What Are Early Pregnancy Symptoms?
If you have had sex recently and might be pregnant, there are some common early pregnancy symptoms to be aware of, such as nausea, tender breasts, or a missed period.
However, some of these symptoms are similar to PMS, so taking a reliable pregnancy test and not just relying on how you feel is essential. The recommended wait time to take a pregnancy test is one week after your most recent period was supposed to start.
While waiting can be stressful, remember to take deep breaths as you figure out whether or not you are pregnant. There are resources and clinics like ours at Robbinsdale Women’s Center to help you navigate through this process.
Here are a few of the classic pregnancy symptoms.
A Missed Period
According to the Mayo Clinic, this is one of the most telling signs of early pregnancy, but this can be misleading if your cycle is irregular or possibly just a few days late or have medical conditions such as PCOS or Thyroid issues. Plan B and Ella can also cause a delay in having your period.
Within the first few weeks of pregnancy, this temporary symptom is caused by hormonal changes if you’re pregnant. It can also be caused by the hormonal changes that lead up to your period.
Although known as “morning sickness,” this can occur at any time of day. Even if you’re not vomiting, nausea may occur about a month after the pregnancy begins, although some pregnant women never experience this symptom.
If you go to the bathroom more often than normal, this could be a sign of pregnancy. Since the amount of blood increases in your body during pregnancy, it leads to your kidneys processing extra fluid, which ends up in your bladder.
If you feel like you’re struggling to stay awake throughout the day, this could be a pregnancy symptom. No one knows exactly what causes fatigue, but the rise in the hormone progesterone could be involved.
At Robbinsdale Women’s Center, we are here to offer no-cost pregnancy services. This includes lab-quality pregnancy tests and limited obstetric ultrasounds.
We can help you calculate the best time to take your pregnancy test since it is possible to take it too early.
Ultrasounds help to confirm a pregnancy, tell you how far along you are, and confirm that the pregnancy is correctly located within the uterus, ruling out the complication of an ectopic pregnancy.
If this is an unplanned pregnancy, we also offer educational resources within a safe, compassionate space to consider and discuss your options. Contact us today!