Pregnancy Symptoms - First Symptoms

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What were your very first signs or symptoms of pregnancy? Did you suspect you were pregnant before taking a test?

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Pregnancy facts

  • A missed menstrual period is most often the first sign of pregnancy and is a common first trimester symptom.
  • Not all women will experience the same symptoms in early pregnancy or experience these symptoms to the same degree.
  • Feelings of breast swelling, tenderness, or pain are also commonly associated with early pregnancy.
  • There is usually only a small amount of weight gain in the first trimester of pregnancy. In this early stage of pregnancy a weight gain of about one pound per month is typical.
  • Many women report cravings for certain foods during the early stages of pregnancy.
  • A persistently elevated basal body temperature (the oral temperature measured first thing in the morning, upon arising from sleep) is another characteristic sign of early pregnancy.
  • Nausea and vomiting, sometimes known as "morning sickness" typically begins in the 2nd to 8th week of pregnancy.
  • Other possible early pregnancy symptoms are mood swings, fatigue, changes in skin pigmentation, frequent urination, and headache.
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Comment from: hottmoma, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 12

I had gotten a lot of dizzy spells could barely stand without leaning or blacking out. That was my cue to go see my doctor, and he then told me I was pregnant.

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Comment from: mama2one, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: January 02

I have always had weird periods so I didn't even include that as a factor. I took a pregnancy test because I started eating a lot more than normal and for me that was a telltale sign because I didn't eat too much before and sure enough it came out positive.

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