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Some of the first signs of pregnancy include:
- Missed period: if you have regular periods this is the most typical symptom. Some women can still experience lighter, shorter bleeding while pregnant, but typically your menstrual period stops for the time you are pregnant.
- Tender, swollen breasts: As early as 1-2 weeks after becoming pregnant, hormonal changes can make your breasts tender to the touch, swollen or sore. They may also feel fuller and heavier. The areola, the skin around the nipple, may darken as well.
- Nausea: Commonly known as morning sickness, nausea (with or without vomiting) can begin as early as three weeks after conception, and last for 2-8 weeks. It can sometimes last for the whole pregnancy. Nausea can come any time of day or night, and can be triggered by certain smells.
- Increased urination: Around 6-8 weeks after conception you may find yourself using the restroom more frequently.
- Fatigue: As early as the first week of pregnancy you may begin to feel tired or fatigued. During early pregnancy levels of the hormone progesterone soar — which can make you feel sleepy.
- Food aversions or cravings: Some women feel cravings or aversions to certain foods, which can last for your entire pregnancy.
- Mild Cramping: Some women may experience mild uterine cramping.
- Mood swings: The change in hormones in your body can make you abnormally emotional.
- Dizziness: Pregnancy causes your blood vessels to dilate and your blood pressure to drop causing lightheadedness.