches = Headaches in early pregnancy are a common symptom and begin at about the 6th week. A quick nap can help prevent headaches in a mother-to-be.

Preeclampsia or toxemia can begin with headache and can be dangerous to a pregnant woman. If you are pregnant and have this symptom, be sure to call your health care provider immediately.

Hormonal changes can affect the digestive system and cause constipation. Drinking plenty of water and exercising can help. A pregnant woman should ask her doctor for recommended exercises while pregnant.

Heartburn can be symptom in months 1-9. In months 1-4, heartburn is caused by hormonal changes. In months 5-9, the baby can cause pressure on a pregnant woman's organs. Eating frequent smaller meals and remaining in an upright position at least an hour after eating can help.

In pregnancy, with some fathers-to-be, it is difficult for them to understand the life that is within their mate. It is beneficial for the mother and father to be at the first ultrasound together as it seems to help fathers-to-be form a mental picture when they see movement of their baby on the ultrasound screen. Anticipation soon grows!

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