Do you have a niggling feeling that you’re pregnant? Are you super eager to find out but can’t take the test just yet? Here are 5 early signs that you might have a little bundle of joy on the way.

Of course, the only way to confirm that you’re pregnant is by taking a test and no two women are the same, though here are 5 little signs of early pregnancy that may clue you in to a little one on it’s way.

1. Breast Changes

Due to the rapid increase of hormones during pregnancy, expectant mums often feel like their breasts are swollen and slightly sore, tingly or tender to touch. Bear in mind that other things could cause these feelings, like menstruation, but it’s one of the early pregnancy signs to watch for.

2. Fatigue

Most pregnant women experience extreme tiredness in their first trimester. This feeling can come on as soon as one week post conception.

3. Nausea

One of the most widely reported pregnancy symptoms is nausea and vomiting. Whilst not all expectant mummas experience this symptom, those that do (and even more so when the woman suffers hyperemesis gravidarum) often report they feel nausea begin from 2 weeks post conception.

4. Cramps

Cramps and spotting could be considered the earliest sign of conception. Spotting and cramping may occur when a fertilised egg attaches itself to the uterus wall, it’s called implantation bleeding and can happen anywhere from 6-12 days after fertilisation. Some pregnant mums don’t notice this symptom at all and others say they know the day their fertilised egg attached itself. This symptom is easily missed and could also be a sign of menstruation.

5. Frequent Urination

That sudden and frequent urge to pee could be another sign of early pregnancy. It also could signal an infection, so always best to check this one out with your doctor!

 

Besides taking a test, the biggest sign of pregnancy is a missed period. Always be sure to consult your doctor if you feel you are pregnant!

Did you have any symptoms that we haven’t listed? SHARE with us in the comments.

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  • My last pregnancy was hunger, I love food at the best of times but boy could i eat, I found out 6 weeks later I was up the duff (my dad was in an accident so we put my late period down to stress)

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  • Nausea was a big one here.

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  • Nausea, nausea, nausea, never ending nausea! Always the biggest tell tale sign of pregnancy! :(

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  • I was only a couple of weeks pregnant and knew because my breasts were so sore! I’d never had that before, and both of my pregnancies this was the first sign really early on.

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  • Fatigue hit me first but I wrote it off as being busy.


    • Fatigue was enormous for me too – fatigue and nausea – winning combination for depleting all energy!

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  • I didn’t have any symptoms at all first time round.

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  • I didn’t have any symptoms until after I already knew.

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  • I googled this obsessively. Didn’t help. I was 6 weeks before I got any symptoms at all. Then I became a spew machine. Everyone is different.

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  • Nausea was the big thing for me, getting car sick from my husband’s driving.

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  • I know a lady whose breasts were so sore she struggled to dry them properly after having a shower.
    The first time she went to the Dr. straight away as she thought she might have an infection of some type, then had to go back at a later date for a pregnancy test and checkup. It is her first symptom every pregnancy after that.

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  • Tenderness in my breast. It was so unusual to me that it was the first sign I was pregnant! :-)

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