Wondering if you might be pregnant? While a pregnancy test and ultrasound are the only surefire ways to confirm a pregnancy, there are symptoms you can look for that may indicate you’re pregnant.
Read on to learn the top seven symptoms of pregnancy. Or, if you’re looking for free pregnancy testing, contact First Choice Georgia Pregnancy Center to schedule a free appointment with one of our caring team members.
1. Missed Menstrual Period
Are you still expecting your period? Do you think it should have happened already? If your period doesn’t show up this month, it could mean you’re pregnant.
During pregnancy, a specialized hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) tells your body to stop menstruating and instead thicken the uterine lining. This causes you to miss your period.
2. Swollen, Tender Breasts
Does your bra feel tighter this month? Are your breasts more sensitive or tender than usual? If so, pregnancy hormones could be to blame.
You might be pregnant if you’re feeling nauseous throughout the day without a known cause. While the causes of “morning sickness” aren’t fully understood, it’s thought that rising hormone levels during pregnancy can lead to feelings of nausea and/or vomiting.
4. Increased Urination
During pregnancy, your body’s blood volume increases. This causes your kidneys to work harder, which results in more frequent urination. If you find yourself running to the bathroom more than usual, this could indicate pregnancy.
Have you been feeling more tired lately without a known cause? If so, this could be a symptom of pregnancy.
If you feel like you’re on an emotional rollercoaster lately, this could mean you’re pregnant. Early pregnancy hormones can cause you to feel happy one minute and sad the next.
If your jeans fit tighter lately without any known reason, pregnancy might be to blame. During early pregnancy, hormones can cause you to experience bloating.
If you’re experiencing any of these top pregnancy symptoms, following up with pregnancy testing is essential, as this is the only way to confirm whether you’re pregnant. At First Choice Georgia Pregnancy Center, we offer free pregnancy testing and limited ultrasounds to help you confirm your pregnancy. If your testing comes back positive, we also provide a free Options Consultation, which gives you the information you need to make a confident decision about how to move forward. Contact us today to schedule a confidential appointment with one of our caring, non-judgmental team members.