Being that the dreaded period is still MIA, I figured that a post on pregnancy Symptoms would be mildly appropriate. I'll be visiting the local dollar store later to see if they got any more in stock later so maybe I'll have an answer soon. I've been feeling like crap since Easter. I figured it was the flu or something. Maybe not. I keep imagining my boobs hurt. They don't. But every twinge I wonder and my hopes get raised. I guess I'll figure it out eventually.
Pregnancy Symptoms vary both from person to person and in each individual pregnancy. Some women will have virtual no symptoms their entire pregnancy while others will have just about every symptom imaginable. The same woman who had no symptoms her first pregnancy may have many in subsequent pregnancies and vice versa.
For example, when I was pregnant with my daughter, I had some nausea but no vomiting and a lot of heartburn. With the twin miscarriage, I had severe nausea, but still no vomiting, very very sore boobs, and a need to pee like crazy. With the last miscarriage I had slightly sore boobs and more gas than usual.
With all of my pregnancies, my period stopped. This may sound obvious but for some women it doesn't. My mother had her period until she was 4 months pregnant with me. Lose of period is usually the first symptom a woman notices. The build up of hormones is what causes pregnancy symptoms, which is why they show up a short while later in most cases.
Although you should always tell your doctor if your symptoms disappear suddenly, a lack of symptoms does not always mean miscarriage. You may be experiencing a pregnancy where you just aren't going to have symptoms. Once the near the end of the first trimester your symptoms will probably begin to wane anyway as the placenta takes over and the strain on your body from nourishing the fetus diminishes.
Delay of Menstruation - During entire pregnancy
Nausea and vomiting - 2 - 8 weeks after conception
Tender or swollen breasts - 1 - 2 weeks after conception
Feeling exhausted or "sleepy" - 1 -6 weeks after conception
Backaches - During entire pregnancy
Frequent headaches - Sometimes during entire pregnancy.
Food cravings - During entire pregnancy
Darkening of areola (breast nipple) - 1 - 14 weeks after conceptions then throughout pregnancy.