We’ve listed some of the most common symptoms of pregnancy below. You may begin to suspect you are pregnant very soon after the baby is conceived, or you may not have any pregnancy symptoms until much later. Finding out if you are pregnant is easy. Home pregnancy tests can confirm your pregnancy on the day your period is due, and some can give a positive result even earlier. Alternatively, your pregnancy can be confirmed by your midwife or doctor.
If your cycle is regular, a missed period can be an obvious sign that you are pregnant. However, if you’re not planning to get pregnant, you may not be watching out for your periods. Or, if you have irregular periods, you may not notice it.
Breast tenderness is one of the earliest signs of pregnancy. When you’re pregnant, your breasts can feel sore, tingly, swollen and sensitive. The large amounts of oestrogen and progesterone that your body produces in pregnancy cause these breast changes.
Nausea is probably the most common symptom associated with pregnancy. It is a misnomer to call it morning sickness, because you may feel nauseous at anytime of the day, not just in the morning. However, you may feel worse in the morning, when your stomach is empty.
If you are feeling overwhelming fatigue for no apparent reason, it could be a sign that you’re pregnant. When you are pregnant, you experience a dramatic rise in hormone levels that help maintain the pregnancy and help your baby grow. The hormonal changes as well as the physical changes in your body are the most likely cause of constant tiredness. Your fatigue will most likely go away at around 12 to 14 weeks.
As your uterus grows to accommodate the growing embryo, it fights for space with your bladder. It means that your bladder has less capacity to store fluid; therefore, it tells you to empty it often.
Vague, menstrual-like cramps are a common early pregnancy symptom. Cramps are probably caused by the uterus growing and are not a cause for concern. A hot pack may help provide some welcome relief.
The hormone progesterone is responsible for you feeling bloated in early pregnancy. Progesterone causes you to retain water and can make your abdomen feel uncomfortable, bloated and enlarged.
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I need all the help I can get from this website , I have quite recently found out I am pregnat and do not know to do , I'm am going to of course going to see a doctor to confirm the pregnancy but in the mean time , I need all the help I can get.
Hi Talia - congratulations on your pregnancy. Educating yourself is a great way to ensure a happy and healthy pregnancy. I hope you find this website helpful. We are adding new articles all the time. Please fell free to post any questions and gain support from our online forum.
im not due for my peroid yet not till next week. but i hvae bloating,cramps,tierdness,and have the hole wanna throw up but cant, did a test come bak neg so not sure wats goin on atm. if i am this will be my third baby.i cant get into doc as no appointments so i jus have to wait it out.
Hi Tarra - most pregnancy tests cannot detect pregnancy until you are at least due for your period (and usually need a few more days to be accurate). Good luck
Just wondering if anyone else has had a fluttering feeling in their lower abdomen as an early pregnancy symptom. I've had some minor cramps and shocking insomnia also. I've never felt this fluttering feeling before. Although i'm not even due for my period yet.
I've been having cramps, been feeling very tired lately, and sore in the breasts, i am due for my period but it hasnt come. Then today i had a little bleed but that was it.. I dont know what to think or do. Can u please help me
i've recently been feeling a bit "under the weather" and had symptoms of tender nipples, and the sensation of having a full bladder all the time, but i also have the implanon in, its due to be changed in 5 months, could there be a chance that i'm pregnant???
I had been off the pill for nearly two months. I downloaded a "period" diary application, to help keep track of when to expect it. The last time I got it, was 3 days before I was meant to, now I am down to the wire this period. Waiting.. My boobs are killing me to sleep on.. They hurt mainly on the outside.. And I have been getting tired around 2:30pm every day for the last week or so.. I felt a little sick a couple of days ago, but that was not long after I ate, so I don't know if that actually has any relevance!I have just put all my money into a savings account that I can't touch, thinking that I wouldn't need it until my next pay day, which is in 2 days, so I can't even buy a pregnancy test.. what do I do?
this is our first month of not notting (not trying to not get pregnant)and I am four days late (which never happens). i haven't had many symptoms except constantly thinking each little cramp is my period and worrying each time i have ham, or a glass of wine. I have had a mild headache and feel a little dizzy from time to time. I'm waiting for one more day for a test, but how do you control the mind games?
I'm Anna and I'm 18 had sex about 10 days ago with the boyfriend. My period is not due till next Thursday a week from now but iv been having blackish brown blood coming out also bad cramping. Any possible way I could be pregnant?
ive noticed recently that in the space of about a week my breasts have gone up a cup size and atm keep getting a little bigger my bf noticed it too and they have been kinda tender. Also im on the pill, been tired, had cramps, nauseous and trying to throw up now ive have read that alot of these symptoms are related to before your menstrual cycle but ive never had them. Now ive taken a pregnancy test it was neg but testing again in a few days? im confused am i pregnant?
Hi I was on the pill got off 2years ago never had my period again and just recently before my geany appiontment I had my period for 4days did pegnancy test came positive went for a scan on the same day there was nothing did blood test came back negative I am due for another appiontment the 7/11/2012 what does this all mean
I had sex before one of my most fertile day. my period is not due until 3 more days . I've had some pregnancy signs, like sore breast (mostly below my armpit) , mild headaches , feeling a little nauseous & I've been A LOT more tired than usual. But I had this uncomfortable feeling in my bladder like theres constant pressure on it. Itmostly feels uncomfortable after I get done peeing it doesn't burn when I pee, or after any help?
I have missed my period 3/4 days now, I feel very nausea have done a home pregnancy test and it's negative. could i still be pregnant?
So I'm 14 days late and have taken pregnancy test at day 10(-), my boobs aren't that sore but I have random nausea especially after I eat. I've been tired, with pressure in my uterus area. No signs of period coming. I did have sex on the highest fertile day, but we used the pull out method. I have been under stress no more than usual , so I don't know if I'm late because of stress or I'm pregnant...hmm...
I usually have heavy but regular periods on 12th June I had my 3rd period within a month I went and had a smear test on 26th June which came bk with a abnormal result on the 11th July me and my partner was having intercourse which I was on top and was very rough we have been having a lot of intercourse 4 months using no protection at all on this day whilst intercourse on top I started bleeding but it only lasted 1 day which I've never had happen 2 me before we have been having lots of unprotected intercourse since then I've put weight on in the stomach and my belly button has also changed and gone right in I've also been having really itchy skin especially legs I've been getting sweaty head quite bad and sufferd some dizziness and sometimes my urine has been abit darker than usuall and have been constipated could this b a early sign of pregnancy?
i am 5 weeks pregnant and i feel bloated been very sick and constantly feel like i have a full bladder and have to go all the time. i have the discomfort pain as if i have been holding my pee in all the time.
I had sex the got my period 1-2 weeks later (period is always on time) but only went for 3 days, my period is now 2 months late, I did a pregnancy test but came back neg and I feel like I have had pregnancy symptoms. Is there any chance I could be pregnant?
Hello, strange question. I have had my tubes tide for 4 years. Recently I was late on my period and when I finally did start I was only on it for 1 day. Now I am feeling some "fluttering" or "spasms" in my lower abdomen. Could I be pregnant? ?
Hi I am Chelsea and I am 23 years old. I was due for my period Oct 11th. Still no sign. I keep track of my period so they are usually pretty steady. I just got put on Topomax so my question is...could that be an issue? I just got put on it 3 days before my period so i wouldnt think it would effect it. But I am also feeling fluttering. other than that no symptoms of pregnancy or period at all. Thought??
Not sure if it affects your period but find out if you are pregnant and get off that drug ASAP if you are. Here is what it says: If you take TOPAMAX® during pregnancy, your baby has a higher risk for birth defects called cleft lip and cleft palate. These defects can begin early in pregnancy, even before you know you are pregnant. There may be other medicines to treat your condition that have a lower chance of birth defects. All women of childbearing age should talk to their healthcare providers about using other possible treatments instead of TOPAMAX®. If the decision is made to use TOPAMAX®, you should use effective birth control (contraception) unless you are planning to become pregnant. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you become pregnant while taking TOPAMAX®. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will continue to take TOPAMAX® while you are pregnant. Metabolic acidosis may have harmful effects on your baby. Talk to your healthcare provider if TOPAMAX® has caused metabolic acidosis during your pregnancy.
I have fluttering in my stomach. I had sex the day before my period came on.. But I'm irregular and have pcos ... And I have the fatigue, frequently peeing, mood swings.. Could I be pregnant..
okay, i am 20 years old and engaged to the man ive been with for 3 years. we are both excited about starting our lives together and having a big family someday but im worried that someday might be very very soon. i have been experiencing pregnancy like symptoms as of late and im not 100% sure if this is legitimate or if im experiencing a "phantom pregnancy". here are my symptoms 1) tired all the time even after sleeping for almost 12 straight hours 2) swollen feet and soreness in my feet and ankles 3) sore breasts (now, they always get sore during my period but that brings me to) 4) not a missed or late period but one that has been on and off for the last three weeks. ill bleed for two days stop spot bleed five days repeat. 5) a weird fluttering in my stomach that is something i have NEVER experienced before. i have not experienced nausea but my libido is crazy high right now and ive been incredibly emotional these past 2 months emot?
Hello. I am in between periods and have been feeling flutters and minor cramps. Feel as if im pregnant but every test comes back negative. I have had two other children and this was how I felt before but im not sure. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
My period came 8 days late last month and was due on the 18th of December and still hasn't come. I had sex 5 days before ovulation and now I feel nauseous, bloating, little fluttery feelings in my lower abdomen but I have a loss of appetite and diarrhea and no breast tenderness or growth. Honestly I just feel like I'm pregnant because my body feels so weird but I'm not sure... Any suggestions ??
Hi, my name is Jackie
I never got my period for November and still nothing for December, I took a pregnancy test a couple days after Thanksgiving when I realized I missed my period.... It came out negative. I've my breast itch, I'm having a lot of lower back pain, lower abdominal cramps, pains in my sides(kind of a numbing pain), increased appetite, stomach flutters, tiredness, I'm moody, emotional, heightened sex drive... I'm just not feeling myself these last few weeks and I don't know why.. My boyfriend he lives I'm pregnant, I would love for that to be true, we've been trying for a while now to have a baby, but haven't been successful, maybe up until now. Should I take another home test even though the one I took in November was negative and do any of my symptoms sound like I could be pregnant? Please help...
Hi there:) I've recently come off the pill in Dec 14 and this is my 2nd month ttc. I had my normal withdrawal bleed less than a week after stopping. Then towards the end of the month about 28 day cycle I had another. I believe I felt my ovulation around the 10/01/15, but on 18/01 I've had cramping and spasms since then. Also heavy tender breasts, some sensitive to smell, tired, frequent loo visits. I've done a pregnancy test and it was negative. Is it just my body becoming normal after the pill or too early to test? I'm so confused atm :)
I am 28 years old and I have 3 kids of my own. my youngest is 3 and it has been sometime now since my last pregnancy. But I have every symptom listed on here and when I take a test it says negative. I have had pepole tell me to do a blood test and it will tell me. But I don't know why the test is telling me I am not pregnant when the blood test will. Can someone give me info about that please.
Hey please help me the last time I've been getting ALL of the pregnancy symptoms was around 3 weeks ago it went for as long as 2 or 3 weeks. I wasn't sure if i were pregnant or sick but the symptoms now come and go. I don't know the exact day my period would come but it came on the week it should come, it lasted from Saturday and finished on the coming Wednesday, but i had no period like pains in my abdominal area not one single cramp. after it finished i started getting period pains again but i don't have it as bad as before i don't go toilet as much as before either i did the calculator too see if i have conceived, it says I should be at least 6 weeks pregnant. i did 2 HPT and both came back Negative I don't know whats going on i need help..
I am having some of the same issues. My lmp was 3/1/15 but a couple of days after my period was over, I started experiencing tingling, and soreness in my breast and also leakage from my boobs when squeezed and it hasn't stopped for a whole week now. I had my tubes tied with clipping 6+ years ago after having my last son. Either I'm pregnant or I'm having some really weird hormonal issues. I'm also having fluttering in my stomach as well. I feel weird explaining this to anyone because of having my tubes tied but I don't know what else is going on..... ughhh
hey guys! So my husband and I are not trying for a baby but we had a a couple of.. "accidents" :) one day right before my last period and the other a few days after my period. I have no idea when my ovulation is.. and all of my periods are only 3 days long. This was 2 and 3 weeks ago. I have been EXTREMELY gassy for the past week with what feels like a bubble in my lower abdomen.. I had mild cramps that lasted a couple of days mostly staying to the left side in one spot. And now my lower abdomen feels like there is a butterfly/bubble factory going on and it just won't stop! It's been fluttering for the past few days straight. I have no other signs except occasional nausea and extremely dull. Any thoughts? We now definitely have our hopes up high but it's a little too early to test for the accident right after my period. :)
Kristi, I am in the same boat. LMP was 3/1 and I'm late with no sign of AF. We weren't actively trying either. I'm curious to see what happens. Good luck to you. Hunni
Hi All. I missed my period last month but throughout the whole month I was having cramps I just waited to see when I was to see blood but just never happened. This is the first week of the month and I have been feeling nauseous, I had only vomited once the first day this all started but since then i have only been feeling nauseous. I have not gone to see my dr as yet but could i be pregnant?
Could I be pregnant if I don't have sore boobs, but have had discharge in the past two weeks, bloated, sickness throughout the day, tiredness and no period, but I also suffer from polycystic ovaries? My period is late and I had sex in the right window of ovulation ?
My last period was at the end of February and theyre never this late. My boyfriend and I had sex a few times since and i spotted after we finished. My boobs arent sore just during intercourse i was sensitive inside. I had one blood clot on March.26 and have been spotting (pink and brownish in colour) I felt sick to my stomach a few weeks ago but now I have no appetite but force myself to eat. I have gotten pregnant twice before but lost the first one due to a miscarriage then the second was an etopic which I lost my right ovary. I hope im pregnant but scared to get my hopes up again so im waiting to take a pregnancy test...
Hi this is the first time I think I am pregnaunt have no children myself so have no idea I look like I am pregnaunt too I've got tender breasts,cramping,back pain,feeling sick but not being sick,bloating fatigue a lot and being very snappy and emotional also got a high body tempature than normal,been eating alot of chocolate and drinking a lot of water which is strange as I don't like water,also not feeling hurgry at all that's weird as I could eat for Britain Can anyone help?
Hello, I recently had an Copper tone IUD and took it out on the 6th of April. I have been having sex with my Fiance every weekend ever since. My last period was the March 29. This Sunday was the last recent time we had sex and for the past 3 days having symptoms... Feeling tired, breast are tender, having headaches and pressure in my stomach. I took 2 home pregnancy test 1 at the clinic yesterday and all said negative. I believe it's too early to tell because I haveanother week or two for my cycle to come on but already feeling symptoms. Could I be pregnant even though I had 3 tests saying I'm not?
I have a very irregular period. My doctor gave me pills to help my period go on a regular cycle. But i am have stomach pains, my breast are sore and itch, im tired and hungry all the time.. i took a test and it came up negative. Could i still be pregnant? And did i take the test to early? Been having these pains for a week now. Can somebody help me out
hi my period is 15 days late i have done 2 pregnancy test both negative but im extrimely tired that i dont want to get up, my waist feels like its busting i feel dizzy i have cramps i feel like something is pulling in my navel please help please
Hi I'm 10 days late have pcos which is really bad have pregnancy symptoms such as tender boobs lower back pain which feels like my womb and abdominal pain
Last period was April 28-May 2nd I had unprotected sex May 8th one day before fertile window.. Also had unprotected sex on the 15th, 16th and 18th was suppose to come on my period May 26th I'm six days late.. Could I be pregnant.. I've had some cramps on and off but still no period
Hey I'm already 18 days late for my period my feet have been getting swollen and Ive noticed I have a lot of cravings and I've gained a few pounds my test came back negative what's going on ?
Hi!! I removed my iud on June the 18 I had sex on the 19th, my period came on the 21st and last 2 days, I feel super weird, I am very emotional, I feel small cramps, I don't have tender breast , I have been having headache, my stomach feels so funny, sometimes I am so hungry and sometimes I don't think, and when I eat it feel so funny. I don't feel myself . Can someone help me. Could I have got pregnant before my period
Hi was wondering if someone could help. I had all the signs of pregnancy so much I was going to do an early pregnancy test. I was experiencing cramps quite badly then I came on my period 5 days early a day later more pain followed by a big clot 4 days later still bleeding with cramps? My doctor is treating me for pelvic inflammatory disease. The pregnancy test was negative so had 2 swabs taken and had a blood test today. The pain is lower right and in my back. I've been given 2 different types of antibiotics which don't seem to be stopping the pain after 3 days?
My last period was June 26 and it was a full week long and I got one in July but I'm not sure if it was a period it was only 3 days and im having really bad back pain an cramps in my lower stomach
Hey, im 16 years old and ive been experiencing signs of being pregnant such as , sharp abdominal pain, headaches, back pain, sore breasts. Just finished my period but i did a pregnancy test and one came back POSITIVE and one came back NEGATIVE. Im very confused and looking for advice
I need some advice on what to do. I haven't had sex in over a month I wore protection and had my period lately but now I'm nauseous and have felt something in my stomach move. Could I be pregnant or could it be something else?
I've been feeling very tired for the past week or so but I haven't missed a period. I always start around the first week of the month but Back in July my period was a week early and then in August it was heavy for two day then stopped. I took a pregnancy test but the results came back inconclusive it didn't tell me if I was pregnant or not. What should I do
My peroid finish august 21, 2015. But then im thingking why my breast is hurt so much. .do you think im pregnant? Anyone help me
I haven't had a period for 2 months and my breast are hurting and I sleep till like midday and I don't eat much at all and had lower back pain the other week I don't get pain in the day only at night and I done a pregnancy test and it come up not pregnant some help me pls
hey i am 20 years old, my period is late by 9 days my boyfriend and i have not had sex, but we have been experimenting with genital rubbing and grinding. i don't know how possible it is to get pregnant from this. I've been having cramps since the day i was supposed to have my periods( 24 Aug), my boobs are still a bit tender just not sore any more and i get this butterflies like feeling in my stomach. i am freaking out. i was also considering stress could be causing the delay due to test season at school. please share your views.
I thought I had a somewhat normal period but mine usually only last for 4 days and it's on and off but this time it lasted for 6 days and it was very different it stopped today but then I had some spotting and light brown pinkish stuff my sides and back hurt really bad could anyone give me some advice?
hi everyone just recently i have had two days of bleeding, only enough for one pad per day. but today started getting cramps in lower stmach & feeling sick but havent been yet. im just hoping i could be pregnant due to me lossing my last one just before xmas.
Hello, i am 22 been TTC for 2.5 years. Currently I am 10 days late for AF , 6 negative tests. I am extremely bloated, constant wet feeling 'down there' ams I pee at least every hour, plus a constant du headache, I have a blood test scheduled in 3 days. I have my fingers crosses for BFP. Any success stories?
hi my name is jess i am 23 i have a 9 month old son and my monthlys went back to normal after 5 to 6 months but i have unprotected sex since then.ok my qustion is that i went to bed last nite and woke up in blood nooe it is heavyer then what my normal monthlys are and i have been getting cramps and sickness here and there and light headed and turned off some food now if i am this will be my second one how do i know it is like i am lose alot of blood but i am not if that makes sence and it feels like my belly is gettin heavy and boobies getting bigger and most of my freinds and family say either u r getting fat or u r prengant
Just a few days ago i noticed a bump/lump on my uterus in my abdominal area the lump is not big just small I am so worried. As i had unprotected sex but i went to my normal periods, I have not experienced any pregnancy symptomps wat so ever, is this a pregnancy bump or something else. Have any of you experienced this and it wasnt pregnancy
Hey I need some help the past few weeks I been feeling really tired and more hungry then normally and when I go to the toliet iv been getting light blood spoting when I wipe I have a 8 month old and am breastfeeding just wanted to know if this is normal
hi i am due on my period tomorrow but for the last 6 months i have been coming on really early like 9 day before but this time i havent come on yet. my breasts are really sore and never felt this pain before and i feel really bloated could i be pregnant? i did a test a week ago and it come back negative so thought i would wait a bit to try again.
Hi my name is Sonia. I am eating more then normal. I'm bloated and very tired. My lower back is killing. My boobs are sore. I haven't done a pregnancy test yet cause I've been so broke. I am only 16. But please help me. I dont know what to do...
Hi me and my boyfriend had sex while I was practically off my period but I was heavy spotting and a few days later as well. My period was 3 days long, I was a day late and Although I'm sometimes late, I've never heavily spotted after my period. About 15 days before I'm supposed to start my period for next month I experienced this weird cramping in my ovaries. I had faint pink and slimy discharge that lasted a few times I wiped. Now 13 days before my period my boobs are hurting, I wake up and need to eat before I throw up, I'm tired, lazy, and I get headaches. My boobs have never hurt this soon before a period, if it was ovulation blood I was having, I've never ever experienced it in my 21 years of life. Just wondering if someone can help me and if this sounds like I'm pregnant how soon should I test?
I had sex on 2 of my ovulation day and 3 days later i got a severe pain in my lower tummy.I did a pregnancy test but its negative I feel so sick I feel so pregnant but my test was negative :( any answerrs
Wondering if any other women randomly started feeling sick after every meal during pregnancy as well has had cramps and deira? Could this be a early sign of pregnancy or something else? It randomly started with me. Also, I have an odd smell coming from my vagina. But it's not a fishy smell or bad smell. Thanks.
I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend 5 days before my period was due. 3 days after I started to feel nauseous, and sick to my stomach. The day before my period was due I experienced brownish spotting and some bad cramps and back pain. The day after my period was due I had light bleeding and cramps that stopped that night. Is there a chance that I may be pregnant?
I have been feeling Fluttering for 6-7 days now and I want to know if its possible that I'm pregnant or not, I started my period on the 16th od September but it lasted an extra 2 days and since then I have been having some fluttering, I know its too early to test I just need some insight on why I'm having this and its only on the left side of my uterus, I already have 2 kids and I'm married but I have never felt this and it worries me some coz my youngest isn't 2 yet, I really just need some advice please I cant find anything on this online anywhere, could I possibly be pregnant?
I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend 2 days after my fertile window. I took the MAP 18 hours after I started to feel nauseous, and sick to my stomach. My period was 3 days late and I some bad cramps and back pain. I had my period for a full week but it was lighter than usual at the end. A week after my period ended, I'm feeling nauseous and exhausted. I took 3 pregnancy tests a week after my period and they were all negative. Is there a chance that I may be pregnant?