Wondering whether you’re pregnant can cause a lot of stress and anxiety, especially if it wasn’t part of your plan. Read through some of the pregnancy symptoms below, and if two or more apply to you, it may be time to get a pregnancy test and an ultrasound at an OB/GYN’s clinic. The early pregnancy symptoms include:
One of the more common early signs of pregnancy is fatigue. Increased or unusual fatigue is caused by the sudden hormonal changes a woman’s body experiences when she is pregnant.
Tenderness in the breasts is one of the most common early signs of pregnancy. It can present itself as early as two weeks following conception.
Often known as “morning sickness,” nausea can happen at any time of the day when pregnant. Nausea typically starts to subside after the first trimester of pregnancy.
The embryo can implant itself in the uterine lining anywhere from 6 to 12 days following conception, which can result in some light bleeding accompanied by light cramping. Not all women experience or even notice implantation bleeding. If you have had any bleeding, you need to see an OB/GYN physician.
The most commonly reported first sign of pregnancy is a missed period. However, a missed period does not exclusively indicate pregnancy. The only way to tell for sure if you are pregnant is to have a pregnancy test and an ultrasound.
While a combination of the above symptoms could indicate that you are pregnant, you can’t know for sure until you have a pregnancy test and an ultrasound at an OB/GYN’s clinic. It is also important to rule out an ectopic pregnancy by ultrasound following a positive pregnancy test. An ectopic pregnancy is a very serious condition where the egg implants itself somewhere other than the uterus, and it requires immediate medical attention. If you have any questions, if you have already confirmed your pregnancy and need help with scheduling an OB/GYN appointment or a counseling appointment, contact Pregnancy Support Center today.