Early Signs of Pregnancy

Wondering if you are pregnant or not? Sometimes even if you have not missed your period, there is something that seems different. There are various other early signs of pregnancy which you can notice even after a week of conception. Most often, these early signs occur within a month of conception. Below are some of the early signs which may help you to know if you are pregnant or not.





  • Late period or missed period: If you have a late period or skipped period, then you should have a pregnancy test done. It will confirm whether you are pregnant or not.
  • Spotting: This may not occur in every woman. Some may have light bleeding within five to ten days of conception known as implantation bleeding. And if it continues, it is advisable to check whether everything is fine.
  • Sore breast: Tender nipples and breasts are one of the early signs of pregnancy. This happens due to the increased blood flow to your chest making your breasts sore and sensitive.



  • Darkened areolas: Due to hormonal surges, the area around your nipples i.e., the areolas gets darkened in a week or two after conception.
  • Fatigue: You may feel loss of energy or tiredness when you conceive.
  • Morning sickness: Some women have nausea or vomiting tendencies in the early period of pregnancy. But most suffer from morning sickness around six weeks of conception
  • Headaches: In the early stage of pregnancy, you may experience headaches which occur due to the sudden rise of hormones in the body.
  • Mood swings: Due to hormonal changes, women have mood swings, making them emotional during the monthly cycle of an early pregnancy.
  • Frequent urination: After two or three weeks of conceiving, frequent urination may occur. This is the due to the hormones produced by your body after the embryo gets implanted in your uterus.
  • Smell sensitiveness: It is normal if your favourite dish smells bad as you have an increased power of smell when you get pregnant. You may not like the smell of several things which you liked before. But this may not occur to every pregnant woman.
  • Food cravings: Most women who get pregnant have a newly developed urge for different foods. However, sometimes it can occur at an early stage of your pregnancy and sometimes later.


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