Pregnancy signs and symptoms

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.
pregnancy signs and symptoms

The following are some of the common pregnancy signs and symptoms that should guide you on whether you need to take a pregnancy test:

Sore, tender, and swollen breasts

Sore breasts are a very common early symptom of pregnancy. However, pain, tenderness, and swollen breasts are 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 one of the most common pregnancy signs and symptoms. When you miss 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 an abrupt and unaccountable change in moods in the first weeks of pregnancy. A woman’s hormonal changes during pregnancy are likely to cause emotional changes.

Food aversions

Food Aversion is when you become extra sensitive to certain food odors and tastes making it almost impossible to consume those foods. Like most other pregnancy signs and symptoms, these food preferences can be chalked up to hormonal changes.

Food cravings

Food cravings are the opposite of food aversions. A 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 or without vomiting

It is quite normal for pregnant women to feel nauseous. Nausea may be accompanied by vomiting. 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 the early stages of pregnancy is a common symptom. You are most likely to mistake early pregnancy cramping for 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 also common during the early stages of 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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