If you’re sexually active, your mind can start racing when your body feels off. You might ask, “Am I pregnant, or is it in my head?” “Why hasn’t my period come yet?”

Maybe you grabbed your phone, searched pregnancy symptoms, and found our blog. Welcome! We’re here to help you.

If you live near Fort Wayne, we offer no-cost pregnancy testing and ultrasounds so that you can know for certain. Contact us to schedule an appointment.

Without further delay, here are seven common pregnancy symptoms:

1. You missed your period.

This is often the first noticeable sign of pregnancy. Keep in mind, many women experience period irregularities due to other causes, such as eating disorders, extreme weight loss, too much exercise, or certain health conditions.

Stress can also delay your period. This means stressing about potentially being pregnant has the potential to delay your menstrual cycle.

2. Your breasts feel tender or sore.

Many women are familiar with breast tenderness due to hormonal changes before their periods. A similar symptom can also happen in early pregnancy, with breasts feeling tender or sore.

This should resolve in a few weeks during pregnancy as your body adjusts to the hormone levels.

3. You feel nauseous (and might vomit).

Feeling nauseous is a well-known pregnancy symptom, with many movies and shows depicting women going through this. While common, not every woman will experience nausea or vomiting, especially at the level of intense movie scenes. 

4. You’re urinating more than usual.

During pregnancy, your body produces more blood. This means your kidneys will process more fluid that will end up in your bladder.

Note: this same symptom can also result from a urinary tract infection (UTI). If you also have a burning sensation, blood in your urine, or feel like you can’t completely empty your bladder, visit your health provider for testing and treatment.

5. You feel fatigued.

Feeling sleepy or more tired than usual is a common pregnancy symptom. Though, this one is hard to discern because you can be fatigued for many other reasons.

6. You’re moody and feel emotional.

Maybe you’re watching a moving video, and you burst into tears. If that’s not your typical reaction and you’re feeling weepy, that could be a pregnancy symptom. Mood swings—when your emotions change quickly—are also common.

7. You had light spotting.

Light spotting can happen when the fertilized egg implants in your uterine wall. This is often a very early pregnancy symptom and can occur around when you expect your period. However, not every woman experiences this symptom.

Find Out For Sure at A Hope Center

Experiencing these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean you’re pregnant. The only way to find out for sure is with pregnancy testing, followed by an ultrasound if the test is positive.

Schedule a no-cost appointment today!

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