Swollen breasts Enlarged breasts You might start noticing these very early in your pregnancy, as early as two weeks after conception. This is one of the symptoms that can be easily mistaken for PMS, however, as it will probably start right around when you might be suspecting your period.
Feeling Sick Nausea Feeling nauseous is another common early sign of pregnancy. The way to tell whether this is nausea caused by pregnancy, rather than a virus, is that the nausea tends to last all day even though it's often caused morning sickness and also tends to get increasingly worse over a period of weeks. In the early weeks you may just feel a bit sick, then later on it may progress to actually vomiting.
Light Spotting Implantation Bleeding Not everyone will experience implantation bleeding, but it is something that some women do experience, and it's another symptom that's easy to mistake for a period especially if your cycle is irregular or very light. Implantation bleeding is different from a normal period.
It will usually last between days, and will be intermittent spotting, rather than the constant flow of menstruation.
Most women who have had implantation bleeding also say that it's more brown in color, rather than red. It may happen within roughly a week or so after the date that you conceived. Missing Your Period I mentioned this earlier but I'll say it again. Missing your period is the most obvious and clear sign that you are pregnant.
If your period hasn't arrived on time, then it's time to take a pregnancy test. Metallic Taste in Mouth The experience of constantly having a metallic taste in your mouth is a pregnancy sign that I am familiar with. It's difficult to describe, but your mouth feels like you have been sucking on a coin. It's a pregnancy symptom that is very common and is unmistakable unless you have actually been sucking metal.
You may also experience other strange flavors in your mouth, like saltiness, rancidness, or just a bad taste in general. You might find that you can't stand the taste or the smell now. Do they make you feel nauseous? If so, this is another common pregnancy symptom that many women experience.
Common culprits are tea, coffee and alcohol. Heightened Sense of Smell Related to the point above taste and smell are very closely linked , a heightened sense of smell is another common pregnancy symptom. Are you quite suddenly starting to feel nauseous from everyday smells such as soap, cooking or perfumes?
This can be another early pregnancy sign to watch for. If you've been experiencing these sensations, have had unprotected sex recently, are sure you don't have a virus and have missed your period, then this could well be an early sign of pregnancy. Increased Urination Need to pee more often than usual? Waking up in the night to urinate when you normally wouldn't?
These are both hints that you might be pregnant. Feeling Different How can we put our finger on a sense of "feeling different? I have found it impossible to find any words that explain this feeling. Though this article does a pretty good job of explaining what it might feel like to be pregnant. I'm pretty certain that even if I could, my feeling different would be different from your feeling different.
If you have a feeling you can't put your finger on, but you sense an internal change, then this could be an early sign of pregnancy. Feeling Emotional Keep bursting into tears or getting cross and snappy with people around you for no apparent reason?
Check to make sure it's not a full or new moon and that it's not your normal PMS—it could be a sign. What My Pregnancy Symptoms Were Like Some of these pregnancy symptoms are hard to quantify, especially when it's something like "feeling different. In my first pregnancy, the earliest signs for me were the enlarged nipples and breasts and breast tenderness as well as feeling dizzy, sick and extremely tired.
And yes—I did feel different! During my second pregnancy, the most noticeable early symptoms were a metallic taste in my mouth, an aversion to drinking tea and a heightened sense of smell. This last symptom got worse and worse throughout my pregnancy and it became difficult to manage all of the smells that made me either feel sick or actually be sick.
Smells I couldn't handle were anything soapy such as body wash and deodorant, perfume, aftershave and alcohol.
There were a lot more, but these were the main ones. For my third pregnancy, me, my husband and our daughter were away traveling around Europe in our motorhome. We'd stopped to work on a farm for a few weeks, when I started to feel incredibly tired.
I couldn't work out why I felt that way after a good night's sleep and I had no other symptoms of illness, so I tried drinking extra coffee to keep me awake I wasn't concerned about the caffeine because I wasn't planning on becoming pregnant. Then a few days later I started feeling really unwell to the point I spent around four days laying down resting, but no real symptoms as such—I might describe them like the flu without the sore throat and cough.
Then the nausea and dizziness came but I still didn't put it all together. I was chatting to my adult daughter on Skype and when she suggested I might be pregnant, I just scoffed at her. I thought that was impossible, especially as I couldn't remember having had sex! Anyway I bought a test the next day and it was positive. The result was a bit of a shock to say the least! Other Reasons for Missing Your Period Here are some possible reasons for missing your period but having negative pregnancy tests: