EARLY SIGNS OF PREGNANCY
AND FIRST PREGNANCY SYMPTOMS

In pregnancy, the early symptoms or signs that a woman may experience in pregnancy are listed below. 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 by week


Week 1 .::. Week 2 .::. Week 3 .::. Week 4 .::. Week 5
Week 6 .::. Week 7 .::. Week 8 .::. Week 9 .::. Week 10
Week 11 .::. Week 12 .::. Week 13 .::. Week 14 .::. Week 15
Week 16 .::. Week 17 .::. Week 18 .::. Week 19 .::. Week 20
Week 21 .::. Week 22 .::. Week 23 .::. Week 24 .::. Week 25
Week 26 .::. Week 27 .::. Week 28 .::. Week 29 .::. Week 30
Week 31 .::. Week 32 .::. Week 33 .::. Week 34 .::. Week 35
Week 36 .::. Week 37 .::. Week 38 .::. Week 39 .::. Week 40