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.

Diclectin Treats Early Hyperemesis Gravidarum

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. ... read 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 do about it. ... read more »

Do Tender Breasts and Hard Nipples Mean I'm Pregnant?

Many pregnancy symptoms can be subtle and caused by monthly hormonal changes. Could tender breasts and hard nipples be a sign that I am pregnant? ... read more »

Why Am I Showing So Early in Pregnancy?

Not every pregnancy is the same, but when mom notices her tummy is bloating within the first 10 weeks and she looks like she is 4 or 5 months, she may wonder if she is having twins or more. ... read 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. ... read more »

Implantation Temperature Dip

The term implantation temperature dip is often used to refer to a luteal phase temperature dip that occurs around the time of expected implantation (7-10 days past ovulation). ... read more »

I Have Early Pregnancy Symptoms, Could I Be Pregnant?

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hCG Levels and Pregnancy Testing

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Feeling Pregnant With Negative Home Pregnancy Test (HPT)

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When Does Implantation Bleeding and Spotting Happen?

Implantation happens on average nine days (6-12 days) after ovulation and fertilization. Some women report having implantation symptoms like implantation bleeding or implantation cramping. ... read more »

Fatigue: Early Pregnancy Signs And Symptoms

Being tired is one of the many symptoms associated with pregnancy but it's not among the earliest pregnancy signs. ... read more »

Positive Pregnancy Test - No Symptoms

I have no pregnancy symptoms but a positive pregnancy test ... read more »

Negative Pregnancy Test and Missed No Period

Missed period and negative pregnancy test - How likely is pregnancy if the pregnancy test is negative? ... read more »

Is Nausea Associated With an Early Pregnancy?

Being nauseous is usually an early sign of pregnancy. However, nausea as a sign and symptom of pregnancy rarely appears before you miss your period and before you have a positive pregnancy test. ... read more »

HPT negative and Pregnancy

I am 13 DPO and my HPT is negative. Could I still be pregnant with a negative pregnancy test? ... read more »

Early Signs of Pregnancy

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Am I Pregnant With a Negative Pregnancy Test?

Even a negative pregnancy test after a missed period could still mean you are pregnant. ... read more »

Am I Pregnant?

A missed period is usually the first sign ... read more »

Diarrhea During Pregnancy

Diarrhea is an unpleasant thing to deal with during pregnancy, but it can affect a woman's health when not addressed promptly. ... read more »

hCG Levels in Early Pregnancy

The pregnancy hormone hCG levels double early on in 1-2 days. HCG is being produced by the placenta as soon as implantation occurs, about one week after fertilization and ovulation. ... read more »

hCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin During Pregnancy

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Pregnant with a Negative Pregnancy Test?

Can you be pregnant with a negative pregnancy test and when should it be positive? ... read more »

Early Signs Of Pregnancy

What are the early physical signs of pregnancy? What pregnancy signs show up right away? What pregnancy symptoms take a while to appear? ... read more »

Could I Get Pregnant Under These Circumstances?

There are many circumstances under which you can get pregnant, including having intercourse while on your period. ... read more »

Could I Be Pregnant Even With A Period?

The general rule is that if you had a regular period then you are not pregnant. Being pregnant even though you just had your period is a rare exception, not the rule. ... read more »

Earliest Pregnancy Symptoms And Signs

Earliest pregnancy symptoms and signs of pregnancy include nausea, vomiting, a missed period, and urinary frequency around the time of a missed period. ... read 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. ... read more »

Am I Pregnant? Could I Be Pregnant?

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Restless Leg Syndrome in Pregnant Women

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. ... read more »

When Morning Sickness Becomes All Day 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? ... read more »

Sympathetic Pregnancy: Dad Gets Pregnant Too

Exhausted. Nauseated. Achy. Irritable. Sleepless. No, it's not the pregnant woman it's her husband's pregnancy aka Couvade Syndrome. ... read more »

Pregnancy Abdominal Achiness and Pain

Abdominal achiness or pain is among the most common pregnancy symptoms. It is not uncommon to feel sharp pains on the sides of the abdomen with the growth of the fetus. ... read more »

Relationship Between PMS and Pregnancy

Researchers are still not sure why many women get post-menstrual symptoms (PMS), but they are sure that there is no reliable relationship between PMS and pregnancy. ... read more »

How Do Your Breasts Change During Pregnancy?

One of the first symptoms of pregnancy is soreness of the breast. In early pregnancy, the breast tissue undergoes quite a few changes in preparation for milk creation and feeding of the newborn. ... read more »

Typical Symptoms 10 DPO

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When “Normal” Pregnancy Symptoms are “Abnormal”

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My Pregnancy Symptoms Disappeared

At 10 weeks, my pregnancy symptoms disappeared. I'm no longer nauseous or even tired. In fact, I feel great, but I'm worried... is this normal? ... read more »

What is the Probability of Pregnancy with these Symptoms

Here are the probabilities of your chances being pregnant with these symptoms from  high to medium to low. ... read more »

My Home Pregnancy Test Is Negative: Can I Still Be Pregnant?

I am 16 days past my ovulation, and I took a home pregnancy test and it came back negative. Could I still be pregnant? ... read more »

Can Uterine Or Cervical Changes Show That I Am Pregnant?

How can I tell if I am pregnant? Can cervical changes signify that I am pregnant? What about the position of my uterus? ... read more »

Pregnancy Symptoms and Early Signs of Pregnancy

Typical early signs and symptoms of pregnancy and common pregnancy symptoms by week and trimester. ... read more »

Abdominal Discomfort in Pregnancy

During pregnancy, the ligaments located on the left and right side of the abdomen may feel achy from time to time. ... read more »

Breast Tenderness and Pregnancy

Is it normal to have breast tenderness 10 days after ovulation? Breast tenderness is among the typical symptoms of progesterone after ovulation, but it is also part of typical pregnancy symptoms. ... read 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. ... read 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. ... read 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. ... read 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. ... read 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? ... read more »

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