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Very Early Pregnancy Symptom
Symptom DetailsOne of the earliest changes you may notice in your breasts is the darkening of the areola (skin around the nipple), or an increase in size of the areola. These changes can occur as early as a week or two after conception. This is a normal change that is caused by the surging hormones as they begin to prepare your breasts for breastfeeding. Estrogen and progesterone cause the body to produce more pigment and women may see darkened splotches of skin all over the body throughout pregnancy.
Comparison ChartThe chart below shows a comparison between the number of times this symptom was experienced by pregnant vs non-pregnant women.
**NOTE: Data for 15-21 dpo tends to be lower than expected as many women stop tracking symptoms after a positive pregnancy test.
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