It’s vital to know that pregnancy can feel very different for every woman. There are consistent symptoms of hormonal changes that manifest with pregnancy. According to the Mayo Clinic, these common symptoms include:
- A missed period
- Nausea with or without vomiting
- Frequent urination
- Tender breasts
- Food aversions
If you have any of these symptoms, it’s wise to take a pregnancy test. We at Birthright offer pregnancy testing and ultrasounds at no cost. Schedule your appointment today!
Breakdown of 7 Top Pregnancy Symptoms
1. A missed period
A woman’s menstrual cycle involves shedding the thickened uterine lining when her body recognizes no fertilized egg is preparing to implant in the uterus.
If your body determines a fertilized egg is present, it forgoes its monthly flow to provide a sustainable environment for a pregnancy. The missed period typically triggers a woman to take an at-home pregnancy test.
Are you feeling tired all the time? Fatigue is a common early pregnancy symptom and could be responsible for your sleepless nights. A rapid rise in hormone progesterone levels during early pregnancy may contribute to fatigue.
3. Nausea – with or without vomiting
Also known as morning sickness, nausea with vomiting, or without, can happen as an early pregnancy symptom. It typically happens between one or two months after you become pregnant, but you could feel it earlier in some cases.
4. Frequent urination
Do you find yourself having to pee every hour or so? The frequent need to urinate happens due to the amount of blood in your body increasing during pregnancy. It causes your kidneys to process extra fluid that ends up in your bladder.
5. Tender breasts
Early in pregnancy, hormonal changes might make your breasts sensitive and sore. The discomfort will likely decrease after a few weeks as your body adjusts to hormonal changes.
Do you find yourself upset, sensitive, or cranky more than usual? You could be experiencing a pregnancy symptom. You can’t control moodiness, as the number of hormones in your body during pregnancy could make you very emotional.
7. Food aversions
You may be super sensitive to certain foods right now or even certain odors. Like other pregnancy symptoms, these food preferences can be due to all your hormonal changes.
Take A Pregnancy Test
No more wondering. Visit us at Birthright for free pregnancy testing. There’s no appointment needed, and you will have your answer immediately.
Though home pregnancy tests are typically reliable, it’s possible to take them too early or follow the directions incorrectly.
Schedule an appointment today. We’re here to serve you.