11 First and Early Signs of Pregnancy That Are Easy To Miss

While trying to conceive, even a subtle hint of any symptom gets your heart pounding. The only way to know for sure is by performing a pregnancy test though. However, there are some early signs of pregnancy as well that can indicate the possibility of you being pregnant. Here's what to look for:

1) Shortness of Breath:

Do you face difficulty going up the stairs all of sudden? It can be possible if you're pregnant. The growing fetus requires oxygen that may leave you a little short of breath. And this may go on throughout your pregnancy, especially as your baby in the womb starts to put pressure on your diaphragm and lungs.

2) Exhaustion:

You couldn't even read one page of your book last night before dozing off. If you feel sudden exhaustion, it might be a response to the increase of hormones in your body. For many women, fatigue lasts through the third trimester, then ebbs in seconds though.

3) Nausea:

Most women start getting a feeling of nervousness, uneasiness, or anxiety when they're six weeks along. However, some women can experience nausea earlier. It will likely subside as you enter your second trimester. Meanwhile, try consuming foods which can help settle the stomach, such as ginger ale or crackers.

4) Excessive Urination:

If you find yourself unable to sleep without a trip to the washroom, it might be a sign. When pregnant, your body produces extra fluid which causes your bladder work overtime- and you go for a lot of pee breaks.

5) Sore Breasts:

Putting on your bra this morning was a little uncomfortable. Delicate and heavy-feeling breasts, darkening of the areolas and even more open veins on your chest can be the signs of pregnancy.

6) Headaches:

Early signs of pregnancy include an aching head and variations in hormones. Just in case if you have got pregnant, take pg-safe acetaminophen instead of taking ibuprofen to help ease the pain.

7) Backaches:

If your lower back is a little uncomfortable, it could mean your ligaments are loosening. Unfortunately, you may have to bear backaches throughout the entire pregnancy. It happens because your weight gain and shifting center of gravity throw your body posture out of whack.

8) Cramps:

Cramp can occur because of PMS or Pregnancy. It's hard to identify, but if you're dealing with cramps, it can be your uterus on the stretch to accommodate the baby.

9) Food aversions:

Food aversions, like cravings, are known to be caused by the hormonal changes of pregnancy. Human chorionic gonadotrophin (or hCG), the hormone that precipitates positive pregnancy test, grows every few day during the first trimester. It levels off around week 11 of pregnancy. Up to that point, the quickly rising levels may be the reasons for nausea, food aversions, and cravings.

10) Bloating:

A boost in estrogen and progesterone is one of the symptoms of pregnancy. It causes many women to swell up early in pregnancy. Bloating, abdominal pain or tightening, belching and passing gas may accompany you for the entire pregnancy. So, it can be that extra progesterone due to pregnancy, which causes your digestive system to slow down.

11) Mood Swings:

WWIII erupted when your husband failed to put his socks in the hamper. If you're feeling a little moody, it might be because your body is trying to adjust new hormones. Tell your husband that roller coaster of emotions will soon pass.  


You may not be able to know for sure whether you’re a mother-to-be until you don’t perform the pee-stick test. If you get your result negative and yet don’t get your period, it might be because it’s too early for the test to detect. In the meantime, go through these weird signs of pregnancy that may appear upon conception.