A missed period. Sore breasts. Nausea. Fatigue. If you’re experiencing any or all of these symptoms and you’re recently been sexually active, you may be concerned about an unplanned pregnancy.
While these are all symptoms of pregnancy, they are not conclusive proof of pregnancy. Confusingly, they can be the result of high stress, diet or exercise changes, hormonal imbalance, or a number of other health conditions. They can be a good indication of pregnancy, but are not conclusive in and of themselves.
If you think you may be pregnant, the first thing you should do is take a pregnancy test. We offer free pregnancy testing at our pregnancy clinic, so you can schedule an appointment today to get the answers you need.
In the meantime, you can read through the list below and take an inventory of the symptoms you’re experiencing to get a better idea of if you may be pregnant.
If your period is late or you’ve missed it completely, there’s a good chance you may be pregnant. This is especially true if your cycle is usually very regular.
During pregnancy, your body produces new hormones that produce changes throughout your body. One change you may feel early on is new breast tissue that can cause your breasts to feel tender or sore. This is normal and in conjunction with other symptoms, can be an early sign of pregnancy.
Have you been craving weird foods? Or feeling sick to your stomach at the thought of some foods you’ve already loved? This is common and is often most pronounced in the first trimester of pregnancy.
You’ve probably heard of morning sickness, but what you may not know is you can experience this form of nausea at any time during the day, not just in the morning. Usually, this settles down the farther into the pregnancy you get.
If you’re experiencing any or all of the above symptoms, you should take a pregnancy test. If it’s positive, we can help you process that information and also provide counseling on all your options. If it’s negative, we recommend visiting your doctor to see if there are other factors at play you should be aware of.
We offer free pregnancy testing services, so contact us today to schedule your test and get the answers you need!