Early Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy -MumsVillage

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Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy.

Pregnancy comes with a blend of fear and excitement. It may be difficult to identify whether you are pregnant in the first few weeks until you have a missed period. However, if you have the following signs and symptoms then it is probably time to take a pregnancy test to confirm whether you are pregnant:

Sore, Tender and Swollen Breasts.

Sore breasts is a very common early symptom of pregnancy. The breast pains are mostly linked to the reproductive. However, having pain, tenderness and swollen breasts is common and harmless during pregnancy.


Fatigue is also a very common sign of pregnancy. Most women feel very exhausted especially after conception or during implantation which is normal since your body is facing hormonal changes.


Missed Period.

Missed period means that your normal menstrual cycle didn’t happen when it should have happened. A missed period is the most common sign that you are pregnant. Missing your period and you suppose that you could be pregnant means you should take a pregnancy test as soon as possible.


Mood Swings.

It is normal to experience abrupt and unaccountable change of moods in the first weeks of pregnancy. A woman’s hormonal changes during pregnancy are likely to cause emotional changes.


Food Aversion.

Food Aversion is when you feel very uncomfortable having some foods. This symptom is quite common with most pregnant women. You may find out that certain food which you loved before is difficult for you to swallow or it smells awful.


Food Cravings.

Food cravings are the opposite of food aversions. Food craving is a sudden urge to have a particular type of food. Food cravings vary from woman to woman so you do not have to worry about your cravings.


Nausea with/ without vomiting.

It is quite normal for pregnant women to feel nauseous. Nausea may be accompanied by vomiting or not. Nausea is often referred to as Morning sickness. Nausea is common in the first trimester of pregnancy.


Frequent Urination.

Have your trips to the bathroom increased? Frequent trips to the bathroom are common in the early stages of pregnancy because as your uterus grows, then it puts pressure on the bladder hence increasing urination.



Cramping during early pregnancy is a common symptom. You are most likely to mistake early pregnancy cramping with period cramps. There is no need for an alarm except if the cramps are extremely painful in that case you should see a doctor.



Mild headaches are very common symptoms during pregnancy. The headaches may feel so uncomfortable at first and it would be wise if you asked for a remedy from your doctor during your next visit.


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