First early signs of pregnancy

Although your gynecologist may certainly and 100% confirm your pregnancy, there are several signs, symptoms and changes of your body that may indicate that you are pregnant.

However, it is extremely important to know as soon as possible whether you are pregnant or not because all vital organs of the child are formed during the first three months of intrauterine life.

Among all pregnancy signs, we have chosen 10 of the most frequent symptoms:

1. Delayed or missed period

However, this is not a reliable sign because the delayed or missed period may be brought about by several causes, such as hormonal issues, sudden weight gain or loss, fatigue, daily stress, etc.

If you are pregnant, your period is supposed to stop; however, you may experience, especially during the first 3 or 4 months of pregnancy, certain bleedings that might be easily taken for the period.

2. Enlargement of breasts

This sign is also a clue of pregnancy, especially if this occurs in a different period, other than the menstrual period. You may also experience breast itching.

3. Fatigue

The fatigue may occur even during the first pregnancy week due to the progesterone hormone. If you’re feeling exhausted, especially during the day, and you cannot find a plausible reason for your tiredness, this may be one of the first signs that you are probably pregnant.

4. Morning sickness  

The morning sickness occurs during the second pregnancy week and lasts until the eight pregnancy week, although there have been cases when the pregnant women claimed no such symptoms. Whereas most of the pregnant women start to feel the sickness especially during the morning, the nausea may also occur anytime during the day.

5. Frequent urination

During the pregnancy, your body produces larger volumes of blood and fluids and this leads to frequent urinations, especially during the night. Another cause thereof is also the development of the baby who starts pressing your urinary bladder.

6. Cravings or food aversions

Your appetite may be subject to significant changes during pregnancy. You may also experience the lack of appetite, although a typical sign of pregnancy consists in the increase of appetite or sensibility or evenadversity to certain food you used to eat.

7. Increased sensitivity to odors  

It is possible that during pregnancy, certain odors (such as gas, perfumes, etc.) may cause you significant states of discomfort or even nausea.

8. Mood swings

Due to the hormonal changes, you may experience different moods, such as extreme happiness, sadness, depression or joy. These mood swings are normal during this period and all you need to do is to look for and accept the support given by your partner and family. Read more about how to cope with mood swings and other early pregnancy symptoms.

9. Headaches and backaches  

While the headaches may chiefly occur during the first pregnancy weeks, the lower backaches may last over the entire pregnancy period, reaching higher intensities during the last pregnancy trimester.

10. Constipation

This is another pregnancy symptom brought about by the hormonal changes that slow down your digestion.

There are also several other pregnancy signs, such as the shortness of breath, nose bleeding, insomnia, a metallic taste in your mouth, darkening of your skin, etc.

It is also important to know that the presence of these symptoms and signs differs from woman to woman and from pregnancy to pregnancy. Also, some signs may indicate certain medical conditions and this is the reason we always recommend a thoroughgoing medical investigation.