Women who are trying to conceive look for immediate signs that they are pregnant, even the first day after ovulation. While there are no immediate signs the day after conception, many early signs of pregnancy can start as soon as a week after conception.
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The Day After Conception
Unfortunately, you can't know the day after conception whether you are pregnant. Signs and symptoms of pregnancy do not appear until at least one week after conception. Although you may be impatient to know whether you are pregnant, the only sure way to know is to take a pregnancy test after a missed period.
The First Week
The first sign that most women notice when they are pregnant is a missed period. However, implantation bleeding can be confused with a light period when it is actually the foetus attaching itself to your uterus. With implantation bleeding, the blood is not as dark as your menstrual flow, nor is it as heavy; it is usually light spotting.
Fatigue is also an early sign that women experience during the first week of pregnancy. If you find yourself tired after having a restful sleep, this could be a sign that you're pregnant.
The Second Week
During the second week of your pregnancy, you may notice that your breasts have become more tender than usual. Other signs may include mood swings, nausea, dizziness and fatigue. Not all of these symptoms may appear, as every woman experiences different signs of pregnancy. However, through the years, these have been the most commonly reported signs of pregnancy.
The Third Week
The third and fourth weeks of pregnancy are when the most signs occur. You may find that you are going to the rest room more than usual. Morning sickness occurs anywhere between one and six weeks after conception, but usually around the third or fourth week. An increased appetite and digestive problems are also common during your third week.
Some symptoms of pregnancy can show up even when you are not pregnant, so the only sure way to know is by taking a pregnancy test. If you test negative with a home pregnancy test and still believe that you may be pregnant because of your symptoms, consult a doctor and have a blood test done for a more accurate result.
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