Whether you’ve had a missed period or just feel strange, you’re probably wondering what early pregnancy symptoms are. “How soon could I have pregnancy symptoms?” is a question women frequently ask. The truth is, there’s no one-size-fits-all list of common pregnancy symptoms. Every woman’s body is different in the early weeks of pregnancy. Some throw up every day, and others don’t feel any different. Some women even experience symptoms that feel like PMS!
We recently took a survey, and asked women how they felt early on in their pregnancy. Here’s what they had to say:
“For me, I felt tired really early on.”
“I noticed I hadn’t had my period for a while, so I bought a pregnancy test at the store, and it said I was pregnant. I then made an appointment with a doctor, to get the official testing done, and they confirmed I was pregnant. They told me my due date and helped me get started with prenatal care!”
“With me it was confusing, like PMS, because I had sore breasts and cramping at the same time I missed my period. It was hard to tell until I took a test.”
“I got morning sickness right away and I felt car sick all the time, like I could throw up.”
“I got heartburn really BAD! I ended up not feeling well, just tired and exhausted and going home from work that day and took a pregnancy test. My period was a couple days late as well…”
“…combination of queasiness and food cravings at the same time…”
“At 5 weeks pregnant, the smell of certain foods changed and would make me feel sick. Like the smell of onions and garlic was awful! And before, had been some of my favorite foods to cook with.”
“My very early pregnancy symptoms were sensitivity to smells. I absolutely love the smell of coffee grinds and one morning went to make coffee, one whiff of the grinds and I was headed for the bathroom! Super early sign as I was 5 weeks at the time!”
“My symptoms were heavy nausea very early at about 5-7 weeks and extreme dizziness like I was on a tilt-a-whirl. At about 10 weeks I hit morning sickness that continued throughout my entire pregnancy. And Italian food would make me so sick throughout my pregnancy too!”
“I had one pregnancy that put me in the hospital from dehydration from being so sick, and the other I knew cause I was soooo hungry. Lol”
The only way to know for sure if you’re pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. If you get a positive pregnancy test, it’s important to learn all you can about your unplanned pregnancy choices.
We can help you learn more about the pregnancy choice of adoption. You can email us, call us at 1-800-923-6784, or click here to get a FREE Adoption Planning Kit. Contacting us or getting the kit doesn’t mean that you have to do adoption, you’re just finding out more info.
As Vice President of Lifetime Adoption, Heather Featherston holds an MBA and is passionate about working with those facing adoption, pregnancy, and parenting issues. Heather has conducted training for birth parent advocates, spoken to professional groups, and has appeared on television and radio to discuss the multiple aspects of adoption. She has provided one-on-one support to women and hopeful adoptive parents working through adoption decisions.
Since 2002, she has been helping pregnant women and others in crisis to learn more about adoption. Heather also trains and speaks nationwide to pregnancy clinics to effectively meet the needs of women who want to explore adoption for their child. Today, she continues to address the concerns women have about adoption and supports the needs of women who choose adoption for their child.
As a published author of the book Called to Adoption, Featherston loves to see God’s hand at work every day as she helps children and families come together through adoption.