The wait to find out if your period will arrive or if you are pregnant this month can be torturous, though there are some little signs that you can watch out for!

Here are some early signs that you may see before testing time



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1. Sore breasts – your breasts can feel enlarged or just sore and tender

2. Spotting or cramping – you may notice spotting or cramping as the egg attaches to your womb

3. Feeling sick – having nausea, especially in the morning, is a common early symptom of pregnancy

4. Feeling tired – Your body is doing extra jobs so you may find that you are extra tired

5. Urinating frequently – during pregnancy your body produces extra fluids which makes you needing to urinate more often

6. Darker nipples – the areolas and even your nipples can darken in appearance

7. Food cravings – your body can crave many weird and wonderful combinations of food when your pregnant

8. Sense of smell – your sense of smell changes and becomes more sensitive

9. Moody – extra hormones and being tired can make for one cranky woman

10. Dizziness – fainting or feeling dizzy can happen

The biggest sign of pregnancy is a missed period, at this time you can do a pregnancy test and see your GP for a blood test.

What symptoms did you have early on? SHARE with us in the comments below. 

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  • hmmmm i wonder (excited smiles)


  • Yep these sure are all the symptoms one can experience.


  • Mine was smell…
    About a week before my period was due my husband opened the fruit & vegetable scrap bucket (which isn’t pretty at the best of times but normally I can deal with it) & I nearly threw up from the smell… I was cooking tea at the time & demanded he get rid of the contents rather quickly outside (which he did) he laughed and jokingly said “your pregnant” well he was right… 5 days after my period was due it was confirmed… now 27 weeks pregnant… due April 2016.


  • Thankfully tests can detect a lot earlier these days!


  • Yes! I experienced alot of these symptoms


  • I had all these signs through my pregnancies.


  • I think a big tick to everything on the list! ;)

    • Vomiting was the most awful and unable to hide!


  • My daughter was born with IVF. Two days after the IVF I started feeling my breast sore, and the pregnancy was confirmed some days after.


  • i think just more tired all the time in the beginning.


  • I think your list is pretty comprehensive.


  • Lke nd


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