Early Pregnancy Symptoms? Find Out Now
Early pregnancy symptoms are often evident within just a few days of implantation of the fertilised egg although many women are unaware of them as they can be easily mistaken for other conditions.
However, whether you're trying to get pregnant, or think you may already be pregnant, it can be extremely frustrating waiting to find out. Fortunately, many over-the-counter pregnancy tests can be taken on or after the day that your period was due - and some newer generation tests can even be taken a few days before menstruation.
However, if you are really impatient to get results, you may be surprised to know that your own body can be an excellent indicator - if you monitor yourself carefully! Did you know that many women experience some very early pregnancy symptoms in the week before their period is due?
Or that early pregnancy symptoms can mimic pre-menstrual symptoms (although sometimes they are a little more severe)? Whereas you may feel you have a particularly bad dose of PMT, you may in fact later realise that you were pregnant! Some women experience pregnancy symptoms within just a few days of conception;others experience nothing at all until a few weeks into the pregnancy.
Implantation usually occurs within 8-10 days of ovulation. At this point, your body starts to react to Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG ), the pregnancy hormone. This is the hormone that pregnancy tests detect in a positive test. And, it is the rapidly rising levels of HCG which cause early pregnancy symptoms.
If you do suspect that you may be pregnant, and are suffering from some or all of the symptoms outlined below, see your GP as soon as possible. This will enable you to get a booking-in appointment at hospital so that you can receive appropriate ante-natal care.
Early pregnancy symptoms include:
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