When Do First Pregnancy Symptoms Start?
Pregnancy is an exciting and emotional time for prospective parents, so it’s natural to be curious about the onset of visible symptoms. For some, the first signs that they may be expecting is a missed period. While a missed period is usually the most overt and easy to detect pregnancy symptom, there are a few other early signs to be on the lookout for.
Top 6 Early Pregnancy Symptoms
- Missed period: one of the most frequently reported pregnancy symptoms is a missed or late period.
- Fatigue: feeling extra tired during pregnancy can begin as early as one to two weeks following conception.
- Breast tenderness: the breasts may become swollen, tender, and sensitive to the touch.
- Food cravings: food cravings or aversions can begin as early as one to two weeks post-conception.
- Nausea/ Morning Sickness: while it’s commonly referred to as morning sickness, it can occur at any time of the day.
- Frequent urination: many pregnant woman report having to frequently go to the bathroom, beginning very early in the first trimester.
Timeline for Implantation
Pregnancy symptoms typically begin within the first week following implantation, which is 6 to 12 days after ovulation and fertilization.
The blastocyst (fertilized egg) begins to travel from the fallopian tubes toward the uterus and is usually implanted into the uterine wall 6 to 12 days after ovulation. It is at this point, at about a week into the pregnancy, that the production of the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin, or hCG, begins.
Finding Out the Answer
The answer to the question, “When do first pregnancy symptoms start?”, may vary from woman to woman, but typically begin somewhere around a week after implantation. All of these symptoms can be indicators of pregnancy, and there are other early symptoms one might experience as well. It’s advised to discuss these signs with your doctor and to take a pregnancy test to confirm the results.
When to See a Doctor
If you are experiencing any of these early symptoms of pregnancy, it’s important to see your doctor as soon as possible. Your doctor may order a pregnancy test, ultrasound, or other tests to properly diagnose and treat your condition. Best of luck and te congratulations on the exciting journey ahead.
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