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10 Early Signs of Pregnancy

10 Early Signs of Pregnancy

Besides the tell-tale skipped periods and those two lines that emerge on an at-home pregnancy test, how can you tell if you're pregnant? We posed that question on our Facebook page and over 500 moms shared their earliest signs of pregnancy. Here we’ve rounded up the ten early signs of pregnancy they most commonly mentioned.

1. Sore Breasts

“My chest hurt so bad I couldn't hug my husband.” -Emily L.

“My boobs were SOOOOO sore....even just the slight bounce when I would walk was EXTREMELY painful. I would cry it hurt so bad.” -Mandi V.

2. Fatigue

“I could fall asleep while standing up! Tired all the time!” -Sarah E.

“I couldn't stay awake after 3 pm.” -Charlotte C.

3. Peeing Constantly

“Night time toilet trips. Lots of them!” -Sian O.

“Going to the bathroom almost every hour!! Told my hubby we are either pregnant or I’m diabetic.” -Silvia D.



4. Strange Pet Behavior

“My dog all of a sudden had a weird obsession with my stomach and wouldn't let anyone touch me, so made us wonder so I took a test — and yup.” -Rachelle A.

“Funny, my female border collie knew before I did. She started trying to sleep on my stomach when we went to bed at night. She NEVER tried it before that and hasn't since I had him either.” -Stephanie A.

“My baby pit bull started walking through my legs and started barking at everyone that got close.” -Alisha M.

5. Dizziness or Fainting

“Dizziness every time I walked and [I was] extremely clumsy.” -Lauren G.

“I could see ‘stars’ and got very dizzy.” -Chelsey F.

6. Irritability

“With my second child it was when EVERYTHING my daughter did made me mad.” -Rachel B.

“I yelled at my boss. (I thought that was more 17-year-old Andy behavior than 29-year-old Andy behavior.) Got a test on my way home from work that day.” -Andy G.


7. Forgetfulness

“I locked myself out of my car twice in one week and forgot to shampoo my hair (got it wet though) when I took a shower. I told my friend I was losing my mind and she said, 'Are you sure you're not pregnant?' Sure enough, I was.” -Kristi C.

8. Nausea or Vomiting

“I thought I was coming down with something, it was hubby who suggested I take the day off of work and get a pregnancy test - I thought he was nuts!!” -Wendy H.

9. Weird Cravings

“All I wanted was to eat toothpaste... So with my second I knew right away, lol.” -Nikki A.

10. Gut Feeling

“Just an overpowering feeling that I was [pregnant], both times. Couldn't believe it when the test confirmed.” Stacey J.

“Just a gut feeling. Felt ‘different’ somehow. Not easy to explain. [I] just ‘knew.’” -Christain V.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, POPSUGAR.

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stefansalvatore stefansalvatore 3 years
Early signs of pregnancy are some of the first symptoms on which you can decide you are pregnanct or not. The most common early symptom is Nausea and morning sickness which happen to every women in her early days of pregnancy. These symptoms are generally used by womens to confirm weather they are pregnanct or not. But this is an advice form all the doctors that if you are feeling a single sign do not judge it as pregnancy, yes if you see more than one signs then you have to go and take a pregnancy test. After being confirmed about pregnancy the main task is to plan and caluclate the due date with the help of feeding for life due date calculators.
JenniferGodwin90198 JenniferGodwin90198 5 years
Oh yeah...once confirmed I noticed the dog protecting me all the time, and my baby (cat) who wouldn't go to anyone else, EVER, started going to my husband...she was mad at me!!! LOL!
JenniferGodwin90198 JenniferGodwin90198 5 years
Mine was very, very, very, very sore breasts - it was sooooo painful, and it scared me at first because I didn't have a clue...then I began to wonder and went and got a test (even before I told hubby)...sure enough. When child #2 came along, and those breasties started hurting...I knew immediately! The nause came along after I had already tested...
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