Very Early Signs Of Pregnancy 1 Week

December 1, 2021

If You Think You Might Be Pregnant, Read The Very Early Signs Of Pregnancy 1 Week

Here Are 14 Very Early Signs Of Pregnancy At 1 Week:

If you think you might be pregnant, or have been trying for a baby, then you are probably looking for the very early signs of pregnancy week 1. I know I was! When we were TTC (trying to conceive) I spent a lot of time reading up on what the very early signs of pregnancy could be.

I was desperate to know what the earliest signs of pregnancy could possibly be, the signs even before I missed a period.

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Early Signs Of Pregnancy Before A Missed Period

Pregnancy is actually calculated from the first day of your last period, so technically you are not pregnant at 1 week. However, people generally consider 1 week of pregnancy to be before or around the time your period is due.

How soon can you get symptoms of pregnancy? Lots of pregnancy symptoms, like morning sickness, don’t kick in until around week 6 of pregnancy, which is a couple of weeks after your period is due.

However, looking back at both my pregnancies I’ve had quite clear early pregnancy symptoms in week 1, before a missed period – for example implantation bleeding and insomnia in early pregnancy were very clear signs!

Read more about my first pregnancy and second pregnancy here.

So here were my early signs of pregnancy before missed period and my early pregnancy symptoms. Warning, some of these are fairly TMI.

If you’re concerned about anything, speak to your doctor.

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14 Very Early Signs Of Pregnancy Week 1 – Implantation Bleeding, Pregnancy Insomnia And Sore Breasts

Pregnancy Week 1 – Implantation Bleeding:

One of the very early signs of pregnancy week 1 was implantation bleeding, which is a mild bleed at the point of the foetus implanting in your womb. Not everyone experiences this, but I did both times. It took the form of light spotting, or discharge with blood in it. This happened at around 9-10 days PO (post ovulation). Some people can also feel the implantation happening (I didn’t!)

Increased Cervical Mucus In Early Pregnancy:

One of the very early signs of pregnancy is discharge, or changes in your cervical mucus. If, like me, you had fertility problems then you may have tracked the consistency of your cervical mucus in your quest to get pregnant. It’s a useful way of natural fertility tracking as you can use it to tell when you are ovulating as the consistency changes. If conception hasn’t occurred, cervical mucus usually dries after ovulation and before your period is due. But if you are pregnant then cervical mucus will increase if you’re pregnant, in the days after conception occurs.

Sore Boobs In Early Pregnancy

Changes to your breasts are definitely a very early pregnancy symptom in week 1. It was one of the earliest changes for me. My boobs felt very sore and much bigger than usual. They felt like period boobs, but more painful. I felt this before my missed period.

Early Pregnancy: Raised Body Temperature:

You can chart your body temperature through your cycle, and it’s another way of keeping track of ovulation and pregnancy. If you are not pregnant your body temperature will dip before your period, then rise again on the day it starts. If you are pregnant then it will stay high with no dip. I feel noticeably hotter in very early pregnancy at week 1.

Early Pregnancy Insomnia And Disturbed Sleep

Both pregnancies I had insomnia in early pregnancy. I had trouble going to sleep and staying asleep. I would wake up at around 4am and be unable to go back to sleep – which looking back was a clear pregnancy sign. At the time I thought I was stressed, but having trouble sleeping in early pregnancy was definitely an early pregnancy sign.

Vivid Dreams In Early Pregnancy:

I had really strong and vivid dreams through both pregnancies that started straight away. These were a big clue second time round and I suspected I was pregnant before I took the test. Pregnancy dreams are insane! They are so tangible, and you wake up feeling exhausted and like they were actually real.

Early Pregnancy Nausea

Although full-on morning sickness doesn’t develop for a while till around week 6. I thought something was up in very early pregnancy when I felt very nauseous and sick. It felt like a mild hangover without the drinking.

Dizziness

I also felt very faint, dizzy and light headed, especially when walking or exercising.

Feeling Really Thirsty

Again, another very early sign in week 1 for me was being really thirsty all the time.

Feeling Really Emotional:

If you’re crying at something that’s not emotional, feeling really angry and upset, this could be an early pregnancy symptom. It was for me.

Heightened Sense Of Smell:

I knew my husband was eating crisps despite being in a completely different room. Public transport and most of London smelled awful. I knew something was up.

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Going Off Coffee And Tea

Although I normally drink a lot of tea, I didn’t want to drink it at all. It tasted weird and the very idea of it made me feel weird. Definitely a very early pregnancy sign in week 1.

Going Off Alcohol

I definitely didn’t want wine – what was that all about?

Feeling Odd:

I just felt odd. I knew something was going on.

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