Think you’re pregnant? Realizing you may be experiencing an unplanned pregnancy can feel daunting and confusing. Though it may seem overwhelming right now, with the right support and direction, you can get the answers you need to move forward.
Common Pregnancy Symptoms
The most common sign of pregnancy is a missed period. It might be the first symptom that you experience. If your cycle is normally irregular, it can be hard to judge when you should expect your period. Other common symptoms of pregnancy include:
- Tender, swollen breasts
- Nausea with or without vomiting
- Peeing more often than usual
- Mood swings
- Light spotting
- Food aversions
First, A Pregnancy Test
Pregnancy symptoms can be an unreliable predictor of pregnancy. Many pregnancy symptoms are similar to premenstrual symptoms, so it’s difficult to know if symptoms are from pregnancy or if you are about to begin your period. Signs like fatigue or nausea can also be symptoms of illness.
It can be hard to wait for a good time to take a pregnancy test if you think you might be pregnant. Taking a pregnancy test too early can cause a false negative, so it’s important to wait at least a week after your missed period before testing.
Here to Help
Once you’ve confirmed your pregnancy with no-cost and confidential pregnancy testing at our center, we also offer no-cost ultrasounds so you can know where your pregnancy health stands. We can also talk about all your pregnancy options and help you navigate through some of your most pressing questions.
If you are or think you may be pregnant and you’re not sure what to do, we want to help. Schedule an appointment today to speak with a pregnancy navigator about the resources available to you.
Worried to go through pregnancy alone? Options for Her always has an open door, a listening ear, and answer any questions you have. We are here to support you as you process your options and emotions through this time, and after. We are committed to ensuring you don’t walk through this alone.