Pregnancy Tests
Periods while Pregnant
Conditions and Diseases
Pregnancy Health and Safety (Prenatal Care)
Spotting While Pregnant
Periods and Conception
Women's Health
Morning Sickness
Fetal Movement
Showing During Pregnancy
Cramping During Pregnancy
Back Neck and Spine
Discharge During Pregnancy
Fetal Development
Breast Health
Back Neck and Spinal Pain

Pregnancy Symptoms

Questions and answers about the signs and symptoms that a woman experiences during pregnancy.

Asked in Pregnancy Symptoms, Periods while Pregnant, Symptoms

What are some symptoms of being pregnant?

First of all you should spend a few dollars and get a home pregnancy test to illuminate any doubt. 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. You missed your 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...
Asked in Pregnancy, Pregnancy Symptoms, Pregnancy Tests

How long does it take to find out you're pregnant?

It takes about a month. If you read the pregnancy test it says that the month after you think you conceived is when you can test yourself, and the result will probably be more definite. A pregnancy test will give an accurate result 3 weeks after sex. 14 weeks after intercourse is the most accurate date for determining pregnancy with a home pregnancy test. ...
Asked in Pregnancy, Pregnancy Symptoms, Pregnancy Tests

How long does it take to find out if you are pregnant?

A pregnancy test will give an accurate result 3 weeks after sex.
Asked in Pregnancy Symptoms, Periods while Pregnant, Spotting While Pregnant

Is spotting during pregnancy normal?

Spotting During Pregnancy Here are opinions and stories from some contributors: Please note that if spotting does occur, it could sometimes be a miscarriage but also is a common thing during early pregnancy. The best advice is to call the doctor. If it is a miscarriage, there is nothing that can be done to save the baby before 20 weeks of pregnancy. Drink plenty of fluids and keep your feet up. Remember, only your doctor knows for sure. I was nine weeks into...
Asked in Pregnancy Symptoms, Migraine Headaches, Cramping During Pregnancy

Is cramping an early sign of pregnancy?

Yes, cramping *without bleeding* can be an early sign of pregnancy. Below, several women tell their personal experience with cramping and pregnancy: Cramping can be a sign of implantation, which occurs very early in pregnancy. Also, your uterus gets crampy as things start growing! If your period is late, it's time to test. Yes, cramping can be a normal sign of pregnancy. I asked my doctor about it and he said it is the body's way of preparing for the baby. It could be....
Asked in Pregnancy Symptoms, Spotting While Pregnant, Cramping During Pregnancy

Is brown spotting common in early pregnancy?

Sometimes spotting is harmless, but sometimes it's a sign of something more serious. Here is some advice from women who've been there - and some of their firsthand experiences, too. Don't panic! First find out what's going on with your body. Go test your hcg levels, even if it means going to the ER. I just had a miscarriage in January (1st pregnancy) and I just found out I'm pregnant again (4 months later) about a week and a half ago. Well, 4...
Asked in Pregnancy Symptoms, Periods while Pregnant, Periods and Conception

Could a short period mean you might be pregnant?

Maybe you are not pregnant since you already had your period for 3 days. Your shorter cycle and the symptoms you are feeling now could have been triggered by stress or maybe some sort of hormonal imbalance. But of course it's still important for you to see your doctor just to make sure. There are a few occurrences wherein the menses would occur and find out later on that she is pregnant. You could still be pregnant. It runs in my...
Asked in Pregnancy Symptoms, Ectopic Pregnancy

What are the symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy?

Ectopic pregnancies occur when the embryo attaches someplace other than inside the uterus. This often happens inside one or the other Fallopian tube (NOT both), and is thus called a "tubal pregnancy", although any place outside the uterus is ecotopic. Ectopic pregnancies are usually unknown until suddenly, the woman feels deathly sick with severe lower belly pain. Ectopic pregnancies are life threatening emergencies; a woman can die from internal bleeding without immediate surgery. Ectopic pregnancy is 100% fatal for a fetus--it will not survive....
Asked in Pregnancy Symptoms, Menstruation, Vital Signs, Symptoms

What are the symptoms right before your period?

Reasons for Menstrual Period Symptoms Studies indicate that almost 80% women suffer the effects of menstrual discomforts. The world over women experience some typical symptoms of menstrual period flow. But we first need to know the mechanics behind the activity to understand why these symptoms appear and what makes them such a problem. Every month a woman's ovaries release one egg into her uterus. This egg stays there , waiting to be fertilized, and after a few days, is discharged from the uterus...
Asked in Pregnancy, Pregnancy Symptoms, Pregnancy Tests

If your test is negative and you have your period can you still be pregnant?

Period delay isn't a definite sign of pregnancy. Lots of things can cause a period to be late. I am normally a very regular person and I have been late the last two months. If you are still unsure, take a home pregnancy test and find out for sure. In the first couple of weeks-you can experience a multitude of symptoms such as light-headedness, nausea, sore breasts, more than normal vaginal discharge, sensitivity to smell, period-like cramping, light spotting also known as "implantation...
Asked in Pregnancy Symptoms, Cervix During Pregnancy

Is cervical mucus an early sign of pregnancy?

Cervical mucus could be early pregnancy discharge. But it could also be: Normal vaginal discharge. Yeast infection discharge. Ovulation discharge. Here is more input from WikiAnswers Contributors: I remember seeing that thick stuff that looked like snot on my tissue and thinking, "What is this?" I certainly experienced that stuff during my two pregnancies. I had a doomed pregnancy a few months ago with a miscarriage at only about 6 weeks, and I did have the same excess of "snotty" discharge. I am now confirmed pregnant...
Asked in Pregnancy Symptoms, Periods while Pregnant

If you are spotting before your period could you be pregnant?

One common cause of spotting several days before a period is low progesterone. Progesterone helps to maintain the uterine lining for pregnancy, and when progesterone levels drop, the menstrual cycle occurs. Progesterone-deficient women will see spotting several days to a week before their period is due. This can affect fertility and in some cases causes miscarriage. You can discover more about spotting in recommended link above. Spotting can happen while you are pregnant, so take a pregnancy test or visit your doctor to...
Asked in Pregnancy Symptoms, Symptoms, Morning Sickness

How soon do you get morning sickness after becoming pregnant?

This information is from health care professionals and groups such as Mayo Clinic, and should be used as a point of reference or as a generality, because each pregnancy is unique: Morning sickness is a symptom some women feel during early pregnancy. It starts after conception which may or may not occur after unprotected intercourse. So, first confirm that you are pregnant by using a home pregnancy test, and if positive, make an appointment for a health care professional to confirm those...
Asked in Pregnancy Symptoms, Symptoms

Can pregnancy symptoms start a week after intercourse?

In most cases, it is not possible to start having symptoms so early, since it takes the female body about two weeks to produce the HCG (pregnancy) hormone that make you feel pregnancy symptoms. However, every woman is different. Following are several opinions and experiences on this issue from contributors. Please visit the discussion page if you would like to add to the discussion on this topic. Experiences from contributors Many women begin noticing slight symptoms within a day or two of...
Asked in Pregnancy, Pregnancy Symptoms, Spotting While Pregnant

What does early pregnancy discharge look like?

I dont know about everyone else but, when I was pregnant (at what must have been 4-5 weeks) it felt like my period was going to come at any time. Kept waiting.... And at about 4 days- 1 week after I had been excpecting my period, I got a positive pregnancy test. In the weeks before, and leading up to this point, I had the same type of cervical mucus you would expect before you got your period. Also my cervix...
Asked in Pregnancy, Pregnancy Symptoms, Ectopic Pregnancy

Is feeling bloated an early symptom of pregnancy?

Feeling Bloated as a Symptom Yes, bloating can be a symptom of pregnancy. Here is advice and input from others: I have a situation similar to yours. I have started what I think is my period. I spotted yesterday and then during the evening yesterday it progressed to more of a period. It still is not the normal color my periods are. Anyway, I have been feeling very bloated. You could still be pregnant. Every woman's body is different. That's why it's so frustrating...
Asked in Pregnancy Health and Safety (Prenatal Care), Pregnancy Symptoms, Cervix During Pregnancy

Where should the cervix be in early pregnancy?

During ovulation the cervix is soft, high,open and wet. Around the time of menstruation the cervix is low and hard. I've heard OB/GYNs making this analogy when referring to a pregnant vs. non-pregnant cervix: A non-pregnant cervix feels like a hard, unripe piece of fruit, while a pregnant cervix is more like an almost over-ripe plum. It becomes very tender and engorged with blood, especially early on in pregnancy.In the early stages of pregnancy you may notice that your cervix will rise...
Asked in Pregnancy Symptoms, Fetal Development, Braxton Hicks Contractions

What are possible alternative causes for Chadwicks sign Hegars sign Goodells sign Braxton Hicks or Ballottement?

Ballottement indicates an increase of fluid over the patella at the knee joint - this has more to do with an injury or infection and nothing to do with pregnancy. Braxton Hicks or practice contractions are uterine contractions not usually felt until the second trimester or third trimester of pregnancy - the only cause of Braxton Hicks is pregnancy. Chadwick's sign is a bluish discoloration of the cervix, vagina, and labia caused by the hormone estrogen, its presence is an early sign of...
Asked in Pregnancy Symptoms, Symptoms, Morning Sickness

What are the symptoms of morning sickness besides nausea and vomiting?

The term "Morning Sickness" usually refers to the nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy. Up to 75% of pregnant women have morning sickness to varying degrees, usually occurring within the first three months of pregnancy. It is called "Morning Sickness" even though it can happen any time of the day or the night, it most often occurs when first waking in the morning. Sometimes weakness, feeling shaky, excessive salivation, heightened sense of smell, feeling faint or sweaty and clammy accompanies the nausea....
Asked in Pregnancy Health and Safety (Prenatal Care), Pregnancy Symptoms, Discharge During Pregnancy

Is discharge in early pregnancy normal?

Vaginal Discharge A thin, milky, mild-smelling discharge is normal throughout pregnancy. The medical term for this is leukorrhea. It is very similar to the discharge that many women have prior to their menstrual periods. Since it increases until you reach full-term and may become rather heavy, some women are more comfortable wearing panty liners. Do not use tampons, which could introduce unwanted bacterium into the vagina. Aside from being bad for your hygienic standards (and probably your partner's particularly during oral sex), this kind of discharge...
Asked in Pregnancy Symptoms, Conditions and Diseases

Can yeast infections be a sign of pregnancy?

Well, I just positive today and have had a yeast infection for the last three. I have had five pregnancies (2 ended in miscarriage) and every time I got a yeast infection just days before testing positive. Other than pregnancy I have had two infections, both at the end of taking antibiotics. However, for pregnancy, it is just a coincidence. On my first pregnancy, I had a yeast infection, I thought it was the reason I wasn't having my period. Well, my...
Asked in Pregnancy Symptoms, Conditions and Diseases, Cramping During Pregnancy, Diarrhea

Are diarrhea and period-like cramping signs of pregnancy?

No. Both are not signs of pregnancy. You do the urine pregnancy to diagnose the pregnancy. You do the ultrasound examination to to confirm the duration of the pregnancy. That will also confirm the location of the pregnancy inside the uterus. ( At times it can be in the fallopian tube.) ...
Asked in Pregnancy Symptoms, Pregnancy Tests, Pregnancy - hCG Levels, Ovulation

Does a missed period mean no ovulation occurred?

if you have missed one period it doesnt mean no ovulation or pregnant you could be lat starting but if you still havent started after a few days of when your period should of started go to your doctor your pharmicest and take a pregnancy test because you could be pregnant. ...
Asked in Pregnancy Symptoms

How can you tell if you are pregnant?

The best way to tell if you are pregnant is to see your doctor and have him examine you. A quick way to check is to use an over the counter home pregnancy test that you can buy at any pharmacy, but those should not be trusted 100%. The majority of pregnancy tests check for the presence of hCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin) in the urine of patients. hCG is produced following implantation of the growing 'egg' into the wall of the uterus,...
Asked in Pregnancy Symptoms

Do you have less discharge when pregnant?

Usually, discharge increases during pregnancy but some women do experience less discharge. ...