The Earliest Symptoms and Signs of Pregnancy

In the first few days of the cycle of pregnancy, the mother will not usually feel or see anything noticeably different about their bodies, usually the most prominent of the earliest pregnancy symptoms is a missed menstrual period.

but in the majority of cases, it will be at least fourteen days before the mother will actually know that her period is late.

By this stage of the pregnancy, the fertilization process is complete, and the little guy or gal is well and truly established and has started the growing process. Some women experience some slight bleeding when the embryo implants itself. The bleeding may look like a slightly pink or brown staining.

Even at this early stage, some women experience feelings of being pregnant, even if there are no obvious signs or symptoms to confirm that they have actually conceived.

All women experience pregnancy differently.  Some women will go a couple of months before showing signs of whats actually happening on the inside. One of these first signs is often a feeling of bloating, bloating is usually caused by fluid retention.

Other symptoms could be a slight swelling of the breasts, which can become tender, along with smaller nipple like swellings on the pink or brownish skin surrounding the nipple.

Morning sickness is another symptom often experienced in the early stages of pregnancy.

Some other common signs that will let you know whether you are pregnant or not are as follows:

  • Changes in the sense of taste
  • Increased preference for certain food products
  • Persistent metallic taste in mouth
  • Exhaustion, often coupled with dizziness
  • Increased urination frequency
  • Unpredictable mood swings
  • Cramping
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