Early pregnancy symptoms can vary widely from woman to woman, but there are several common signs that many experience. 

Understanding these signs can help in identifying pregnancy in its early stages. However, it’s important to keep in mind that these symptoms can be indicative of other conditions as well.

Early Pregnancy Signs

Here are some of the early indications of pregnancy via Mayo Clinic

Missed Period

One of the most obvious and early signs of pregnancy is a missed menstrual cycle. However, this can be influenced by various factors, including stress, hormonal imbalances, and lifestyle changes.

Nausea With or Without Vomiting

Often referred to as “morning sickness,” this symptom can actually occur at any time of the day. It typically begins around the sixth week of pregnancy but can start as early as two weeks after conception.

Breast Changes

Early in pregnancy, hormonal changes may make breasts tender, sensitive, or sore. The area around the nipples, known as the areola, might also darken.

Increased Urination

Hormonal changes can lead to increased frequency of urination. This might start as early as six weeks into pregnancy and continue throughout.


Many women report feeling unusually tired during the early stages of pregnancy. This fatigue is attributed to rising levels of the hormone progesterone.

Other Signs

It’s not uncommon for pregnant women to feel a sudden aversion to certain foods while also experiencing strong cravings for others. These cravings or aversions can appear early in pregnancy.

Some women also experience implantation bleeding, which occurs when the fertilized egg attaches to the lining of the uterus. This can be accompanied by mild cramping and usually happens around the time of a menstrual period.

There are various other signs, such as mood swings, bloating, constipation, and nasal congestion that can also indicate pregnancy, but these are rare. 

Get the Answer Today

Pregnancy symptoms can be so ambiguous because every pregnancy looks different. Thankfully, you don’t have to rely on these signs to know.

If you suspect you’re pregnant, a pregnancy test with Alpha Women’s Resource Center is the best way to find out. We offer this at no cost to you with an open, friendly, and confidential appointment. 

Call now at (251) 246-7750 or contact us online to book an appointment.

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