While there are early signs that may indicate pregnancy, some women may experience multiple symptoms while others experience no symptoms at all. Each woman will experience different symptoms and each pregnancy will be different as well. If you have reason to suspect that you may be pregnant, check to see how many symptoms of early pregnancy that you may be experiencing.

Listed below are ten very common signs of pregnancy. If you are experiencing any combination of these symptoms, you may be pregnant.

1. Have you missed a period? Skipping a menstrual cycle or having an extremely light cycle is the first obvious sign of pregnancy.

2. Have you experienced nausea either in the morning or at any other time of the day? Nausea that continues to occur on a regular basis is a sign of pregnancy. If there appears to be no cause for that yucky feeling in your stomach, you may want to think about taking a pregnancy test.

3. Are your breasts swollen and tender? Tender swollen breasts are another early symptom. While tender breasts are a symptom of an impending menstrual cycle, enlarged breasts are not.

4. Do you suddenly find that there are times during the day when you just can’t keep your eyes open? Extreme fatigue can be another indicator of pregnancy, especially if other symptoms are present.

5. Have you been making many more trips to the bathroom that what is usual? Frequent urination in pregnancy usually occurs between 6 to 8 weeks after conception.

6. Have you been getting more headaches than what you normally get? Headaches while pregnant are a common symptom of pregnancy and begin at about the sixth week.

7. Have you been spotting without actually starting a normal period? Spotting is common while pregnant. Some women report what seems to be a short light period before the onset of other symptoms.

8. Are you experiencing periods of dizziness or light-headedness? Some pregnant women experience actual fainting and light-headedness during early pregnancy.

9. Are you experiencing constipation when this is normally not a problem? Hormonal changes can affect the digestive system and cause constipation.

10. Have you had more heartburn and indigestion than normal? Heartburn tends to be an annoying symptom of pregnancy that can actually endure throughout the whole nine months.

Additional signs of pregnancy may include the sudden onset of nausea that lasts for a few hours but does not return. This may be experienced at about the time ovulation occurs. This is commonly known as a sign that the egg has implanted in the uterine wall.

The sudden onset of acne and aversions to food that you normally enjoy are also signs of pregnancy. The only way to be sure if you are indeed pregnant is by performing a pregnancy test. Many of today’s tests can detect pregnancy even before you have missed a period.

If you should suspect or discover you are pregnant, it is very important that you make an appointment to see your health care provider. Prenatal care is essential for both you and your baby’s health. Today there are many options available if you have an unplanned pregnancy.

You can visit www.LifetimeAdoption.com for more information on adoption, and to chat live. In today’s adoption world, you can choose how involved you want to be with the adoptive family. Open adoption offers women the option of finding a forever family for their baby, while maintaining contact through letters and pictures.

Author's Bio: 

Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P. is the founder of Lifetime Adoption. She is an award-winning author of AdoptingOnline.com and Adoption: Your Step-by-Step Guide and radio talk show host of “Let’s Talk Adoption…with Mardie Caldwell”. Mardie has written and spoken on parenting, adoption, infertility, and women’s concerns, writing in all areas of the media. She speaks nationwide to groups on issues such as this one. Contact Mardie at through her radio site at LetsTalkAdoption.com.