If you're already pregnant or trying to conceive, you may want know what happens when you fall pregnant. For many women, the first time they consider whether or not they're pregnant is when they miss their period.
These are the basic signs of pregnancy:
- A missed period
- Changes in your breasts
- Nausea and vomiting
- Frequent urination
- Feeling exhausted or sleepy
- Food cravings
- Increased vaginal discharge
If you want to know more about these signs, take a look at "Am I pregnant?".
How our readers knew they were pregnant:
There are women who know that they are pregnant long before they take their first pregnancy test or even miss their first period. We took to Facebook and asked our users what signs and symptoms gave it away. Here are some of their answers:
"I couldn't sleep on my stomach because of sore boobs – only realised a week later that maybe there is more to it." - Alzena
"Sore boobs, nausea, dry eyes and insomnia. Took a test, it was positive." - Louise
"I had a little spotting the week before my period was due and I had read about implantation bleeding. I did a test the day my period was due and it was positive! I only then started getting sore boobs, that bloated feeling and nausea from around 6 weeks." - Brigitta
"Nausea (the smell of of chicken made me sick). Short temper and going to the loo now and then." - Dineo
If you think you're pregnant or just got a positive test, read here:
If you want to know more about what happens to your body and your baby during pregnancy, take a look at our pregnancy week-by-week updates.
Also see our frequently asked pregnancy questions here.
Did you know you were pregnant before taking a pregnancy test? Send your comments to email@example.com and we may publish them.