What Are Weird Early-Pregnancy Symptoms?

Surprising symptoms of early pregnancy, such as itchy palms and increased skin pigmentation on the face, linea alba or breasts occur in early pregnancy, according to the experts at BabyCenter. Other unusual symptoms, such as lightheadedness, nasal congestion and shortness of breath, are reported in early pregnancy as well.

In addition to the most common symptoms, such as fatigue, vomiting and nausea, these symptoms may serve an important purpose in the body of a pregnant woman, alerting her to the fact that she may be pregnant, explains BabyCenter. While some symptoms show up as early as a week or two into pregnancy, seven out of 10 women report some symptoms by the time they are six weeks pregnant.