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10 Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Signs – New Mother’s Guide 2024

If you suspect that you are pregnant, but you aren’t yet sure if you need to go and take a test, here are, some early pregnancy symptoms that will help you figure out are you pregnant or not.

If you have any of these symptoms, there is a possibility that you are pregnant, and you should go and get a pregnancy test or schedule an appointment with your doctor.

And if you still have questions, you can always go to YourDoctorsOnline and find all of the answers.

1. Nausea

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Nausea is the most common symptom, and everyone knows that you can vomit if you are pregnant. Morning sickness is something normal while being pregnant, and it starts even just two weeks after conception.

2. Sore Breasts

Another very common thing is sore breasts, your breasts can be extra tender a week or two after conception. Your body is producing a lot of estrogen and progesterone, and it causes your breasts to retain more fluids and feel sore and more sensitive.

3. Bloating

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Just like with sore breasts another thing that progesterone affects is your digestive tract. It slows down your digestive tract, and you can feel a bit more bloated than usual. It is similar during PMS, but it doesn’t go away.

4. Peeing More Often

Everyone knows that frequent urination is common later during pregnancy, but sometimes it’s normal for you to urinate frequently early in your pregnancy. The swelling uterus puts pressure on your bladder, and you produce more urine. You still need to stay hydrated, so don’t cut back on your fluids.

5. Cravings

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Another common symptom of early pregnancy is that you are unusual craving things. It also happens during PMS, but while you are pregnant, you’ll maybe want more carbs than usual because your body is tired, and you need extra energy to keep the day going.

6. Mood Swings

If you are one minute very happy and excited and the other one you are crying while looking at a picture of a kitten, you may be pregnant. It is all due to the increase of hCG hormones.

7. Headaches

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At the beginning of your pregnancy, the increased blood volume can trigger frequent and mild tension headaches. But these headaches became less frequent as your pregnancy progresses.

8. Darker Nipples

It is possible that you didn’t know about this symptom, but yes, it is a common one. If your nipples look a bit darker, you may be pregnant. Pregnancy hormones affect melanocytes, cells that are responsible for the color of nipples.

9. Constipation

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This symptom is connected with bloating, and the same hormones are responsible for both symptoms. Your digestive tract is slowed down, and you may experience constipation. Unfortunately, this is one of the symptoms that will remain and be even worse as your pregnancy progresses.

10. Fatigue

Something very common and normal in the first weeks of pregnancy is fatigue. Progesterone causes your basal body temperature to rise, and this can lead to a lack of energy and fatigue.

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