Health Tip: Early Signs of Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) -- While morning sickness and a missed period are classic signs that a woman may be pregnant, there are others.

While symptoms differ from woman to woman, here are additional early signs of possible pregnancy, courtesy of the American Pregnancy Association:

  • Spotting, cramping or a period that is shorter and lighter than usual.
  • Swelling or tenderness of the breasts, and a darkening of the skin around the nipples.
  • Fatigue.
  • Nausea.
  • Lower back pain and headaches.
  • Frequent need to urinate.
  • Strong cravings for certain foods.

-- Diana Kohnle

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