Whether a potential pregnancy is a surprise,or you've been trying to conceive for many months, you likely want toknow whether you are pregnant. Perhaps it is too early to take a homepregnancy test, or perhaps you've gotten a negative result but you havea suspicion that you really are pregnant. There are many early physicalsigns in women that point toward a possible pregnancy. All women aredifferent and so not all women have the same signs. Most women reportto having some but not all of the following signs early in theirpregnancy. #1 - You Might Be Pregnant If... you are completely exhausted.Many women complain of extreme exhaustion and when they find out thatthey are pregnant, they understand where the tiredness was coming from.This is one of the earliest signs of pregnancy, occurring sometimes assoon as one week after conception. It is also one of the most commonphysical signs of early pregnancy. If you are pregnant and experiencingsevere exhaustion, the simple, but often ignored advice is to get asmuch rest as possible, including naps during the day. #2 - You Might Be Pregnant If... nausea and vomiting have reared their heads!Known as morning sickness, this common symptom of pregnancy is not justfor the morning. Severe nausea can last all day long. Vomiting can beoccasional or constant. Often the worst part of being pregnant, this isa sure sign of pregnancy. Some women experience it within a week ofconception. Unfortunately, there isn't a whole lot you can do toalleviate this symptom. Salty crackers and ginger are sometimeshelpful, but often, nothing helps the nausea at all. #3 - You Might Be Pregnant If... your breasts are tender and sore.Discomfort, swelling, and tenderness of breasts is a very common earlysign of pregnancy. More annoying than uncomfortable, this symptom ofconception could be a sign that you should go get a pregnancy test. #4 - You Might Be Pregnant If... you have missed your period.Missing your period is another extremely accurate sign that you mightbe pregnant. However, a missed period doesn't always indicatepregnancy. Other factors, such as stress, can cause the delay of aperiod. Even worrying about getting pregnant can cause your period tobe late. If you have irregular periods anyway, a missed period is notgoing to be an accurate sign that you are pregnant. #5 - You Might Be Pregnant If... you notice darkening of your areola.The areola is the area of the breast that circles the nipple. Manywomen experience a darkening of this area soon after conception occurs.This is a less common symptom, but still an accurate sign of pregnancynonetheless. When you want to get pregnant, you are likely tobe hypersensitive to any changes that you sense in your body. As soonas you sense any of these symptoms, you are likely to go take apregnancy test. It is possible to get a negative result even if you arepregnant. This usually happens when women take the pregnancy test toosoon after conception. And, since all women are different, you couldsense no physical changes in your body and still be pregnant. Somewomen don't experience any of the above signs until they are severalweeks into their pregnancy. Some women experience no signs other thanan expanding abdomen. The best way to determine if you are pregnant isto go to your doctor and get a blood test. Then you'll know for certainand you won't have to be guessing at every little lurch you feel inyour body.