Early signs of pregnancy written by Alexa Bromley

After conception, women do show signs that indicate that they are indeed pregnant. Some of the most common early signs of pregnancy include:

Missed period: periods come every month if the egg is not fertilized. If you miss periods after you had sex, it means the fetus development is on board. If you miss periods regularly, it is clear indication you are pregnant

Nausea or morning sickness: nausea or sickness may start early for some women. Morning sickness normally starts when the pregnancy is around six weeks old. To a majority of women, the feeling of nausea can extend to vomiting. Vomiting can happen anytime especially on smelling some foods.

Food craving or aversions: studies indicate that more 90% of women pregnant women experience food cravings in the first trimester. The preference of certain foods is a common symptom to all women. Like other pregnancy symptoms, the desire for certain foods can be influenced by the hormonal changes.

Abdominal bloating: abdominal problems result from hormonal changes that leave a pregnant woman feeling bloat. During this time, clothes may snug around the waistline despite the fact that the uterus is still small.

Sore boobs: Tender breast and nipples are normally one of the most common pregnancy sign to a majority of young women. It is caused by the increased flow of blood in the chest makes the boobs swollen and even sensitive to touch. It is not unique to some women, but it is a common to all women. It lasts between one to two weeks or sometimes the entire of the first trimester.
Frequent urination: this sign is realized few weeks after you become pregnant. Peeing more than normal commences within the first two to three weeks after conception. The change in hormonal balance prompts a chain of events that increases the rate of the blood flow into the kidney. The bladder gets filled quickly and therefore, most women have to pee more often. This symptom starts during the first six weeks of the first trimester.
Mood swings: changes in mood during pregnancy are common to a majority of women. Most pregnant women do not have a constant mood. Sometimes a pregnant woman may feel excited and in the next minute they are terrified. The husband is always on rollercoaster.

Spotting or slight bleeding: a small amount of vaginal bleeding or spotting is normally one of the first signs of pregnancy. Bleeding occurs when the egg attaches to the uterus lining. Spotting occurs 10 to 14 days after the conception. Also known as implantation bleeding, vaginal bleeding lasts for a period and is common during the time of menstrual period.