• One of the very first signs that you could notice, even before a missed period is implantation bleeding. As the name suggests, this can happen as the embryo implants itself in the womb lining. Sometimes accompanied by cramping, this is literally the first sign of pregnancy.

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  • If you've been trying to conceive for a while, the chances are you'll be well acquainted with the concept of Basal Body Temperature (BBT) to work out when you're ovulating, but did you know that you can also use a BBT chart to indicate a potential pregancy before you've even missed your period?

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  • Breasts are one of the common first indicators of early pregnancy, becoming bigger and more tender, even in the first 2 weeks. However, as this is also a symptom you may experience with PMS, it can be misleading. One significant breast change to look out for is the appearance of Montgomery Tubercles. Heard of them? No, neither had I!!

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  • Signs to look out for once your period is due include the obvious nausea, breast tenderness, fatigue, but also some symptoms you may be unaware of... Chadwick's Sign for example!  NB: you may need to bendy for this one (or use a mirror!).

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  • If you're suddenly finding the aroma of coffee unpleasant and the scent of baking bread makes you feel sick, you may well be experiencing the heightened sense of smell associated with pregnancy.

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  • Ok, I'll be honest. When I was trying to get pregnant I looked for signs in the most unlikely places... Was more ear wax a sign? Did the fact that I was even more clumsy than usual indicate a bun in the oven? Did I just imagine it or had my eyelashes actually grown a bit longer??! I was clearly a bit desperate, but some people actually do have some pretty crazy symptoms of early pregnancy!

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  • As we've identified. There are certain early symptoms to look out for if you think you may be pregnant.  Let's play the elimination game and then maybe take a pregnancy test?!  Good luck!

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  • If you have discovered that you are indeed pregnant, you'll be amazed at all things that have been going on in your body since conception, and you may find some explanations for those weird and not so wonderful symptoms!

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