If you're trying to conceive a baby, you might know exactly when your baby was conceived. However if you only suspect you're pregnant, it's important to know the symptoms of pregnancy and when to test for it.
Knowing The Very Early Signs Of Pregnancy
Some people notice symptoms of pregnancy as early as within a week of conception. There are a number of early signs of pregnancy. If you experience more than one of these symptoms, consider taking a pregnancy test.
- Nausea and food aversions.
- Slight cramping that feels like menstrual cramps. This occurs when the embryo starts to implant in the uterus.
- Frequent urination.
- Exhaustion. Many women feel like they can't get through the day without a nap when they're in the very early stages of pregnancy.
- Sore, tender breasts. Breasts may also seem like they're slightly swollen and the nipples could darken.
- Aches and pains, particular backaches and headaches. The backaches can be due to the physical changes going on in your body, while headaches can be related to rising hormone levels.
- Sudden food cravings.
When to Test for Pregnancy?
Many women test for pregnancy when they miss their period. Because of the way pregnancy is dated, by the time you miss a period, you're already four weeks pregnant. Women who have a longer menstrual cycle may have their due dates miscalculated in the early stages of pregnancy.