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When Do Pregnancy Symptoms Typically Begin?

When Do Pregnancy Symptoms Typically Begin?

Pregnancy symptoms typically begin in the first few weeks after conception. One of the earliest and most common signs is a missed period. 

If more than a week has passed without the start of an expected menstrual cycle, this might indicate pregnancy. However, this symptom can be misleading for those with irregular cycles.

Read on to learn more about when you can expect certain symptoms. Or, if you’d like to get a no-cost pregnancy test and explore your options, reach out to us at MyLife Medical & Resource Center. We can get you a lab-quality pregnancy test so you can get the answers you’re seeking.

Spotting Pregnancy Symptoms

Missing your period will be one of the first signs you may notice (if it’s not typically irregular). Other early symptoms often include tender, swollen breasts due to hormonal changes. This discomfort usually decreases after a few weeks as the body adjusts to new hormone levels. 

Nausea, with or without vomiting (commonly known as morning sickness), typically begins one month after conception but can start earlier for some women. Increased urination and fatigue are also common due to the body producing more blood and the rise in the hormone progesterone.

Less obvious signs of early pregnancy might include mood swings, bloating, light spotting (known as implantation bleeding), cramping, constipation, food aversions, and nasal congestion. These symptoms are also attributed to hormonal changes. The timing can vary widely among women​, making them more difficult to identify.

An Important Note

Most of these symptoms are not entirely unique to pregnancy and can sometimes be mistaken for other conditions. If you suspect you might be pregnant, consulting with a healthcare provider is recommended. 

Get A No-Cost Pregnancy Test

You don’t have to rely on ambiguous pregnancy symptoms or wait for them to pop up to find out if you’re pregnant. 

At MyLife Medical & Resource Center, you can get a no-cost pregnancy test. Our tests are lab-quality and highly accurate. We also offer ultrasounds, STI testing and treatment, and more. 

Contact us to make a confidential appointment today.

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