It’s too early to see pregnancy on my chart or to do a home pregnancy test. Are there other signs or symptoms in the meantime that will let me know if I’m pregnant?
Unfortunately, when you are desperately hoping to be pregnant, virtually every niggle or sensation you experience can feel like a possible pregnancy symptom! What can make things even more confusing, is that many early pregnancy symptoms are identical to symptoms experienced with pre-menstrual syndrome!
Some common early pregnancy symptoms are: headaches, backache, feeling of heaviness or cramping in the pelvis, extreme tiredness and tender breasts or nipples. Other symptoms that are perhaps more distinct from those of pre-menstrual syndrome are a heightened sense of smell, food cravings or aversions, nausea and a metallic taste in the mouth. However many pregnant women don’t notice anything unusual at all.
There are also some occurrences on a fertility chart that can indicate pregnancy. While these features do tend to occur more often on pregnancy charts, unfortunately they are not a guarantee of pregnancy and can sometimes also occur on non-pregnancy charts.
See the Step 3 Part 1 video presentation for more details.