9 Early Signs And Symptoms of Pregnancy That You Must Know

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Have you ever become anxious to know whether your nausea or fatigue is the sign of pregnancy that is not confirmed yet? Or Have you ever believed the old wives’ tales about early pregnancy symptoms? Knowing the early signs of pregnancy is equally important for those who are waiting for this good news and for those who are cautious about getting pregnant.

It might be good news for those who are struggling for conceiving and it might be shocking for those who are on contraception. But in most cases knowing the early signs of symptoms is always exciting for the couples.

When can you detect early symptoms of pregnancy?

Usually, you can detect your pregnancy from urine on the first or second day of your missed periods (if your cycle is regular), and at that time your pregnancy is about two weeks old. So, it means you must wait until your periods’ date to get it tested.

After the confirmation of your pregnancy or if you have any confusion regarding your symptoms and missed periods, you should consult your gynecologist. The best gynecologists in Lahore are giving their services both in the public and private sectors. Your gynecologist can guide you properly for further diagnostic tests like ultrasound etc.

But if you want to know whether you are pregnant or not a few days before your missed periods, you must know the early signs and symptoms of pregnancy. Come and let’s find out together some common early symptoms of pregnancy.

Early Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy:

These symptoms are produced due to the change in hormones like progesterone, estrogen, and secretion of Beta-HCG (that is detected in your blood and urine in pregnancy testing). It is not necessary that everyone experiences the same symptoms and with the same intensity. Rather some people may feel a few symptoms from this list and some face majority of the symptoms.


Fatigue and tiredness are the most common symptoms. Due to the high level of progesterone, you may feel sleepy all the time. Similarly, a drop in blood sugar levels and blood pressure also decreases your energy levels. And you may feel fatigued all the time.

Flatulence and bloating

Increased levels of progesterone cause changes in your digestive system also. This leads to bloating, burping, and flatulence.

Cramping and spotting

Cramping and slight bleeding (i.e. basically implantation bleeding) are also the early signs of pregnancy.

Nausea and vomiting

These are the most common type of symptoms of pregnancy. You may feel nauseated in the morning or anytime during a day. This is due to the increased level of estrogen that increases the gastric emptying time. Nausea is also caused by an increased sense of smell in women during pregnancy. They get easily affected by the smell of anything like smoke, perfume, etc.

Swollen Breasts

Breasts show the earliest symptoms of pregnancy. You may feel soreness, swollen and tender breasts. This is all due to the change in hormones

Shortness of Breath

Estrogen causes swelling of respiratory passages. This leads to congestion and shortness of breath in pregnant women.


Increased blood circulation causes mild but frequent headache in pregnant women

Mood swings

This symptom may confuse you with PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome), but in pregnancy, you also face mood swings due to hormonal changes. Like you want to cry and feel emotional on petty issues.

Food cravings

Food cravings are also one of the commonest symptoms of pregnancy. In most of the cases, you crave for any food, but sometimes food aversions also occur. That means you do not want to eat or smell any specific type of food.

 For all the above-mentioned symptoms, it is advisable not to take any medicine by yourself. Rather consult your doctor for it. Women in child-bearing age must keep in their mind, that chances of getting pregnant are there, although they are on contraception.

If you feel any symptoms, wait for your test to show positive results. Then consult your gynecologist. Marham can give you access to consult the best Gynecologists in Lahore.

In this time of the pandemic, everyone is afraid to visit doctors and blood laboratories. You can detect your pregnancy by doing a strip test and consult your gynecologist online. On Marham’s s platform you can easily consult your doctors while staying at your homes, by downloading the Marham mobile app or just click on the link and consult your doctors online.

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Aiman Usman (Doctor of Pharmacy)
She is a pharmacy graduate and worked as a hospital pharmacist. Her interests are teaching, blogging, and scientific writings. She likes to write about medicines, health issues, health and beauty-related natural remedies, the nutritional value of different foods, and mental health.
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