There is some disagreement about when conception occurs - some argue it is immediately the egg is fertilized; others say it is after the egg travels along the Fallopian tube and is implanted in the womb post fertilization. Either way you won't know for sure that you are pregnant until your body starts exhibiting the early signs of pregnancy.
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The early signs of pregnancy include:The end of menstruation - it is not abnormal for women to continue menstruating for a month immediately after conception but it is rare. Also remember that menstruation may cease for reasons other than pregnancy. The secretion of estrogen and progesterone hormones is what causes both ovulation and menstruation to cease.
Early signs of pregnancy do not usually include much change in the shape of the new mother's tummy, giving her plenty of time to shop for new clothes!
All these early signs of pregnancy are perfectly normal. But remember, none of these early signs of pregnancy definitely indicates pregnancy and may be caused by any number of other disorders. When you think you may be pregnant, the first thing you need to do is have a pregnancy test and let your doctor know what early signs of pregnancy you have been experiencing.