Early Pregnancy Symptoms

9 Early Pregnancy Symptoms, First Signs you might be Pregnant

Early pregnancy symptoms begin to appear in the 4th week of fertilization. These symptoms appear in almost all the pregnant women but their duration, intensity, and severity may vary during the first trimester, the second trimester of your pregnancy as well as the third trimester. Changes are more crucial in the first and third-trimester Pregnancy.

Pregnancy is a time period of 250 days or 40 weeks. These pregnancy symptoms vary from week to week or month to month according to the size and growth of the baby.

Why these early pregnancy symptoms are important? Why they appeared in pregnant women? These all are normal?

The answer to these questions is here; These symptoms appeared in the body of pregnant women due to hormonal variation and flood of the pregnancy hormones. These are important because they appear in almost all women during pregnancy. If they are mild, this is normal. If these are severe in intensity, should consult the doctor as soon as possible, because the might be the result of other underlying pathology.


After one or two weeks of conception, some physical changes begin to appear in the pregnant woman’s body that gives a clue of being pregnant. These changes are mild normally but should be consulted in severe cases. Some important changes are discussed below

1- A Missed period

This is a traditionally accepted early pregnancy symptom in which women considered being pregnant but it is not so true. The reason is menstrual cycle may be irregular for a week. Therefore, if you have missed your monthly cycle then go for the pregnancy test to confirm it.

2- Nausea & Vomiting

Early pregnancy symptoms which you might notice by 2 or 3 week of conception that indicate you are pregnant. These are very common in almost all the pregnant women due to hormonal variation.
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It is a very important pregnancy symptom that occurred in almost 95% of pregnant women. Nausea may be associated with vomiting or not. These are due to fluctuations in hormones balance. Nausea may occur mostly in the morning and trigger by the strong smell, pungent smell, or dust. In a mild case, it is neglected, but if it is severe, you should consult your health care provider.

3- Breast swollen & Tender

 Pregnancy hormones variation and prolactin hormone concentration makes the breast swollen and tender. Nipple becomes enlarged and areola (pigmented portion around the nipple) becomes more pigmented. The size of the breast also increases due to the production of milk. This is also a very common early pregnancy symptom seen in pregnant women.

4- Abdomen Enlarged

As the baby begins to grow and start occupying the space, abdominal fat is pushed forward. Abdominal size is not much larger in the first trimester, but become more prominent during second and third-trimester Pregnancy, who called baby hump. It is also included in early pregnancy symptoms.

5- Mood Swings

The flood of the pregnancy hormones in your body in early pregnancy can make the women unusually more emotional and weepy. She can’t tolerate the situations as she is not emotionally stable. She needs extra attention or support from his partner. Mood swings also are a common symptom, especially in the first trimester.

6- Headache

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You heard headache is very common in pregnant women due to increase blood circulation and hormonal variation which triggers the headache. If it is constant and increasing gradually then consult your physician. Do not use any medicine without the prescription of your doctor.

7- Fatigue

This is also added in the early pregnancy symptoms because the progesterone hormone level is at its peak. Due to the high level of progesterone, low blood glucose level and increase circulation of blood make pregnant women more sleep. She feels more tired and fatigue by doing little work.

8- Constipation

Constipation is also another common early symptom of pregnancy which becomes prominent during the second trimester and third trimester. An increase in the progesterone hormone causes the food to pass more slowly through the intestines which can lead to more absorption of the water from it. Hard or solid stool left behind which passes out with difficulty and causes constipation. If it is severe then consult your doctor, otherwise, drink more and more water and stay hydrated.

Why I do feel I’m pregnant, it is not?

There are some physiological changes that are evidence of being pregnant. These are nausea, vomiting, breast soreness and tenderness, motion sickness, morning sickness, or increase smell sensation. These physiological changes are due to the fertilization of egg and sperm and attachment of fertilized ovum.

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