Know About These 16 Early Signs Of Pregnancy

Sonali Kapoor

, Health A2Z

When we talk about the early signs of pregnancy, the first thing comes to our mind is missed period. These early signs of pregnancy vary from person to person, and from pregnancy to pregnancy. If you are pregnant, you can notice some of these symptoms. Don’t worry, you may not going to notice all of them at once.


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It is also fine that you if you don’t experience any of them. Whether you feel any of these early signs of pregnancy or none of them at all. A home pregnancy test is a fastest and easiest way to check if you are pregnant or not.


Every woman is different thus, symptoms in every woman are different. Pregnancy is a crucial time for women, let’s discuss some new facts of an early sign of pregnancy and how to recognize it.




 16 Early Signs of Pregnancy


1.  Bleeding and Cramping:


From week 1- 4 everything is happening on a cellular level. The egg is fertilized and it creates a blastocyst which will develop into the baby’s organs and body parts.



2. Breast size Changes:


One of the earliest sign of pregnancy is breast becomes swollen, heavy, swore or tingly. Nipples begin to look darker.



3. Fatigue:


The early weeks of pregnancy can make you feel exhausted and low.



4. Nausea:


Nausea or vomiting is a very common symptom often called morning sickness. It is the most prominent symptom of pregnancy which indicates that you are pregnant. A woman starts feeling uneasy and experiences nausea.



7. Mood Swings:


Changes in hormones make you feel low and cranky. The imbalance in hormones affects the neurotransmitters in the brain and it affects the emotions ranging from anger to sudden emotional outbursts. So, it is advisable to take some time to relax and rest if you don’t feel normal.



6. Constipation:


Constipation during pregnancy can make you feel uncomfortable and sluggish.



7. An Urge to Urinate:


Frequent urination is one of the early signs of pregnancy. This tendency will only increase through your pregnancy when the growing uterus starts pushing the bladder and kidneys work overtime to filter blood it causes urge of urine.



8. Bloating and Tightness:


Bloating and tightness is a very common symptom of an early sign of pregnancy. Stomach could tighten clothes around the waistline and result in discomfort bloating which could lead to unpleasant farts and burps.



9. Food Cravings:


During pregnancy,  hormones play a major role in making you crave for your favorite food.


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10. Sensitivity to Smells :


Sudden and heightened sensitivity to smells.



11. Aches and Pains:


During pregnancy, hormones make space for the new life which inside you and this impacts the ligaments which need to stretch. Stretching of joints could result in pain in the spinal area before you miss your period.



12. A headache:


A headache is the most common symptom of pregnancy. Because of the low level of sugar supply, brain cells struggle to keep the pace that’s why pregnant women start experiencing headache issues, which make her feel low and lazy.



13. Short Breath:


Shortness of breath is an early sign of pregnancy, the body starts requiring more oxygen and blood to breathe for two lives.



14. Body Temperature:


During pregnancy, the blood flow boosts metabolism by about 20% and creating more body heat it makes feel too cold for pregnant women.



15. Taste:


Changes in hormones make awkward taste in your mouth.



16. Weight Gain:


During pregnancy, a woman herself gains about 1- 4 pounds in a few months. Increasing breast size, uterus, placenta, blood count and fat.







Pregnancy is a blessing for every woman, it is the most beautiful feeling ever.  If you are feeling any or all of the above early signs of pregnancy symptoms, then you should consult a gynecologist as soon as possible. And take a healthy diet like – fruits, green vegetables, Grains, and dairy products etc.


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