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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