Think you might be pregnant? Here are some of the early pregnancy signs you could experience
If you decided to try for a baby recently and are officially TTC - find out what that means in our post on pregnancy acronyms - you might potentially be experiencing the early signs of pregnancy.
But what's a possible pregnancy symptom and what's not? Here are a couple of the early pregnancy symptoms that might sound familiar:
Sleep...or lack of: Sleep can be an early indicator that something is up. Insomnia, disturbed sleep and intense and vivid dreams might all be a sign your body is busy starting to grow a baby. TalkMum blogger Jenny said she was 'just really, really tired' during early pregnancy.
Temperature: Feeling more hot and bothered than normal? Your body temperature rises during ovulation, and if you are pregnant then it will stay high. T-shirts in January? It might be time to take a test.
Spotting or implantation bleeding can be one of the earliest signs, accompanied by period-type pains. You might feel bloated, or even have a very early bump.
Sense of smell: Many mothers are familiar with the heightened sense of smell during early pregnancy, where lots of things smell off and even the most innocent of smells are enough to have you running for the bathroom.
Nausea, cravings or aversions: While full-blown morning sickness takes a while to develop, you might be feeling slightly queasy (especially if everything smells bad!) It's common to go off your firm favourites - tea, coffee, wine - over even develop new, odd likings for beige food or carbs. Then there's that metallic taste in your mouth...
Tender or sensitive breasts can also be a symptom of early pregnancy. Ouch!
Just knowing something is up: There's a lot to be said for mother's intuition; many mothers just have a feeling. But it's not just mothers - you might notice your toddler becoming clingy, or even a pet! It's also common to become really emotional. Crying a bit too much at that advert? It could be an early sign.
If you think you might be pregnant, do you have any early signs of pregnancy? We'd love to hear them! Make sure you also read our post on ways to spend the 2ww and reasons to take a combined pregnancy supplement.