Early Pregnancy Symptoms - Missed Period
A missed period, for most women, is often the first and most obvious indication that they are or might be pregnant. As soon as you become pregnant your body will normally cease to bleed as the blood you would normally have lost during monthly menstruation will now be used to nourish the growing embryo.
However, it is not quite so cut and dried for a lot of mothers-to-be since during the first few weeks of pregnancy it is common to experience some mild cramping and the sensation that your period will arrive at any moment. Somenewly pregnant women also experience some slight implantation bleeding resulting from the embryo attaching itself to the lining of the uterus.
For many mothers-to-be slight cramping alongsid a missed period is an entirely normal part of early pregnancy and usually fades as the weeks pass.