A missed period? Cramping? Tender breasts? Our bodies are constantly changing and responding to new habits, foods, and more, which can make knowing whether or not you’re pregnant a challenge.
If you think you could be pregnant but aren’t sure what to look for, these six symptoms may signal it’s time to schedule an appointment for pregnancy testing and an ultrasound scan at your local pregnancy center!
1. A Missed Period
A missed period is often one of the first signs of pregnancy noticed by women. If you’re attentive to your menstrual cycle and have regular periods, a missed period may be indicative of pregnancy. However, this may not always be the case.
A missed period can also be related to other health conditions or lifestyle changes. If you’ve missed your period and think you could be pregnant, schedule an appointment at your local pregnancy center for free lab-quality pregnancy testing.
In the early stages of pregnancy, the body is being introduced to high levels of hormones, which can often cause pregnancy-related nausea.
While this condition is sometimes referred to as “morning sickness,” pregnancy nausea can occur at any point in the day.
3. Changes in Nipples and Breasts
Many women experience changes in the feeling and appearance of the breasts and nipples as an early symptom of pregnancy.
Symptoms may include a darkening of the areolas, a change in the texture of the nipples, itching sensations, and swelling and tenderness of the breasts.
An increase in the level of progesterone in the early days of pregnancy can cause new levels of exhaustion.
As your body works hard to grow the pregnancy, it’s important that you take the rest you need and deserve.
5. Cramping and Spotting
This early symptom of pregnancy may cause a bit of confusion. While cramping and spotting can be mistaken for period symptoms, they can also occur when a fertilized egg implants into the uterine lining.
Light and irregular spotting may be accompanied by cramping similar to typical period cramps.
6. New Cravings and Senses
Hormonal shifts caused by pregnancy can often bring about new cravings, aversions to tastes and smells, and heightened senses altogether.
Does your daily morning latte suddenly make you want to vomit? It may be time for a pregnancy test!
Think you might be pregnant? While these signs and symptoms can be strong indications of early pregnancy, it’s essential to confirm your pregnancy through lab-quality pregnancy testing and an ultrasound scan.
Visit Choices Resource Center for fast and accurate pregnancy testing, ultrasound scans, STD testing, and more, all offered at no cost to you.
Schedule your free appointment today!