Early Pregnancy Symptoms - Detect before Pregnancy test

Early pregnancy symptoms can help you detect before pregnancy test within a few days of fertilization. Early pregnancy symptoms differ from woman to woman and pregnancy to pregnancy. However, one of the most significant early pregnancy symptoms is a delayed or missed menstrual cycle. Understanding early symptoms of pregnancy is important because each symptom may be related to something other than pregnancy. Some women experience signs or symptoms of pregnancy within a week of conception. For other women, early pregnancy symptoms may develop over a few weeks or may not be present at all. If you have been sexually active and experiencing any of the following symptoms it is important to take a pregnancy test.

Check out whether you have undergone one, some or all of the following early pregnancy symptoms before a pregnancy test, which give a clear indication of development of fetus inside you.

Early pregnancy symptom
Early pregnancy symptom

1. Missing of periods: The most common early pregnancy symptom and one that is easily recognizable, is missing a period. However, there can be other factors that lead to a missed period like stress, travel, etc. Besides, when you notice a missed or delay in periods, you are already one or few weeks pregnant, so look for other typical early pregnancy symptoms to confirm your pregnancy.

2. Tender breasts: Another early pregnancy symptom before pregnancy testis a change in the size and the feel of your breasts. You might find your breasts becoming tender and slightly swollen or enlarged, with a tingling sensation that also makes them very sensitive to touch. However, this condition lasts for just a few weeks in the beginning.

3. Morning sickness or nausea: The third most common early pregnancy symptom before pregnancy test is nausea and vomiting. Many pregnant women complain about feeling of vomitting and nausea in different time of the day. It can be in the morning, or in the afternoon, evening or at night, however, this early pregnancy symptoms are termed as morning sickness. Expecting mothers may reduce discomforts of morning sickness by reducing spicy dishes from their meals and cutting down big meals into small frequent meals that are easier to digest and call for less discomforts of nausea.

Early pregnancy symptom before pregnancy test
Early pregnancy symptom before pregnancy test

4. Vaginal spotting: Little bit of bleeding secreted through your vagina is quite normal during the early stage of pregnancy. This spotting is also know as ‚Äėimplantation bleeding' as the bleeding is caused by implantation of egg to the inner walls of uterus. This is one of those very common early pregnancy symptoms and occurs a few days after conceiving. After implantation, the fetus starts developing in the uterus. You may notice the color of spotting a bit pinkish unlike the color of your menstruation. Implantation bleeding may accompany slight cramping pain in abdomen that is quite normal and harmless. However, if the pain is severe, you may consult doctor immediately as it may signal some complications.

5. Another visible early pregnancy symptom before pregnancy test is the darkening of the areola, something that lasts throughout pregnancy.

6. You may notice that you sometimes have to get up at night to urinate, something you have never done before. Frequent urination is also one of the first early symptoms of pregnancy, and it may occur as early as two weeks after conception. This is because your bladder gets compressed due to the uterus rising into the abdomen. Hormonal changes, like the rising levels of progesterone can also stimulate the muscles of the bladder giving it a feeling of fullness even though it may not really be so.

Early pregnancy symptom before pregnancy test
Early pregnancy symptom before pregnancy test

7. Both an unusual craving for certain foods as well as queasiness at just the smell of others is a common symptom. You may also experience strange tastes in the mouth.

8. Constipation occurs during pregnancy and is one of the signs women find most annoying.

Early pregnancy symptoms are early signs of pregnancy that indicate towards your being pregnant. However, mere presence of symptoms of pregnancy does not necessarily confirm pregnancy. Always take a pregnancy test to confirm pregnancy when you witness these veryearly pregnancy signs and symptoms. After this confirmation, it is time to get a doctor's appointment to begin the follow-up. Doctor may take a urine test, blood test and pelvic exam.

If your pregnancy is confirmed, the doctor will generally wait for four to six weeks after conception before she conducts an internal examination which will further confirm the pregnancy. The doctor will be able to feel the thickening of the vaginal tissues or the softening of the uterus which will confirm that the pregnancy symptoms you have experienced are real after all.

What is your early pregnancy symptom?

  • Frequent urination
  • Missing of periods
  • Tender Breast
  • Vaginal spotting
  • Morning sickness or nausea
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iBlue 8 years ago from USA

very informative. great hub.

anjali 7 years ago

i got menustralisation but some symtops like pragancy so it will pragancy or not?

go go  7 years ago

i know some people are on a iud and don't have periods what then???

nina 7 years ago

i have the frequent urination and missed period...but no sickness at all! Totally different compared to my first pregnancy!

Cure Morning Sickness 7 years ago

Great information!! Thank you so much for sharing

Sarah Liu  7 years ago

I was pregnant for two months already. My first symptom that I suspected to be pregnant was nausea and morning sickness and missing of periods. I hope my baby will be born healthily during the next seven months!

Anna  7 years ago

i have already one child. this year of my eight month of pregnancy my uterus feels very bloated and i experienced pain most of the time. my symptom of pregnancy is missing of periods, how different from my first son's birth!

Sa'adatun  7 years ago

very informative. thanks! when my baby is born, i will bring it to say thanks to this computer! my baby will be born five months after now, so can you tell me what month now am i pregnant?

TH 7 years ago

I hope to be pregnant soon and I already feeling hard tummy not sure if symptom of pregnant.

Kiwimom 7 years ago

Just found out I'm preg. My symptoms were: incredible thirst, followed by lots of toilet breaks; really constipated; impregnation bleeding; some dull achey pain on the side I ovulated on and a couple of times a very sharp pain on that side. The missed period was no surprise (and I'm as spot on as clockwork) but nurst still said to come back in another week before they'd test me. Says most pregnant women imagine these pains, but trust me these pains aren't imaginary.

michimom30 7 years ago

is it normal to have a posative pregnancy test if you haven't have implantation bleeding my symptoms of early pregnancy are frequent urination nausea cravings and missed period

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Eggy's Diary 6 years ago from down in 'Moms' Ovary- Eggy's dream!

Thanks Blessed Mom. I hope my Moms reads your article. It was very frightening inside here when she had her morning sickness last week, but at least she knows I am here now. I hope she contacts me soon. Could you be my Moms? Eggy

emz 6 years ago

still wondering if i'm preggy or not..i'm so excited to have a positive test result one of these days..hope to have a baby inside my tummy..

Jane 6 years ago

Me and my boyfriend are trying to have a baby. I got my period the begining of October. For the past 4 days I have been getting really sick to my stomach randomly in the morning. One minute ill be fine and the next im looking for a trash can to throw up in. I took a home test and it came back negative im not due for my period for another two weeks. Do you think its possible for me to be pregnant because the morning sickness and not be able to find out yet because its to soon for the test to come back positive

Robyn 5 years ago

Well Jane, where you pregers or not?

Ann 5 years ago

I'm not sure if I am,but I have sensitive breasts and headaches,constipation,pains like if I had my period which my period starts at the end of the month and im getting craps and what not with no signs of a period. I'm not sure if it's me being pregnant?

Lucy 5 years ago

Not sure if I am or not, stopped taking my pill mid dec. got my period at the start of Jan lasting 4 days. Have had backache constantly since just after ovulating and twinges/cramps but not like period cramps also keep feeling as though period has arrived but still nothing. Also a little odd have had heartburn for the last couple of days. (never had before had to ask my boyfriend what it was!) also a constant headache and very tired feel like I need a nap midday!! Am due on tomorrow or the day after. Cam I test? Period is usually heavy and early.. pregnant??what do u think?

sara 5 years ago

i have 2 days left for my periods but now two weeks later i feel tender breast frequint urine fatiuge so plzz tell me that can i be pregnant or not,can i check home pregnancy

hanah 5 years ago

i had a period for 2 days last month and now will be due on the 10th sept. i keep going to the toilet at night and have tender breasts also crampy pains like i am about to start my period please help!

tiff 5 years ago

for about three weeks now i have been very tired,nausea all the time very tender belly button is what really had me thinking i could poss. be pregnant. m taking a guess of around 6 wks. i took a family dollar store test which showed a faint line in the plus sign with a blue tint to it the test says one line may be darker than the other this test was taken first thing in the morning. so i decided to try another test this afternoon and that was a first response and it said neg. was this b/c it wasn't a first morning? so i don't know what to think? also i noticed some other changes but at nigh its feels like very gasey and a lot of movements going on when i lay down at night. and some pressure.????????? help

sunaina 5 years ago

I am not regular about my periods.How come i get to know that i am pregnant.Through the home check up after 10 days its negative..please let me know that through home check up after how many days i'l get to that i am pregnant

Nikki 5 years ago

I had iud removed and had one dose of depo then quit all methods. Its been 3 wks last week I thought I had the flu slept for almost 3 days straight and massive nausea throughout but only vomited twice and was still able to hold down foods. Day 5 I am feeling better. Pregnancy test said no. oh and im constipated now. What ya think guys?

Mimi Concern 5 years ago

is it possible to be pregnant in the first month and still test negative?

steffie 5 years ago

My boyfriend and I have been trying to conceive for 6 months now. All the other months my period has been late when normally I'm on time I'd test everytime neg. But this time I have very tender breasts and nipples feeling nauseated been having dizzy spells and hot flashes during the night. I urinate frequently as it is but more so than usual. I've already had 2 kids the first the indication was missed period tender breasts my second was just a simple felt tired and not well. I was 6 wks when I found out with both of them. If I am pregnant I could be a week or 2 along my next expected period isn't until nov. Am I crazy or is it actually possible?

kayla19900 5 years ago from united kingdom

i had implanon removed 4 weeks ago and was in for 20 months and only had 3 or 4 periods and now its been removed i still havnt had a period,some days i pee a lot and feel really tired but i sleep a lot,i have sore breasts and mood swings,get upset over nothing i don't know what to think,i have done tests but they all say negatine realy frustrating as me and my partner trying to conceive??

tiara 5 years ago

im 16 yrs old and i think i might be prego and my symtoms are cramping,brest are darker and bigger,vagial bleeding,food cravings,mood swings am i prego im freckin out

SkilarMar 4 years ago

well i had a period at da begining of the mouth now im spotting n cramping n mi period not due til the 13th of nex mouth.... could this be a sign of pregnancy????

Daisy 4 years ago

I am into the third week. I had spotting but very light pinkish color and size of a q tip. Also, frequent urination. However, no morning sickness or craving yet..

gg23 4 years ago

my LMP was on last 24th oct, it last for 3days till 26th oct, my hubby and i had sex on 6th nov (twice, we desperately hoping for a baby girl, we have our elder son - a boy age 4years 8month, we have been trying for many many months......i m not sure whether am i now pregnant or not....

DeSsI 4 years ago

Ohkay so I had a period last month around da last two days of the month I've never been regular bt I'm a mother of a gorgeous 7month old daughter.

I've been having unprotected sex with my bf/babys father he's been feeling sick every morning and I've been getting very lightheaded dizzy fuzzy vision and I keep on almost fainting my stomache cramps bad at times ifeel this weird tingle in my lower abdomen. I'm really freaked out I'm scared and I really really need answers soon.!?someone please help me.?!

anitha 4 years ago

ihave missed menistrual 2 days delaid but urine test is negetive am i pregnant or not

Danny 4 years ago

5 to 6 days I miss my period,and I'm feeling tired,tender swollen breasts,headc,some pain abdomen, morning sckness,so I do a home test but is negative,please I need help to confirm if I'm prag.

please I need a quick response.

here my email adress : maomutombo@gmail.com

acia 4 years ago

a month i missed my periods i was so stressed wondering what's happening to me i was feeling tired and my breasts swollen then i bought a pregnancy test it shows two lines bt the second one was not bright as the first one so now i dnt know if am pregnant or what.

samantha 4 years ago

I wonder if I'm pregnant.I am having most of the signs and a positive pregnancy test but it has been 2 months now and I think I had last month what they call plantation bleeding which I thought was a light period but that was around a month after my expected period if I wasn't pregnant well 5days sooner than my expected period but the pregnancy test is showing a light period line still ,should it be darker now?.Please help samantha.

dominique 4 years ago

ok, me and my boyfriend have been having unprotected sex. He has told me plenty of times that he has cum in me bt its been at lest 1 or 2 months ago and i had just got off my period around december 26th to 31th and my periods are never this short.. and to top that off one time i would go pee my period would be normal and the next couple times it would be like very light. I have had cramps ever since i stopped.. my boobs do hurt alil and i do smell funny things and i have been wanting just to eat ice cream. sometimes i can see things i use to eat such as spaghetti and i just do not want it no more or anything. I have been wanting to combine ice cream and pickles. I sleep more than i usually do and i am always wanting to sleep lol. I just really need to know if i am or not.Also, i feel like i am going to get sick but i never throw up. I think i am going to go to the doctor to actually see if i am or not. Other wise, can you or someone help me out? Me and my boyfriend have been wanting a child but it just never seems to work. I have taken a whole-bunch of pregnancy test but they all come out negative. Thanks for all of your help!

nicki4186 4 years ago

Ok, I have a question that I really hope someone can help me out with. I have always had irregular periods, where ive missed a period here and there. My last "normal" period was in october. I had a period in november that lasted three days, normal flow and all. I have not had a period since then and I am really freaking out about this. I had unprotected sex in the beginning of september prior to getting with my current boyfriend. The guy i had sex with back in september prior to getting with my current boyfriend used the pull out method. if i were to have gotten pregnant by him, shouldn't i have already had symptoms before now? my boyfriend and i have used a condom every time we have sex. I do have indigestion, but only with certain foods like normal, no mood swings, no frequent urination, i do feel bloated or like ive gained weight, not fatigued at all, just feel really out of shape, which i know that i am, i have been under an enormous amount of stress lately with full time school, my commitments to the firehouse, moving back home with my parents, financial instability, and mainfaining a healthy relationship with my boyfriend. Could i be pregnant, or am i freaking out about nothing? I have a gyn appt next monday, but im tryin to see if anyone else has experienced this, or if this is normal. I really hope im not at all pregnant, especially if its with the guy i had unprotected sex with. Definitely not in a position to be pregnant. Is it possible to get pregnant while using condoms? I feel like an idiot asking what seems should be seemingly common sense questions, but im really freakin out. Ive taken two home pregnany tests that have showed negative results. Please someone help.

4 years ago

Hello doctor ....

My last period was on 31st december.and i had 3 to 4 times sex with condom but starting only less than 1 1 min it was without condom ....My Boyfriend said nothing got leak and all...

I had Papaya Also for safer said can u please suggest me whether i m pregnant ??

Or if yes how to come out of this please suggest me.....



bby2468 4 years ago

Cramps worse then usual, headaches that are bad, and 3 days late for my period. Really need help. Is this possible pregnancy?

Baby C 4 years ago

Hello, I was wondering if I'm prego or not. I have not experienced these symptoms, except for the cramps. I am going on two days late. I keep getting cramps on my left side and fairly on my back. As odd as this sounds, I have been craving pickles. I've never craved pickles before. Could that be a sign ? I also searched what other women had to say about their symptoms. I have some common to them. Should I take a hpt? Or is it too early ?

Yeanker 4 years ago

I took aspirin tablets during my vaginal spotting(2 tablets morning and night for 1 week).Please hope this is not going to affect my baby's health.

Please i need reponses

Smallie 4 years ago

I wonder if anyone could help ... For the last 2 months my period has only been 2 days instead of the normal 5-7 days ... I've had some sicky feeling as well as dizziness ... Not done a test yet feel a too nervous ... Could I be pregnant ?

Sarah Cooney 4 years ago

Hiya guys.. I'm just wondering is their anybody who could help me out a little.. i'v had unprotected sex just over 4 weeks ago, well my last period was on the 10Th of Feb.. usually the same every month, well i'v being getting cramping pains, similar to period pains, i get the feeling i want to get sick but i don't then i'm really tired all i'm doing is sleeping, when i urinate if i hold it in i get a sharp pain in my lower stomach,and since last week my boobs are sore and tender, iv never experienced this before, as this had began to occur last week maybe.. i took a HPT last week the result was negative, but now its past my period due date and i'm late.. i'v also took another pregnancy test today 4 days late and came up negative? does it sound like i'm pregnant? Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated.

Many Thanks.

yeanker 4 years ago

what's happening on this site.We keep posting questions, question upon questions without any reponse.can someone there please repond to the questions or is this a dead site?

Oh, Dear... 4 years ago

The only response I would have to anything on this thread would be, that if you have children, I hope they are blessed with an ability to write and spell properly. Now, I am off to somewhere with coherence.

mj 4 years ago

Me and my fiancé trying to have baby am regular every month bt I'm five days late and a. Started my period this morning, bt I have all the sighns swollen tender breast, sickness, nausea, urinate frequently, very bad sore heads cramping, no appetitte could I be or am jst goin crazy lol x

jake 4 years ago

I really need some help my girlfriend had 2 positive test one which had a very faint line and the other came up in like a minute as positive she is throwing up a lot and her period was due a week ago we are first timers to all of this if some one could please help us out we will really apreciate it thanks and god bless

Kiya 4 years ago

I have a question..somebody please answer!!!!!!!!!!! I haven't had sex since November. Everytime in November was unprotected. I have has a period every month since then except this month I have missed my period. I have been having really bad back aches and I am nauseated. I am wondering if I could possibly be pregnant from November and not know...My mother had her period the whole time she was pregnant with both of her children. Somebody please help me with an answer.

sam. 4 years ago

Ohkay, idk why I'm doing this I just need answers.. I'm 16 years old and I've been with the same guy for almost 7 months and we have unprotected sex all the time. I'm not on birth control anymore and a couple of weeks ago there was a pinkish brownish color vaginal liquid, I never ever get sick to the point that I throw up except in the past week, I get nauseous everyday around the same time and some days I actually throw up, my belly.is getting bigger and harder and there is a very high possibility that I am pregnant and I could have been for a while..the past several months my period has been really late or not coming at all, and when It does it's extremely light which also is not common. I'm really scared and I really need some advice.

Love art 4 years ago

My period is due in 2 days,my breast have been tender and swollen for a week. My areolas are very dark and my hormones are outrageous. Me and my husband are ttc. If Im pregnant I'll let you guys know

Bit of advice 4 years ago

Go see a real doctor ladies.

shriti 4 years ago

5 to 6 days I miss my period,and I'm feeling tired,tender swollen breasts,headc,some pain abdomen, morning sckness,so I do a home test but is negative,please I need help to confirm if I'm prag.

please I need a quick response.

kea 4 years ago

I didn't find out I was pregnant till I was 5 months. I had my monthly the whole time. The only way I find out was my doctor order blood test.

meg 4 years ago

Buy a pregnancy test and stop having sex if you aren't ready! There is too many of us who really want children and can't have them for you to all be complaining and "freaking out". Also, learn how to spell!

erin 4 years ago

I have to agree. I can hardly read most of these comments. Sex can lead to pregnancy if you think you are pregnant take a test if you don't believe the results go to the doctor

anju 4 years ago

i have been suffering from thyroid problem since 2 years.but now i got married and my age is 24yrs.can i get pregnant.since we are trying from 3 months.

Wendy 4 years ago

I found out I had hyperthyroid at the same time I found out I was pregnant with my way now 5 year old son. oh yes you can still get pregnant if you have thyroid disease. my husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for a month and I just took a pregnancy test and it had a very faint blue line. I will retest in a couple days inn see if the line is darker.

Rach 2 years ago

I've been feeling and being sick since Halloween and my breasts are big but not sentitive. Also is back pain a symptom too and I'm having pain there and around my stomach?

Girlygirl 2 years ago

I been trying to figure out if im pregnant for 6 weeks now . I think i had the spotting but it was dark brown blood :\ my nipples hurt real bad and i been craving peanuts all month like what the... I don't even like them but been eating all kinds boiled honey cashews almonds any just writing about them makes me want them i has some cramping but maybe it was just gas idk i been feeling mad for no resin yelling at my boyfriend for even looking at me lol peeing like crazy and head been hurting took med for it and it left. Feel like barfing only at night . Idk if im pregnant but if im not i must have some extreme period symptoms. I hope i am it would be my 2nd baby . My first i had no signs i just knew i was from the 1st week . Good luck everyone

sheritta barber 2 years ago

Hey guys i was wondering could anyone help me wid this problem im nt sure if im pregnant or not my head hurts n i get dissy outta the blue i have back problems sometimes sometimes i feel like throwing up.... mood swing not so good in talkin about that rite now ugh but could any one help me awwww yea 1 more thing i still have my period so who can help me out ? Please.:)

Ashley 2 years ago

So i just got off my cycle n i have light pink spotting.tingling sensation in my vagina n stomach frequent urination, and feel and hear stuff moving in my stomach... Am i pregnant??

christine 2 years ago

I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend and my periods a week early and it not the same. It's regular in the mornings and afternoons but at night, it completely stops... please help

HPFan 2 years ago

Hi... well, currently my period is 3 days late and I've had to pee about twice as often as normal. I've also had a seriously strong urge to eat doritos... last time I was pregnant I miscarried at 1 1/2 month, but I had a reg period then. I just peed a lot and craved cottage cheese. Do you think I'm pregnant again?

Tm 20 months ago

I started my last period on January 21st and it ended on the 25th and I st haven't started my period yet and my cycle is pretty normal every month could I be pregnant and I've also been nauseous in the mornings

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