Know Before You Miss Your Period

Even before you miss a period, you may be able to spot some early signs of pregnancy. Below are a few.

Super early signs of pregnancy

Tender breasts

Many women experience tender, slightly painful breasts when they're first pregnant. The sensation is similar to what you feel just before you get your period.


Once you're pregnant, your body starts working around the clock to build a supportive environment for your baby. Your heart pumps harder, your body temperature rises, and fatigue can set in very quickly.

Food or smoke aversion

Pregnant women quit smoking more easily than others, in short because their bodies tell them to. Many pregnant women — even long-term smokers — experience smoke aversion. It's the same with food: If foods you usually like suddenly sound terrible to you or make you feel icky, you could be pregnant.


Some women experience headaches early on due to the rise in progesterone.

Frequent bathroom trips

Having to pee all the time is most often associated with late pregnancy. Early pregnancy, however, causes your uterus to swell and increases your blood flow, which in turn sends you to the bathroom frequently during the first weeks of pregnancy.

If you have any of these symptoms, take an early pregnancy test or see your healthcare provider. If your pregnancy test comes back negative and you continue to have pregnancy symptoms, talk to your doctor again. You might have had a false negative test, or you might have an issue that's not related to pregnancy.

More about early pregnancy

The signs of pregnancy
The wait to take a pregnancy test
5 Steps to making a baby

Tags: early pregnancy signs

recommended for you


kets May 10, 2015
i dont know whether i am pregnant or partner and i always have unprotected sex and i dont remember him putting his sperms into me.another problem is that i am not sure that i had menstruated last month so these days i am always tired always feeling like i could get asleep.i dont want to eat anything except drinking tea.smelling meat,eggs.vors,liver makes me feel like i could vomit.sometimes i feel like theres somethng moving inside my stomach but i dont feel pains throughout my breasts.i also gained complexion.does this mean that i might be pregnant?
lucinda April 13, 2015
We are trying to conceive our second time around. We already have a beautiful 3 year old girl. WE have been trying for year now, and it is just not happening. The Dr did pick up on underactive thyroid and I am using medication for this. Any other tips that can help us?
dr dre beats computer July 09, 2014
Thought I would comment and say cool theme, did you design it for yourself? Looks really good!
<a href="" >dr dre beats computer</a>
[url=]dr dre beats computer[/url]
CheyenneGonzales March 19, 2013
I had heart burn for the first time in my life THE DAY AFTER SEX!! i told a friend my chest and throat was hurting and she goes thats heart burn YOU'RE PREGNANT!! i go nu uh theres no way i just had sex haha. sure enough according to the first ultrasound i got pregnant that week!! 3 days before my late period i got a positive test. one week before my wedding!
hogan shoes March 14, 2013
Somebody essentially lend a hand to make significantly articles I might state. That is the very first time I frequented your website page and so far? I amazed with the analysis you made to make this actual put up amazing. Fantastic task!
hogan shoes
jojo February 22, 2013
I am confused and depressed. Last yr on march 17 I misscarried. I now am weeks late with a negative result. I am cramping my back hurts and my boons are tender. Doc cant see me tip march 1. Last period was on Jan 11. Please help.