15 Unusual Early Pregnancy Signs You Should Know About


To try and determine whether there’s a baby on board or not, women will often analyze every detail of their physical well-being, hoping for some sort of unusual early pregnancy signs–a runny nose, abdominal pain, mild cramps, and more.

How Do You Know if You Are Pregnant?

While an eye twitch or toe pain might not be early pregnancy signs, there can be uncommon pregnancy symptoms during the first month. You can look for these symptoms as you drive yourself crazy waiting to take a home pregnancy test (HPT).

How Early Can You Tell if You Are Pregnant?

Waiting until your missed period will typically yield more valid results. If you take a test that turns out negative, but you’re still having “pregnancy-related” symptoms like food aversions, wait another week and then test again.

Unusual Early Pregnancy Signs

This is it. Hollywood would have us believe that missed periods and morning sickness are the only ways a pregnant woman can tell that she’s expecting. On the contrary, however, there are several unusual early pregnancy signs that many women don’t even realize can occur.


If you’re feeling more tired than usual and can’t seem to keep your eyes open during the day, this can be one of the early signs of pregnancy in the first 2 weeks.

Implantation bleeding

This symptom can be confusing, though, because it often mimics the light bleeding that can occur before your period starts. Still, darkish blood that appears near the end of your two week wait could be implantation bleeding.

Breast-related symptoms

Many women start feeling tenderness or sharp pains in their breasts in the very early weeks of pregnancy.

Round ligament pain

While round ligament pain is most often felt during the second trimester, it can also be one of the unusual early pregnancy signs some women experience.


During pregnancy, your blood vessels will dilate, which can lead to a drop in blood pressure. This effect can cause lightheadedness as early as the first trimester.

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