Very Early Sign Of Pregnancy

by Sep 25, 2019

It seems surreal to notice symptoms so quickly, but it’s more common than you may realize. Some pregnant women experience very early signs of pregnancy just 1 to 2 weeks after conception.

Very early sign of pregnancy

Do you have a sneaking suspicion that you’re pregnant shortly after trying to conceive? You may even notice seemingly minor changes that are actually the earliest signs of pregnancy.


1. Breast Tenderness And Soreness

Breast tenderness may happen just one to two weeks after conception. This is typically before a woman’s next period is due, and it’s often a PMS symptom as well.

The sudden hormonal changes combined with increased blood flow cause tenderness and soreness. You may feel any of these sensations in your breasts:

  • Tingling
  • Heaviness
  • Tenderness
  • Soreness

You may also notice changes in the color of the area around the nipple. For many women, the soreness and tenderness end fairly quickly. If this symptom bothers you, it will likely end sometime around the middle of your first trimester.


2. Nausea And Vomiting

Nausea and vomiting in pregnant women are also referred to as morning sickness. This is one of the most common symptoms of pregnancy. It happens around the fourth to sixth week of pregnancy or two to four weeks after conception.

There’s no concrete reason why some women get morning sickness, and others do not. As with most pregnancy symptoms, hormones are a likely cause of nausea and vomiting.

  • Morning sickness usually ends around the 14th week of pregnancy
  • Up to 80% of pregnant women experience this symptom
  • In 1 to 2% of pregnancies, women experience severe nausea and vomiting called  hyperemesis gravidarum.

If you’re feeling nauseous and end up with a positive test, know that morning sickness is only temporary.


3. More Frequent Urination

Frequent urination is a common symptom early in pregnancy and may stick with you throughout pregnancy. Like numerous symptoms, this early pregnancy sign is caused by an increase in hCG levels.

Some women recommend wearing panty liners or keeping them on hand to avoid any awkward situations. Ideally, you will not need them, but it is certainly useful to be prepared.

Later in pregnancy, frequent urination is caused due to pressure on the bladder. This is undoubtedly a difficult symptom, but essential as your baby grows and becomes ready for the world.


4. Fatigue

Are you feeling more fatigued than what is normal for you? You may be experiencing fatigue as an early symptom of pregnancy. This sign is pretty common, and it’s caused by a few different factors such as:

Regardless of your pregnant status, it’s essential for you to get adequate rest. Making healthy choices helps  boosting fertility when trying to conceive.


5. Implantation Bleeding And Cramping

Feeling cramping shortly before your missed period may be a sign of menstruation. However, slight cramping is also a very early pregnancy sign. Women often experience implantation cramping when the fertilized egg attaches to the uterine wall.

Implantation occurs 10 to 14 days after conception. There is no definitive way to tell the difference between implantation and menstrual cramps.

However, there are some common descriptions of implantation cramps. If you’re pregnant, you might experience these sensations as the egg attaches:

  • Mild cramping.
  • A pulling sensation.
  • Tingling sensations.
  • Very light implantation bleeding.

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By monitoring and detecting LH levels, you’ll know your peak fertile days. This helps you understand the rest of your cycle when paired with the Mira app.

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6. Mood Changes

If you experience premenstrual syndrome (PMS), you may have mood swings prior to menstruation. This is another PMS symptom that doubles as an early sign of pregnancy.

Your changes in emotion are due to hormonal changes, and you may not have full-blown mood swings. You may feel ‘off’ in a way you can’t describe, or you may feel emotions more intensely overall.


7. Food Aversions And Food Cravings

The exact causes of food cravings and aversions are hard to pinpoint. The main factor is yet again a drastic change in your hormone levels. In addition to cravings and aversions, you may experience other food-related changes.

  • Disliking foods and beverages you normally eat and drink.
  • Liking foods and beverages you don’t normally enjoy.
  • Foods you regularly eat tasting differently.

Food cravings and aversions can change throughout your pregnancy, too. As long as you keep a balanced diet, enjoy your cravings for the foods you love.


8. You Missed Your Birth Control Pill

If you use oral contraceptives, it’s crucial to take your pill as direct each day. One missed pill doesn’t seem like a major issue, and it’s a fairly common occurrence. However, the failure rate of birth control pills is 5% per year when pills aren’t taken exactly as directed.

If you forget to take a pill and experience the seven signs above, it’s possible that you’re experiencing early signs of pregnancy. Schedule an appointment with your OBGYN if you have any concerns.


Should You Take A Home Pregnancy Test?

If you have early signs and symptoms, you’re probably eager to take a pregnancy test. You can take one when you prefer, but testing too early produces inaccurate results (just like when determining when to take an ovulation test).

Pregnancy tests use hCG levels to give you a positive or negative result. If you’re pregnant, there is only a small amount of hCG during the first weeks post-ovulation. Waiting until the first day of your next expected period is ideal.

Early result pregnancy tests may give accurate results a few days before your missed period is due. Unfortunately, there’s still the possibility of a false negative. If you need immediate answers, schedule an appointment with your doctor for a blood pregnancy test.


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