31 Signs and symptoms of pregnancy


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Could I be pregnant?

When you’re trying to conceive you watch out for every little sign and subtle nuance that could mean you’re pregnant.  Too early to test yet but think you might be pregnant?  You could get all of these signs or none at all – welcome to pregnancy where everything is normal yet could be abnormal!

It’s all about the boobs!

  • Bigger Breasts
  • Sore, tender breasts
  • Nipples get darker and more prominent
  • Don’t touch!  Increased sensitivity

Digestion issues…

  • Nausea and Vomiting (not just in the morning!)
  • Constipation
  • Loose bowels
  • Excess wind!
  • Weight gain (some lose weight initially with all the vomiting..)
  • Indigestion
  • Excess saliva
  • Feeling bloated
  • Going off certain foods
  • Cravings

Aches and Pains

  • Headaches
  • Backache
  • Low abdominal ache/period type pains

Skin changes

  • Moles and freckles get darker/bigger
  • Skin breakout
  • Improvement in skin problems
  • Sensitive skin

Sleep (or lack of)

  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue

Weird and (not so) wonderful

  • Stuffy nose without having a cold
  • Restless legs
  • Increased sense of smell (dog like – seriously!)

In the downstairs region

  • Needing to pee more often (especially at night)
  • Increased vaginal discharge
  • Swollen labia

Last but not least – the obvious!

  • Missed/ late period
  • A positive pregnancy test!


What signs and symptoms did you have when you were pregnant or found out?  Did you know before you tested from how you were feeling?  I’d love to hear from you x

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November 20, 2015
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  • Reply Louisa

    For me sore boobs and constant nausea were the first physical symptoms but before that I had a feeling that i was pregnant that I just couldn’t explain.

    November 20, 2015 at 2:04 pm
    • Reply Midwife and Life

      It’s so true many women often know before having any symptoms. Thanks for reading.

      November 20, 2015 at 2:17 pm

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