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Knocked Up: What are the Early Signs of Pregnancy?
by Staff
How soon can you know if you're pregnant? Our bodies work in mysterious ways, and even before you pee on that stick, you already have a feeling you might be preggers. What signs and symptoms are your body telling you?

One unpleasant early sign of pregnancy is:

  • aching jaw
  • overproduction of saliva
  • vision disturbances

A normally harmless phenomenon that happens a few days after conception is called:

  • morning sickness
  • menstrual cramps
  • implantation bleeding

Because a woman's hormone levels rapidly change after conception, women feel this change almost immediately:

  • back pain
  • breast tenderness
  • high blood pressure

Food aversions during early pregnancy are caused by:

  • beta-hCG hormone
  • progesterone
  • thyroid gland

In ancient Egypt, pregnant women used to urinate on this to find out the sex of their child:

  • sand
  • corn
  • wheat and barley

Another early sign of pregnancy is finding yourself easily:

  • gullible
  • winded
  • angered

Changes in hormones in early pregnancy also cause:

  • fainting
  • frequent urination
  • headaches

As your ligaments loosen during early pregnancy, you'll feel pain in your:

  • back
  • legs
  • stomach

In the 16th century, a physician named Jacques Guillemeau claimed you could tell a woman was pregnant by looking at her:

  • fingernails
  • eyes
  • gums

If you keep track of this regularly, you'll know if it elevates, you might be pregnant.

  • blood pressure
  • menstrual cycle
  • basal body temperature

Some women begin feeling extreme fatigue as soon as one week after conception. This is due to high levels of the hormone:

  • progesterone
  • estrogen
  • testosterone

This early sign of pregnancy could be a superpower.

  • heightened sense of sight
  • heightened sense of smell
  • heightened sense of hearing

The frequent urination women experience in the early stages of pregnancy happens from:

  • a change in kidney function
  • the bladder shrinking
  • the uterus pushing on the bladder

Before you could just pop into the drug store and buy a pregnancy test, doctors would test for pregnancy by injecting a woman's urine into a:

  • rabbit
  • rat
  • chimp

Early in pregnancy, your circulatory system starts changing and your blood vessels dilate. This causes:

  • high blood pressure
  • dizziness/fainting
  • hypothyroidism

A missed period is the usual and first indicator of pregnancy. However, you can also miss a period due to:

  • stress
  • weather
  • certain foods

Pregnant women also report this nocturnal symptom:

  • sleepwalking
  • insomnia
  • vivid dreams

If you're feeling a lot hungrier than usual, you might be pregnant. How many extra calories per day do you actually need to eat for two?

  • 600
  • 300
  • 500

In addition to tenderness, another sign of pregnancy that affects the breasts is:

  • darkening of the areolas
  • shrinking of the breasts
  • hardening of the breasts

Ancient Egyptians used to test women for pregnancy by spreading mashed up dates and beer on a carpet and having women sit in the mess. They assumed whoever _____ was pregnant.

  • ate it
  • vomited
  • refused to sit