The first Pregnancy Symptoms after Fertilization

The first Pregnancy Symptoms after Fertilization, Whether you are pregnant or not, you can only be sure after a positive pregnancy test. Obviously a negative pregnancy test does not necessarily mean that you are not pregnant. Yet, many women at their early stage of their pregnancy know that they are pregnant. The first pregnancy symptoms may be noticed a few days after conception.
Fertile Days
When is the Exact time to get fertile? Which days is sex important in order to increase the chances of pregnancy? It is important first that you know your menstrual cycle. An average cycle lasts for 28 days. The first day of your menstrual cycle begins and ends on the day before your next period. The ovulation occurs about two weeks before your period occurs again. The sperm released, stays alive for few hours. Fortunately, sperm can sometimes survive for a week, which means an average of seven fertile days. The greatest chance of conception is the time of ovulation which comes up to half a day after the largest. It is important therefore, to know when ovulation occurs. With an irregular menstrual cycle, this is awkward. A method to determine your ovulation, is by observing your body temperature.
About 12 to 24 hours after ovulation your temperature rises by 0.4 degrees. Until just before the next menstruation drops your temperature. It is also imperative to make use of ovulation tests.


If the sperm has penetrated the egg, fertilization is sure to occur. The ovum migrate to the uterus, divides a number of times and reached the uterus after five to seven days. Then it’s exciting because the fertilized egg gets implant here. If the process is not good, then it dies off and follows a normal menstrual period. However, if the fertilized egg is implanted, then a thin film will be formed over the cell in the placenta. From this point, your body will be dominated by the hormones.
Two hormones are responsible for the first pregnancy signals: HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) and progesterone. HCG is created directly from the implantation and the value doubles itself every 48 hours. At this point you can only use a pregnancy test after NOD (non Ongesteldheids Day) or at most a few days before. This test measures the HCG value and positive test only if there is sufficient hormone in your urine. After the tenth week, the HCG value increases but not as much as the first weeks.

First pregnancy symptoms
The problem with the first pregnancy signs, is that they often correspond to normal menstrual symptoms. Many women are so focused on what they feel in their bodies, this can fairly be mistaken and to their disappointment may just be their last period. There are many women who may not notice all the hormones in their bodies and no pregnancy signs.

Below is a list made of different early pregnancy signs:


These are all experiences of women who turned indeed pregnant after a few weeks.

  • Painful, tense and swollen breasts
  • Sensitive and / or itchy nipples
  • Blue veins visible neck, breasts and areola

Shortly after fertilization may experience illness or (Morning sickness),

  • nausea
  • Heartburn
  • Painful stabbing and (menstruation-like) cramping
  • “Plopjes’ in womb
  • Fatigue
  • Moody
  • Headache
  • More urination
  • Problems with constipation or diarrhea
  • Bloating of abdomen
  • Light pink discharge, something bleeding, implantation bleeding
  • Much mucus after ovulation
  • Frequent urination
  • Many air belching
  • Make iron
  • Hot flashes
  • Dizziness
  • Stronger scent

Others includes: 

  • Load (small) spots
  • Lower back pain
  • Worse sleep
  • Vivid dreams
  • Light line under navel

Finally, some women even know shortly after fertilization if they are pregnant. This can be a very special and confident feeling.