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Most common early pregnancy signs and symptoms

What are the very first signs of pregnancy?

Some women experience many signs and symptoms very early in pregnancy, while others experience very few or even none. If you think you may be pregnant, or hope you may be, review the most common symptoms below and compare your symptoms. To confirm pregnancy use a home pregnancy test - if the result is positive be sure to see your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Good lifestyle choices, healthy diet and proper prenatal care will give your baby the best start in life.

Positive indicators of pregnancy

The most significant positive signs and symptoms when comparing pregnant versus non-pregnant women.

Understanding the data

Experiencing these symptoms increases the probability of pregnancy.

Reading the table: 28.8% of pregnant women experience the symptom 'Tender Breasts'. Pregnant women experience this symptom 1.3 times as often as non-pregnant women.

 

 

Negative indicators of pregnancy

The most significant negative signs and symptoms when comparing pregnant versus non-pregnant women.

SymptomNon-pregnantAs often
I Don't "Feel" Pregnant10.9%1.9x
Cramps (Like PMS/AF)18.4%1.3x
Headache23.8%1.3x
Weepiness10.9%1.3x
Moodiness15.2%1.3x
Irritability17.6%1.2x
Diarrhea8.1%1.2x
Achy Legs or Hips15.3%1.2x
Understanding the data

Experiencing these symptoms decreases the probability of pregnancy.

Reading the table: 10.9% of non-pregnant women experience the symptom 'I Don't "Feel" Pregnant'. Non-pregnant women experience this symptom 1.9 times as often as pregnant women.

 

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Most common signs and symptoms (overall)

The most frequently occurring signs and symptoms experienced by women overall (regardless of whether they are pregnant or not). The table displays what percentage of all women experience each symptom and it's impact on the probability of pregnancy (either positively, negatively or no affect).

Understanding the data
  • Has a statistically significant affect on the probability of pregnancy. Experiencing this symptom increases the likelihood of pregnancy.

  • Has a statistically significant affect on the probability of pregnancy. Experiencing this symptom decreases the likelihood of pregnancy.

  • Does not have a significant affect on the probability of pregnancy. Experiencing this symptom does not increase nor decrease the likelihood of pregnancy.

For indepth information on how much a symptom affects the probability of pregnancy, visit the symptom page.

 

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