10 Common Symptoms of Early Pregnancy

Missed Period

If a week or more has gone by without your period starting, especially if your cycles are regular, you may be pregnant.

Frequent Urination

As your kidneys work to process the increased amount of fluid, you will feel the need to urinate more frequently.

Swollen or tender breasts

The hormones of early pregnancy can temporarily lead to increased sensitivity and pain in the breasts.


The swift rise in levels of the hormone progesterone during early pregnancy can lead to sleepiness and increased fatigue.


The increase in hormone levels in the early stages of pregnancy can lead to nausea referred to as "morning sickness". 

Light Spotting and Cramping

Light spotting may also be accompanied by cramps, which may feel similar to menstrual cramps.


The increased hormones in the body can make you feel bloated, similar to what you might feel at the beginning of your period.

Mood Swings

Once your hormone levels begin to rise, early pregnancy can make you unusually emotional and weepy.

Aversion to food

When you're pregnant, you might become more sensitive to certain smells. You may also find that your taste for certain types of food has changed.


The surge of progesterone experienced during pregnancy can slow down your digestive system, which can lead to constipation.

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