How to Tell If You're Pregnant

Information courtesy of The Mayo Clinic

Are you pregnant? The proof is in the pregnancy test. But even before you miss a period, you may suspect — or hope — that you’re pregnant. Consider these early symptoms of pregnancy, which may begin in the first few weeks after conception.

Tender, swollen breasts

Your breasts may provide one of the first symptoms of pregnancy. As early as two weeks after conception, hormonal changes may make your breasts tender, tingly or sore. Or your breasts may feel fuller and heavier.


Fatigue also ranks high among early symptoms of pregnancy. During early pregnancy, levels of the hormone progesterone soar. In high enough doses, progesterone can put you to sleep. At the same time, lower blood sugar levels, lower blood pressure and increased blood production may team up to sap your energy.