Top Ten Signs You're Pregnant

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Pregnancy Symptoms and Signs

We've all heard stories from women who just knew they were pregnant from the moment of conception. The rest of us, however, are left to rely on other - less intuitive - means of determining if there's a baby on the way.

Here's our list of the Top Ten Signs you may be pregnant (but if you want to cut to the chase and find out for sure, home pregnancy tests can help you confirm your suspicions). Please keep in mind that, while the signs described here are quite common in early pregnancy, you may not experience all - or even any - of these symptoms. See also > Pregnancy Symptoms 101: Symptoms by Trimester

1. Missed Your Period?
This is the classic sign of pregnancy - especially if, like many women, your cycles are typically like clockwork. If you've missed your period, it's probably time to take a home pregnancy test. Home pregnancy tests work by determining the amount of hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) present in your urine. Remember - your first urine of the day tends to have the most concentrated amount of hCG. Early morning urine will give you your best chance at detecting the small concentrations of hCG that are present in the early days of pregnancy.

2. Feeling Sick in the Morning - Or Any Other Time?

About one-half of all pregnant women experience some form of morning sickness (nausea, vomiting, etc.) in early pregnancy. Contrary to popular belief, "morning" sickness isn't always limited to morning; many women experience nausea in the evening, in the afternoon - and a substantial percentage of lucky ladies feel sick all day. (Note: Although rare, morning sickness can be extreme in some cases. Contact your doctor if are becoming dehydrated as a result of morning sickness.)

3. Are Your Breasts Sore?
Are your breasts or nipples feeling a bit sensitive - perhaps in the same way they feel right before you have your period? This is one more sign that you may be pregnant. Breast sensitivity is a common phenomenon in early pregnancy - and thankfully, one that begins to fade by the second trimester. But if you're one of those "glass is half full" types, look at it this way: for many women, sensitive breasts translate into heightened pleasure during intimate moments…

4. Checked Your Areola Lately?
Along with more sensitive breasts, you may notice a slight darkening of the areola, the concentric zone which surrounds the nipple. (Some say this darkening serves a purpose; it makes it easier for your baby to find his/her food source!)

5. Honorable Discharge?
In the early days of pregnancy, mucous begins to accumulate around the opening of the cervix to form the mucous plug, a barrier that helps protect the baby during its development. As a result of this mucous formation, you may notice a bit of vaginal discharge. (Discharge as a sign of pregnancy should not be accompanied by other distinguishing features of an infection, such as a burning sensation, foul smell, or itchiness.)

6. Gotta Pee?
Although pregnancy is indeed miraculous, it does not involve a suspension of the laws of physics. That means that as the baby grows larger in your uterus, the space that once allowed for expansion of your bladder is decreased. The result? You feel like you need to pee more often. Also, you may notice bloating similar to what you experience prior to your period.

7. Not Tonight, Honey. I've Got a Headache...
As a result of the complex mixture of hormones coursing through a pregnant woman's body, it's not uncommon for women to experience headaches more frequently during pregnancy.

8. Seeing Spots?
Around the time when implantation occurs (the moment when the embryo attaches to the lining of the uterine wall), it's not uncommon to notice a bit of spotting. You would look for this sign at around eight to ten days after you last ovulated. (You can use the ovulation calculator located on our home page to calculate your ovulation date.) Spotting as a result of implantation usually looks a bit different than your regular period; it tends to be light in volume and pinkish in color, as opposed to the deep red color associated with regular menstrual bleeding.

9. Temperature Climbing?

A raised basal body temperature past the time when your period is due is another possible indicator of pregnancy.

10. All Stopped Up?
Another sign of pregnancy is constipation. This is caused by certain hormones which are present in early pregnancy relaxing your intestines and slowing the digestive process.

These signs are ones often experienced in early pregnancy - but that's not to say there aren't others. Many women have reported experiencing other "tell-tale" signs such as:

  • an enhanced sense of smell
  • fatigue
  • hunger
  • weepiness
  • heartburn
  • complexion problems ("breaking out")

Once you suspect you are pregnant, home pregnancy tests can confirm you suspicions. For FDA Approved pregnancy tests that allow you to begin detecting pregnancy at around 7-10 days past ovulation, please click here.

See also > Symptoms 101: Symptoms by Trimester
See also > Pre-Pregnancy Checkup

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Comments

I had my period for 3 days. started Thursday: Normal period and ended Sunday. Now its Thursday again and I have been spotting the lightest pink with I wipe and some pink in my panty liner.. Is that normal? Ive been on the pill almost 4 mths

Im 22 and I had brownish discharged but im not pregnant at least I don't think so because I a pregnancy test at the clinic but I don't know.

i had sex four days before i ovulated and on the first day i ovulated and my husband came inside me both days how long will it take for me to find out if im pregnant or not?

I had protected sex on the 29th of September on ovulation day, then had protected sex on Oct. 6th. Was expecting my period on the 13th of October it was 2days late. Got it on the 3rd day- medium flow for two days. Then 3rd day it as light ,4th day old blood. So it last for 4-5 days. My period usually last 7 days. Cycle is 25-26. Symptoms: cramping on left ovary, heartburn, dizziness, emotional, and back pain. Best friend asked if I was preggo said my breast was fuller and I had a glow. Mind you I never told him I suspected to be pregnant.

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My Name is Mr Anthony Cerino.I will love to share my testimony to all the
people in the forum cos i never thought i will have my girlfriend back and
she means so much to me..The girl i want to get marry to left me 4 weeks to
our weeding for another man..,When i called her she never picked my
calls,She deleted me on her Facebook and she changed her Facebook status
from married to Single...when i went to her place of work she told her boss
she never want to see me..i lost my job as a result of this cos i cant get
myself anymore,my life was upside down and everything did not go smooth
with my life...I tried all i could do to have her back to all did not work
out until i met a Man when i Travel to Africa to execute some business have
been developing some years back..I told him my problem and all have passed
through in getting her back and how i lost my job...he told me he gonna
help me...i don't believe that in the first place.but he swore he will help
me out and he told me the reason why my girlfriend left me and also told me
some hidden secrets.i was amazed when i heard that from him..he said he
will cast a spell for me and i will see the results in the next couple of
days..then i travel back to US the following day and i called him when i
got home and he said he's busy casting those spells and he has bought all
the materials needed for the spells,he said am gonna see positive results
in the next 2 days that is Thursday...My girlfriend called me at exactly
12:35pm on Thursday and apologies for all she had done ..she said,she never
knew what she's doing and her sudden behavior was not intentional and she
promised not to do that again.it was like am dreaming when i heard that
from her and when we ended the call,i called the man and told him my wife
called and he said i haven't seen anything yet... he said i will also get
my job back in 2 days time..and when its Sunday,they called me at my place
of work that i should resume working on Monday and they gonna compensate me
for the time limit have spent at home without working..My life is back into
shape,i have my girlfriend back and we are happily married now with kids
and i have my job back too,This man is really powerful..if we have up to 20
people like him in the world,the world would have been a better place..he
has also helped many of my friends to solve many problems and they are all
happy now..Am posting this to the forum for anybody that is interested in
meeting the man for help.you can mail him on this e-mail;
freedomlovespell@hotmail.com i cant give out his number cos he told me he don't
want to be disturbed by many people across the world..he said his email is
okay and he' will replied to any emails asap..hope he helped u out
too..good luck his email;freedomlovespell@hotmail.com

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