There are lots of symptoms that might indicate that you are pregnant. Bear in mind that pregnancy symptoms are not the same for each woman or each pregnancy.

Here are some early signs you should look out for:

  • Missed period
  • Feeling sick/nausea - also known as morning sickness
  • Tiredness
  • Mood swings - caused by a change in hormones
  • Cramps/spotting – as the embryo implants in your uterus
  • Changing tastes in food and sensitivity to smell
  • Changes in breast tenderness - they might become larger, feel tender, and your nipples may darken in colour
  • Going to the toilet more often - as your womb grows it presses on your bladder
  • Backache

 

Don’t worry, it is highly unlikely that you will experience all of these symptoms at once, and some women don’t experience any! The best way to be sure if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test

If you find out that you are pregnant, and perhaps need reassurance about your pregnancy prior to your first NHS scan, book in for an earlyAssure™ scan with First Encounters. This scan is available to mums as soon as 8-12 weeks after conception.