pregnancy symptoms

Early Pregnancy Symptoms and
Signs of Pregnancy

Most pregnant women will experience some of these early pregnancy symptoms by the 12th week of pregnancy. Symptoms may vary from woman to woman. For more detailed information, visit the week by week section at the bottom of this page.

  • missed menstrual period
  • nausea or upset stomach
  • excessively tired or fatigued
  • frequent urination
  • tender sore breasts
  • headaches
  • heartburn or indigestion
  • constipation
  • spotting or light bleeding
  • feeling faint or light headed

Signs and symptoms of pregnancy vary from woman to woman and can at times be confusing since hormonal changes and tender breasts can also be a sign that a menstrual period is on it’s way.

One of the first things you should do if your are trying to get pregnant or already experiencing pregnancy, is to put down the cigarettes, stop drinking alcohol and limit your caffeine intake. More than two of cups of coffee has been linked to miscarriage and that’s a good enough reason to drink decaffeinated products.

Illegal and prescription drugs can also harm a fetus so check with your doctor if you are on prescribed medications to make sure that they are safe to take in pregnancy.


pregnancy week

Find symptoms, fetal development and body changes
in pregnancy, broken down by week by week.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 |
18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 |
25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31
32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 |
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