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Signs and Symptoms of pregnancy


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Sep 10, 2004
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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