What are the early signs of pregnancy?

Early pregnancy symptoms and the early signs of pregnancy aren’t some textbook, one-size-fits-all thing. You may have zero pregnancy symptoms or you may be a hot mess. Don’t be alarmed if you don’t feel any differently, and on the flip side, try to keep comfy if you’re feeling all sorts of preggo. Here are some of the most common early pregnancy symptoms you can expect: 

  • Painful AF Boobs: It’s like right before your period, times a billion.
  • Exhaustion: Heightened levels of the hormone progesterone can make you feel freiken’ TIRED. It should even out by the second trimester, and it’s nothing compared to the fourth!
  • Gotta Pee, Like Every 5 Minutes: And It Never Stops Again.
  • Heightened Sense Of Smell: This could be from the higher levels of estrogen, but many pregnant women say their gag reflex goes into overdrive at the start of pregnancy. 
  • Food Aversions: “Are you REALLY going to eat that tuna salad RIGHT NOW?!?!?!!?” ‘Nuff said.
  • Nausea: Morning sickness generally starts at around 8 weeks, but some women feel queasy at the onset of pregnancy.
  • Heightened Basal Body Temperature: If you’ve been charting to get pregnant, and it’s been over two weeks, odds are you preg.
  • Bleeding: Some women get a pink or reddish stain around the time they should be getting a period. However, if you’re experiencing pain along with spotting, call your healthcare provider.