According to WebMD, one of the early signs of pregnancy can in fact be discomfort of the stomach area. In some cases, a newly pregnant woman may also experience cramping similar to the cramps associated with her menstrual cycle, and she may also experience some light spotting.
Many other early pregnancy signs may mimic the symptoms a woman experiences during her period. A pregnant woman may feel bloated, experience pain in her breasts and experience high levels of fatigue. While these symptoms are normal, it is always best to speak with a doctor to confirm the pregnancy and discuss any concerns about body changes. Taking a pregnancy test also helps confirm any early pregnancy suspicions.