What Are The Early Pregnancy Symptoms?

Are you wondering whether or not you’re pregnant? Are you afraid you might be?

Here are some of the early signs and symptoms of pregnancy.

1. A Missed Period

During reproductive years, the uterus builds up a lining every month to prepare for a possible pregnancy. When pregnancy does not occur, there is a menstrual period.

When you are pregnant, your body releases hormones to thicken your uterine lining and stop your period. If you’ve missed your period, it’s time to take a pregnancy test.

Visit Spero Medical for no-cost pregnancy testing.

2. Fatigue

Many women feel fatigued during early pregnancy. While the exact cause isn’t known, the rapid rise in the hormone progesterone could be to blame. Early pregnancy is an excellent time to get extra rest.

3. Increased Urination

The body’s blood supply increases during pregnancy. The kidneys work overtime to filter that blood, resulting in extra fluid in your bladder.

Because of this, you may feel the urge to make more trips to the bathroom.

4. Nausea with or without Vomiting

Nausea is an early sign of pregnancy, likely due to pregnancy hormones. Even though it’s known as morning sickness, women can feel nauseous at any time of the day or night.

This symptom differs based on the woman. Some do not experience it all, and for those who do experience it, their symptoms tend to improve or go away by the 13th week of pregnancy.

5. Tender, Swollen Breasts

Pregnancy hormones can cause your breasts to get tender to the touch and the area around the nipples (areolas) to darken and enlarge.

Other early pregnancy signs and symptoms include spotting, food cravings and aversions, metallic taste in the mouth, headaches or dizziness, cramping, congestion, bloating, mood swings, and acne or skin changes.

What Is the Best Way to Be Sure You’re Pregnant?

Symptoms can be deceiving and can be confused with signs of illness or an impending period. A pregnancy test and ultrasound are the best way to know for sure.

Our experienced team at Spero Medical can provide a free appointment that includes a medically verified pregnancy test and ultrasound. We will also give you comprehensive information on all your options.

If your pregnancy is unexpected, we can help you during this challenging time. Contact us today!