Pregnancy Symptoms

When you closely listen to the cues your body gives, you will be able to detect some of the common pregnancy symptoms listed here.

Last Updated: Oct 22, 2020 11:29 GMT

Pregnancy Symptoms
Pregnancy Symptoms

How you wish you could watch your man’s sperm crawling in your uterine tract, joining hands with your ovum and see through the incredible process of fertilization and forming of your baby?! Unfortunately, our bodies are not designed to be looked at what happens inside. Yet, if you can closely listen to the cues your body gives, you must be able to detect some of the below pregnancy symptoms.  


Commonly called as spotting, a light to mild vaginal discharge, usually brownish in color, can be spotted in some women around the expected period date. Be aware that not all women experience spotting while some may miss to notice it. Spotting is believed to be an outcome of the fertilized ovum trying to implant on the uterine wall. Though even a light bleed is the last thing you might want to witness now, if you spot something unlike a menstrual discharge, it may in fact sign some good news.

Frequent Urination

You may soon find it unstoppable from going to the restroom every now and then. Frequent urination is one of the telltale pregnancy symptoms. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) is an early pregnancy hormone which causes frequent urination in pregnant women. Progesterone can add to it by increasing the blood volume in your circulatory system, giving more work to your kidneys.

Nausea or Vomiting

Some pregnant women experience morning sickness as early as 3 weeks, that is, the first week of conception. The changing hormones can make your digestive system feel like a roller coaster. You feel like puking though you might not do it for a long while until the little you ate or drank suddenly throws out. The nauseating feeling can last for about 20 weeks for most women; however, in some women it can go until the day of labor.

Food cravings

As the pregnancy hormones continue to shoot up, some pregnant women become sensitive to food tastes and smells. Don’t be surprised if you detest the sight of your ever-favorite Sushi or, strangely you crave for chocolate fudge like never before. The smell and smoke of cooking can nauseate you and kitchen could be the last place in your home you like to stand in for a while.

Sore breasts

Changes in breasts are one of the most common pregnancy symptoms. Soon after conception, your body begins to prepare for your coming phase of motherhood, and as a first sign, you can find changes in your breast. Your breasts become tender and sore. The dark area around the areola may start to get wider and darker as your body is busy doing the groundwork for lactation.

Motion Sickness

If you are habituated to traveling before without a heck of sickness but now all of a sudden, travel churns you upside down, it’s most likely because of the play of your pregnancy hormones. Motion sickness – feeling nausea or dizziness during travel - can be predominant in the first trimester.  Though it is less common, it is one of the sure pregnancy symptoms.


Growing a baby inside you is no joke. It can eat up loads of your energy and no pregnancy can be spared from feeling exhausted. An unusual tiredness prodding you to slip off to frequent naps can sign you are pregnant.

Missed period

A missed period is one of your apparent first pregnancy symptoms. If it has been a week to 10 days since your monthly period date has passed but you haven’t got your period yet, you are almost there! Once your ovum is fertilized by a sperm, most women do not get their period until the baby is born or until a few months after childbirth.

Positive Home Pregnancy Test

A home pregnancy test using a pregnancy kit is the very first step of confirmation that can be easily done from the comfort of your home. Ideally the test can be done around 7 – 10 days after your missed period. A positive test result usually indicates pregnancy though the test is not devoid of false positive and false negative results.


Every pregnancy is unique. Said that, you may face something unusually strange during your pregnancy, which you might not have heard elsewhere. Trust your motherly instincts; feeling pregnant is often one of the subtle pregnancy symptoms. However, if your gut says you are in trouble, seek medical advice at once. 

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