6 Earliest Signs of Pregnancy

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by Lindsay Hutton

The two-week wait to find out if you have conceived can feel like years if you are trying to have a baby. Some pregnancy symptoms can begin a just few days after conception, even before a positive pregnancy test would register. So how can you know if you are pregnant before you even miss your period? Check out these signs that might suggest you've got a bun in the oven.

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Spotting or Cramping


According to the American Pregnancy Association (APA), implementation spotting and cramping can occur 6-12 days after conception when the embryo implants on the uterine wall. While a missed period is the most obvious sign of pregnancy, implementation bleeding can seem like a shorter, lighter period. Not all women experience this symptom, so don't fret if you don't bleed or notice any cramping.

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August 30, 2014



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