Are you wondering if you might be pregnant? The only way to know for sure is by taking a pregnancy test. Every woman is different and so are her experiences of pregnancy, not every woman have the same symptoms or even the same symptoms from one pregnancy to the next. But there are general early symptoms of pregnancy that may point to the possibility.
Here's what to look for.
Nausea or sickness can start very early for some women – a common early sign of pregnancy will be morning sickness. This will usually start when you’re around six weeks pregnant. It might just be nausea but can also include vomiting and despite its name, can happen at any time day or night.
Needing to have a Pee more often – when you become pregnant, early signs may be the need to pee more. This is down to a combination of pregnancy hormones, a larger volume of blood in your system and your kidneys working harder.
Headaches - You may experience headaches in the early stages of pregnancy. This is due to the sudden rise of hormones in your body as it adjusts to being pregnant.
Darkening of the skin around your nipples – another common early sign of pregnancy will be the skin around your nipples (the areolas) getting darker. You may also find the nipples become erect and the bumps around your nipples more pronounced.
Food cravings or aversions – It’s possible you might be put off by certain foods, especially if you’re experiencing nausea from morning sickness too! However, you may also find that you develop cravings for certain foods (and perhaps strange ones!) from a very early stage of pregnancy.
If you are worried about possible early symptoms of pregnancy, you can put your mind at ease with a pregnancy test. More than just a pregnancy symptom, this is a scientific proof of whether you are expecting a baby or not. Pregnancy tests work best if you wait to take them until at least a day or two after you miss your period. Even if the pregnancy test result is negative you should try it again a few days later to be sure.