What Are the Early Signs of Pregnancy?

 

If you recently had unprotected sex or failed birth control, you may find yourself monitoring your body for pregnancy symptoms. It can be difficult, at first, to detect and define the earliest signs of pregnancy, especially if you haven’t been pregnant before. All women are different and will experience different bodily changes and symptoms. You can review this list if you think you may be pregnant and would like to learn more about the signs you should be looking for.

 

Missed Period   

This is the most common first sign of pregnancy, and usually the hint to most women that something is up. If your period is over a week late, there is a high possibility that you may be pregnant. However, if your cycle is usually irregular, this may not be a good sign to depend on.

 

Tender Breasts   

If you’re pregnant, your body is likely experiencing an increase in hormonal changes. This can result in tender, swollen breasts. This can also be a common period symptom in some women, so it is not a completely reliable symptom of pregnancy.

 

Nausea   

Many women don’t feel nauseated until they are pregnant for about a month. However, some pregnant women have reported feeling nausea earlier in their pregnancy. If you are experiencing constant nausea, and possibly vomiting, this may be an early telltale sign of pregnancy.

 

Increase in Urination   

If you’re pregnant, your body will be circulating more blood than usual. This means that your kidneys will also be more active, and you’ll find yourself needing to urinate more than usual. 

 

Fatigue   

 

Also due to hormones, your body may feel more tired more often. Many women have reported early in their pregnancies that they have experienced high levels of fatigue, due to an increase in progesterone.      

  (mayoclinic.org)

 

Remember, these common symptoms don’t always mean that you are pregnant. The most accurate way to diagnose a pregnancy is by getting a pregnancy test. If you think you may be pregnant, come and visit us at Aspire Together! We offer free pregnancy tests and consultations. Call our office at any time to set up an appointment.