More Early Pregnancy Symptoms

Posted on May 18, 2012 | Articles, Pregnancy Symptoms Category | | Print This Article
Morning sickness is just one of the symptoms that women experience during the early stages of pregnancy. It’s important to know, of course, whether or not you can rely on those symptoms to let you know if you’re pregnant.
The very best way to know you’re pregnant, of course, is with a pregnancy test. That being said, there are a number of symptoms to be on the lookout that may let you know your efforts at trying to conceive have been a success:
  • Feeling weepy. Mood swings can be a normal part of pregnancy, especially early pregnancy. The fact of the matter is your hormone levels are all topsy-turvey, and it’s not uncommon to just feel weepy – even at a television commercial.
  • Feeling sleepy. Fatigue is one of those other possible signs of early pregnancy. Within a couple of weeks after conception, your baby is already starting to burn some of the fuel your body takes in, and thins can drop your energy level. Hormonal changes, of course, also contribute to feeling sleepy.
  • Breast tenderness. One of the first symptoms of pregnancy, for many women, is breast tenderness or soreness. Here again, changing hormone levels are to blame. For some women, your breasts may swell or feel heavier, but that often doesn’t occur until later on during your pregnancy.
  • Odd food cravings. About a third of women experience cravings for some kind of food they wouldn’t normally eat. That old stereotype about pickles and ice cream may not be too far from the truth.

These are just some of the most common signs of pregnancy beyond morning sickness. About two thirds or more of women will have some morning sickness, which is probably why it’s one of the most recognized symptoms. Even the most common of the other signs aren’t as widespread as morning sickness.

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