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how soon do you get symptoms of pregnancy?

It takes about 2 to 3 weeks after sex for pregnancy to happen. Some people notice pregnancy symptoms as early as a week after pregnancy begins — when a fertilized egg attaches to the wall of your uterus. Other people don’t notice symptoms until a few months into their pregnancy. Usually the first sign of pregnancy is a missed period.

Common symptoms of pregnancy include nausea or vomiting, and feeling tired. Other signs are sore or swollen breasts, headaches, and peeing more often than usual.

Taking a pregnancy test is the only way to know for sure if you’re pregnant. You can take a home pregnancy test (the kind you buy at a pharmacy or grocery store), visit your nurse or doctor, or contact your local Planned Parenthood health center for testing.

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