What are pregnancy signs and 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 no symptoms at all at first. Like most things in pregnancy, signs and symptoms are not the same for all women, and they are different from one pregnancy to the next. After all, every woman is different as are her experiences of pregnancy. Typical pregnancy symptoms are often not diagnosed because they may overlap with menstruation issues. We list some of the most common early symptoms of pregnancy here but it is important to realize that many of these symptoms may be caused by other things besides being pregnant. So keep in mind that 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. 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. As stated earlier, 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. Early pregnancy symptoms and signs typically include nausea, breast tenderness, fatigue, mood swings, light bleeding, implantation bleeding, and a missed period but there are so many others. Read on to learn all about pregnancy symptoms and signs.

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Very Early Signs of Pregnancy

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Vaginal Bleeding and Spotting

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Implantation Bleeding: How Common Is It?

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Early Signs of Pregnancy

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Cervical Mucus Changes

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Back Pain During Pregnancy

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Am I Pregnant With a Negative Pregnancy Test?

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Is This Implantation Spotting Or My Period?

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