First Month Pregnancy Symptoms
Signs of Pregnancy the 1st Month

It makes perfect sense that you want to know what the first month pregnancy symptoms are since the 1st month is all about wondering whether or not you're pregnant. Near the end of month 1, you'll be able to find out for sure by taking a home pregnancy test.

If you remember that the 40 weeks of pregnancy start with your last menstrual period (LMP) then you'll understand that conception doesn't occur until around the end of week 2/beginning of week 3.

Pregnancy week 1 begins with your period. So the symptoms are obviously your usual menstruation symptoms. Such as cramps, pain, bloating, and so on.

See first week pregnancy symptoms for information on natural ways to relieve pain and cramps associated with your period.

The second week of pregnancy your body is gearing up to ovulate. Estrogens, LH (luteinizing hormone), and other hormones are on the rise. And your body is already preparing for a possible pregnancy.

So the likely symptoms at 2 weeks pregnant are increasing amounts of cervical mucus and other signs of ovulation.

At the 3rd week of pregnancy conception has finally taken place and your little embryo is heading towards your uterus. Near the beginning of the third week, ovulation occurs and the egg is swept into the fallopian tube where fertilization takes place (conception occurs).

Likely symptoms at 3 weeks pregnant are ovulation pain and cramping and possible ovulation bleeding from the egg bursting from the ovary. You also may be able to feel some cramping as the fertilized egg gets pushed down the tubes to find the endometrium for pregnancy implantation.

During the 4th week implantation occurs. Your little bundle of cells is searching for the perfect spot to attach and grow for the next nine months.

Possible symptoms during week 4 are implantation bleeding caused by the embryo burrowing into the lining of the uterus. This may also cause some pain and cramping. Closer to the end of the 4th week of pregnancy, you may feel a fullness around your pubic bone and slight pressure against your bladder causing more frequent urination.

Other signs are dizzy spells or nausea as hormone levels continue to rise. Along with possible headaches, fatigue, thirst, missed period, and so on. The list of first month pregnancy symptoms can go on as everybody is different and every pregnancy is different. But these are the most common signs of pregnancy the 1st month.

At or near 4 weeks pregnant, hCG levels (emitted from the embryo after implantation) are most likely high enough to be detectable by home pregnancy tests.

Just remember that there are some women that will still test negative at the end of the first month and just need a few more days for the hCG levels rise a little higher. So don't be discouraged if you get a negative test result at first. Just try again a couple days later.

And some women will have no first month pregnancy symptoms at all. Some will have only a few, and some will have many more. And this is perfectly normal and natural. So don't worry. You can still be pregnant even with no signs at all.

So what are you waiting for? Go test! BABY DUST!!!

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