Think you might be pregnant? The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test, but there are common symptoms that can also be a good indication you might be pregnant.
Here are some early pregnancy symptoms to be on the lookout for if you think you’re pregnant.
Late or Missed Period
This is the most common telltale sign you might be pregnant. If your period is usually very regular and it’s late, you may have cause for concern. If you miss it entirely, that is a good sign you might be pregnant.
It’s important to remember, though, that your period can be late for other reasons. Higher-than-normal amounts of stress, new medications that affect your hormones, and/or major life changes can also cause your period to be late or for you to miss it entirely.
Tender or Swollen Breasts
Another common early sign of pregnancy is for your breasts to be tender or swollen. If you are pregnant, this is caused by your body’s increased production of progesterone and other hormones that are preparing your body for pregnancy.
Extreme mood swings can be very unsettling, especially if you don’t typically experience strong emotional swings. If you are pregnant, your body is going through many changes that can cause your emotions to be all over the place.
These typically calm down after the first trimester, but can continue throughout the pregnancy as your body adjusts to being pregnant.
Food Cravings or Aversions
Many pregnant women experience food cravings, even for foods they previously didn’t like. They can also experience aversions to foods they previously loved. The surge of hormones during pregnancy causes these adjustments and typically are the most pronounced during the first trimester.
Nausea and Vomiting
Finally, if you are pregnant, you may experience nausea and vomiting as your body adjusts to being pregnant. Again, this typically lasts only during the first trimester for most women, but can last the entire pregnancy for some.
If you are experiencing any or all of these pregnancy symptoms, there’s a good chance you may be pregnant. It’s important to remember, though, that the only way to confirm is with a pregnancy test.
Contact us to schedule a pregnancy test today, and our staff can go over the results and help you understand your different options if you are pregnant.