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Very Early Signs Of Pregnancy - Do You Know The 10 Pregnancy Signs?

by Olinda Rola |
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Very early signs of pregnancy - are there 10 pregnancy signs? Yes, there are signs that indicate very early that you are pregnant. Some women will experience one or two of them, others will have several of the very early signs of pregnancy.

Once you have conceived, it will take about a week for the fertilized egg to implant in the uterus. As implantation happens, it is now possible to experience one or more of the 10 pregnancy signs and begin to know you are pregnant. Around this time, hormone levels begin to change, and the body reacts to these new hormone levels.

Here are 10 pregnancy signs:

Light Spotting

If you have conceived, spotting can happen when implantation occurs before your menstrual period should begin. Pregnancy bleeding from implantation is pinkish or brownish and not heavy. A normal menstrual flow should begin light, become heavy, then taper off again before ending.

More Frequent Urination

Urinating more often is one of the very early signs of pregnancy. Many women experience more frequent urination even before a missed period, usually from about 7-12 days after the temperature rise at ovulation. The changes in hormone levels produced by implantation of the embryo, especially the hormone "human chorionic gonadotropin" (hCG), cause more frequent urination.

Elevated Basal Body Temperature

It is normal to have an increase in basal body temperature at ovulation. Your basal body temperature staying elevated after ovulation is completed and remaining elevated through when your period should begin can be one of the very early signs of pregnancy.

Missing a Menstrual Period

A missed period is one of the obvious 10 pregnancy signs. However, you can miss a period for other reasons including illness, stress, hormone imbalance and reactions to foods or medications. If your menstrual cycle normally occurs very regularly, missing a period can be a sign.

Fatigue

Lack of energy as one of the very early signs of pregnancy may be hard to distinguish from other kinds of exhaustion. Feeling tired is related to the change in hormones in the body, which usually disappears as the body adjusts to the new hormone levels.

Cramping

The uterus can contract often and regularly. Moving around, exercise and orgasm all can trigger uterine cramping in early pregnancy.

Morning Sickness - Nausea

Morning sickness is the name given to feeling nauseated when pregnant. Of the 10 pregnancy signs, only about half of pregnant women experience nasea, and feeling nauseated can happen any time of the day or night.

Tender Nipples and Breasts

One of the very early signs of pregnancy is a feeling of tenderness in the breasts and nipples. The good news is that these feelings of tenderness go away as the body becomes accustomed to the new hormone levels.

Darker Areolas

The area around the nipples becomes darker as early as one week after conception. The bumps on the areolas may look more prominent.

Constipation

You may notice a change in your bowels in early pregnancy. The intestines may relax and function less due to changing hormones and be one of the 10 pregnancy signs.

Once the very early signs of pregnancy are experienced, confirm pregnancy by using one of the better home pregnancy tests. There are major differences in the reliability of the home tests for pregnancy. A blood pregnancy test can be accurate as early as 8 to 10 days after conception, and a urine pregnancy test can be accurate as early as 10 to 14 days following conception. Pregnancy tests are not 100% accurate. If you feel you are pregnant but your pregnancy test result is negative, do the test again in a week or so and see your physician.

Remember to take good care of yourself and your body even before you become pregnant. Give up smoking and alcohol, eat healthy and begin exercising. Those first few weeks and your health are vitally important to help support healthy development of your new baby. Becoming pregnant and enjoying a successful pregnancy is a complex but wonderful experience. Besides knowing the 10 pregnancy signs, learn as much as you can about fertility, pregnancy and your health so your new baby will have the very best beginning to life that is possible.

Reprinted with permission, Copyright 2005 InfoSearch Publishing. Olinda Rola is President of InfoSearch Publishing.

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Gina Jul 7, 2017 12:08:31 PM ET

When i go pee lately it's like dribble dribble tingly feeling. what could that mean? today i went 5 times within an hour, last 2 times there was some blood when i wiped.

Ashley Jul 10, 2017 09:37:23 PM ET

Sounds like a urinary tract infection. you would need to see a dr and get meds for it.

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winnie May 12, 2017 04:32:40 AM ET

My period ended on the 6th and i had sex on the 8th.....most of the time i feel like falling down when i happen to stand...i am worried that i am pregnant... help me.

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Muna May 5, 2017 11:10:56 AM ET

My period was 4/april. i had sex on the 24th and 25th. i took the morning after pill but until now 5/05 i didn't have a period and i'm experiencing lower back pain .tenderness on my breasts and wee a lot. help i'm scared to take a test.

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Nika May 1, 2017 08:59:30 PM ET

I found out i was pregnant by hpt on 3/25, but baby was ectopic and i had surgery on 4/7 to remove the left tube. i had sex after the bleeding stopped, and i felt ok to do so. i haven't gotten a period yet, but i am experiencing some of the same symptoms i had before. my breasts are swollen, i had a terrible sinus infection the other day, and i just don't know what to think. is there a possibility that i'm pregnant?

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Catherine Apr 20, 2017 07:04:44 PM ET

I have been having frequent urination for about a week now. is there a possibility that i might be pregnant?

Misty Jun 26, 2017 08:11:57 PM ET

I'm having the same problem at night. i go to the bathroom all during the night.

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oluwaseun Apr 13, 2017 05:28:07 PM ET

My last period was on march 8th. i had sex from the 20th until the 25th of march and i missed my period in april already. i feel weak, dizzy, crampy sore breasts, high temperature, and nausea. please could it be pregnancy?

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Sierra Redd Apr 11, 2017 01:24:38 AM ET

So i had my last period march 22nd it ended on the 27th. i had sex on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd. should i be worried or not? i also downloaded an app called p.c this morning and typed in my information. it says my my most fertility window days would be march 30th - april 5th. any comments or thoughts?

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Nicky Apr 1, 2017 06:34:40 PM ET

I had a period on the 8th of march that was 23 days ago. i keep going to the toilet a lot. could i be pregnant? i'm supposed to see my period next wednesday the 5th of april. if i don't see my period, what do i do next? i'm very worried about this.

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Es Mar 25, 2017 11:47:23 PM ET

I had my last periods on 28th-3rd march. had unprotected sex on 19th-22nd march. can i be pregnant?

Christina Apr 24, 2017 09:41:19 PM ET

Are you pregnant?

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Lauren Mar 25, 2017 01:39:18 AM ET

Why don't you guys purchase a pregnancy test. that will tell you for sure.

Guest May 4, 2017 01:56:00 PM ET

Good answer. i was thinking the same thing.

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