Symptoms of Pregnancy 1 Week Before and After Missed Period

Submitted by Nick on January 20, 2012

Pregnancy Symptoms 1 week before a missed period

Most women require at least a couple of weeks, to realize that they are pregnant. Many women do not even think about pregnancy, till they miss their period. Therefore, it is absolutely natural for a woman to start watching out for early pregnancy symptoms after missed period has been missed. However, this may...


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...not necessarily be the case in women who are eagerly planning to start a family. Hence, as soon as some women decide to conceive, they keep a track of all the changes in their bodies, right from the time they start ovulating. They also start calculating their pregnancies on a week by week basis, just to make sure what stage of pregnancy they are in. After you conceive, it is possible for you to know if you are pregnant or not, just by noticing the changes in your body as early as possible. In fact you can ascertain if you are pregnant or not, by watching out for pregnancy symptoms that appear 1 week before a missed period. Read more on pregnancy symptoms before missed period

In all probability, this would include only some of the earliest symptoms of pregnancy, such as:

  • Tiredness or lethargy
  • Tenderness in the breasts
  • Mild bouts of dizziness
  • Nausea
  • An increased need to urinate
  • Higher body temperature, which stays elevated even after ovulation. However, the temperature of the body may dip a little bit, during the implantation process

Although it is rare, at time abdominal cramps may also be one of the earliest pregnancy symptoms. Although some of the above mentioned pregnancy symptoms are seen 1 week before a missed period, it is not necessary that all pregnant women will notice them within a week after conception. For some women the symptoms are very subtle and they don’t even suspect that they may be pregnant, until after they realize that they have missed a period. However, if you miss some of the earliest signs of pregnancy in the first week or so, they will probably get stronger and more evident as the weeks progress. In fact, missing a period should alert you to the possibility that you may be pregnant and thereafter, you can be on the lookout for the pregnancy symptoms often seen 1 week after a missed period.

Pregnancy Symptoms 1 week after a missed period

There are some women who are in the habit of using a home pregnancy kit as soon as they miss their period due date, even by a day. However, it is important to realize that at times a home pregnancy test may show a negative result, if it is conducted too early in the pregnancy.

Hence it is best to wait for a week or so, after missing a period, before using a home pregnancy kit or undergoing any other form of screening for pregnancy. In the meantime though, it is a good idea to watch out for the pregnancy symptoms that appear 1 week after a missed period.

Some of the early pregnancy symptoms to watch out for after a missed period are:

  • Cramps in the abdominal region
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Experiencing a metallic taste in the mouth
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Food cravings and changes in appetite
  • Frequent urination
  • Headaches
  • Heartburn
  • Increased fatigue
  • Indigestion or constipation
  • Increase in thirst
  • Mood swings and increased irritability
  • Swelling or tenderness in the breasts and darkening of the nipples
  • Vaginal discharge or sporadic bleeding that has a pinkish or brownish color
  • Vomiting

While it is common to see such symptoms in most pregnant women, it is not necessary that they will be evident in all pregnant women. There are some women who barely notice a few of the common symptoms of pregnancy during the entire course of nine months.

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