When you are trying to get pregnant, before running out every few weeks to spend $10 or more on a home pregnancy kit you can instead wait to see if your body begins to show signs that can indicate you are pregnant. Other than a missed period, there are many other ways your body may react when it becomes pregnant.

Possible Pregnancy Signs Or Indications

If you have one or more of these indicators you may be pregnant. The more pregnancy signs you have, the more likely you are pregnant:

  • Missed period, or abnormal period (early, late or particularly light and short)
  • “Feel” pregnant
  • Morning sickness, nausea and vomiting
  • Increase or decrease in libido
  • Soreness or enlargement of the breasts
  • Need to urinate frequently
  • Unusual cravings or aversions to certain foods and smells
  • Fatigue
  • Montgomery’s Tubercules (small bumps or raised areas on areolas)
  • Change in color or size of areolas
  • Skin changes (particularly breakouts)
  • Stretch marks
  • Enlarged uterus
  • Movement (at 18 weeks approximate gestation)
  • Leaking colostrum from breasts

Probable Pregnancy Symptoms Or Indications

These pregnancy signs will tell you that you are likely pregnant, however they are not 100% accurate and may not be noticed until the pregnancy has progressed:

  • Enlarged abdomen (more noticeable in a second or later pregnancy)
  • Change in uterine shape
  • Braxton-Hicks contractions
  • Detection of fetus through external palpitation

Obvious Pregnancy Symptoms Or Indications

There are a few ways to definitely, without a doubt know that you are pregnant. Unfortunately they all depend on medical intervention of some sort. If you want to definitely know whether you are pregnant then consider one of the following:

  • Pregnancy Test
  • Detection of fetal heart tones (after about 12 weeks gestation)
  • Ultrasound
  • X-Ray