If you are unsure whether you’re pregnant, you may be wondering what signs and symptoms to watch for. Here are just a few of the earliest pregnancy symptoms moms-to-be experience.

Implantation bleeding

Light pink or brown spotting around 9-12 days after ovulation could be implantation bleeding. Implantation bleeding occurs when a fertilized egg burrows into the uterine wall, causing a small amount of blood to show up on your toilet paper or in your underwear.

Missed period

A missed menstrual period may be a sign that a fertilized egg has implanted in your uterus. Once implantation has occurred, the hormone progesterone keeps your period at bay so that the uterine lining stays thick and nourishing for your developing baby.


Nausea and vomiting are common during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester when levels of the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) are highest. Popularly known as “morning sickness,” pregnancy nausea can strike at any time of day, especially when your stomach is empty.

Frequent urination

If you feel the need to pee more often than usual, it’s possible pregnancy is the culprit. Kidneys produce 25% more urine beginning soon after conception, so it’s no wonder pregnant women make extra visits to the bathroom.

Positive pregnancy test

A positive pregnancy test is a sure sign that you are pregnant. Home pregnancy tests, which detect the hormone hCG in your urine, give accurate results when taken at least one day after your missed period, or 14 days after you had sex.

Free pregnancy tests are available at His Love Family Resources at 203 Morenci Ave, Mio, MI 48647. For additional pregnancy and parenting resources, check out our services.