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Signs of Pregnancy within the First Month

Updated on May 20, 2011
Pregnancy - The most beautiful time for Jessica Alba and also for millions of mothers around the world.
Pregnancy - The most beautiful time for Jessica Alba and also for millions of mothers around the world.

Your first month of pregnancy can be determined when your ovulation period lasts. By knowing the date of your last period, you can estimate the gestational age and date of delivery. First Month of Pregnancy: As you know, conception occurs within twenty four hours of ovulation and 14 days after your last period, the egg and sperm are found in one third of the fallopian tube and travel over a period 7 days coming to settle in the uterus. Once in the uterus, the fertilized egg implants in the endometrium (the inner membrane of your uterus) that is ready and is full of nutrients to meet the requirements of the egg. Immediately, hormonal and chemical signals like fatigue, nausea, and vomiting are sent to your body as a sign that you are pregnant, and as your ovulation has already occurred as a consequence you will not get a menstrual period which is an early sign of pregnancy. At this particular stage your baby in medical words is called as a blastocyst and measures 0.1 to 0.2 mm. At the end of the fourth week of pregnancy, the umbilical cord is formed and then you get suspicious that you are pregnant.

Different symptoms and signs of pregnancy within the first month:

Fatigue: Fatigue and tiredness is due to the changes going inside your body because your body is producing a lot of energy and needs a lot of time to rest and recuperate. Some women also feel more fatigued during pregnancy as they engage in some strenuous activities or simply resist sleep after dinner. Though it is highly recommended that you must be active during pregnancy but it is also recommended to prevent and avoid strenuous activities.

Nausea and Vomiting:

Typically, nausea starts early in the morning waking you up from your sleep and sometimes you need to go to the bathroom to vomit. Even a glass of water can cause gagging. For some, nausea usually occurs when they are awake, but can last all day. It is said that nausea happens because of a part of a system that protects the woman's body during the most delicate stage of the formation of the baby.

Pregnancy cravings are related more towards baby's hunger than mom's hunger.
Pregnancy cravings are related more towards baby's hunger than mom's hunger.


For some women during the first months of pregnancy, they continue to menstruate around the same dates that would have the period causing some confusion.

Sensitivity of smell:

Another mechanism of protection for the baby at the time of pregnancy is the rejection of certain smells such as highly strong things like coffee or pollution.


Cravings are just having the body need a certain nutrient that is required by your baby. Sometimes it happens with the mother that they go to sleep after having their full meal and then suddenly in the middle of the night they start feel cravings but many do not know that these cravings are not coming from just their body but coming because the baby inside their body is hungry and needs food.

Pain in breasts:

The areola begins to darken, breasts and nipples protrude and swell outside. It is one of the first symptoms you notice in a pregnant woman and will make her suspicious of her new state.

Breast pain during pregnancy.
Breast pain during pregnancy.

Discomfort in the pelvic area:

Some women also feel discomfort in the pelvic area, especially lower abdomen, but if you notice a very sharp pain, please consult your doctor.

Back pain and pelvic pain is very common in pregnancy with it affecting up to 80 percent of pregnant women.
Back pain and pelvic pain is very common in pregnancy with it affecting up to 80 percent of pregnant women.

Frequent urination:

Because of hormonal changes, women urinate more often during pregnancy and also due to the weight and pressure that starts to build up on the bladder.

Frequent urination during pregnancy is a common sign.
Frequent urination during pregnancy is a common sign.


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      7 years ago

      Hi I'm due for my period in 5 days but I can't wait. I obviously tested and surprise it came up neg. I have blue veins from my chest to my nipples, bumps surrounding my aerola and little pimples in the aerola, slight discharge and hungry every hour even after eating. Could u be pregnant and when is it best to test again

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      irish gal... :) 

      7 years ago

      hey ive been trying 4 a baby for awhile now.. im starting to get bad pains in my head and also very tired with pains in my pelvic area and back,, could i be pregnant..

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      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi mommi, you feel more hungry than before because of the increased demand inside you. There is always a tendency to eat more at the time of pregnancy. Don't worry about your weight just feed yourself with whatever you like at that time as that thing is liked by your baby inside you. Your weight will gradually reduce after the delivery and breastfeeding. Best of luck.

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      mommi 2 4  

      8 years ago

      is it normal at only for weeks along to be hungry all the time well that's what it feels like, like i'm more hungry all of a sudden

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      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot for your comment on signs of pregnancy and what to eat and drink in time of pregnancy.

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      Signs of pregnancy 

      8 years ago

      Fatigue, depression, stress, morning sickness, excessive urination etc these are the symptoms will face in first month. These signs are commonly seen in every pregnant woman. Pregnant woman should eat proper diet with good nutrition and drink more and more water these will help the during pregnancy period.

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      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much for updating that info about adding home pregnancy tests which do not need the aid of a doctor. I think you are talking about HCG urine pregnancy sticks that are available in the market. Basically, in this hub, I just discussed about what are signs and symptoms of pregnancy so did not thought that it was necessary enough at that time but after reading your comment, I will include that point to this hub. Thanks a lot for a good read of signs of pregnancy within the first month.

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      SEO Expert Kerala 

      8 years ago from KERALA

      Nice hub..Please mention / include the some of the pregnancy tests and equipments , which is used to test pregnancy from home without help of a doctor

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      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes the first one looks like second or third month and others up to seven months. Actually in the first month for most women, there tummies did not show up and that's why I had to upload these pics. By the way, this ezine article is a nice one ocbill.

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      8 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      these women look further along than their 1st month but a very good hub overall.

      Another good article on the same topic is at


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