Ailments & Conditions

8 Early Pregnancy Symptoms

A pregnancy test is the best way to know whether you are pregnant. However, there are some early clues that you may notice due to significant changes in the levels of hormones during this period. Read on the learn the first signs of pregnancy and understand why they happen.

Missed Period

In pregnant women, the body produces hCG or human chorionic gonadotropin, which maintains pregnancy. Also, this hormone signals the ovaries to stop the release of mature eggs monthly. That’s why missed periods may happen around 4 weeks after conception. So, in case you experience an irregular period, take a test to verify. The results would detect the presence of hCG around 8 days after the missed period. [1]