Top 7 Pregnancy Symptoms

Top 7 Pregnancy Symptoms

It’s easy to confuse pregnancy symptoms with premenstrual symptoms (PMS). However, if you’re experiencing more than the typical PMS symptoms, it’s a good idea to wait a week after your missed period and take a pregnancy test. Here are the seven most common pregnancy symptoms. 

Spotting

Light bleeding or spotting can occur during egg implantation, which occurs 10 to 14 days after conception. It remains light rather than progressing into a heavier flow which can happen when you’re on your period.

Cramping

Lower abdominal cramps can also be signs of egg implantation.

Breast Tenderness

It’s a common PMS symptom to experience some breast tenderness. However, if your breasts are tender or the soreness is more intense than normal, it can be a sign of pregnancy.

Fatigue

There is no precisely known scientific reason for the level of exhaustion that women experience during early pregnancy. However, it can be a lot of work on a body to create and carry a fetus, so feeling tired or wanting a nap is definitely normal for early pregnancy.

Frequent Urination

Frequent urination ranks among the top most-experienced symptoms of early pregnancy. This happens because of the rapid increase of blood in your body. If you find yourself going to the bathroom more often than normal, it just means your kidneys are working extra hard. 

Nausea

Also referred to as morning sickness (although it happens at all times of day), this occurs in the mid to late part of the first trimester and can continue throughout pregnancy for some women. Its severity can differ from woman to woman, and it can make people sensitive to certain spices and smells.

Missed Period

This is one of the most affirmative signs of early pregnancy. If your period is normally regular, wait at least a week before you take a pregnancy test. This way, the body has time to produce detectable levels of hCG, the pregnancy hormone that tests are designed to identify.

What’s Next?

If you’re showing one or more of these symptoms after recent intercourse, the best thing to do is to give yourself peace of mind and confirm whether or not you are pregnant. 

At our clinic, we offer no-cost pregnancy tests. In the event of a positive test, we can provide financial assistance that can help you. But to qualify for financial assistance, you have to come in and talk to one of our counselors. 

Give us a call and we’ll schedule your appointment as soon as possible. Contact us today!