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Signs and Symptoms of pregnancy

Discussion in 'Pregnancy & Parenting' started by Snowbaby, Dec 21, 2004.

  1. Snowbaby

    Snowbaby Active Member

    The first symptoms and the time of their appearance are listed here:
    • * Temperature drop (dip) on Implantation day
      * Implantation bleeding or spotting: (a slight staining of a pink or brown color on average 8-10 days after ovulation)
      * Lower abdominal cramps
      * A positive blood hCG pregnancy test: About 10 days after fertilization/ovulation
      * An elevated BBT curve for 15+ days without a menstrual period
      * A missed menstrual period (amenorrhea)
      * A positive urine pregnancy test (HPT): As early as 10-14 days after ovulation/fertilization or 3-4 days after implantation. The more sensitive the HPT the earlier the pregnancy test will be positive
      * Nausea: as early as 2-4 weeks after ovulation (BrJObGyn 1989b;96:1304)
      * Nipple or breast tenderness: 3-4 weeks after conception
      * Fatigue: 3-10 weeks after conception
      * Vomiting: 3-10 weeks after conception
      * Food cravings: 1-2 months after conception
      * Frequent urination: usually after 1-2 months
      * Softening of cervix: usually not before 6 weeks after LMP
      * Constipation: later on
      * Lower-back pain: later on
      * Darkening of areola (area around breast nipple): After 14 weeks
      * Fetal heartbeat on sonogram: 8-9 weeks after conception
      * Fetal movements: 16+ weeks after conception
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