What Are the Early Pregnancy Symptoms?

Maybe you can’t help thinking you might be pregnant, but as you try to push the thought away, you notice a new sign or symptom.

You can experience early pregnancy signs and symptoms before it’s time to take a pregnancy test. Here are a few to note.

Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms

1. You Feel Nauseous But May or May Not Vomit.

You could experience a sick-to-your-stomach feeling of nausea or even vomiting during pregnancy. This condition is known as “morning sickness,” and it can range from mild to severe. Some women may not experience this at all.

2. Your Breasts Feel Sore, Tender, or Swollen.

Feeling breast tenderness and soreness is a common pregnancy symptom. You may even notice your areolas (the areas around your nipples) are darkening or becoming bigger.

3. You Can’t Stand Certain Foods.

Maybe the thought of broccoli or anything green makes your stomach churn. Or, coffee begins to smell like something is burning and doesn’t appeal to you. These are examples of food aversions that are likely caused by hormonal changes.

4. You’re Running to the Bathroom All the Time.

Pregnancy could be to blame if you find yourself having an urge to go to the bathroom more frequently. During pregnancy, your blood volume increases, and your kidneys process more fluid. Any extra fluid will end up in your bladder.

5. You Are Exhausted and Don’t Have the Same Energy.

Maybe you used to be “go, go, go,” and now you’d rather rest on the couch all evening. You could want to nap more or feel slower and sleepier than usual.

While experts don’t know what causes fatigue during early pregnancy, the increase in progesterone levels could cause it.

6. You Feel Incredibly Emotional.

Maybe your friend did something nice for you, and you were moved to happy tears. Or, you were watching TV when an emotional commercial came on, and you started to sob.

Feeling moody, emotional, weepy, or experiencing mood swings are all symptoms of pregnancy. Your body experiences many hormonal changes during pregnancy, leading to emotional changes.

7. You Missed Your Period

Once you miss your period, it’s time to take a pregnancy test. During pregnancy, your body produces hormones to stop ovulation and your monthly period.

At this point, you are likely to receive an accurate result. Schedule a free and confidential appointment at First Care Clinic to take a medical-grade pregnancy test.

If positive, we can also provide an ultrasound scan to reveal more details. Visit us today! We look forward to serving you.

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