Pregnancy Symptoms: Signs to look for if you might be pregnant

It may be too soon to take a pregnancy test, but many women feel some changes in their body, and in the way that they are feeling just days after conception. The following is a list of signs that you may be pregnant, and what to look for if you think that you are pregnant.

Tender, swollen breasts: Increasing levels of hormones in the body can cause sore or swollen breasts. This feeling is similar to the feeling you may have just before your menstrual cycle.

Nausea or vomiting Most women do not begin feeling morning sickness until several weeks after conception, however some begin to feel queasy just days after conception. Remember that nausea can occur at any time, not just in the morning.

Fatigue That feeling of extreme tiredness is a sign that occurs almost instantly when you are pregnant. If you are tired all of the time, you might be pregnant.

Bleeding Some women have a small amount of bleeding at about the same time that they would normally start their period. This bleeding is called implantation bleeding. Some doctors say that the fertilized egg implanting into the lining of the uterus causes the bleeding. The blood will generally be very light and may appear to be old blood, or reddish- brown blood.

Frequent urination Spending a lot more time in the bathroom? Pregnancy causes increased fluid in the body, thus causing you to have to urinate more often. The bad news is that this will only get worse as the pregnancy goes on and you have a baby pushing on your bladder all of the time.

Heartburn Many women report heartburn as one of their first signs of pregnancy. You may need to watch what you eat in order to keep heartburn to a minimum.

Late period If you are generally on a regular cycle and your menstrual cycle is late, it is time to take a pregnancy test. Remember that pregnancy tests are not always accurate, so it may be a good idea to follow up with your doctor even if the test is negative for a more accurate blood test.

Other signs

Here are some other signs, not as common, that you may be pregnant: -Bloating -Changes in libido -Headache -Skin changes -Constipation -Gut-feeling that you are pregnant -Nosebleeds -Cravings

Good Luck!