Signs of Pregnancy: The 15 Earliest (and Weirdest) Pregnancy Symptoms

You’ve just got that feeling. You’re certain the sperm has met the egg, but you want to know for sure. Waiting those ten days after ovulation to take a home pregnancy test can be brutal! Read on to learn about 15 of the early pregnancy symptoms to look out for.

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  • Pregnancy Symptom #1:
    Changes in your breasts

    Signs of Pregnancy 1 - Changes in Breasts

    Maybe you’ve noticed your breasts are swollen, tender and sore. Or perhaps your nipples are darkening and protruding in preparation for breastfeeding. Your areolas may also get larger.

    For some women, breast tenderness in early pregnancy feels suspiciously like the usual symptoms of PMS, but for others, it’s distinctly different.

    “The earliest sign of my first pregnancy was that my nipples started to look like my mother’s,” says Ilana, now a mama of three.

    Pregnancy Symptom #2:
    Frequent urination

    Signs of Pregnancy 2 - Frequent Urination

    If you find yourself getting up routinely at night for trips to the bathroom, it could be an early sign that a fertilized egg has begun implantation on the uterine wall.

    The hCG hormone—sometimes called “pregnancy hormone”—often triggers frequent urges to pee even while the embryo is still very tiny and there’s no real pressure on your bladder from a growing baby. Not yet, anyway.

  • Pregnancy Symptom #3:

    Signs of Pregnancy 3 - Feeling Nausea

    Call it morning sickness or all day sickness, but either way, nausea is a reality for many women in early pregnancy. About 50% of women will have vomiting along with nausea during their first trimester.

    While nausea may be a very early symptom of pregnancy, most women don’t experience vomiting until two weeks to two months after conception. For the majority of pregnant mamas, queasiness and vomiting will subside by the second trimester as production of the powerful hCG hormone plateaus.

  • Pregnancy Symptom #4:
    Fatigue and exhaustion

    Signs of Pregnancy 4 - Fatigue and exhaustion

    At conception, progesterone levels begin to rise rapidly and will continue to do so throughout your first trimester. Progesterone is the hormonal sustenance of pregnancy, preventing uterine contractions and inhibiting early immune responses.

    The downside? The sudden uptick in progesterone during early pregnancy may leave you utterly exhausted.

  • Pregnancy Symptom #5:
    A cold

    Signs of Pregnancy 5 - Having a cold

    With a tide of progesterone at work to keep your immune system from attacking the new (and foreign) DNA inside the body, it’s common for viruses and bacteria to use this opportunity to set up shop. A cold that would have been no biggie before pregnancy might knock you down after conception.

    Check out these natural cough and cold remedies to fight off a cold during pregnancy.

  • Pregnancy Symptom #6:
    Puffy and sore gums

    Signs of Pregnancy 6 - Puffy and sore gums

    With the immune system at bay, mouth bacteria might also begin to flourish. Plus, as your body builds blood volume and fluid levels to nourish baby, you may already have tissue swelling (including your gums!)

    Be aware of inflamed, sore or bleeding gums, or puffy eyes and face, as a sign that pregnancy is underway.

  • Pregnancy Symptom #7:
    Cervical mucus

    Signs of Pregnancy 7 - Cervical mucus

    If you’ve been keeping track of your menstrual cycle as you prepare for pregnancy, you already know that cervical mucus increases and thickens during ovulation to help carry sperm to meet the egg. In a cycle without conception, the stretchy cervical mucus will dry up within 24 hours of ovulation.

    But if conception has occurred, then this cervical mucus will continue to be produced for multiple days after the date of ovulation. This mucus will actually continue on some level throughout your entire pregnancy as it keeps the vagina clean and reduces the chances of bad bacteria approaching your baby.

    The difference is subtle, but for women who know their cycles and bodies well, it’s the earliest positive sign of pregnancy.

  • Pregnancy Symptom #8:
    Cramping and bloating

    Signs of Pregnancy 8 - Cramping and bloating

    Don’t despair if you feel these classic symptoms of PMS while you’re hoping for a positive pregnancy test result. Implantation of the egg on the uterine wall can create the very same premenstrual symptoms but without your true period ever arriving.

    Many women experience mild uterine cramping as the egg implants, which can extend to a mild backache and abdominal bloating.

  • Pregnancy Symptom #9:

    Signs of Pregnancy 9 - Spotting

    As the fertilized egg implants deeper into the thick uterine lining, you may experience several days of light bleeding. In fact, about 25-30% of pregnant women have spotting during the first few days of pregnancy.

    Because implantation will likely occur around the time of your period during a regular menstrual cycle, you may mistake these few days of light bleeding for an actual period. Early pregnancy spotting, however, will be brownish or light pink in color and will not be enough to fill a pad or tampon.

  • Pregnancy Symptom #10:
    Food sensitivity and aversion

    Signs of Pregnancy 10 - Food sensitivity and aversion

    If you’re experiencing nausea, food aversion tends to just come with the territory. (Rethinking that beloved spicy kimchi?) But even without early pregnancy queasiness, you may find that your morning Joe no longer seem appealing, while other foods and drinks suddenly hit the spot.

    Hormone fluctuations around the time of conception and throughout early pregnancy can trigger cravings for some foods and sensitivity to others.

  • Pregnancy Symptom #11:
    Metallic taste

    Signs of Pregnancy 11 - Metallic taste

    Perhaps the weirdest symptom of early pregnancy is a persistent metallic taste in the mouth that lingers even after eating food. Many women have reported this symptom in early pregnancy without understand where it came from or why it was happening.
    But tasting pennies or aluminum is a true side effect of the hormonal shifts that are taking place in your body.

    That metallic taste even has a medical name: dysgeusia. Estrogen levels have a remarkable effect on our sense of taste, and until hormone production stabilizes in the second trimester, that metallic taste might be here to stay.

  • Pregnancy Symptom #12:
    Temperature sensitivity

    Signs of Pregnancy 12 - Temperature sensitivity

    Freezing cold? Burning hot? Feeling just… strange? With all the hormonal changes of conception and early pregnancy, it’s no wonder that you might be feeling a bit off. If you know your body well, you’ll likely feel real changes in your sensory organs and your body’s internal thermostat soon after conception.

  • Pregnancy Symptom #13:
    Excess saliva

    Signs of Pregnancy 13 - Excess saliva

    Are you all of a sudden drooling like Pavlov’s dog? What gives? Well, ptyalism gravidarum, the medical term for excess saliva is usually caused by the beginnings of morning sickness, acid reflux or heartburn, which are all very common in pregnancy.

    Progesterone relaxes the muscles in our body, which can cause the valve that closes the esophagus off from the stomach to stay slightly ajar. As a result, stomach acid can make its way north, leading to heartburn or acid reflux. Try sipping a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in 1/2 cup of water before meals to ease indigestion and help tame the saliva flow.

    Additionally, progesterone can slow down digestion and the bowels (fun times!)

  • Pregnancy Symptom #14:

    Signs of Pregnancy 14 - Constipation

    Well, progesterone again is to blame for this lovely symptom because it can slow down your bowels and their peristalsis movement. Be sure to drink enough water (1/2 your body weight in ounces) and boost your magnesium-rich foods. I also love this simple diet trick to get the bowels flowing with ease.

  • Pregnancy Symptom #15:

    Signs of Pregnancy 15 - Moodiness

    If you’ve made it this far in the list, then you know, above all, early pregnancy means huge hormone fluctuations as your body begins the enormous process of growing a baby. So perhaps the least surprising symptom of these hormonal changes is their effect on your mood and emotions. Yes, you might find yourself feeling particularly hormonal during this time.

What’s behind these symptoms?

Peeing on a chemically prepared stick from the drugstore is the fastest and most convenient way to detect the presence of a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), or “the pregnancy hormone” in your urine. When you have a pregnancy blood test at the doctor’s office a few weeks later, they’re actually testing for the same hormone’s presence in your blood.

The new embryo begins to produce hCG immediately after it attaches to the uterine wall in the very first few days of pregnancy, even before you’ve had a missed period. It is the first hormone produced by the placenta, and its levels double every two days in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy. After passing through your body, hCG is eliminated through the urine.

By the time your period is late, there is usually enough hCG in the urine for a home pregnancy test to give an accurate result.

In fact, a pregnancy test taken on the first day of a missed period (which, for a woman with a regular 28-day menstrual cycle, will be 14 days after ovulation) is 99% accurate.

What if you don’t get the positive pregnancy test you were hoping for?

Be aware that, until your body is producing enough hCG hormone to be flushed out in your urine, a home pregnancy test might give you a false negative. While the first hCG spike is typically eight days after conception, not all women have the same cycle. If you tested early on, be sure to try again in a few days.

If you didn’t conceive this month, staying mindful of early pregnancy symptoms while tuning into your body is never a lost cause. Knowing more about your cycle, your hormones, and your body may help you achieve a different result next month.

How soon can I tell if I’m pregnant?

Waiting for that positive pregnancy test? At-home pregnancy tests are most accurate about 7 days after your missed period. THAT FEELS LIKE FOREVER, I know! Luckily, you can get a positive pregnancy test earlier.—some women say they’ve had positive pregnancy tests as early as 10 days past ovulation. 

How can you tell if you are pregnant?

The best way to tell if you are pregnant is to take an at-home pregnancy test. When used correctly, they’re 99% accurate—that’s just as accurate as a urine test at the doctor.

Once you get a positive pregnancy test, call your healthcare provider. They’ll want to set up an appointment to confirm your pregnancy with a blood test.

What are the first signs of pregnancy?

One of the earliest signs of pregnancy is implantation cramping and/or implantation bleeding. This occurs when the blastocyst implants in the uterus, often 6-11 days after conception. Some women may also experience mood swings and/or headaches, but it’s important to note that some women don’t experience any of these things when they’re pregnant.

What color is your urine when you are pregnant?

Some women say the knew they were pregnant because their urine was darker, cloudy, and/or had a strong odor. Unfortunately, there really isn’t much scientific evidence to support this theory.

That said, frequent urination is an early sign of pregnancy. This is thanks to an increase in the hormones progesterone and hCG an increase in body fluids.

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Could you be pregnant, but it's too early for a home pregnancy test? Here are the 15 earliest signs of pregnancy and pregnancy symptoms to look out for.



About the Author

Genevieve Howland is a childbirth educator and breastfeeding advocate. She is the bestselling author of The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth and creator of the Mama Natural Birth Course. A mother of three, graduate of the University of Colorado, and YouTuber with over 75,000,000 views, she helps mothers and moms-to-be lead healthier and more natural lives.

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  1. My daughter is 5 months old. My first sign of pregnancy was dizziness!! I kept thinking I was going to faint! I never did thankfully!! 🙂

  2. I had sex the day after my “most likely to conceive” dates. a few weeks later i’ve been doing sit ups and my tummy has been feeling strange. i felt kind of sick a few days ago and couldn’t tell if it was food, muscular, or implantation? i felt hot off and on 99.4 (it’s really hot outside here) but i almost never run warm i’m usually 97.9. so then my boobs are achey and feel full but it’s almost my period time. Then i noticed that 3 days in a row i haven’t really been liking my coffee. and i am a stay at home mom with twins. So i bought a pregnancy test. my period is supposed to start in 2-4 days. it came out positive! i kept hesitating thinking it was real but so many signs were there. i even felt the egg travel down my fallopian tubes. pretty amazing.

  3. I’ve had sex maybe 2-3 weeks ago. We bought a morning after pill and I took it maybe 7-8 hours after intercourse. 5 days later (that weekend) I’ve started bleeding pretty heavily for about 2-3 days. Then I stopped. Haven’t bled since or had any other major pregnancy symptoms besides moodiness…and possible food cravings. I’m gonna take a pregnancy test soon cause I’m not sure what that bleeding time period could have meant. Could it just have been a side affect of the morning after pill? Or was that me ovulating? Someone please help, all the signs and information get pretty confusing :/

    • That’s a great question for your provider.

    • It could definitely be a side effect from the morning after pill. I have taken that twice and both times it messed up my cycle for a couple of months. I would definitely assume you aren’t pregnant, even if your period doesn’t come when it normally would. Good luck!!!

  4. I have had three periods, first starting Aug 12th, then Aug 26th, and now Sept 10th. Both 7 days long, going on day 4 for this week’s period. I came off of birth control over 2 months ago. And I had two regular periods until now this. We have been trying from the day I stopped taking the pill. But alonside with the periods, I fell asleep today which is new for me, I’ve been thirsty and peeing more than usual, my mood is everywhere, and I’ve been constipated, had heachades at least once everyday, and now randomly hiccuping all day. I don’t know what is going on with me but I really don’t want to end up with Anemia and I need to figure out what to do. Anyone know or experience this before?

    • What does your provider think?

  5. So I got off my peroid two, weeks ago started get nausea and vomiting last three day took 4 tests that came back negative and also one at hospital that was negative have 12 out of 15 signs but have my tubes tied could I still be pregnant?

    • What does your provider think is happening?

  6. When is the right time to take a test?

    • Most at home pregnancy tests can be taken as soon as you’ve missed your period. Some can be take up to six days before your missed period.

  7. I’m unlike most women I get my period every two weeks to a month.. My boyfriend believes I’m pregnant but I got my period the next day, two weeks later I was spotting… Can I still be pregnant?

  8. Hey. I’m on a progestrin only birth control and have not missed any pills, but am 2 weeks late for period and have 9 of the 15 symptoms listed here. Is it possible I could somehow be pregnant?

    • Yes it is always possible that you could be pregnant even if you are an the pill. I see this about once every 6 to 7 months where I work to where the lady say no there’s no way but, when we test her it is +. Hope this helps and good luck and take care

    • Have you taken a pregnancy teat to find out?

  9. One of my weirdest early symptoms is dehydration; this happened 3 years ago and began 2 weeks ago! I literally have to drink water every 15 minutes during the day and get woken up throughout the night. Then all that water causes frequent urination (which is mentioned in this article). I’ve had this for the past couple weeks and the dehydration woke me up at 3:00AM this morning, so I decided to use the bathroom and take an at home test, and….my test came up POSITIVE! 😃

    • Congratulations!

  10. I’m on birth control, but I’m engaged so it’s nbd. But I’m pretty good about taking a pill 24 hours late at least once a month. I did this in August, had sex on my birthday which is the 26th, and for the past 5 days have had the STRONGEST and most consistent taste of aluminum foil (metallic) in my mouth. It’s making some of my food taste awful and it’s getting worse as well. I’m due for my period on the 17th. Can I consider this a symptom of pregnancy or is it not possible because it’s too early?? Last period was 8/20. Help!

  11. Hi I am 21 year old.i am 7 days late today and experiencing cramping (usual cramps before periods) since 4 days. I am also having diarrhea since yesterday ( perhaps coz I am stressed).I have a 30 days cycle. Two months back (2-3 days after my periods), me and my partner made out..But we did not have sex .My Last month periods was normal and on due date.Can I be pregnant?

    • Have you taken an at home pregnancy test?

    • You can not be pregnant if you only made out and did not have sex.

  12. About a week and a half to two weeks after concieving right after my period, I usually see one bright pink line and super faded line and I’m always pregnant, it just becomes darker later on. I do not use the pill ever just condoms. I get food aversions and nausea about 6 weeks, two weeks after my missed period. My breasts get fuller and a bit tender, more than on a period. This will be baby number 7 for me.

  13. I have been getting sever sore and tender breasts, my bf said my nipples looked swollen the other day? i keep feeling really sick and sometimes bring up slight acid stuff in my mouth, havent been fully sick. im not due on my period until 10th September, but if i miss this should i do a pregnancy test?

    • Absolutely!

  14. I stretch a lot, the kind of stretching you do when yawning. That’s a new thing that started with this pregnancy. Also, my hands and feet started to feel really warm all the time. I got both weird symptoms before I had a positive pregnancy test.

  15. What should be done if I have got Rubella injection while I am pregnant and don’t know about it?

  16. After ovulation my “juices” kept FLOWING… we’re talking panties soaked. I’m still 6 days til my period and getting excited that maybe this means I’m pregnant? Feeling nauseous as well.

  17. I have a lot of these symptoms, but I haven’t missed my period yet. The birth control I’m on makes it so I only have a period every 3 months.. is it too early to take a pregnancy test? Should I wait until I miss my period?

  18. Is stomach ache also a sign of early pregnancy?

    • It could be. Usually, nausea is associated with pregnancy.

  19. Hi… I usually see my periods around the 23rd to 25th but last month I saw them on the 13th nd now I was expecting to see them, they didn’t show up. I pee a lot and have cramps as well as brownish discharge which is not enough to fill a pad. Is there any chances that I am pregnant or should I wait untill the 23rd to
    25th cycle to pass?

    • Many of the newer pregnancy tests can give you an accurate answer up to six days before your missed period.

  20. My cycle was 28 days last month. Me and my husband on sex the week I was ovulating and about 1 1/2 to 2 weeks later we went out of town and I felt mild cramping for 2 days, which I thought was my period starting. It never came. Then, a few days later my boobs started getting really tender and sensitive and that usually happens a week before my period starts. I’m kinda scared to take a pregnancy test because I don’t want to be disappointed. My husband and I have been married for 12 years and have been trying for a baby for a long time and I’m just scared of seeing a big fat negative. Any words of encouragement?

    • Hi, Ty:

      I feel your hesitation and have had (still having) the same over these past several months. If it’s been at least 3 days since you expected your period to come, I’d say go ahead and check 🙂 If it hasn’t, I’d hold off because there’s nothing like checking, seeing the negative, and then seeing your period later that day or the next.

      By chance, are you all seeking fertility treatments? That might be a good next step if you haven’t already!

  21. My cycle is 25days, I saw my last period on the 2nd of August and finished on the 5th.
    I had unprotected sex on the 12th of August.
    A kind of feeling sick. Could I be pregnant?

  22. I had an abortion three weeks today but I still feel the symptoms of pregnancy. Am I still pregnant?

    • Sometimes it takes a bit for your hormones to return to normal.

  23. If I am pregnant, I could only be about two weeks. I told my doctor about it and they gave me a urine test. Is that accurate this early in a pregnancy? I also forgot to mention to them that I could only be a few weeks. Should I go back to the doctor? I’ve been extremely tired lately, but I can only sleep for a few hours at a time. My boyfriend said he’s afraid to talk to me sometimes, because he’s afraid I’ll chew his head off. My mood swings have been absolutely nuts lately, any advice on what to do?

    • You could ask for a blood test.

  24. Very very informative post! Thanks a lot! 🙂

  25. Hey, so I spotted for one day pinkish and the second day was brown. And it was barely there. Too soon for me to start my period. So I googled it and there is a possibility that I could be, but extremely rare chance. I am having some of these symptoms, but I’ve also recently started a new job, a new workout and new cleaner eating which means drinking more water. I personally think it’s too soon to take a test seeing as how the 28th and 29th was when the event occurred that could lead to pregnancy. I know you can’t really tell me yes or no but could you tell me what your leaning towards. I normally start between the 15th and 23. My period ended days before the event (🤓), so could I still be or more than likely not?

    • I really wish I had the ability to sense pregnancy, that would be a really cool trick! Unfortunately you have to wait till a few days before your missed period to take a test.

  26. I’m having stomach pain and constipation for one week now and I’m not yet seeing any sign of period , could be I’m I pregnant

    • You could be, take a home pregnancy test or blood test with your provider.

  27. I’ve been worried about getting my period like I’ve been getting cramps but there’s no blood it’s been 5 days since I missed my period and idk what to do… Someone please help

    • A Home pregnancy test or blood test from your provider will be able to tell you if you’re pregnant.

  28. I do experience my periods around 14th monthly but coming this July haven’t seen anything, just feeling cramping for some minutes and the moment I spend with my guy I see slight spotting in the bed sheets and the cramping is still going on.. My breast are sore and haven’t gone for any test advice plzz

  29. I am 15 days late for my periods today. I have taken two home pregnancy strios. Both of them showed a negative result. I have been experiencing mild cramps, nausea, cravings, moodiness and hunger pangs since few days. I have been trying to conceive since 6 months and not on any kind of pill. Should I wait for few more days to get a positive. Or should I go for beta HCg test? Please guide.

    • Asking your provider for a blood draw is a great idea!

      • Can this just be a sign of an irregular period as I am also facing severe acne breakout on and around my chin, on my neck and back?

        • Facing acne problem since a week now

        • Hormones are usually to blame for acne.

  30. my breast are swollen heavy and having almost early pregnancy symptoms but still seeing my period and I went for blood test last month it was negative I meet my guy June 6 after my period meet mid week too den on 26 June we meet again after I saw blood coming out my virginal though he used condom but am still confused cause of the feeling am not ok with my body now please can someone help me?

  31. I never got breast pain nefore period.
    But this time igot breast pain 2weeks before period.
    Besides this i got all period symtons 9 days nefore period which never happend before.i could not underestand all this. Os thus for coming period or pregnancy?

    • A pregnancy test can shed some light on your situation.

  32. The biggest one for me was the mood swings. I have also had extremely sore breasts. Neither of which are normal PMS symptoms for me. Tested positive just today! This is my first pregnancy so all of this is extremely useful!

  33. That’s a very pretty and comprehensive article, I literally have nothing more to add to.

    Its gonna help me during my pregnancy!!

  34. Hi, so I may be wishful thinking, but just how early can you feel/see pregnancy symptoms? I ovulated 2 days ago, and had sex 4 days ago. I have had to constantly run use the restroom to pee, lots of pressure/cramps, a crazy headache, as well as, tender breast (one more than the other). Any advice helps 🙂

  35. Ok. I’m on my 3 day past my expected period don’t think I’m pregnant t (I just think my period is messing with me) BUT I obviously could be so I’m asking advice! My mother fudging inlaws are coming in 1 week for a week long visit and they love trying breweries and if I do end up being pregnant I’m panicking because they would obviously know something is up if I don’t drink with them! But I obviously wouldn’t be able to drink! Like do breweries have something non alcoholic that I could fake them out with? Should I fake a newly discovered yeast allergy? But then I also can’t eat bread? What do I do? I’m still hoping my period is just playing games and comes but I’m never this past my expected date, I’m usually ahead by a day. How do you fake drinking at breweries? Like seriously that’s all I had planned for them, like the first night I picked out our best brewery and restaurant to take them too and I was even excited now I’m freaking out.

    • Take a home test… if you’re past your due period it will be accurate… pee on the stick then you wont have to worry.

    • Take a home pregnancy test, then you’ll know for sure and won’t have to come up with any stories.

  36. I had unprotected sex with my guy few days before my menstruation and few days after my menstruation. After a week, I noticed change in my boobs ie swollen and painful, frequent urinating. I used a hpt, but is showing negative. Don’t know what to do

    • Unfortunately the only thing you can do is wait for your period. You can test a few days before it’s set to start. Waiting is hard!

  37. My fiancé thinks I’m pregnant, I’ve had nausea and vomiting every now and then but not every day!!! Lately I’ve been light headed and dizzy from time to time, certain things I would eat before make me sick and some stuff I didn’t eat before I now do!! I took 2 Hpt but both came back negative!!! What should I do?

    • My last period was May 11 and it’s ysua pretty regular and comes the same time each month, but this month it didn’t and about a week and half ago I had some spotting but that’s it!!! But have been having mild cramping here and there!!!

    • Talk to your provider about getting a blood test.

  38. I’m in the same boat, my last AF was apt 13. 8 weeks ago!!! I’ve been having so many prego symptoms but all my tests and blood tests come back negative!!! I begged my Dr to schedule me an ultrasound. I have low hormones, quite a few miscarriages. So when I told my Dr I know my body and I’m prego or losing my mind!! Finally til her that an ultrasound would ease my mind, tomorrow I will find out if my body is playing games with me or there’s a baby in there!! Baby dust to all!!

  39. Hello, I started my period on May 25th, it lasted four days. I have a 24 day cycle, that is pretty regular. My partner and I got a little carried away…..on June 4th. I looked at a few ovulation charts and some have me ovulating on June 3rd or 4th. A pregnancy was not planned, but would be a nice surprise. My next period is due on the 19th. When is the soonest I can take a HPT? The only symptoms I’m feeling are frequently urination and nervousness. Thank you 🙂

  40. 3 kids and those home tests failedto- bloodexam was the only way. i had my tubes tied and here it is 12 years later and ihave miscarried in feb, but now ive missed this period. night ill and smells again bother me

  41. I had intercourse Jan 28 2018 about a week or two later I start having pregnancy symptoms I’ve tested positive March 8th 2018 but then all my symptoms left and now they’re slowly coming back I’ve been feeling bloated everybody thinks I’m pregnant but I feel fine and I tried testing again but I keep getting negatives, I need help can anyone help me? P.s I be feeling little fluttering but I don’t know. The doctors said they can’t see me until I get another positive.

    • That’s crazy! Lots of women’s pregnancies never show up through urine testing! Schedule an appointment with a better doctor if you can! A growing baby needs care, as well as you do!

  42. please I don’t know if am pregnant, but this two weeks I have been feeling dizzy and weak and this weakness makes me feel like I would faint. My back ache , and my waste pains me , I don’t have much appetite for food , my best plantain chips I love eating I don’t want it anymore, two days ago I saw white substance from my vagina .I don’t know how to feel but I think am pregnant .Please help me am I pregnant

  43. I read a comment that sounds just like me!!! I feel the exact same symptoms she is/was feeling!

  44. I confirmed it four days ago that I am pregnant. But now am having some itching in my Virginal with thick creamy discharge. what can I do Doctor?

    • Sounds like a yeast infection but, I am not a physician. Reach out to your provider for a diagnosis.

  45. Can anybody help me out asap. So my girl and i had protective sex on May 21, now it May 29 its been 8 days. My girl have been waking up in the middle of the night and feeling nauseous. Her breast have been hurting out off no where. Can this mean shes pregnant. She hasnt tried one of those pregnancy test, but can this mean something or no? need a response asap. thank you!

    • She should contact her healthcare provider.

  46. The last day of my period was April 24th. I had sex may 4th. I’m having most early pregnancy symptoms. Is it too early to take a home pregnancy test?

    • The early pregnancy tests can be taken six days before your missed period.

  47. The last time I had unprotected sex was may 18-19 . Feeling nauseous before my cycle which never happen at all Had my period a week later but is off and still is feeling nauseous can it be a possibility that I am pregnant?

    • Not to mention my weird craving kicking in

    • Great question for your provider.

      • I am feeling weak. Have food carving when I wake up in the morning.. my period is two days late… please am I due to take pregnant test or should I wait

        • You can absolutely take one now!

  48. Hey everyone!

    So my husband and I got married on April 28th (one month ago) which just so happened to be the last day of my most recent period. Since we got married a week after our 6 year anniversary, we decided to start trying to get pregnant right away and started trying on our honeymoon. I’m currently 4 days late for my period which is (for the most part) very regular. I track it with an app on my phone.

    I started experiencing weird symptoms 2 weeks ago that I’ve never experienced before. It started with a urinary tract infection as soon as we got home from honeymooning. Once that cleared up, I went about 3 days of normal urination before I began having to pee up to 15 or more times a day. I thought maybe the UTI was still lingering but there was no more pain or discoloration. Just had to pee a bunch and it would hit me like a ton of bricks, sending me running to the bathroom. It’s been so bad I’ve been wearing pads to work to help combat leakage!

    Now the past week I’ve been experiencing hot flashes, heart palpitations, extreme exhaustion, bloating (I can’t suck in my tummy), lower back pain, and occasionally I get queasy at random times.

    I just have this feeling that I’m pregnant, but I took a home pregnancy test a day before my missed period (I bought the expensive one that says it can detect pregnancy prior to a missed period) but it was negative.

    I’m going to take another test in the next day or two, but in the meantime I’ve started feeling light cramps, breast tenderness, sharp twinges on the right side of my tummy, feeling either really hot or really cold, I feel like my tummy is physically bigger from bloating, and some SEVERE mood swings where I feel like I could just smack someone (which is totally unlike my usual laid back and happy go lucky self).

    Until I get my hands on another HPT though, I’m anxious and feeling like I’m getting my hopes up because I’m feeling symptoms like I would get before my period. I keep searching Google for early signs of pregnancy thinking that it will make me feel more confident that I am pregnant, but it’s only making me more nervous that I’m giving myself false hope.

    I guess I’m looking for some reassurance, or someone who had a similar situation that can relate to what I’m feeling right now. I know we JUST started trying, but I’m 31 and with the heart condition I have, I only have a short window to be able to safely have children of my own so I have this huge sense of urgency to get pregnant asap.

    Any advice or reassurance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!


  49. My period was 2 almost 3 days late. Today it started very light and a brownish red color. Usually during my period I have mild to no cramps and backaches. I’m now experiencing like 1 second short pains in my left side that are not really painful at all and also back aches. Also pain in my upper abdomen and a small tingle above my belly button. No sensitivity to food and no nausea. No food cravings. Slight diarrhea (sorry tmi). 2 weeks ago after my ovulation I experienced like 4 days of severe head aches in a row. I had protected sex close to my ovulation day. (I read that heat can throw your period off and summer is beginning here. I also know if you are young or haven’t had your period long it changes and I’ve had mine for close to 3 years) so could this just be an off period or pregnancy???

  50. I had my periods from may 2 to may 6,help me no my ovulation day pliz.if I had unprotected sex on may 14,are there chances that I could get pregnant?

    • Yes there is a very likely chance! Were you trying to get pregnant?

  51. Hi it started with the cramping, nausea headache and back pain food craving some foid I cant smell them urinating frequently like fourteen times a day

  52. My period is supposed to come in 3 days and I’m pretty sure I’m pregnant. I normally hate anything orange and all I have been craving is orange soda. I’ve been super nauseous lately and lightheaded. Hoping for a positive test since I have had two miscarriages in the past 3 years.

  53. I did my menstral on the 19 to 23 of April, I want to know help me calculate my ovulation period and also tell me when to do the urine home test? thanks

    • There are plenty of apps for your phone that calculates everything for you. You should look into downloading one to be sure considering everyone’s is different ☺️

  54. I just got off the nexplanon birth control Jan 25th 2018 and I had a 7 day period in Feb. a 3 day period in March and have not yet to come on for the month of April. My fiancé and I have been having unprotected sex since I’ve gotten off the birth control but for my period to be 9 days late now has me a bit nervous. I have been getting dizzy often and now today I have a constant left side pain (not severe). I took a pregnancy test last week that came back negative but I think I am pregnant but I don’t know for sure. I got pregnant with my youngest son who is 2 now 3 months after getting off the birth control before… what do you guys think? and what should I do?

    • Thanks for this information..

  55. My symptoms mirrored those of stress (anxious/upset tummy, frequent, startling awake throughout the night like I forgot something or from crazy dreams, heart palpitations, overall uneasiness) so I was completely shocked when my pregnancy test came back positive for my daughter! Now it’s the opposite. I’m getting a few of those symptoms along with unheard of temperature changes for me (my feet are NEVER hot unless I’m running a fever or working out), tooth sensitivity, nausea into early afternoon, and food aversions. I had cramping today, 8 days from my period. If the pregnancy test I plan to take in a few days doesn’t show two lines, I’ll be shocked and, if I were to be honest, sad. We weren’t planning another baby yet but I’ve been feeling that baby fever so badly since my daughter turned 1 in December!

  56. One major sign for me was EXTREME thirst!

  57. i saw my period on the 17th of november n i saw my period againg on the 17th of december when am i suppose to ovulate tnxs

    • It’s normally 2 weeks 14 days after the beginning day of your period I use my days app on my phone it’s an amazing app

  58. I’ve had the brownish/pink mucus for a few days; ovulation was last week.. it’s early for a home pregnancy test but I did anyway – couldn’t contain myself! but knew it’d likely be negative and it was. really hoping to have a positive pregnancy test in the next couple of weeks.

    • Good luck!

  59. I had vomitsh and my stomach was very hard then before

  60. My husband suspected I was pregnant before I did both times. He said I smelled different!

    • My boyfriend said the same thing to me yesterday. I hope he’s not wrong 🙂 I get to test in a couple of days. Still a bit early now.

  61. Before I got my positive pregnancy test, my entire jaw area felt really warm one day. It was as if I had a fever just in my mouth. I also noticed some nasal dripping when I bent over to tie my shoes. The third symptom was some pulling and tugging in my lower abdominal area. I decided to test after a few days, and sure enough, I got 2 pink lines.

    • Congrats dear.. That was how many week? Cos I’m feeling just same but I feel its too early

  62. I had the most vivid and crazy dreams the week before I knew I was pregnant. I dreamed about whales, dolphins, other women having babies, oh and Channing Tatum. :p I also had a very heightened sense of smell…the smell of raw chicken was almost unbearable. (And my husband said it didn’t smell like anything!)

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