Knowing Your Own Condition: What Are the First Signs of Pregnancy?

Are you curious as to whether or not you are pregnant? Well, it is not like you can positively know that you are pregnant on the first day of pregnancy. However, we can examine your condition to notice the signs of pregnancy as early as a week or two after conception. So, what are the first signs of pregnancy? Well, actually there are many of them you can check by yourself, although you will still need to ask doctor to make sure the truth of your pregnancy. Let’s see one by one here.

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Sore on the Breasts

Quite often, sore on the breasts is the earliest sign of pregnancy. At such time, your breasts and nipples will become tender. However, they will be so sensitive to the touch, making you feel the pain just by the touch. It happens because there is an increase of blood flow that makes your breasts become swollen, thus feeling hurt when they are touched. Sometimes, it only happens within one week, but it can be more than that as well.

Dark Area around Nipples

Having dark area around nipples also one of the earliest pregnancy signs. Just like the first sign above, it happens because the increase of blood flow caused by the surging of pregnancy hormones. You can see this sign in the first or second week after conception. You don’t need to worry about such sign. It only shows that your breasts are getting ready to feed your baby after he/she was born later. It is a good sign.

Light Bleeding

Yes, light bleeding or implantation bleeding is one of very first signs of pregnancy too. It is a natural sign happening around 5 to 10 days after conception. It is because the egg that has been fertilized start to dig the walls of uterus. This is the act of embryo implanting itself in the uterine wall where the baby will grow for about 9 months long. When light bleeding happens to you, it is better to ask doctor just to be safe and sure.

Loss of Energy

Loss of energy is indeed one of the first signs of pregnancy that is really common happening to pregnant women at their early times. Loss of energy is caused by the hormones as well as the efforts of your body take to nurture the growth of your baby. Since your body has to work overtime, it is only natural you will feel really tired easily on your early days of pregnancy and might still be later during your pregnancy.

Missed Period

Another sign that you have to make sure is your period. Normally, women will get period each month because the eggs are not fertilized. However, when they are fertilized, you will miss your period. So, if you happen to skip a month, there is possibility that you are pregnant. That is why missed period is also part of first pregnancy signs, although you still have to consult doctor to prove it true.

Nausea and Vomiting

The next sign that will be the last one you will know from this article is nausea and vomiting. To be honest, there seems to be no clear cause of such thing to happen to pregnant women. However, hormonal changes seem to be the reason why they can feel so. Usually, women will experience this starting from their sixth week of pregnancy. It is what we commonly call as morning sickness. If you are not sure about your condition, you can tryearly signs of pregnancy quiz before going to doctor.

You need to read this:

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  2. How Long Does Implantation Bleeding Last in Early Pregnancy


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