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Very Early Pregnancy Symptoms

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    Small amounts of hCG enter the blood stream several days after implantation, about 8-10 days after ovulation and before a missed period. Therefore, pregnancy symptoms do not typically appear until the hCG has reached sufficient levels, about 1-2 weeks after you miss your period (3-4 weeks after ovulation, or 2-3 weeks after implantation). Though pregnancy symptoms may suggest that a woman is pregnant, a positive pregnancy test is needed to confirm a pregnancy.

    How Many Women Have Typical Early Pregnancy Symptoms?

    Early pregnancy signs and symptoms differ from one woman to the next and from one pregnancy to the next. Some women experience early pregnancy signs and symptoms within a week after ovulation, fertilization and conception. In other women, they may develop much later, well after a missed period and / or positive pregnancy test. Other women may never have any symptoms at all.

    The most significant early pregnancy sign is a late or missed menstrual period, but the only definitive diagnosis is a positive pregnancy test.

    Early Pregnancy Symptoms Timeline:

    Pregnancy Symptoms Timing of Pregnancy Symptom
    Temperature drop (dip) Implantation day
    Implantation bleeding or spotting:(a slight staining of a pink or brown color) 8-10 days after ovulation
    Thick White or Milky White Vaginal Discharge 8-14 days after ovulation/fertilization
    Lower abdominal cramps / Implantation cramps / hot flashes 8-10 days after ovulation
    A positive blood hCG pregnancy test 10 days after fertilization/ovulation
    A positive urine home pregnancy test (HPT)
    10-14 days after ovulation/fertilization
    An elevated BBT 15+ days without a menstrual period
    No period. A missed menstrual period
    Your period is supposed to come 14-16 days after ovulation
    Nausea 2-4 weeks after ovulation
    Nipple or breast tenderness 3-4 weeks after conception
    Fatigue and tiredness 3-10 weeks after conception
    Vomiting 3-10 weeks after conception
    Food cravings 1-2 months after conception
    Frequent urination Usually after 1-2 months
    Softening of cervix 6+ weeks after LMP
    Constipation Later
    Lower-back pain Later
    Breast changes After 14 weeks
    Fetal heartbeat on sonogram 8-9 weeks after conception
    Fetal movements 18-20+ weeks

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