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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.

However, any cramping and/ or bleeding at all, even if it is light, should be reported to your doctor for investigation as there may be other reasons for it, such as ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage.

More Early Signs of Pregnancy

Implantation Bleeding

Nausea/ Vomiting

Enhanced Sense of Smell

Frequent Urination

Breast Tenderness


Light Bleeding

Dizziness/ Fainting


Mood Swings/ Irritability

Heartburn/ Indigestion

Changes in Complexion

Increased Cervical Mucous/ Vaginal Discharge

Weight Loss




Enhanced Sense of Taste

Vaginal Changes

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