Signs and symptoms of early pregnancy
are listed below.
High levels of the hormone progesterone can make you feel exhausted, even if you haven’t done anything outside of your normal routine. Fatigue is a hallmark of early pregnancy, though not a sure symptom on its own.
Once the baby implants and begins producing the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), you may find yourself needing to go to the bathroom more often.
Tender, Swollen Breasts
Your breasts may become increasingly tender to the touch, similar to the way they feel before your period, only more so.
As early as a few days following conception, some women may begin feeling nauseated and queasy. Pregnancy-related nausea can occur anytime of day: morning, noon or night.
Implantation Bleeding or Cramping
About eight days after ovulation, you may experience spotting as well as some cramping. You might also see some spotting around the time you expect your period: this is caused by the fertilized egg burrowing into the endometrial lining.
A Missed Period
Probably the most common indicator of pregnancy, a missed period can be the first noticeable sign of pregnancy.
A Positive Pregnancy Test
Pregnancy tests can often detect hCG (the pregnancy hormone) as early as a few days before a missed period. You can receive a pregnancy test and talk with a counselor at The Alpha Center at no charge! Just call 361-3500 or 1-800-99- ALPHA (992-5742) for an appointment.
Source: Baby Center available online at: http://www.babycenter.com/pregnancy-symptoms
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