Early Symptoms Of Pregnancy

Early Symptoms Of Pregnancy

Has it been a couple of weeks since you have gotten your periods and are you wondering if this might be that? Oh yes, then you need to take a test and check if you are pregnant. While, things can get a little too early on this, you can also find out what the reason is with other things that are happening to you. Sore breasts, excessive stinking from your body, back pain may be some early symptoms of pregnancy which many women don’t give an ear to. They shrug off thinking it might just be stress from work or excessive work at home. Here are few signs where you can find out what really is happening inside you

Top signs of early pregnancy – Have a Glimpse

1Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath

Suddenly not able to breathmuch while going up the stairs? This used to be normal and suddenly does it feel like a huge task? Well, maybe that is because you are simply, Pregnant! The fetus inside you needs some oxygen to breath leaving you short of breath. Sorry to say, this one may continue throughout your pregnancy, especially as your growing baby starts to put pressure on your lungs and diaphragm.

2Sore breasts

Sore breasts

Wondering how your breasts suddenly got bigger? Did it feel like a torture to put the most comfortable bra you used to wear days back? Well, this can be another early sign of pregnancy. Tender and heavy-feeling breasts, darkening of the areolas and even more pronounced veins on your chest can be a first sign that you’re pregnant. You can go bra-less to sleep or try wearing the most supported bra when you need to breath through them. It is advisable to go bra-less because that way, the girls get to breath too.



Well, if you have been feeling very tired and sleepy lately, that is because of your hormonesthat are changing in your body. Didn’t you even make it through one page of your book last night before falling asleep. If you’re suddenly exhausted, it might be a response to the increasing hormones in your body. For many women, tiredness continues through the first trimester, but then ebbs in the second.



This could be the most prominent and the first kind of signs, a girl can guess from. Constant feeling of cases starts happening from the sixth week, but some can experience morning sickness quite earlier than usual. It will most likely subside as you enter the second trimester. In the meantime, try to eat foods that will settle your stomach, like crackers or ginger ale.

5Frequent Urination

Frequent Urination

This could be one of the most annoying signs to make out if you are pregnant or not. If you suddenly find yourself unable to sleep through the night without a trip to the loo, it might be a sign. During pregnancy your body fabricates extra fluids, which has your bladder working overtime, thus making you take extra pee breaks than usual.

6Food craving

Food craving

At this early stage, you are more likely to experience a change in your appetite than cravings for particular foods. You may notice a metallic taste in your mouth and be extra sensitive to the smells of food or cooking. The pregnancy hormone progesterone may make you feel hungrier.

However, it’s possible to mistake this for hormone changes that happen during your usual menstrual cycle.It’s more common to have a loss of appetite, especially if you have morning sickness. You may be opting for certain foods that ease your sickness, rather than because you crave them.You may not be able to bear the taste of things that you used to enjoy. You may dislike particular smells and tastes, such as coffee, tea, alcohol, spicy or fried foods and eggs.

7Morning sickness

Morning sickness

Morning sickness may happen from two-four weeks of pregnancy. You may feel nauseous, mainly in the morning hours. Since there are a lot of hormonal changes happening, this is bound to happen. There are no clear pictures why it is happening in the morning though, but one needs to know that, sometimes, morning sickness keeps your baby healthy.

8Bloating without a reason

Bloating without a reason

The sudden bloating that happens without any reason? You swear you fit in your skinny jeans just last week. If you’re feeling a little puffy or backed up, it might be extra progesterone due to pregnancy, which slows down your digestive system.

9Mood swings

Mood swings

Mood swings can be a common sign of pregnancy. Fights with your husband for no mistake of his? Irritated because you couldn’t walk two more steps? Not liking the weather? Yes, these are some silly reasons to get irritated at, but when you are pregnant, everything small seems to be big to start a fight.

10Elevated body temperature

Elevated body temperature

If you’ve actively been trying to get pregnant, you may have been charting your basal body temp to pinpoint ovulation. Generally, your BBT is elevated from ovulation until you get your period 2 weeks later. If it stays elevated beyond two weeks, it might be because you’re pregnant.



This is when you can actually confirm that you are pregnant and it is time to take the pregnancy test. Most of the times, low blood pressure may be the reason for this and since you are pregnant, it gets more prominent. Make sure you eat enough and stay well-hydrated.

12Positive pregnancy test

Positive pregnancy test

You won’t know for sure whether you’re a mama-to-be until you do the pee-stick test. If you get a negative result and you still don’t get your period, it just might just be too early for the test to detect. In the meantime, look a few of these weird pregnancy symptoms that can appear upon conception. Wait a few days and try the test again. And if it’s positive-congratulations!

-Pavithra Ravi