early pregnancy signs and symptoms

Pregnancies are often accompanied by changes in the functioning of a woman's body. Early pregnancy symptoms can sometimes happen before a missed period and before a positive pregnancy test and are usually related to the pregnancy hormone hCG or "Human Chorionic Gonadotropin." These physical symptoms affect all major body systems and can include pelvic pain, missed periods, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, abdominal aches, hemorrhoids, and shortness of breath. Many of them exist to such a degree that they are both unpleasant and have potentially negative effects on a woman's life.

One of the most common questions we get here at BabyMed  is “Am I Pregnant?” and "What Are The Typical Early Pregnancy Symptoms?" In some cases this question is asked because you wish to be pregnant, and in other cases it is asked out of nervousness that you could be pregnant.

It is common to notice an increase in milky, white vaginal discharge during early pregnancy and this is sometimes among the first signs and symptoms of pregnancy that a woman observes. The typical pregnancy vaginal discharge is normal and often referred to as leukorrhea, or "white flow." Leukorrhea is typically odorless or has only a mild odor and is milky white in appearance.

Especially if you’re trying to have a baby, you’ll want to know whether or not you’ve succeeded the moment after you’ve tried. Of course, that’s impossible, because even if your egg has been successfully fertilized, you won’t know it for quite some time. However, there are some early signs of pregnancy that you can look for even before your first missed period.

A woman;s  body is constantly changing. Hormone levels rise and fall as do blood glucose and blood pressure. Many of the early signs of pregnancy are also signs of other physical changes in the body.


Most women are usually tuned very well into their body, and soon you might begin to suspect am I pregnant within the first few days of pregnancy.

But most women don't suspect they are pregnant until they miss a period, and a few don't suspect or believe they are pregnant for months after conception.

Early pregnancy signs are felt by many women even before they miss their menstrual period. However, most of the typical pregnancy signs and symptoms are directly related to the pregnancy hormone hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin), which rises after implantation several days before the missed period.

The "Could I be Pregnant with these Symptoms?" question comes in many different forms and shades. The best possible answer which applies to most if not all of these questions is:

Yes, you could be pregnant. With or without any or all or none of these symptoms. However, you are not pregnant unless you have a positive pregnancy test!