Early Signs of Pregnancy Quiz 79


early signs of pregnancy quizEarly signs of pregnancy are a tricky beast. The problem is many of the same hormones that are present in early pregnancy are also present just before your period, so if you’re having a particularly hormonal cycle, you could seem pretty pregnant and not actually be pregnant. Likewise, if you are trying to conceive you may notice symptoms you actually get every month more assuming they are early signs of pregnancy. So, that said, why take an early pregnancy symptom quiz at all? I suppose for curiosities sake, but you’ll also find an explanation after each question as to why a symptom may be an early sign of pregnancy (click the other answer if you receive a “wrong” result for explanation). Understanding what causes early signs of pregnancy can help you puzzle out whether or not you’re just PMS-ing or you may actually be pregnant. Alternately, if quizzes aren’t your bag, beyond the start button to this quiz you can simply read about common early signs of pregnancy covered in the quiz.

A note about early signs of pregnancy:

While many women claim they got early pregnancy symptoms say, 2 or 3 days after they ovulated or had sex, these symptoms are not relevant to pregnancy as implantation does not occur until 6 to 12 days after fertilization with the average being 10 to 12 days. You will not have pregnancy symptoms before you are pregnant. As mentioned above, those women who think they experienced early signs of pregnancy really, really early were likely just dealing with typical pre-period symptoms,and if they were pregnant it was coincidental or they got pregnant earlier than they thought they did. When taking this quiz, or reading the early pregnancy symptoms below, please keep this in mind. I’d recommend not trying to find out if you are or are not pregnant until implantation, and so pregnancy, are actually even possible to avoid the confusion and heartache of constant wondering. I know the two week wait can seem an eternity if you’ve been trying to conceive, but hang in there.

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Based on you symptoms your estimated pregnancy probability is %%PERCENTAGE%%. While nothing short of a pregnancy test can tell you for sure whether or not you are pregnant, having a high score on this quiz certainly could mean you are more likely to be, but as mentioned before, this is really just for fun. A low score also doesn't prove you aren't pregnant. Pregnancy symptoms vary greatly from woman to woman.
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You might also find this guide to determining your chances of pregnancy helpful.

The non-quiz version of early pregnancy signs:

Early signs of pregnancy: Spotting

Implantation usually occurs 6 to 12 days after ovulation (which is typically about 14 days after the first day of your period). Occasionally, implantation will cause minor spotting which may be as light as single drop. Keep in mind not all women experience implantation bleeding and spotting before your period is not always an early sign of pregnancy. If you experience bleeding around the time of your period, this is also not necessarily proof you aren’t pregnant. You can read more about period-like bleeding while pregnant here.

Early pregnancy symptoms: Sustained Elevated Basal Body Temperatures Over 16 Days

Sustained elevated basal body temperature is one the earliest symptoms of pregnancy. Each month after ovulation the hormone progesterone elevates body temperature slightly. When this hormone dissipates, the uterine lining is shed and your temperature will drop again slightly as your cycle begins again. If you are pregnant, progesterone levels continue to rise rather than falling which keeps temperatures high or even causes a second rise (if you’re charting this is referred to as a tri-phasic chart). Generally, a sustained temperature rise for 16 days is considered an early pregnancy sign. You must be checking your basal body temperature to catch this early pregnancy sign, simply taking your temp and finding it to be higher than usual is insufficient.

Early Signs of Pregnancy: Yellow Discharge

Once you become pregnant, your body creates a mucus plug within your cervix (the opening from your uterus to the vaginal canal) to protect your new baby from infection. Early in pregnancy as this plug is formed, many women notice an increase in vaginal discharge which is often yellow in color and thick, sort of like snot. Though some women notice this same change just before their period begins. You can read more about regular vaginal discharge here and pregnancy discharge here.

Early Pregnancy Symptoms: Breast Changes

Breast changes are often cited as one of the most common early signs of pregnancy noticeable as early as a little over a week after unprotected sex (though 2 to 3 weeks is more common). This is yet another bi-product of rapidly rising hormone levels. You may notice pain, tingling, sensitivity, darkening of the area around your nipples, or just seem a bit bustier than usual.

Early signs of pregnancy: Fatigue

Are you feeling really tired for no good reason? Making a baby is hard work, especially during the first trimester being that a baby goes from about the size of a pin  head to the size of your hand in 13 short weeks. While fatigue can be a symptom of all sorts of things, it’s also very common in early pregnancy. Again, this symptom would not appear until at least 6 to 12 days after unprotected sex, likely longer.

Early pregnancy symptoms:  Vomiting, Nausea, and Food Aversion

It’s suspected hCG, or the hormone that causes a positive pregnancy test, may be one of the primary culprits of morning sickness– which does not, by the way, only happen in the morning. While vomiting, nausea, and food aversion can all be signs of say, the flu, they can also be one of the early signs of pregnancy, particularly if no other signs of sickness like a runny nose are present. Some women also experience odd food cravings or notice their tastes change.

Early signs of pregnancy: Gas, Constipation, Bloating and Other Gastro-issues

Progesterone, the hormone that sustains pregnancy, peaks in the first trimester. Coincidentally, it also works to relax smooth muscles– which is what your intestines are made of. This can lead to an increase in pregnancy gas, constipation, and bloating. Progesterone is present prior to pregnancy though, just in a lower concentration.

Early pregnancy symptoms:  Abdominal Movement? Nope.

This was a trick question included in the quiz– unless you are much further along than you think. Yahoo questions abound with folks who claim they knew they were pregnant because they felt their baby move, but shy of about 10 weeks, this is pretty much impossible and even that early is unlikely unless you are carrying twins. Feeling movement just weeks after unprotected sex is likely gas or just muscle twitches, so while I wouldn’t call no movement a sign, you won’t feel any this early.

Early signs of pregnancy: Frequent Urination

As early as 2 weeks after unprotected sex, if you are pregnant, your blood flow has already begun to increase. This increase cases your kidneys to go into overdrive which can cause more frequent urination. Of course, frequent urination can also be a sign of bladder or kidney infection or even just drinking lots of fluids.

Early pregnancy symptoms: A Late or Missed Period

Yes, I know, this seems a no brainer, but many women begin trying to find out if they are pregnant before a missed period, and honestly, that’s very difficult to do. You’ll notice nearly all of the points on this early signs of pregnancy page pertain to at least 6 to 12 days after unprotected sex with more women landing on the close to 12 side. That’s pretty close to when your period would be due.

 

 

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79 thoughts on “Early Signs of Pregnancy Quiz

  • Tory

    Hi so I just want to feel at ease cause I have no idea if I’m pregnant or not I’ve never been pregnant before so I’m very curious as to what my body is doing. So I had unprotected sex with my bf on November 9th. My period for that month also ended on November 9th. After having sex a week later I was feeling sick with head aches (thought I was just getting sick). Then the following week my boobs got so sore along with my nipples. Still feeling nauseous, every time I ate It was wanting to come back up. Every time I didn’t eat I felt the same thing. I also had to go to the bathroom a lot more also my stool was from constipated to diareaha. Also had heartburn a lot of it. Also breaking out a lot. Then The following week that’s 3 wks since sex I still have those symptoms, but when I wipe its yellow thick. This morning I felt very wet down there. My period is supposed to start dec 3. Could this be pregnancy symptoms or just pms?

    • unwirklich admin

      My guess is PMS. It’s not impossible to get pregnant just after your period, but the probability is low. You also won’t have pregnancy symptoms until after a missed period (or at minimum 14 days after intercourse). Your symptoms may also be from a virus (such as the common cold or flu.) Hopefully that helps ease your mind.

  • .

    I had sex about ovulation time in my cycle and I’ve been having slight cramps, like PMS. But I’m kinda irregular, like I expect my period to be every month ranging from 13-22 around that time because it’s been irregular lately. But the issue is that we didn’t use a condom AND there was pre cum but we only did it for a few minutes. This happened on November 5 and 6. I should be getting my period but I’m stressing because I can’t afford a kid at this point. I’m 16. I have my whole life ahead of me and here I am now wondering if I’m pregnant . I don’t have any of the early pregnancy symptoms except for late period and small headaches that are barely noticeable. My cervix is medium, firm, wet, and really open (like lips). My discharge is how it usually is before my periods. Please help me I’m so worried and stupid

    • unwirklich admin

      To me it sounds like you’re about to get your period. Pregnancy symptoms won’t occur until after a missed period, but are often confused with PMS. Your cervix sounds normal for pre-period, and your chances of pregnancy with just pre-cum are quite low if there at all (not all precum contains sperm). I would try to relax, give it more time. If you period is more than 1 week late, take a test.

  • Robin

    I’m 22 and have been getting my period every 2 weeks for the last 3/4 months. I thought it was stress until now. I took 4 hpt and they were all negative. I have very little nausea. Headaches almost everyday. And weird feelings in my stomach. Movements idk that they’re flutter feelings

    • unwirklich admin

      Sometimes those flutters are just your intestines, but biweekly periods for 3-4 months is definitely not normal. I would recommend seeing a care provider.

    • Stella ifeoma 07034211576

      Hi I need someone to confirm if am pregnant or not. I had sex With my husband on 15 of October i think I was pregnant because of d sings I used to have like; weakness of the body, food aversion, frequent urination, breast pain, early morning sickness. After all dis signs I saw my menses again beginning of this month November and am still having those signs up till now pls I need ur advice. Thanks

    • Maria

      Hey I had my period for 5 days last month then after 2 weeks i took pregnancy test and it’s negative.. then after a week I took another test then it’s negative again then again after a week I took test and it’s negative again so it means I’M NOT PREGNANT???

  • Dizzy lizzy 1980

    Hi. I think just need someone to confirm or in confirm that it is not all in my head. We’ve been ttc for a while and this month I thought it was gonna be positive. So here we go, probably tmi but need someone to ask asks no one know we ask see trying. Was due day 26 this month. I average 23 – 26. Day 21 pink spotting, hardly anything. Followed by watery cm. Day 22. Pink spotting bit more than day before. Day 23. Zero nothing but normal discharge. Day 24. Not sure can’t remember. Day 25. Pink mucus style spotting. Day 26. Woke up to brown watery discharge followed by a Light bleed but light in colour also but more red than pink. Day 27. Period but watery bleed. Day 28 (pm). Almost gone brown spotting. Day 27 I was shattered and by 4pm could have gone to bed. No other real symptoms apart from tiredness and mild centre cramping. It’s worth the also mentioning that the first pink spotting was within the 6 to 12 days past ovulation.
    I really thought I was this month until day 27. I know I’m probably not. My bleeds are usually light so it is hard to tell. It is the pink for two days and then nothing for almost 2 days that got me thinking I could be. And the lack of pain in the cramps. I read somewhere not to take a test until a week after the bleed, I didn’t think that sounded right but what do I know! Not a lot by the looks of it. Also I’m 36 and actually thought maybe the patchyness is to do with things slowing down?
    Sain comments welcome. Today day 28. Feel light headed and fuzzy headed.

      • Dizzy Lizzy 1980

        Thanks for your reply. I can’t work out how to stay logged in? It’s logged me in with wordpress but I don’t have my own wordpress account. So I’ve set up again.
        Not tried temping yet but that is next to try. Opks gave me a positve result around day 14. I think i have a short luteal phase. Had scan and was told everything looked okay. She said lining looked thin but it was after a period so she also said that was normal. Bleeding is over. Still spotting.

        • unwirklich admin

          My site itself shouldn’t actually have a log in, the site is running wordpress, so that is an option to use as far as commenting, but you should be able to comment with multiple account options (wordpress, facebook, google, etc.) or without a login at all. I will have to look into our system and be sure it isn’t making people login. If you’re ovulating around day 14-15 with a 23-26 day cycle, yes, your luteal is a bit short. You might try vitex. A lot of women have luck with that one extending their luteal a bit and stopping pre-period spotting.

  • Jennifer

    Hi everyone I’m trying to seek answers before I have my appointment next week. So the fiancé and I have been ttc for the last 6 months and nothing but dissapointments each month. I get af the beginning of every month, my last cycle was on September 4 lasted 4 days. The fiancé and I are pretty much sexually active every day lol so of course we didnt skip a day while I ovulated. Its now October 18 and nothing!! I was supposed to get af around the first of this month. The first week while being late I wiped while I was in the bathroom, there was a tiny drop of blood like it was barely nothing but that little drop and that was the last bit of blood I’ve seen. No pregnancy symptoms whatsoever so I’m confused and usually I get af symptoms a week before she arrives and I’ve experienced absolutely nothing. Boobs aren’t perky at all, but I do get hot flashes in the middle of the night, I also started breaking out on my arms recently that itch so bad. Also its a constant feeling like if af is arriving, I run to the bathroom and its just this milky white discharge, its irritating because it feels so wet down there (tmi) and also for the last week I’ve been experiencing pressure of some sort on my lower abdominal its hard to explain almost feels like I’m gassy but i hardly have to pass gas. Any help would be really appreciated thank you!

  • Yuna

    I have sex once, only once last July after a week or more days after my last period, after that happened maybe weeks I feel an abdomen pain and lower back pain also headaches… but I got my period for month of Aug. and Sept. , so it’s unlikely I’m pregnant right? I just want to know.. thank you!

  • Anonymous

    Greetings~

    I just want to ask or know if I’m really pregnant or not by this symptoms. I had only sex once only once (and it’s my first time sex), and it happened one week after my last period last July, 22 … maybe a weeks after that I feel a lower abdomen pain and lower back pain and nothing else, and I start to worried cause I search it up on the net and it’s say it’s one of pregnancy symptoms… but I’m feel relief when my period came for month of Aug. (it’s on Aug. 22) and I got my period on month of Sept. too… (it’s on Sept. 19) so it’s impossible right? and my next period will arrive probably next week.

  • Anne

    I had sex on July 22, it’s 1 week after my last period after a days, I feel a cramping in my lower abdomen and I feel pain in my lower back… so I search online what it’s all about and all of it is about pregnancy symptoms so I got worried… then on Aug. 22 I got my period (its last a week by the way) so I kinda relief but I’m still unsure if I’m not preggy and I haven’t taken a PT (I’m scared to take one I know it’s sound crazy or something ).. then Sept. 19 I got my usual period… and I know it’s sound absurds but I want to ask I’m not pregnant right ? and I only feel was pre-PMS symptoms after all?

    • unwirklich admin

      If you’ve had two occurrences of timely bleeding, then yes, it is unlikely you’re pregnant. If you are still concerned, a test is the easiest way to ease your mind.

  • T

    I have had unprotected sex in August. I had a normal cycle a couple of days after that for about 5 days but now I am having a little nausea and abdomen pain. I am have had a yellow discharge. I am carving chicken all the time. I have had a normal like cycles. My lidibo had increased because I want sex more then normally. I am moody but not crying just angrier. In was constipated last month and now I am having diarrhea. I am having night sweats and hot flashes.

    • unwirklich admin

      If your period started on it’s normal date, it’s unlikely you’re pregnant. Not because you had a timely period, but because the chances of pregnancy just before your period are astronomically low. If you are in your teens, this sounds like normal hormonal flux, if you aren’t, you may have some hormonal imbalance going on.

  • MISTY

    I had my menstrual August 27th, the day my daddy was laid to rest. My menstrual ended on the 1st of Sept. I started spot bleeding 9 days ago a very light pink color but only when I wipe. My breast are tender and have become swollen even with my implants. My nipples are turning a darker shade of brown. My menstrual cycle is in 2 days and I’ve already taken 2 test that have been neg last week. I feel like I may be getting my menstrual cycle, but unsure.
    I’ve never spotted like this, not even with my 1st pregnancy. I have been having trouble sleeping at night. Tossing and turning, weird dreams, etc. I vomited yesterday right after I ate. My dog is wanting to cuddle me more than usual. He’s even been throwing up himself and lying around more than usual and he’s an inside dog and doesn’t go outside til it’s time to potty and I bring him back inside right after. Could I be pregnant and he have my symptoms of some sort?
    I’ve had major mood swings. Crying one minute, yelling at my fiance the next, aggravated if my hair is in my face, hot flashes one day. What is going on with my body?

    • unwirklich admin

      Traumatic emotional experiences can have physical effects, so it is possible that’s what’s going on here. Unless your have very long or irregular cycles, you won’t get pregnancy symptoms before a missed period. This isn’t to say you can’t also be pregnant, just that the symptoms now are unlikely a result of pregnancy. I would wait until your period due date has passed, and then test.

  • MC

    I had my period on August 7th, It lasted about 4-5 days. With a thirty day cycle, I am expecting my period on September 5th. Ten days after my period had started, on August 17 I had yellowish, stretchy cm, later that same day I had a bit of white creamy cm. August 18th I dtd and later that day had milky white cm. I did an ovulation calculator online and it said I ovulate on the 20th-25th. On August 20th I dtd… On August 27th, I had light cramping, full feeling, and pelvic pressure like something needed to come out, I thought maybe I was getting my period but that would be ten days early since I am expecting my period September 5th… Then August 28th, I had a small amount of white creamy cm and took a nap during the day, I felt exhausted then i had trouble getting to sleep . And now today August 29th, I feel like my lower stomach is on and off achy. Could I be pregnant?

    • unwirklich admin

      While your intercourse timing sounds great for conception, it would be too early for pregnancy symptoms. This isn’t to say you might not become pregnant this cycle, just the symptoms aren’t caused by pregnancy right now. You can read more about why in our page on pregnancy symptom timing. I would wait until your period is due to test.

      • MC

        I have been reading a lot of things online from women with BFP and they are not exact but I can find some similarity with my signs. They list all their dpo symptoms from the day after O until their BFP. I don’t understand how 7 dpo is too early….

        • unwirklich admin

          You can’t have pregnancy symptoms before implantation, because the egg hasn’t implanted and signaled the release of hormones that cause pregnancy symptoms. Implantation takes 6 days at minimum, 10-12 on average, and it takes 48 hours for levels to even be high enough for a sensitive pregnancy test to be faint. In the one study done on the subject, not a single woman had symptoms before DPO 22, and this lines up logically with the average pregnancy timeline in regards to implantation and hormone build. Women who track symptoms before that are literally recording PMs symptoms and coincidentally also end up pregnant.