Tender breasts, cramping and nausea can all be early signs of pregnancy, and the symptoms can present themselves within the first week following conception.
Early signs of pregnancy
- Your nipples and/or breasts may feel more sensitive. They may feel tender, tingly and even larger than usual. Your nipples can also change colour
- You may notice some bleeding, or spotting as it's often called, which can often be mistaken for a period
- Many women often feel more fatigued than usual
- Your emotions can be all over the place during pregnancy because of your changing hormones, and you can start to notice this right away
- You can begin craving more food or different types of food
- Feeling sick, or actually being sick are often symptoms of pregnancy
- A positive pregnancy test is of course a big indicator, too!
If you've had unprotected sex, the chances of pregnancy are greatly increased. You should take a pregnancy test if you think you might be pregnant, but do bare in mind that these are not always accurate, particularly early on in a pregnancy.
It's also a good idea to speak to your doctor, as they can give you the best advice, and there are more options available for you early on in a pregnancy.
In the meantime, you can find some great advice about what to do next at Fpa.org.