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What are typical early pregnancy symptoms?  

Jan 16, 2018 - 0 comments

When you first find out you are pregnant- and you feel something, anything that isn't normal- you might be wondering if what you are feeling is a result of the pregnancy or if it's un related.  Or maybe, you haven't taken that pregnancy test and you are wondering if what you are feeling could mean you are pregnant or not.  

Here's some of the more common early pregnancy symptoms you may or may not experience- do keep in mind that just because you experience some, it doesn't confirm a pregnancy for sure- as many of the same symptoms can be due to hormonal fluctuations around your cycle:

Morning sickness- don't let the name fool you, this can last all day, or at night too.  It could be just a feeling of nausea or include vomiting
Sensitivity to certain foods or things, like toothpaste, that usually don't bother you
Your breasts may become tender or enlarged- you may also notice some 'color' changes, such as a dark aureola or your veins being more noticeable
Weight gain or weight loss
Craving foods
Food aversion
No menstrual period (keep in mind, it is possible to have your period while pregnant)
Cramps (like period cramps)
Being extra emotional
Feeling dizzy or light headed
Having to urinate more often
Implantation bleeding- usually occurs about 9 days after ovulation- this is some spotting, it usually is brown in color
Your basal body temp staying high for 18 days or longer or several positive ovulation tests in a row
Bloating in your stomach
Being sensitive to odors- you can smell things no one else can!
A positive pregnancy test- even a faint line counts as a yes!

If you think you might be pregnant- be sure to check out the Pregnancy: Am I Pregnant? forum to talk about it!

If you have confirmed your pregnancy, be sure to visit one of the awesome pregnancy forums and/or your due date group: (scroll to the "Pregnancy" header to find the communities.  

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