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Becca answer on 09 May '11 at 19:10
ok well i give the same info to all people who are wondering about being pregnant,i do hope that this info i have put together through my nursing school and personal knowledge will help you! this is an honest answer and probably the best answer you will get without being redirected to another web site or simply being told to just take a test like most others will say! This is a personal experience, i was on birth control pills and i had my period for the first 5 months of my pregnancy and every urine test i took came out negative it wasnt until i took a blood test that i found out i was pregnant. and now i am pregnant again and this time i was on the depo shot to avoid pregnancy and has been breastfeeding before i got on it and was never unprotected other than not using a condom, if you have love without a condom there is ALWAYS a possibility of being pregnant no matter what u do...so here is a list of the top 10 earliest signs of pregnancy!!
10. Tender, swollen breasts
One of the early signs of pregnancy is sensitive, sore breasts caused by increasing levels of hormones. The soreness may feel like an exaggerated version of how your breasts feel before your period. Your discomfort should diminish significantly after the first trimester, as your body adjusts to the hormonal changes.
Feeling tired all of a sudden? No, make that exhausted. No one knows for sure what causes early pregnancy fatigue, but it's possible that rapidly increasing levels of the hormone progesterone are contributing to your sleepiness.
You should start to feel more energetic once you hit your second trimester, although fatigue usually returns late in pregnancy when you're carrying around a lot more weight and some of the common discomforts of pregnancy make it more difficult to get a good night's sleep.
8. Implantation bleeding
Some women have a small amount of vaginal bleeding around 11 or 12 days after conception (close to the time you might notice a missed period). The bleeding may be caused by the fertilized egg burrowing into the blood-rich lining of your uterus ? a process that starts just six days after fertilization ? but no one knows for sure.
The bleeding is very light (appearing as red spotting or pink or reddish-brown staining) and lasts only a day or two. (Let your practitioner know if you notice any bleeding or spotting, particularly if it's accompanied by pain, since this can be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy.)
7. Nausea or vomiting
If you're like most women, morning sickness won't hit until about a month after conception. (A lucky few escape it altogether.) But some women do start to feel queasy a bit earlier. And not just in the morning, either ? pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting can be a problem morning, noon, or night.
About half of women with nausea feel complete relief by the beginning of the second trimester. For most others it takes another month or so for the queasiness to ease up.
6. Increased sensitivity to odors
If you're newly pregnant, it's not uncommon to feel repelled by the smell of a bologna sandwich or cup of coffee and for certain aromas to trigger your gag reflex. Though no one knows for sure, this may be a side effect of rapidly increasing amounts of estrogen in your system. You may also find that certain foods you used to enjoy are suddenly completely repulsive to you.
5. Abdominal bloating
Hormonal changes in early pregnancy may leave you feeling bloated, similar to the feeling some women have just before their period arrives. That's why your clothes may feel snugger than usual at the waistline, even early on when your uterus is still quite small.
4. Frequent urination
Shortly after you become pregnant, you may find yourself hurrying to the bathroom all the time. Why? Mostly because during pregnancy the amount of blood and other fluids in your body increases, which leads to extra fluid being processed by your kidneys and ending up in your bladder.
This symptom may start as early as six weeks into your first trimester and continue or worsen as your pregnancy progresses and your growing baby exerts more pressure on your bladder.
3. A missed period
If you're usually pretty regular and your period doesn't arrive on time, you'll probably take a pregnancy test long before you notice any of the above symptoms. But if you're not regular or you're not keeping track of your cycle, nausea and breast tenderness and extra trips to the bathroom may signal pregnancy before you realize you didn't get your period.
2. Your basal body temperature stays high
If you've been charting your basal body temperature and you see that your temperature has stayed elevated for 18 days in a row, you're probably pregnant.
1. The proof: A positive home pregnancy test
In spite of what you might read on the box, many home pregnancy tests are not sensitive enough to detect most pregnancies until about a week after a missed period. So if you decide to take one earlier than that and get a negative result, try again in a few days. there is a site you can go 2 to look at the exact test you took and see what other people got as either a positive or negative, the site is www.peeonastick.com, this way if you need advice on if its positive or neg this will give you a visual.
Once you've gotten a positive result, make an appointment with your practitioner.
Samantha m answer on 09 May '11 at 22:16
With my first pregnancy i never had any breast tenderniss. I usually don't before my period either but i've heard that it is a sign of pregnancy but it is also a sign that you're about to start. You can go to walmart and pick up a cheap pregnancy test i think they're a little over 1.00 and they work just as well as all those other big name brands.
Mrs. irwin answer on 10 May '11 at 06:46
Unfortunately there is no guarantee how long it takes after love to get pregnant. Our bodies can actually hold sperm for a short amount of time too, so it could take 2 days after or it could happen right away... the only thing you can really do is wait for other signs of pregnancy (besides a later period) like breast tenderness, nausea, increased sense of smell or urinating more frequently.
My periods have always been regular, but the other signs are what made me test, even though they can be signs of your period too, it is still something to go off of.
Getpregnantguy answer on 10 May '11 at 09:38
First of all, congratulations to you... ;-)
I am happy for you as I know it is not easy to get pregnant, not to mention this is your 2nd baby you are expecting.
We, too are also having problem determining the symptoms of pregnancy even though we have 3 kids. We read many books, resources, going to doctors and finally gathered our findings to 3 very important symptoms to see whether you are pregnant or not.
Let me share it with you...
#1 Of course, missing your period is one of the symptoms, if your menstrual cycle normally occurs regularly. However there are some women experience bleeding or spotting around the time of expected period. It happens when the fertilized egg attaches to the uterine wall and is referred to as implantation bleeding.
During pregnancy the bleeding is lighter and shorter. Missed period is not a confirmation that you are pregnant as it can also happen because of the condition of emotional and physical.
#2 Are you having nausea / morning sickness? If yes, it can be another common sign of pregnancy. It will show up 2 - 8 week after conception and can be happen anytime (day or night).
In most women, nausea and vomiting begin to subside by the second trimester of pregnancy. In early pregnancy elevation of estrogen occurs it is to slow the emptying of the stomach and may be related to the development of nausea.
#3 Are your breast tender?
It is usually similar to the sensation before menstrual period. Many women feel that their breasts are fuller and tender with their nipples being more sensitive during early pregnancy.
For pregnant women it may begin as early 1 - 2 weeks after conception. The color around your nipple will get darker and feeling of heaviness or fullness in the breasts. It is due to breast are preparing for breastfeeding.
Definitely, it is better to consult with your doctor with the changes of your body. Pregnancy is not the same like your normal life as more things need to be aware.
With that, I hope these information is relevant to see whether you are pregnant or not. It is rather important to go to your doctor in conjunction in understanding these symptoms.
This is just my humble opinion....................
Nick james answer on 10 May '11 at 12:58
While the general consensus is only from the fifth or sixth week of conception, how early can you get pregnancy symptom is a query many pregnant women answer on their own. Many of them say they feel symptoms within the first two weeks after conception after which they confirm their suspicions through a pregnancy test.
A universal indicator of how early can you get pregnant symptom are sore breasts. Breasts may begin to be sore and tender to the touch even before the time of the period, so you can rely on this sign to tell you whether or not you may be pregnant.
Headaches and feeling sickly are two other signs of how early can you get pregnancy symptom. Headaches are frequent in early pregnancy but are rarely serious. If you get an occasional headache, you could ask your physician about taking the medicine acetaminophen when the head begins to hurt. You can feel sickly throughout the day with nausea and an extreme tiredness in your bones. All you want to do then is go on a liquid diet and stay in bed all day (and night).
The feeling that you are sore all over may persist right from the beginning of your having conceived. Medical evidence announces that it isn't possible until after a missed period in order for the hormones to build up and cause the symptoms. However, from the personal experiences of many pregnant women, they begin to sense that they are pregnant with the sixth instinct that hints there is another being inside them now. Sometimes it makes sense to trust your own instincts and your bodies' signs and take it from there.
You are pregnant when your stomach hurts, your breast feel sore and you experience nausea, some movements in the stomach tell you there is something there, and you feel the aches and strains of your body sooner than usual. Meaning, these are the body's wake-up call to announce your pregnancy without a doctor having confirmed it.
Pregnancy symptoms can vary in their intensity, frequency and duration. How early can you get pregnant symptoms is only a guideline.
Why you may be confused is because many of the earliest pregnancy symptoms can appear similar to routine pre-menstrual discomforts. Suppose, you are not trying to conceive, you might think it is just your period coming on again, when in reality you may be experiencing very early signs of pregnancy.
At the same time, if you are trying to conceive, you may be frustrated when you think you may be experiencing early symptoms of pregnancy but in reality experiencing only pre-menstrual symptoms. It is sometimes that hard to tell the difference between early pregnancy symptoms and the indications that you may be menstruating soon.
How early can you get pregnancy symptoms may also include a wide variety of physical and emotional changes. These may include any or all of the pregnancy symptoms listed above. Although each of these are considered typical early symptoms of pregnancy, they may happen earlier or later than the order in which they are usually put forth. By paying careful attention to these, you can detect how early can you get pregnancy symptoms.