Early Signs of Pregnancy Before Missed Period

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A woman is usually pregnant for a few weeks before a pregnancy test confirms the diagnosis. A pregnancy test is generally taken around the time that the menstrual period is expected. However, many women experience early pregnancy symptoms even before being far enough along to take a pregnancy test.

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Queasy Feeling

Often, within a week or so after implantation, a pregnant woman will feel queasy or experience food aversions due to hormonal changes taking place in the body.


Hormonal changes may also cause an increased incidence of heartburn early in pregnancy and beyond.


Newly pregnant mothers often feel exhausted and may require daytime naps.

Frequent Urination

Hormonal changes also increase urination.

Breast Tenderness

In the early weeks of pregnancy, a woman may experience breast swelling and pain.


Intermittent spotting may occur about a week after ovulation when implantation of the egg is taking place.

Elevated Temperature

A woman's body temperature fluctuates during the month. Generally, body temperature spikes at ovulation and then goes down when the menstrual period begins. However, if a woman is pregnant, the temperature will continue to stay high.

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