Bookmark This Complete List of Pregnancy Symptoms, and If You’re Expecting, CONGRATS!
A missed period is one of the most obvious pregnancy symptoms and perhaps the most well-known. Pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg burrows into the lining of the uterus. This signals the uterus to stop shedding its lining of blood each month. The blood instead begins to nourish the growing baby. However, it may not be the first indication you are pregnant. Some women experience sporadic menstrual periods, so a missed period might not be an accurate sign of pregnancy. Read on to find out some symptoms that might arrive first!
1. Sensitive, swollen, or tender breasts
An increase in hormones can cause your breasts to become swollen and sore as early as a week after conception. That is even before most pregnancy tests will show positive results!
In the first several weeks of pregnancy your baby is growing and changing at an astonishing rate. Where is it getting the fuel and energy to do this? From your body. Between this and the hormones that have flooded your system, you may feel very tired.
3. Increased urination
Feel like you have to pee every seven minutes? Blame those pregnancy hormones again!
4. Morning sickness
Another “classic” pregnancy symptom that may show up as early as a few weeks after conception. Although many women feel ill in the morning, pregnancy nausea can occur any time during the day (or night!).
5. Food aversion
Closely related to pregnancy nausea, food aversion is very common in the first trimester of pregnancy. Some women report feelings of nausea or revulsion even towards foods they usually enjoy.
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6. Increased appetite