8 Early Signs Of Pregnancy Noticed In The First Week

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Pregnancy is one of the most confusing phases in a woman's life and for every woman, the feeling of pregnancy varies.

In fact, according to a research, no two women can undergo the same signs of pregnancy, even if they are in the same month or trimester.

Funny, isn't it? Studies also show that there are some women who are even unaware of their pregnancy months after conception, and, in rare cases, women also undergo labour.

Now, although there are no noticeable physical changes during the first week, there will be positive changes internally.

Some of the common symptoms include digestive problems like gas, constipation, tender breasts, fatigue, mood swings, morning sickness and hormonal changes.

These changes are common for all women when they confirm the news of pregnancy. Now, let's take a look at some of the early signs of pregnancy, which normally take place in the first week.

If you have any of these symptoms, it is time to take a pregnancy test to confirm the good news:



You may witness slight spotting which is a little lighter than menstrual blood. This spotting takes place 6-12 days after conception.


Weird Taste In The Mouth

Usually in the first week, a woman may witness a metallic taste in the mouth. If bad breath is ruled out, then it might be a sign of pregnancy. This taste occurs due to the increased level of hormones produced during pregnancy.



Science claims to say that most women generally dream a lot during the first week of their pregnancy. So, if your having strange and vivid dreams, time to take a test


Dark Spots

Say hello to dark spots, which is one of the main and very important signs of pregnancy in women. Commonly known as melasma, these spots occur due to the increase sensitivity to sun and changes in the skin's pigmentation.



Since the body is producing more blood to carry the nutrients to the growing baby, women normally tend to feel tired and exhausted. Fatigue is the most common sign during the first week of pregnancy.


Urination Problems

When you are pregnant, the body automatically produces more fluids and, in turn, the kidney works double its time, since you are producing a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone which increases blood flow to the pelvic area. This is the main reason why you feel the urge to visit the toilet every 2 minutes.



Headaches are the most common signs of pregnancy in the first week after conception. The body is increasing a good amount of blood and at the same time it is increasing its hormones too. Because of these drastic changes in the body, you will witness a headache often.


Mood Swings

Due to the crazy increase in the level of hormones, women generally feel a low and high on their feelings, all at the same time. This is one of the many first-week signs of pregnancy that you should not ignore.

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Story first published: Friday, February 26, 2016, 17:30 [IST]
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