Some women experience pregnancy symptoms even before they’ve missed a period. And some early pregnancy symptoms can be mistaken for period symptoms. So if you’re wondering if you could be pregnant, here are some early signs of pregnancy to look out for:
- Fatigue: It’s common for women to feel more tired than usual due to hormonal changes.
- Nausea: A sudden increase in hormones can cause you to feel nauseous, with or without vomiting.
- Tender or sore breasts: Hormonal changes may also cause your breasts to swell and be more sensitive.
- Increased frequency in urination: Pregnancy increases the amount of blood flow in the body, causing your bladder to fill quicker, which leads to more trips to the restroom.
- Abdominal discomfort: Similar to the start of a menstrual period, pregnancy can cause bloating, constipation, and cramping.
- Spotting: Some women experience light bleeding at the very beginning. This is called implantation bleeding, which happens when a fertilized egg attaches to the lining of the uterus. Spotting can be mistaken for the beginning of a period, as it occurs around the same time that a woman’s period is supposed to start.
These symptoms do not guarantee that you are pregnant, but they could be an indication of pregnancy. If you think you might be pregnant, take an at-home pregnancy test and then schedule an appointment with your physician if the test is positive.
You may also contact us at Prestonwood Pregnancy Center today to schedule a no-cost pregnancy test and ultrasound. We are here to discuss your options in a safe, confidential, and nonjudgmental environment.