11 Very Early Pregnancy Symptoms That Aren't Our Imaginations Run Wild

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One of the toughest parts of trying to get pregnant has to be playing the waiting game each month to see whether or not we get our periods and, of course, whether or not we wind up with a positive home pregnancy test. But even though there's no confirming things until two pink lines or a plus sign comes up on a test stick, there are some really early pregnancy symptoms that might be an indication of a baby on board even if it's way too early to officially detect things yet.


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When I got pregnant with my son, I swear I "felt" pregnant a few days after he was conceived. And believe it or not, my mother even looked at me at one point and thought to herself, "Oh my God, she's pregnant." I guess I had that early pregnancy glow about me or something like that.

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Obviously both of our intuitions turned out to be spot-on, so there really must be some truth to the idea that some women "just know" they're pregnant right from the get-go. It's true -- there has got to be some sort of ESP that moms have right at the moment of conception. But there's also a heck a lot of stuff going on physically that no one can deny. Don't believe me?

Here are 11 very early signs of pregnancy to look out for. (And no, none of us are crazy for noticing them.)

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