If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Premenstrual syndrome PMS is a group of symptoms linked to the menstrual cycle. Typically, PMS symptoms happen one to two weeks before your period. They usually stop after your period starts.
PMS Symptoms vs. Pregnancy Symptoms
What do You Know about the Common Symptoms of Breast Pain?
While trying to get pregnant, I struggled with fertility issues and did extensive reading and research to educate myself. It worked! When you are enduring that endless two-week wait the dreaded TWW between conception and the time of your next period, any little twinge can feel like indisputable proof that you're pregnant! Many women do not have any early signs of pregnancy before four to six weeks in, but many do experience one or more of the symptoms listed below. Many of these symptoms are the same as those felt with PMS or other non-pregnancy related issues, so don't take any one symptom too seriously. The best and clearest evidence that you are pregnant will be your missed period and a positive pregnancy test taken at the time your period is due. While many tests can be taken earlier than this, they are less reliable when taken before the time you expect your period.
Combating Nipple Pain While Pregnant
Most moms-to-be will worry about something over the course of their pregnancy — and for some women, a lack of symptoms can seem like a cause for concern, too. In general, breast growth and the pain that can come with it are caused by surging hormones, a build-up of fat and an increased blood flow to the area. But because every pregnancy is different, every pregnant woman's symptoms are different. For some, the soreness starts early and stays late — for others, it starts late and doesn't last very long at all.
If your breasts are growing by the second! Look but don't touch, darling. How big is baby today?