Typically, a woman thinks she might be pregnant only after she misses a menstrual period, but with modern technology, women can find out if they are pregnant at an earlier stage. A woman can become pregnant anywhere from seven to 10 days after she ovulates. This is the earliest time a women can find out she is definitely pregnant through medical testing, but many signs may offer clues that pregnancy has occured.
Monitor how your stomach feels day to day. If you feel sick or have nausea most days, start writing down what time you get it at each day. If the time seems consistent, this is a good sign you are pregnant.
Think about the last time you had a headache. If you have been experiencing headaches often, and headaches are not a usual occurrence for you, this may be a sign that you are pregnant. The hormonal patterns changing in your body may cause frequent headaches.
Take note of all the times you feel dizzy and off balance. Your blood pressure level will be lower in early pregnancy. This might cause you to feel light headed or dizzy.
Notice your general mood on a daily basis. If your mood tends to change drastically throughout the day, it may be an imbalance of your hormones. This may be a sign that you are pregnant.
Check over your sleeping schedule. If you notice you have been going to bed earlier and waking up later, or feel fatigued all day, this could be a good sign of pregnancy. The change in hormones can often make women feel more tired than usual.
Pay attention to the foods you are eating. If you are craving and eating food that you don't normally eat, this is a good sign that you are pregnant. Salt and sweets are a common craving in pregnant women.
Tips & Warnings
- Do not obsess over monitoring these symptoms. Sometimes if a women is obsessing over getting pregnant, her body will think it is pregnant even if it isn't and start to act like it is. Women can even miss a period because of this behavior.