These 10 signs and symptoms (such as implantation bleeding, sore
breasts and nausea) can tell you early on that you could be pregnant.
Sign #1: Implantation pain/bleeding
Some women report a couple drops of bleeding about a week after ovulation (about a week before the expected next period). While this is not observed by all pregnant women, it could be among the first signs that you are pregnant.
Sign #2: Sore breasts/no sore breasts
Your breasts may sore or tender within 1-2 weeks after conception because you are making more estrogen and progesterone and the glands in the breasts start growing.
Sign #3: Nausea or food aversions; change in appetite
Nause and food aversions can sart as early as two weeks after conception. This is because of the increase in the progesterone hormone which can cause a lot of things to slow down. Since the stomach doesn't empty as quickly as it normally does, it thinks there's too much going on in there and wants to purge in some way-either into the gut or out through the mouth. Nausea also is related to human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), a hormone that can be detected in the mother's blood or urine even before a missed period. The higher the HCG level (as with twins), the sicker you may feel.
Sign #4: Abdominal or pelvic tenderness, bloating
Some women canl experience occasional bouts of lower abdominal pain during early or late pregnancy. Lower abdominal pain during pregnancy can sometimes suggest a more serious problem however, so it is important you consult with your health care provider if you have any concerns regarding abdominal pain during pregnancy.
Sign #5: Increased weight
Weight gain is a typical body change in pregnancy. For the average woman, a weight gain of 25-35 lb is recommended in pregnancy. However, most women do not experience significant weight gain until well after the pregnancy test is positive.
Sign #6: Fatigue or Irritability/no irritability
As soon as your body realizes that you are pregnant it starts working 24/7 to support the pregnancy. So fatigue is a normal response to your body's work. The extra progesterone produced after conception causes your basal body temperature to rise, which in turn contributes to a lack of energy. In addition, your heart also pumps faster, as it has to deliver extra oxygen to the uterus; this, too, can make you feel more tired.
Sign #7: Frequent urination
Many women think that frequent urination is a late pregnancy sign when the uterus is big enough and the baby presses on your bladder. But frequent peeing sometimes starts early. Not only can the swelling uterus put pressure on your bladder, but the extra blood flow to the kidneys (which begins right away) also causes them to produce more urine.
Sign #8: Fainting, weakness
Fainting and feeling weak are among the top reported pregnancy symptoms. The fainting comes from the pregnancy hormones' influence on the circulatory system.
Sign #9: A missed period
Most women are used to get their period, their monthly bleeding, on a regular basis, usually about every 28 days. Pregnancy should be the first thing on your mind if you had unprotected intercourse and your period is missing.
Sign #10: A positive pregnancy test
That is IT! You are definitely pregnant if you have a positive pregnancy test (unless it's a false positive pregnancy test)