pregnancy symptoms

Not all women have typical early pregnancy symptoms. In fact, only about 1 in 2 pregnant women have these symptoms, and there is nothing wrong if you are pregnant and have none of them. They are not the same for all women, and they are different from one pregnancy to the next, and every woman is different as are her experiences of pregnancy. Typical symptoms are often not diagnosed because they may overlap with menstruation issues. We list here some of the most common early symptoms of pregnancy but it is important to realize that many of these symptoms may be caused by other things besides being pregnant. So the fact that you notice some of these symptoms does not necessarily mean you are pregnant. The only way to tell for sure that they are related to pregnancy is to do a pregnancy test. Very early symptoms differ from one woman to the next and from one pregnancy to the next. Some women experience them 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 sign of a pregnancy is a late or missed menstrual period, but the only definitive diagnosis is a positive pregnancy test.
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Pregnancy Symptoms - Am I Pregnant?

Answers to all your questions about early signs and symptoms of pregnancy. In addition to the common pregnancy signs and symptoms you may also want to read more about physical pregnancy signs. ... more »

Hyperemesis Gravidarum Is A Potentially Serious Pregnancy Complication

Hyperemesis gravidarum is a serious medical condition in pregnancy which requires immediate medical treatment. ... more »

Pregnancy Symptoms Calculator

 Check these symptoms and find out whether they are typical pregnancy signs and symptoms or not. ... more »

When “Normal” Pregnancy Symptoms are “Abnormal”

But how do you know when these symptoms might mean that something is amiss? Here’s a guide to knowing when to call in the health care professionals. ... more »

How Often Do Sympathetic Pregnancies Actually Happen?

Between 20-80% of expecting fathers in modern western populations develop at least a few of the symptoms when their wives become pregnant. ... more »

Pregnancy is Most Googled Medical Symptom in 2013

The study of internet search words is a tremendously big business benefiting many industries. ... more »

What Happens in the First Trimester of Pregnancy With My Baby?

Your body goes through many changes throughout the first trimester, as does your baby. Here are some things that will happen as your baby goes through the first 12 weeks of life. ... more »

What Happens in the First Trimester of Pregnancy With My Body?

During the first trimester, your body will go through a lot of changes, while your baby is developing. As your hormone levels change and your baby starts growing, so will your body. ... more »

Donʼt Let These 6 Pregnancy Symptoms Fake You Out

These six symptoms of pregnancy are classic but they don't always represent a pregnancy. ... more »

What Expectations Do Women Have about Pregnancy?

My friend had a baby earlier this summer and she told us she was pregnant around November. As soon as she told us, all the usual questions were asked. Do you want a boy or girl? What names do you have picked out? Has morning sickness started yet? ... more »

Hair Loss and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is one of the few times in life when hair growth is sustained for around nine months. Normal hair growth cycles follow a 90/10 ratio. About 90% of the hair follicles are in the growing state at any given time. ... more »

Pregnant Women are More Likely to Experience Restless Leg Syndrome

Many people suffer from restless leg syndrome (RLS) without being pregnant, but since the 1940’s, RLS has been linked to pregnancy before women are twice as likely to suffer from the condition when they become pregnant. ... more »

Are Sympathy Pregnancies Really for Sympathy?

I’ve never understood the phrase “we’re pregnant.” Every time I see a man grasp his wife close to his side and proclaim “they” are pregnant, I have to resist the urge to roll my eyes and tell him he is not pregnant, she is. ... more »

Yeast Infections are Common during Pregnancy

Vaginal yeast infections are one of the most common effects of pregnancy. Changes in hormonal balance as well as vaginal acidity increase the instance and severity of yeast infection, particularly during the first trimester. ... more »

Diclectin Safe for Use Before Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) Symptoms Begin

Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) can cause severe nausea and vomiting early in pregnancy. Women who suffer from the condition tend to be hesitant to conceive again due to fear of suffering HG again. ... more »

When Morning Sickness becomes Every-Moment-I-Am-Awake Sickness

The general consensus is that pregnant women experience morning sickness during the first trimester and then the symptoms of nausea, lightheadedness, and vomiting simply disappear. For many women, this is the case, but what about the other women? ... more »

Effect of Mint Oil on Nausea and Vomiting During Pregnancy

It is estimated that up to 80% of pregnant women suffer some sort of nausea or vomiting during pregnancy. Researchers from Babol University of Medical Sciences recently published a study in the Iran Red Crescent Medical Journal on the effects of mint oil on these common pregnancy symptoms. ... more »

Nothing Funny About A Hysterical Pregnancy!

I had to research something on the Internet this week that I am slightly embarrassed to admit is not the first time I've had to look into this. ... more »

Pregnancy Brain Might Give Way to Increased Brainpower

When my sister-in-law was pregnant, she locked herself out of the house at least five times. She would leave to get in her car or grab the mail only to realize that her entire keychain was sitting right where she left them on the coat hook inside. ... more »

Kate Middleton Using Hypnotherapy to Overcome Morning Sickness

Hyperemesis gravidarum is a serious side effect of pregnancy that results in extreme nausea and frequent vomiting. ... more »

PMS is Associated with Early Pregnancy Symptoms

Researchers from the Institute for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy in Dresden, Germany recently published a report on the parallel between premenstrual symptoms (also known as premenstrual syndrome or PMS) and pregnancy symptoms. ... more »

The First Trimester from the Male Perspective

The first trimester of pregnancy is just the beginning of a journey that's going to take you some strange places. It's one thing to read about it; it's quite another thing to actually go through it. Still, the more prepared you are the softer the blow will be. ... more »

The Second Trimester from the Male Perspective

If the first trimester of pregnancy is a whirlwind of constant change and discomfort for both you and your partner, the second trimester represents perhaps the eye of the storm. During the second trimester that little one is going to continue to grow and develop. ... more »

Men: What a Positive Pregnancy Test Means for You

When your partner shows you that pink line, plus sign or other positive pregnancy test indicator, you're likely to be overcome with emotion. As men, it can be difficult to understand what you're feeling and to know what to doabout it. ... more »

Sympathetic Pregnancy: Is Couvade Syndrome Real?

Over the first few weeks of your pregnancy you notice your partner is experiencingquite a few of the symptoms you're experiencing. This phenomenon iscalled sympathetic pregnancy or Couvade syndrome, but it is real? ... more »

Implantation Bleeding: How Common Is It?

Implantation bleeding is fairly common with pregnancy. If you have some light spotting before your period would normally start this is not something to worry about and may be a sign of pregnancy. ... more »

Implantation Bleeding or Period: Am I Pregnant or About to Start My Period?

If you have spotting and think it might be implantation bleeding you may pay very close attention to your body. However, a pregnancy test will rarely be positive at the time of implantation bleeding.  ... more »

When Does Implantation Bleeding And Spotting Happen?

Implantation and implantation bleeding occur on average about 9 days after ovulation (range between 6-12 days), which is about a week to a few days before your period would normally start. ... more »

Implantation Bleeding Spotting or Menstrual Period? Know the Difference and When Does It Happen?

Implantation bleeding or spotting usually presents about a week before your menstrual period is due to begin (or 6-12 days after ovulation). ... more »

Earliest Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy

You probably have a million questions: "How long does it take to get pregnant symptoms?" "How soon do you get pregnancy symptoms?" "How early can pregnancy symptoms start?" These are the most common. ... more »

What Are My Chances of Being Pregnant With Early Pregnancy Symptoms?

Many of the early signs of pregnancy are also signs of other physical changes in the body. The final determination of pregnancy comes with a positive urine or blood pregnancy test. ... more »

Anti-Inflammatory Medications Increase Miscarriage Risk

According to a recent study, women who took anti-inflammatory medications during pregnancy were more likely to suffer a miscarriage than women who did not take the drugs. ... more »

Alyssa Milano Goes to Prenatal Yoga

Alyssa Milano is pregnant & does prenatal yoga to keep healthy! Prenatal yoga is a gentle but effective method of exercise, stretching, & relaxation that is suitable for all pregnant women. ... more »

Pregnancy Stages: Embarrassing Symptoms of Pregnancy

Not all of pregnancy is beautiful or comfortable. For some women, talking about the more embarrassing symptoms that occur during pregnancy stages can be hard. ... more »

Early Signs of Pregnancy

Most women wondering if they are pregnant look for early signs of pregnancy. Usually, the positive result on a home or doctor's office pregnancy test is the moment they realize they are pregnant. ... more »

What is Implantation Bleeding? Is Spotting a Sign of Pregnancy?

Think your pregnant but seeing some spotting? Find out what is implantation bleeding, if spotting is a sign of pregnancy, and what happens after implantation bleeding. ... more »

Early and Earliest Pregnancy Symptoms & Signs - Am I Pregnant?

Early pregnancy symptoms and signs can happen before a missed period. They include sore breasts, nausea, back pain, and more early signs. ... more »

Am I Pregnant? Could I Be Pregnant?

Are you asking yourself Am I pregnant? How can I find out if I am pregnant? What are the early pregnancy signs and symptoms? ... more »

Morning Sickness

Morning sickness, nausea and vomiting can be among the first pregnancy symptoms and signs beginning around 4 weeks to 6 weeks gestation. ... more »

Early Signs Of Pregnancy

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. ... more »

False Negative Pregnancy Test

A false negative pregnancy test is a pregnancy hCG test which is negative when in fact you are pregnant. You are pregnant but you have a negative pregnancy test. ... more »

Could I Be Pregnant with These Symptoms?

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: ... more »

hCG Levels and Pregnancy Testing

This article is about normal hCG pregnancy hormone levels implantation symptoms and bleeding and early pregnancy tests ... more »

The Cervical Cap - FemCap

The cervical cap is contraceptive device. It is a soft rubber barrier that covers the cervix in order to prevent sperm from entering into the uterus. In addition, spermicide is added to kill any sperm that may bypass the cap. ... more »

Getting Pregnant: Trying to Conceive

For many couples getting pregnant and trying to conceive is easy. However, for others getting pregnant can take a long time and they have to resort to reproductive technology. ... more »

Appetite, Increased

During pregnancy time, a woman's body will need additional calories, not just to help the baby grow, but to keep her healthy as well. As caloric needs increase, hunger may increase as well. ... more »

Mucus Plug and the Bloody Show

A "bloody show" occurs when the cervix dilates in preparation for labor, and the cervical mucus plug loosens and washes out of the body, resulting in a "bloody show". ... more »

Breast Changes and Pain

Women often complain about breast tenderness and pain. In the beginning, the pain can be attributed to the sudden increase in progesterone and estrogen. As the pregnancy reaches later stages, milk production and the activation of milk ducts can be to blame. ... more »

Cervical Mucus Changes

Cervical mucus changes are common throughout the natural menstrual cycle that women experience each month. ... more »

Breasts, Leaky (Colostrum)

When the final stages of pregnancy grow near, hormones are released that activate milk glands to begin production. At first the milk produced is thick and full of protein for easy digestion by the baby. This milk is called colostrum. ... more »

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